Monday, February 28, 2011

SuperQueeros! for March 2nd, 2011

WHAAAAT!!!!! KEVIN KELLER IS BAAAACK!!!! (Let's talk about LGBTetc. people in comics:)

Veronica #205
KEVIN KELLER APPEARANCE NUMBER TWOOOO! Evidently V and K are super besties who talk on the phone aaaaalllllllllllllll the time about the Bieb and the acne and the tween stuff but this is not the Best Thing Ever? Because sometimes you (Veronica) should stop talking on the phone and look around and remember important dates and take Betty's calls and stuff? But don't worry because the gang (whose calls you are not taking ["Why is my phone beeping in the middle of my sentence?" - Veronica]) and Kevin (who you must be talking over because the solicit says he is also trying to help you "remember one very important date" ["Gurrrrrl!" - Kevin]) will make sure you get to your college interview/pedicure/date with Archie/date with DESTINY with TIME. TO. SPARE. All of which we will be reading about in Veronica #205, the must-read comic of the week co-starring an Aryan gay KEVIN KELLER!!!!!!!! #buyit

Secret Six #31
GUYS IT IS FINALLY HAPPENING: Scandal is going to try and bring back Knockout!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Evidently it's a little more complicated than a simple "Please, Hell, thank you kindly"-type deal, and the solicit is TECHNICALLY vague about who's bringing what back, but I think we can all read between the lines:
"A member of the Secret Six (team stalwart and hot butchie Scandal Savage) attempts to bring back a fallen loved one (her sexy-as girlfriend the fan-fav Female Fury KNOCKOUT) by using the demonic 'Get Out of Hell Free' card stolen (Oh, right, they're villains...) back in the first arc of the series (Yes, you have been waiting over two years for this.)"
See, what'd I tell you? Clear as day! Also, ABOUT DANG TIME!

Daken: Dark Wolverine #6
It's the conclusion of the Daken's bid to take over the corrupt island of Madripoor! Will he bed Tiger Tyger? Will he murder that police office/dad character with the super-cute and super-defenseless family at home? Or will he sleep with the police officer and kill Tyger? Or sleep with both and then kill everyone else? With this anti-heroic sociopath you never know! And that's why we luv 'im!

But seriously, I hope the policeman's daughter makes it out okay and with a full ride scholarship to that awesome private school she just got into. #invested

X-Factor #216
So evidently Spider-Man and Black Cat and J Jonah Jameson are in this issue? Because "JJJ hates superheroes so how is XFI still operating, oh let's say they do him favors and make it a crossover with Spider-Man!" - The pitch for this issue (Just kidding, Peter David doesn't make pitches! He just CC's his editors when he e-mails his scripts to the artist!) ANYWAY, the previews show Shatterstar being all mysteriously bisexual (or omni-sexual????) and STILL sexually frustrated (b/c dealing with a pregnant Rahne is going to make Rictor LESS totally gay for Shatterstar), so expect some a) shirtless drama, b) sword-fighting, and c) hot queer guys talking about their relationships. A.k.a., what dreams are made of!

House of Mystery #35
The conclusion to Fig's big over-arching storyline about the Conception. Should be a hoot. We might even get some Tursig cameo-ing but that seems like a bit of a stretch for the plot to accomodate. And he certainly won't be shirtless on a New York rooftop, horny, brooding, and playing chess. See, what'd I tell you? Dreams!!!!

Scarlet Betch Episode 37

Hey Betches!

We're back this week bringing you the latest queer comic book news! We got inundated with X-books this week. Something like four X-titles all came out on the same day! As much as we love our muties, I can't justify buying that many X-books on one go. We also talk about the latest Wonder Woman, some queer developments in Adventure Comics, and much much more!

Oh, and due to me being silly and forgetting to plug in my earphones, Anthony has been imbued with the Power Cosmic... at least for the first minute or so of the vid. Hope he likes being the herald of Galactus!

