Tuesday, March 24, 2015

SuperQueeros! for March 25th, 2015

For everyone who was wondering, I did some Gotham Academy research and I have a handle on the #queerness of its cast. Plus, I go a little crazy with the 21st century's first rhetorical device, the #hashtag. #SuperQueeros: all that's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, transgender, and queer in comics today!

Earth 2 World's End #25
Green Lantern takes his last shot at saving Earth 2. Can Alan and the Kryptonians emerge victorious? #UseThePowerOfLove

Wolverines #12
Fantomelle's mission comes to an end. Meanwhile, Fang and Lady Deathstrike make their alliances known in Sharp and Ogun's battle for control of their shared body! #FantomelleRules #NewArmForDaken2015

Amazing X-Men #18
Now that The Living Monolith is also The Unstoppable Juggernaut, it's time for the team-up 50 years in the making: Colussus and Cain Marko! (At least, that's what the solicits seem to be implying. Also, did you see how Cain Marko punched Colussus in the same issue that Crossbones breaks his hand on Colossus' jaw? So Cain must have some sort of residual strength, right?) #MoreNorthstarPlease

Uncanny X-Men #32
This title is about to go through a metamorphosis as Cyc sends all the students to the Jean Grey school and teams up with his brother, Mutant Two-Face, to be criminals on the run. So one last chance to see Morph before he fades into the background? #ScottSummersIsAD!ck

Morning Glories #44
How will this season's intricate plans unfold this week? Hopefully we'll get some more Guillaume and Tower Ball! #BasketballShorts

Wicked + Divine #9
Bring on the god-maker! Ananke drops by. #NoBig

Gotham Academy #6
So I think the 'queero in this comic is maybe Maps? She definitely hasn't picked a sexuality as a first year, so it's hard to say, but she's awesome and she took her cute roommate to the school dance so.... Oh, and Olive fights Batman for guardianship of Killer Croc. #AverageDay 

Monday, March 16, 2015

SuperQueeros! for March 18, 2015

I can't decide if the theme this week is "the return of faces from your past" or "sudden changes in location", so I'm picking both! SuperQueeros: all that's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, transgender, and queer in comics today!

Lumberjanes #12
After a total cute-fest in an alternate reality (Didn't Willow do something similar when she was hooking up with that Snake Goddess? Do all lesbian relationships develop in other dimnesions?), Mol and Mal are trying to find a way home. Will they be able to make it back and be the deus ex machina that their fellow 'janes need?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #13
It's murder-solvin' time! Plus, Andrew gets some relationship advice! And what's this on the cover? The aforementioned Snake Goddess ex-gf of our very ow Willow Rosenberg?

Batwoman #40
Now that Batwoman's team of Unknowns is assembled, it's time for them to bring the fight to Morgan LeFaye! But, as we learned five months ago, this battle ends up taking our (anti-)heroes to space. I wonder when that happens...

Teen Titans #8
Superboy returns! However, when the solicit says that this "rocks" everyone's world, I am assuming that they do not mean it in the same way that my Superboy/Bunker OTP brain interprets it.

Batgirl #40 and Batgirl Endgame #1
Babs' past comes back to haunt her in her solo series, while in her one shot we get the promise of an epic Burnside Bridge battle!

Wolverines #11
Laura's crush is revealed, and the fight for Shogun's body continues!

Earth 2 World's End #24
Power Girl takes on Darkseid! If she falls... I'm sure we'll get her back in Convergence. So, you know, it's the standard stakes with this battle.

Batman Eternal is wrapping up their many story threads, starting in this week's issue, #50. There have been some queer characters in this title, so I'm assuming that there will be some cameos. Storm #9 comes out this week, and it features one of the best X-team-ups: Storm and Gambit, being all theives and stuff! So, no queeros, but still a good comic.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

SuperQueeros! for March 11th, 2015

A teenage girl, an evil planet, a golden model Earth... death is coming from the oddest places this week in the lives of our... SuperQueeros: all that's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, transgender, and queer in comics today!

Rachel Rising #32
A copycat killer has wandered into the sights of Rachel and her team. Meanwhile, intrepid serial killer Zoe sets her sights on a sexual predator. 

Earth 2: World's End #23
The world is DOOMED! Or, at least that's my prediction with all these Convergence solicits floating around... That and the fact that the Earth is getting totally eaten by Apokolips. That's also pretty damning.

New Suicide Squad #8
With Harley about to be crushed by the Daily Planet, will the team be able to keep its roster from shrinking even further? Well, the solicit says that there is about to be a superhuman revolt, so it seems like a good time and a great place to find some new recruits!

Wolverines #10
Man, it sure stank that Daken had a new arm and eye for, like, one beer before Fang took it all away again! And Mystique's plan has sure been put on hold while Fang plays with the Wolvies. Speaking of, Fang and newly-good Sabretooth go off to have some character developing adventures this issue. Meanwhile, Ogun and Sharp square off for control of their shared body! Plus, Fantomelle and Culpepper's continue their adventures in thieving.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

SuperQueeros! for March 4th, 2015

Rat Queens is back! Plus the queer-inclusive weekly titles focus on their 'queeros! SuperQueeros: all that's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, transgender, and queer in comics today!

Rat Queens #9
The Queens are back and fighting more Abyssal tentacles than ever!

Wolverines #9
Mystique's plans are put on hold as for a one-issue look at the past, present, and future of everyone's favorite queer sociopath, Daken!

Earth 2 #32 / Earth 2 World's End #22
Apokolips is eating Earth! Can our heroes delay the destruction of their planet long enough for us to get an awkward love triangle between Allan Scott, his boyfriend Sam, and Obsidian?

