Monday, December 17, 2012

SuperQueeros! for December 19th, 2012

Ah, December! Holidays. Vacations. And not only do we get a reprieve from work, but our comics do too! Next week the only comics coming out are Aquaman, JLA, and the last issue of Amazing Spider-man, so this week we're loaded up with 'queeros!

Batwoman #15
The penultimate issue of the awesome Wonder Woman/Batwoman crossover! It features every Batwoman character coming together to battle Medusa and also features the all-new incarnation of some yet-to-be-named character. GOSH I HOPE IT IS RENEE MONTOYA!!!!!!! In my opinion, Maggie is to Kate as Kennedy is to Willow: not OTP. Either way, this issue is sure to be a show-stopper!

X-treme X-men #8
Speaking of show-stoppers, Dazzler's inter-dimensional murder tour is about to hit a roadblock when her team comes face to face with their replacements: Zombie Apocalypse Dazzler and Howlett's hot ex, Hercules!

Wonder Woman #15
The new mythology of DCnU Wonder Woman continues to grow with the introduction of the New Gods! You've seen Diana face down her siblings in battle, but how does she compare to the awesome might of the Apokoliptian Orion???

Astonishing X-men #57
Warbird takes front and center this issue as she works find a place for herself here on Earth.

X-Factor #249
Ever the meta title, it's the end of the world in X-Factor this week and the Warders are here to make sure our dashing dude-couple don't mess it up!

Red Hood and the Outlaws #15
Crossover with Teen Titans! Not sure if Bunker is in this, but at least Starfire wears clothes now!

Hellblazer #298
John only has FIVE DAYS TO LIVE!!!! His wife thinks he should stop being so dramatic.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

SuperQueeros! for December 12th, 2012

The ripple effects of my research into queer comic book characters continues this week with a new (read: VERY OLD, with her own canceled solo series) bi lady, plus a ton of the other great superqueeros!

EDIT: I forgot to mention Kevin Keller and Clay Walker in this week's Life with Archie!

Grifter #15
"Grifter's not bi!" you say. "Or a lady!" And right you are!! But his partner in action-packed-adventures, Voodoo, is very much both of those things. And this week they face off against the Suicide Squad! Maybe they'll off one of the SS and Voodoo will get to join up. And then she can date Knockout or Scandal! Or both! #matchmakermatchmaker

X-treme X-men #7.1
This issue is a brief interlude before our heroes rejoin head-in-a-jar-Xavier and meet the team he gathered to replace them, but it starts out AWESOMELY: our thundering threesome pick up a fearsome fourth when they are joined by space-mecha-piloting-SAGE!!!!!!!! Sage was a stalwart of the original "X-treme" team, so her joining up is an awesome nod to her origins. Plus, since she was kinda an Emma Frost stand-in (just with an ever-expanding list of powers), it's a lil' cheeky having her replace Emmaline. Now all she has to do is kill a space-whale-Brood-Xavier, find our heroes a way back to their head-in-a-jar-Xavier, and not find herself in any one of the perilous positions telepaths seem to encounter in this book! (Also, evidently, now that the universe is busted 'n' stuff any telepath with a wandering mind's eye can 'port a whole gaggle of mutants across inter-dimensional boundaries? Whatevs.)

Supurbia #2
DID YOU READ LAST MONTH'S ISSUE?!?! It looks like Hector Hunt is going to be romancing Night Fox's wife Alexis (or having someone do it for him)!!!! And Gio is totes gonna be coming out so he can push the tension and have Night Fox all to himself! Oh, and I'm loving the transgressive storyline of the Son of the (Mongolian) Amazons. It will be interesting to see the intolerance of the Mongolian Amazons and how the book treats it! Plus Hella Hunt is screwed! Argh, I love this book!!!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall #16
Billy's in the main cast now (woo!) but the solicit only says that Buffy will have to face a demon from one of her long-lived exes' pasts. Fingers crossed that Bill gets involved! And CuteDevon!

Demon Knights #15
Madame Xanadu! Shining Knight! Exoristos (Shining Knight's sapphic Amazon)! This book is just awesome! And this issue they only have to defeat two armies (one: Lucifer's, the other: the Questing Queen's), revive Merlin, and survive a time jump (and a shift in writer)! Who lives? Who dies? Who retires???????

Hack/Slash #21
"Final" continues!!! Lotsa people die!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

SuperQueeros! for December 5th, 2012

I'm a little under the weather, so this is gonna be a short rundown, but I have a couple of new titles this week!

Buffy the Vampier Slayer: Willow - Wonderland #2
How did I miss this series starting?! This is the answer to all my Season 9 prayers and dreams! Willow is on an inter-dimensional quest to restore magic to the Buffyverse, but it won't be easy, especially since Marrak, her Doctor-esque companion, is more interested in becoming her Master-esque companion, if you catch my drift. #DarkWillow

Fairest #10
Evidently Rapunzel has a relationship with a female kitsune in this series. FINALLY a queer fables character!!!!

Kevin Keller #6
George Takei guest stars!!!!!!!!!!!! Kevin writes an article about how Takei's API and queer advocacy has inspired him, so G.T. decides to pay a visit to Riverdale! #fangasm

Before Watchmen: Minutemen #5
"Why is mommy crying, Uncle Hollis?" This is going to be a heavy issue. And potentially the best one out of this prequel business.

Earth 2 #7
Hawkgirl's backstory! And Mr. T. joins the cast! (Mister Terrific, that is)

Stormwatch #15
Midnighter vs Stormwatch! The Prince of Lies has set up the team to take out their most popular asset. Will the slowly de-humanizing Engineer lead her team to commit murder most heinous? And what position is Apollo taking???? #TWHS

X-Factor #248
Death has come for Pip! Can M be bothered to save him? Would I?

Scarlet Betch Episode #71

Hey Betches!

We're back this week doing a round up of great queers in comics. From Batwoman's mind-blowing pages courtesy of JH Williams, Wonder Woman's decidedly incongruent appearances in her solo title and Justice League, Astonishing X-men, MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC (OMG!!!!), and much much more. :)

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