Let us know what you think! Plus, any comics you think we missed in our coverage let us know! Send us a tweet @ScarletBetch or by email at

Monday, February 21, 2011

SuperQueeros! for February 23rd, 2011

Well after last week's drought it's nice to have some comic books to write about! This week we've got two X-titles and two possibly LGBT-related titles:

X-Men: To Serve and Protect #4
My favorite Anole storyline to date is coming to a close with the final issue of To Serve and Protect, the X-men's push to toe the line of the Heroic Age. The solicit has some grandiose teasers: "Friends become lovers! Lovers become enemies!" I don't know which relationships they're talking about and, worse, I don't have any hopeful hypotheses, but the conclusion to Anole's "X-Dudes!" is enough to make me buy any comic! #pickoftheweek

Uncanny X-Men #533
"Quarantine" enters it's fourth issue this week, which means Northstar's tenure on the premiere X-team is waning. Of course, with the threats of the Collective Man and Sublime's X-men both handily dispatched last month, the only thing on Northstar's "To Do" list may be his boyfriend Kyle. Now that's a comic worth $4!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Breaking News: Alpha Flight is Back!

It's been revealed, as I type on a conference call with the new creative team (including Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, and Dale Eaglesham) that the iconic Canadian superhero team, Alpha Flight will be getting its very own series. Pak (of Incredible Hercules, Chaos War, and World War Hulk fame) and Van Lente will be penning the script with Eaglesham taking up art duties on the book. The team was brought back from the dead during the recent Chaos War event, re-uniting surviving teammates (Northstar, Aurora, Sasquatch, and Snowbird), with their deceased colleagues (Shaman, Guardian, Vindicator, and Marrina).

Pak & Co. have revealed that the team will be back with its own limited series which will run for a scheduled 8 issues (hinting that a 9th would be possible with strong sales support). The team will still work for Department H although the major source of conflict will occur when the government which they work for suddenly changes hands (a feeling many Canadians experienced when the Harper-led conservative government shocked many on the left with a strong show in elections leading to the first right-wing control of the Canadian Parliament in decades). Pak & Co. confirmed the inclusion of our favorite queer crusader, Northstar on the team and Northstar's boyfriend, Kyle.

I'm ecstatic to hear that Alpha Flight is getting another series. Especially after that decidedly unpopular re-imagining, Omega Flight, which featured a terribly random and mismatched cast of characters. The greatest and most iconic feature of Alpha Flight, as Pak points out during his call: 
"They're a very interesting team because they are protectors of a nation," Pak said. "It's like a team of Captain Americas in a way. That's a very interesting thing to play with."
Omega Flight consisted of a series of heroes who had only passing allegiance to Canada, but this new classic line-up is sure to bring back some of those nostalgic feelings of the original Alpha Flight run. Bravo.

Check out Newsarama's coverage of the call [link]

SuperQueeros! for February 16th, 2011

"There are so many queer characters in comic books!" - Me, four months ago

"My words are delicious, I'm so happy I have to eat them!!" - Me, now

That's right kiddies, unless I'm out of the loop (please say I'm out of the loop!) there are NO out queer characters in any comics this week! The gayest thing out this week is...

Wonder Woman #607
More @$$-kickery. 100% fewer lesbians.

So glad I'm having to fall back on stereotypes! (But at least it's a good comic...)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Scarlet Betch Episode 36

Hey Betches!

We're back this week bringing you the latest queer comic book news! Given that the award season is at a fever pitch right now, we decide to give out some superlatives of our own. We chat about Wonder Woman, Brightest Day, X-men: Serve & Protect, and much more!

Let us know what you think! Plus, any comics you think we missed in our coverage let us know! Send us a tweet @ScarletBetch or by email at

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

SuperQueeros! for February 9th

Sorry this is such a last minute update. But it's also a short one. If you head in to your comic book store today the only superqueero in the "new" pile will be in...

X-Factor #215
Remember when X-Factor was going to do a bullying storyline? Yeah... evidently not? Last issue we got a good, but bully-free, story about Darwin challenging the devil to a gun fight, with lots of foreshadowing and mystic portents. And the solicit for this book talks about vampires? Whatevs. A bullying storyline would have been much more interesting, but at least we can probably get some decent RicStar from this book. Vampires are a metaphor for the carnal after all!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Superqueeros! for February 2nd, 2010

I just finished working 28 out of the past 41 hours, so here's a quick list of the queer-featuring comics coming out this week!

Daken: Dark Wolverine #5
Secret Six #30
House of Mystery #34
Pet Shop of Horrors: Tokyo Volume 8

Happy reading! :D