Thursday, April 28, 2011

Superqueeros Addendum!

Jason picked up Batman Incorporated #5 this week because, despite a solict that didn't mention her at all, the issue has a healthy helping of Batwoman-goodness! Plus a cover by J.H. Williams III! So go back to your local comic book shop and pick it up! Batwoman is the greatest!!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

SuperQueeros for April 27th, 2011

Daken, Karma, and some hope for a few cameos are the queers in comics this week:

X-23 #9
Daken has quickly turned the tables on this little family reunion and now X and Gambit are in the clutches of the villainous hottie's henchpeople. Will X be able to escape from the men who made her? Will Gambit's team-up with Tyger Tiger liberate them both? And Daken wasn't in the preview... I wonder what he's plotting...

New Mutants #24
It's the end of the Age of X! Will X destroy the mind of every hero in its clutches, or will Legion, his dad, Karma, and the rest of the X-Men emerge victorious? We know that Frenzy, Cyclops' romantic partner in the Age of X, will become a major character in X-Men: Legacy next month, so what does that mean for everyone's memories? Will everyone remember AoX or will it only be Frenzy or the cast of Legacy? Only one way to find out! #buyit

Age of X: Universe #2
Plus this week we get the conclusion to what is essentially X's super-violent Avengers fanfiction. Given that this is just a imagined history perpetrated by a mental construct (i.e., nothing's at stake in 616's reality) and we know that the Avengers don't appear in the earlier AoX chapters, I'm guessing that the Avengers meet an untimely demise in this issue. But watching the X-men crush the Hulk, the Winter Soldier, the Invisible Woman, Spider-Woman, and Iron Man's re-animated corpse is gonna be frakking awesome!

Wonder Woman #610
Diana has finished her trek through her past selves with Dr. Psycho which means one thing: it's time to bring the pain to the Morrigan! And with the next three issues' covers feature a mash-up of old and new Wondy, so it seems like we'll be seeing the old Diana more and more! The JMS story begins its final act this week; be sure to jump on for the beginning of the end of Wonder Woman's new beginning!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Scarlet Betch Episode 43

Hey Betches!

We're back this week talking about all that is not X that came out last week. We chat about Batgirl, the Legion of Super Heroes, Wonder Woman, Avengers: The Children's Crusade, and much much more!

Also, check out my ultra-cute Mudkip hoods that I made! I heard you liek them! :P You can get them on Etsy here.

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

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

PREVIEW: Alpha Flight #0.1

Newsarama has a preview of the #0.1 issue of the new Alpha Flight limited series that is due out later this year. The preview doesn't include any screen time with our favorite ground-breaking queer speedster, Northstar... but the art is great and we get to see Sasquatch before he goes all furry (a first for me!)

Check it out at Newsarama!

Monday, April 18, 2011

SuperQueeros! for April 20th, 2011

Another 11th hour post about the new comics coming out today that feature queer characters, but this time I've delved a little further and pulled up some manga as well! One (if not both...) is super yaoi-y, so, you know, respect your age and what not:

X-Factor #218
Man down! Guido has been struck down by Ballistique's bullets! Which, we have found out, are not weird destruction vectors that come from her fingers and are therefore able to break bullet proof glass and puncture people whose mutant ability is to absorb kinetic energy, but are in fact real life, solid, able-to-be-turned-around-by-telekinesis, (but also they are magic?) bullets. Well. I'm sure we'll get an explanation. Right Peter David? Gosh I hope so... Also Ricstar!

True Blood: Tainted Love #3
Hot Eric and Pam cover!!! Hey, did you all see Anna Paquin in Scream 4? Best scene ever, right??? LOVED. IT. Back to comic books: Jessica is still in trouble, which means Sookie is just very, very bad at saving people from poisoning. Quelle surprise. So she runs to Eric. The quelle suprise-est. Lafayette wasn't mentioned in the solicits, but if you're a True Blood fan you can pick this up today (instead of waiting for Game of Thrones to finish). Thank gosh only the TV show is scheduled behind that constantly-delayed fantasy behemoth, am I right?