X-Men #25
C. Willow Wilson's seminal run on adjective-less continues! And Psylocke walks away from an explosion like it's no big deal!

Harley Quinn #15
Harley finally snaps! (Again?)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

SuperQueeros! for February 25th, 2015

There are quite a few new arrivals this week! With spring around the corner it's time for some All-New, All-Different... SuperQueeros: all that's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, transgender, and queer in comics today!

Amazing X-Men #17
Cain Marko is back and he's P.O.'d at the X-men! This time it's because... they killed his brother? I can only imagine he's mad that they did it before he could. Anyway, think he'll be the one to gain Cyttorak's power?

Wolverines #8
SO, Mystique is in charge, Lady Deathstrike figured out that Shogun's second personality is that of her dead beau, X-23 is playing lil' sis to one-armed Daken, and the last page of the last issue was the biggest ever reveal in all of OTP history! Anyway, this issue their plane gets attacked and all plans are put on hold.

Earth 2: World's End #21
Huntress and her grandpa, Batman, go to talk to Green arrow. Meanwhile, the unfridging of Green Arrow's boyfriend Sam was just un-undone when Alan absorbed his fiancé into himself so that he could become the Earth-2 version of the White Lantern and destroy Apokolips. Woo hoo?

Gotham Academy #5
A little late to the game, but the Valentine's spirit has entered the academy and there will be smooches!

Orphan Black #1
In case you don't have access to the show - or you want to see some of the secrets of the OB universe in a more chronological order - Orphan Black is now being adapted into comic book form!

Chew #46
Everything is new! Partner, job, story... everything!

Wicked + Divine #8
The 11th god has arrived, so it's time to party! (When isn't it time to party?)

Spider-Gwen #1

Sunday, February 15, 2015

SuperQueeros! for February 18th, 2015

As usual, Harley Quinn was a trendsetter: this week all the other 'queeros follow in her footsteps and bring their Valentines-game to the fore. SuperQueeros: all that's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, transgender, and queer in comics today!

Lumberjanes #11

There are a lot of questions in the solicit. One about the Bear Woman. One about the rest of the girls. Whatevs. Aren't Mal and Moll the most adorable on this cover? Can you even? I can't even! #feels #firstlove

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10 #12
Much as Sonny's confrontation of his unfaithful husband was put on hold by a brief bout of amnesia, all the relationship development from last month's issue has been put on a very dramatic hold this month. Except, instead of revenge-fueled drug czars, the Scoobies have to take down a mess of fleshy homunculi! #UnifiedTheoryofSerializedNarratives

Batgirl #39
Babs has to take on the hipsters she once called friends as the borough of Burnside turns on their newest caped crusader!

Batwoman #39
The mystery of Red Alice revealed! Find out some secrets of Kate's dearest foe and darkest ally!

Earth 2: World's End #20
Green Lantern is still locked in mortal combat (I can't wait to see his animality. #TWSS), so he's probably going to miss the memo, but this week Apokolips' plans for Earth 2 are brought to fiery, fiery light!

Teen Titans #7
Looks like this super-team never read Goosebumps #2! The teens take on the thing that goes bump in the night at S.T.A.R. Labs!

Wolverines #7
Mystiques' plan comes to fruition, and some V-Day "romance" brews between the Wolvies and their captors. #FiftyShadesofStockholmSyndrome

Uncanny X-men #31
Axis has lead to changes for the X-Men. Will Cyclops and the Uncanny team come in from the rain now that Havok has been inverted? Or is kidnapping a fashion icon like the Wasp still not enough to shift the focus of anti-mutant politics away from the Phoenix 5? #ThreeYearNewsCycle

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

SuperQueeros! for February 11th, 2014

It's Valentine's, and to ring in the holiday, I'm welcoming back an old 'queero! SuperQueeros: all that's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, transgender, and queer in comics today!

Wolverines #6
The assault on Sinister's fortress leads to the inevitable consequence of clandestine capers: betrayal! But which Wolvie will be defecting to the side of the (marginally more) Sinister? Plus, the Amazing X-men show up!

Earth 2 World's End #19
Last we left Green Lantern, his boyfriend was in mortal peril and the Spirit of Apokolips was about to kill the Green, the source of all his power!

Morning Glories #43
How do you beat the unbeatable? In a fictional universe whose physical mechanics are dictated by philosophy and whose population are routinely stuck in circular time loops, is anyone truly unbeatable? Conversely, but equally valid, is anyone truly beatable? Is this story unbeatable, or has it already been beaten by its dependence on a multi-volume storyline that is obscured by a non-linear narrative? Are we as comic readers, and therefore comic "real"-izers, beatable? Is a one word solicit unbeatable, or is there a way to extract a paragraph's worth of nonsense from a single word and some stern-faced cover art? In this issue of Morning Glories, absolutely none of these questions will be answered. But we may get hot gay French guys playing Towerball and/or sacrificing a girl.

X-Force #15
This is it! The evil-Fantomex storyline finally ends ultimately concludes!

All New X-Men #36
The All-New X-Men take on the Ultimate X-Men and... is that Ultimate Colossus on the cover?!?!? #interrobangable

Harley Corner:
New Suicide Squad #7 and Harley Quinn Valentine's Special #1
After reading a few articles about it recently, I have renewed my subscription to Harely/Ivy: Canon OTP. That means I'll be covering the couple again, even if they don't ever get married on the steps of Arkham! And, just in time to welcome them back, Harley has a Valentine's Special! Watch as our favorite psychologist-turned-icon celebrates the season by tying up Batman and covering the page in hearts! It's basically what you're doodling at work anyway.