Wednesday, June 29, 2016

SuperQueeros! for June 29th, 2016

Last week I left off two really awesome comics: Life with Kevin #1 and Bitch Planet #8! SuperQueeros: all that's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer in comics today!
Life with Kevin #1

Last time we had a "Life with..." series, it was "Life with Archie," and Kevin was a supporting character who had been to war and gotten hitched. However, in the post-reboot Archie-verse, the whimsical what-if book about adult Archie characters is headlined by Riverdale's resident gay! The first order of business for Kevin upon landing a grown-up, eponymous title? Move into his first New York apartment, of course!
(Please note that this book is only available digitally at the time of publishing.)

Bitch Planet #8
Kam was so busy being reunited with her sister that I overlooked this title last week. Their done hugging it out now, though, so I'm mentioning it here!

Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems #4
The case of the glass ghost comes to a close! Will the Gems be able to contain the beast?

Black Panther #3
The Dora Milaje and Black Panther continue their fight against the Midnight Angels. But who is really fighting for the freedom of Wakanda?

Jem and the Holograms #16
The Dark Gems are back with their bands and Silica is on the ropes. That means there's only one thing left to do: an epic duet between the Misfits and the Holograms!

Extraordinary X-Men #11
The X-men continue to battle Colossus' Horsemen for the future of mutantkind! Is this the end of all future mutants?

Grayson Annual #3
Dick celebrates his third annual with a series of team-ups, including one with Constantine!

Teen Titans Annual #2
The Titans make the same mistake they made at the end of last year: they take a night off and all the party goers turn into rabid animals! Okay, that last part is new, but the Titans should really try staying home for a game night instead sometime...

Uncanny X-Men #9
The team continues their missions from last issue. Will they solve the enigma of Archangel before he becomes Apocalypse (again)?

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

SuperQueeros! for June 22nd, 2016

This week gives us dimension-hopping, training a covert ops team of teens, and Civil War. It's... SuperQueeros: all that's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer in comics today!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #28
Just like Excaliber, Xander and Dawn are making their way through a crosstime caper! But without the human hearts of the team, will Willow and the Scoobs stick together long enough to ensure that Dawn and Xander have a home to come back to?

Archie #9
If Veronica wants to date Archie, she's going to have to brave the world of Riverdale! Or should I say that Riverdale will have to brave a world under Veronica? Either way, everything is changing!

Detective Comics #935
The Bats are in the crosshairs of a new enemy! Can Batwoman and Batman train their new charges on the job, or is it curtains for Cassandra, Tim, Stephanie, and Clayface?

Harley Quinn #29

Teen Titans #21
Just like Young Justice Season 1, the Teens take on Monsieur Mallah and the Brain in order to improve their public image!

Ultimates #8
Civil War II hits the Ultimates! But if the team leader is leading a side in this conflict, then how will dissent worm it's way into the team?

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

SuperQueeros! for June 15, 2016

Jughead peaces out, Hellcat gets a cool guest star, and Civil War heats up! SuperQueeros: all that's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer in comics today!

Jughead #7
Jughead and Archie hit the road in order to escape the hubbub of Riverdale! Hubbub and Riverdale... Isn't that an oxymoron?

Lumberjanes #27
The 'janes take a crack at wooing some birds!

Patsy Walker, a.k.a. Hellcat #7
Jessica Jones guest stars as the team starts up their new storyline: Best Frenemies! But how much of that title refers to Jessica?

New Suicide Squad #21
Amanda Waller: the wrangler of the Suicide Squad, a killer cult, and a goddess of murder. Some people get all the cushy jobs...

Dark Knight Returns: The Crusade #1
The prequel to the seminal Frank Miller series starts here! What caused Batman to retire, and what roles did the Joker, Poison Ivy, Catwoman, and "the final Robin" play?

Civil War II: X-Men #1
It's Storm vs Magneto! The X-Men are divided on how to handle the Terrigen Mists and the Inhumans, and it's all coming to a head here!

Uncanny X-Men #8
In order to save Archangel, Betsy has to take on her ex, Fantomex! Plus, M finds a ghost from her (overly complicated, very '90s) past!

Deadpool #14
The Mercs for Money start to feel the thematic pull of Civil War II. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

SuperQueeros! for June 8th, 2016

It's the dawn of a new day, and anything can happen!  That includes a whole bunch of crossovers between different... SuperQueeros: all that's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer in comics today!

Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1
That's right, everyone's favorite camper-sleuths and Gotham's best student-detectives are teaming up! The target of their combined investigative powers? Why a mysterious building deep in the woods, of course! 