Treasure Vol 2
The first of my manga findings! This is either a cute shounen-ai or gross yaoi about a slow country boy and a hot city boy! With ex drama! That's all I know... There's not even a wiki page on it! And the cover art may not be the final version!! Oh, I just skimmed a google search of the author, Yamakami Riyu, and... I'm doubting that this is an innocent plain shounen-ai... especially considering the pr0n-esque premise... Still, the solicit doesn't say it's for mature readers only, so even if you have the intellect of a 17-year-old you can go ahead with this title! As for the issue of yaoi vs not-yaoi, there's only one way to find out: go to the store and see if it's plastic-wrapped! #dirty

Yellow II Vol 2
This one is definitely adult! But it also includes the "genre-bending" (the solicit's words, not mine!) qualities of action and adventure! In other words: "This ain't no Chi Chi feature, expect (some) plot!" And, also, expect the strict, conformist gender roles of uke-seme heteronormativity!!! #awesome?

Items of Interest:
Angel Aftermath #44
Oh, yeah, and Angel is ending its run on IDW. There's gonna be a coda issue next month too, but basically this is the end of the road folks! Next stop... twilight!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Scarlet Betch Episode 42: X-travaganza

Hey Betches!

Despite there being less mutants nowadays, there seems to be more X-books than ever. It looks like we're going to be designating X-clusive episodes for the X-men releases. To be fair the X-men have isolated themselves on Utopia, so I guess that makes sense. Today we talk about the newest in Daken: Dark Wolverine vs. X-23, Uncanny X-men .1, Age of X (Universe and Normal story).

Also, check out my ultra-cute Mudkip hoods that I made! I heard you liek them! :P You can get them on Etsy here.

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

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wolverine's Teen Girl Squad Go!

So I've been saying that Marvel needs to make a book just about Wolverine and his teenage girl sidekicks. From the original Kitty Pride and the overly-reviled Jubilee, to his clone/daughter/sister/niece X-23 and the Whedon conceptualized Armor; this would be a fantastic book full of blood, mayhem, and sleepover pillowfights. Bloody, bloody pillowfights.

Evidently Wolverine & Jubilee artist Phil Noto was thinking the same thing and produced this lovely piece of work. Please, Marvel gods above. If you see this... MAKE IT HAPPEN! Uncanny X-strogen? Logan's Angels? I'm personally a big fan of Wolverine Teen Girl Squad Go!

Go check out Project Rooftop for the full-sized pic!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

SuperQueeros! for April 13th, 2011

I threw a lesbian under the bus!!! Victoria Hand has been one of my favorite queer Marvel characters ever since she came out during Dark Avengers, but I forgot that she's the new team handler for the New Avengers!! I've corrected that this week, but don't forget to pick up your post-Siege The New Avengers back issues if you love you some V. Hand! Other queers this week:

Adventure Comics #525
The misadventures of Gravity Kid and Power Boy, as well as of the not-gay Legionnaires in-training, continue! Basically Grav Kid and the freshmen are being schooled by the villains who took out Chemical Kid's family while Power Boy and the upperclassmen are dispatched to check up on them (if I remember correctly...). ANYWAY, FINGERS CROSSED FOR BOY KISSES!!!

Daken: Dark Wolverine #8
So the big Wolvie-spin-off-character fight went down last issue of X-23 and this week X-23 and Daken are teaming up! Of course, I'm sure Daken has some nefarious ulterior motive, because he's Daken and that's why we love 'im. Gambit guest stars as well, so FINGERS CROSSED FOR ("The-guards-are-coming-quick-kiss-me-so-they-don't-recognize-us,-Gambit!"-whispered-Daken) BOY KISSES!