Constantine the Hellblazer #13
John Constantine is living the dream: he's dating a super hot guy who comes with two free daughters, each of whom has a huge, Constantine-shaped hole in her life. A hole known to many as "desperately in need of a warlock to save them from Hell." A-dorable!

Detective Comics #934
The classic stars of Detective Comics, Batwoman and Batman, team up to train the new generation: Spoiler, Cassandra Cain, Red Robin, and... Clayface?

Earth 2 Society #13
Can Fury and Hawkgirl stop the World War engulfing the second Earth 2?

Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys #3
Harley Sinn is gunning for the families of the Gang of Harleys, but what's her modus operandi?

Aquaman Rebirth #1
Rebirth #1 showed us a new, gayer Aqualad. But will Jackson play a part in the new Aqua-verse?

Wicked + Divine #20
Let's find out how Laura lived!

Deadpool and the Mercs for Money #5
Here we are, the final act of the Mercs for Money. Will the mercs get their baddie and, more importantly, their money? 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

SuperQueeros! for June 1, 2016

To ring in the start of summer and the debut of the new Rebirth Universe, we get... almost no queers. Luckily, one title is jam-packed with SuperQueeros: all that's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer in comics today!

DC Comics Bombshells #14
Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy take on the Joker's Daughter in Berlin while Zatanna and Constantine struggle to survive without magic! All that and Mera too!

Deadpool #13
I do flip flop on whether Deadpool should be tracked in this column, but this week there aren't many other comic book queers to need the spotlight. Therefore, DP can have his moment to shine.

Civil War II #1
The only other comic to have some queers is the Marvel blockbuster. It only makes the list because I can spot some queer superheroes in its GIANT splash page. Don't expect Hulkling to get any lines, but if you're a strict completist then go ahead and pick this one up.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

SuperQueeros! for May 25th, 2016

It's Rebirth time! So, who's keeping it continuous and who's starting from square one in the world of... SuperQueeros: all that's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer in comics today!

Rachel Rising #42
It has literally been a hell of a journey, but Rachel is finally at the end of her journey! She's discovered her killer and the reason they are bound together, but will she have the fortitude to cut the cord?

Afterlife with Archie #9
The spotlight shifts to Reggie and the guilt he feels for helping to start the zombiepocalypse.

Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems #3
Now that the Gems have proof of the glass ghost, it's time to tie this whole story back to.... Rose!

Teen Titans #20
Unperturbed by Rebirth, the team takes on the Fearsome Five! 

Batgirl #52
Babs closes up shop in Burnside to begin her world tour!

Secret Six #14
Strix takes on Shiva as the rest of the team fight the rest of the League of Assassins. But what chance does a lowly Talon have against the most deadly fighter in the DCU?

Jem and the Holograms #15
Now that Silica has a band of her own, she's taking over the tour! Now it's up to the remaining members of the Holograms and the Misfits to take back the music!

Orphan Black Helsinki #5
Veera's fate is decided!

Extraordinary X-Men #10
Piotr is the latest X-Man to take on the mantle of Horseman. Can the team stop him from destroying the cradle? And will Anole keep his awesome dragon body?

Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat #6
Patsy and friends head to... Coney Island!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

SuperQueeros! for May 18th, 2016

Civil War II is right around the corner! Let's see what gearing up for that fight looks like for... SuperQueeros: all that's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer in comics today!

Jughead #6
Like Captain Marvel against Iron Man, Jughead finally takes on Principal Stanger! Head to head, mano a mano, young man vs The Man! But can our asexual avenger win against the principal of all of Riverdale High? 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #27
With the faeries, the military, and the Magic Council all engaged in a civil war against Willow, Buffy and the rest of the Scoobies, will the team have enough resources to traverse the dimensional boundaries and save Dawn and Xander?
Lumberjanes Corner!
First, in Lumberjanes #26, Jen is in charge of the camp! Then, in Lumberjanes Special Axe Tale 2016 #1, Jen tells the 'janes a story about a serial axe murderer and Mal starts taking the story a little too seriously... or is it perceptively?

Xena Warrior Princess #2
Xena and Gabrielle vs the Harpies continues. But what variable haven't they accounted for? And will their oversight spell doom for Gabrielle?

Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death #5
Like a gaggle of Stepford Cuckoos, Ivy's children are all grown up! But now that they are alive, who will have to die? And will Ivy stand in their way, or fight on their side?

Harley Quinn #28
Harley continues her battle with Redtool! But can she win against a foe with just as much deranged chutzpah as her?