The New Avengers #11
Victoria! I apologize for not remembering to include your exploits as an honest-to-goodness superqueero! You are patently awesome, especially due to your forward-thinking highlights!!! Anyway, I hear Mockingbird got stomped by "Superia" or something? Anyway, you should probably go save her or whatever, which shouldn't be a problem because you are LEZ-CREDIBLE. #ladykisses

X-Men: Legacy #247
Karma cameos, so it counts! Since Legion has a big role this issue/reality, maybe she'll help calm him again...? Anyway, we finally find out who X is (if not how) and Kitty gets to be super bad-@$$:
Which makes up for her being SO CRAP in the Uncanny X-Men issue this week:
YOU CAN'T THROW SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN'T TOUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CORRECTION: Kitty Pryde is never crap? Sure she has a bubble suit that adheres to her intagible body (WTF?) BUT she can't phase it! She can phase THROUGH it (see this week's issue of UXM), but this is not the "Let's give Arsenal a robot arm" of convenient comic book fixes! It's more like the "Let's give Arsenal a prosthetic arm" of convenient comic book fixes; there is still the potential for realistic angst!!!!!! #IAmStillAHappyCamper

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

George Takei's Spiderman Audition Causes Confluence of Massive Nerd and Gay Singularity

There are only a few celebrities which have my undying and boundless devotion. One of them is George Takei. The openly gay, groundbreaking and path paving actor who starred in the original Star Trek series as Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu has made an indelible mark on American culture. His coming out only further endeared him in my heart. And having met George in person, I can say that he is the most amiable celebrity that I have met.

This recent video which includes some obvious musical plugging is nothing but utter joy and hilarity. My favorite part is when George defeats Venom with a "KABUKI!" sound effect. GOLD.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Superqueeros! for April 6th, 2011

Secret Six #32
The story you've been waiting for continues! Ever since issue #6 we've been waiting for Scandal Savage to use her "Get Out of Hell Free" card to bust her sweetie out of the afterlife. But things have gotten a wee bit complicated: Ragdoll stole the card and proceeded to get himself killed, so now, in order to resuscitate Knockout, Scandal and the rest of the Six are going to have to fight a vengeful Ragdoll and an equally irritated demon army! I'm hoping that being in Hell means that the usual consequences to gratuitous violence are suspended and that this will liberate the pen of Gail Simone so that our favorite dastardly villains can be as cruel and inhuman as they brag they are. And that we'll end the story with a hot lesbian kiss over a mountain of corpses! #dreamitbeit

Avengers: The Children's Crusade #5
OMG, it's been 8 months since this story started! Remember when Magneto kidnapped our heroes from the Avengers mansion? Yeah, me neither. This book is like the anti-Brightest Day! It has characters who are not straight white men but it is NEVER published! Come on, Marvel. Jim? Allan? Can't you think of adding some tie-ins at least? That Iron Lad-centric one shot last month was AMAZING! Why can't we get a "Generation Lost"-type story to run parallel to this one? Seriously, just publish one shots of Billy and Teddy's dates every other month and my pay check is ALL YOURS. But until you get to publishing that certain-to-be-GLAAD award-winning series I'll just have to stick to re-reading Children's Crusade over and over again and then googling up some fanfiction... sigh... #BOOKOFTHEMONTH!!!

House of Mystery #36
A lot of cool stuff is happening with Fig and Cain, but they're lost in comic-book-space-time and in need of rescuing. I'm predicting that Tursig will be rallying Fig's friends this month to form a rescue party! 'Cause he's like this rockin' general and stuff now! And maybe he'll find a hulking gay ogre friend! #fingerscrossed Anyway, it's a good title on its own merits too, so even if it's gay-goblin-deficient this month it's still a good buy!

Scarlet Betch Episode 41: Wonder Woman (W)Rants

Hey Betches!

We're back with part 3 of our podcast triad we recorded last week. With all the hubbub that has been drummed up recently regarding Wonder Stripper Woman and her revamped, less cheap outfit for the Titanic-reminiscent NBC series, we thought it would be good to recap some of what's going on with our favorite Amazon in the DC Universe. Recap... rant... it's all the same thing right?

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, April 4, 2011

Thundercats, Thundercats, Thundercats HOOOOOOOO(mo)!!

The Thundercats trailer is up and it looks AMAZING!
I'm very excited! Are you very excited? Tygra was one of my first crushes! I loved his style, his stoicism, and his bolas (TWHS), but I was always miffed by the gender confusion created by giving a male anthropomorphized tiger character a first declension name. Of course, now I just think that Tygra's subversive and hip. Can you tell I'm still crushing? ;)