Monday, August 29, 2011

New Scarlet Betches! #59 and #60!

Ack, I forgot to post these episodes!!!

Jason has been busy being a refugee in his own city (thanks Irene!), so I've been recording our episodes and posting them to Youtube. But I forgot to post them here! So it's time for a double-wide catch-up post!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

SuperQueeros! for August 24th, 2011

Slim pickings this week, and a lot of the books are good-byes before the relaunch. So it's tears today, but next week is Justice League #1!!!

Daken: Dark Wolverine #13
Moon Knight guests in this issue on a mission from Wolverine and the Avengers! Meanwhile, Daken continues to make his bid for control of L.A., but given how well his last plan went, and that there's now an Avenger in town, how will Daken's plan change to accommodate his new obstacles? Given that Moon Knight's pilot was/is gay (where is he these days anyway?) it'd be cool if they could work a homo angle. But if they don't at least we'll get some awesome and twist-y psychology-followed-by-action!

Wonder Woman #614
The last Wonder Woman before the re-launch! It'll be interesting to see what kind of meta discussion will go on in this issue. Wonder Woman isn't disappearing, but she's changing again. This story has been all about change, though, so it's thematically on point to talk about it. The last few issues have all been about what essential characteristics makes Diana Wonder Woman; the conclusions drawn in this issue will probably show the direction for next month's number one! #excited

Gotham City Sirens #26
Of all the titles ending because of the re-launch, this one has a unique situation: all three of its protagonists are continuing on as prominent characters in three different titles. And with the re-launch affecting the Bat-verse so spottily, where will this issue take the team and the characters themselves? The cover shows us that the past two years has changed each woman for good (if not for the better [Sorry, I couldn't help it!]), but the big question, as usual, is will these character changes carry into September? #greatseries #greatcover

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Scarlet Betch Episode 58: Super Nannies and their Friends Edition

Hey Betches!

We're back this week discussing the latest and greatest in gay comic book news. We chat about the latest Alpha Flight (featuring as ever our favorite Canadian gay trailblazer Northstar; also major points to Aurora for her United States of Tara moment!), X-men: Legacy or the Continued misadventures of Legion, Batgirl (and the end of Stephanie Brown's tenure on the mantle), Secret Six (and lesbian polygamous marriages), Fear Itself: New Avengers (and SQUIRREL GIRL!!!!!!!!!), and much 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

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Scarlet Betch Episode 57: Sexy Furries!

Hey Betches!

We're back this week discussing the latest and greatest in gay comic book news. We get down and dirty with all the sexy furries out in the nerdverse recently. We chat about the new Thundercats reboot, the latest furry adventures of Wolfsbane and "The Pack" (also, Guido and Monet, sitting in a tree!), questionable advertisements in comics (marvel sleepwear with... no sleepwear in the ad...), How the Ultimates are really big douchebags, The Atom is Asian again, and much 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

Monday, August 15, 2011

SuperQueeros! for August 17th

Yeah, so... Kevin Keller #2. Where the frak is it????? (EDIT: if nothing else you can buy a digital version today!!!) I feel like the back of a milk carton over here...

But anyway, let's get back to our regularly scheduled 'queeros:

JLA #60
Ta-dah, it's the end! The JLA's farewell issue before the re-launch is here and it's mission is to tie-up loose ends (i.e., solve Jesse Quick's moody-powers storyline) and, as we saw from the end of issue #59, find some natural way to explain why this team has decided to disband after just totally saving the Earth from Moon-based disaster! Fingers-crossed that Mikaal gets to make out with a new bf! (Actually, how hilariously sensible would it be if the JLA were like, "Yeah, we should really splits-ville this team so we can all work on our personal relationships..."? So hilarious, right? #right)

X-Factor #224
Ummm... Who is THE PACK? Because its not on Wikipedia, which means that THE PACK has to be a Peter David idea that is so new it hasn't made it up onto the wiki page yet. So that hot new werewolf boy from last issue is part of THE PACK, I guess? Gosh, this sounds like a bad idea... Any time you put something in all caps it sounds like a bad idea... Unless it's the start of a spin-off werewolf soap comic, in which case BRING ON THE PACK! (Oh, and something about a demon baby is in this issue too... whatevs.)

DC Retroactive: Wonder Woman - The '90s #1
I love these issues! I'm excited to see what the quintessential Wonder Woman comic from the '90s looks like, and it'll be interesting to see if/how the new story interacts with that old status quo. And Wondy can fly in the 90s right? That whole invisible-plane-dependence from the 70s and 80s was such a misstep!

Monday, August 8, 2011

SuperQueeros! for August 10th, 2011

Not a lot this week, but my sources (the same ones that mislead me last week...) say that Kevin Keller #2 ships on Wednesday! Fingers crossed!!! Aside from that the we get two of Marvel's most beloved superqueeros:

Daken: Dark Wolverine #12
It's the end of the bank-heist storyline! With a hot cop on his heels, Heat in his system, and Taskmaster standing in the way between the Dark Wolverine and his cash, Daken seems to be in a bit of a tight spot. Of course, if there's one thing this book has taught me in the past year it's that when things get tough, Daken gets scary. This book is gonna rock!

Alpha Flight #3
Alpha Flight goes rogue this issue, and the Canadian government reveals their dastardly back-up plan! Who knows what sort of deathtrap (Arctic-sharks-with-lasers?) the PM has Kyle suspended over, but fingers crossed that Northstar can come up with a plan to save his beau before Jean-Paul becomes the Mikaal Tomas of the Marvel U!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Scarlet Betch Episode 56: Spectacles Edition!

Hey Betches!

We're back this week discussing the latest and greatest in gay comic book news. Anthony and Jason decide to rock out with the spectacles out and expose you all to the lovely glare of our computer screens. We chat about Wonder Woman #612 (and the best hat in comics this week! Eat your heart out Hela!), Scorpina vs. Goldar, Uncanny X-force and it's rapid descent into poor writing and skeptical comic book science, X-men Legacy (hooray hot Legion! boo boring big bads!), the premier of Thundercats (HO!) and how undeniably awesome it is!

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, August 1, 2011

SuperQueeros! for August 3rd, 2011

Welcome to August, the month of saying good-bye to our favorite DC titles! The DCnU relaunch is right around the corner, and our superqueeros are coming out in force this week to bid adieu!

Adventure Comics #529
It's the kids versus Evil-Cosmic-Boy (I think his name is Cosmic King)! From what I've seen of the new Universe Legion, Dragonwing and Chemical Kid are going to kick butt and be deputized into the Legion, but the jury is still out on whether Power Boy and/or Gravity Kid are going to get a similar promotion. As far as powers & personalities go theirs have always struck me as a little boring, but I'd love to have a cute gay couple to squee over every month. I'll definitely be getting this issue, if only to find out the fate of these two 'queeros. EDIT: Iread it, and it don't look good, kiddos.

Secret Six #36
It's the last Secret Six! And while Deadshot is going to be joining Harley and King Shark in Suicide Squad it looks like the other five members of this fan fav team are M.I.A. in the DCnU! Which means this is probably the last comic book to feature Scandal Savage for at least six months! NOOOOOO!!!!!

Veronica #208: Veronica Presents Kevin Keller #2
EDIT: I have no idea if this comic actually came out today. My guy didn't have it, and it's vanished from comixology so... Did you find it??? More Kevin Keller! As we noted in our video-cast, the last issue was a little heavy handed regarding Kevin's SUPER BIG WISH to be in the military because GAYS CAN DO THAT. And while that message is both topical and quintessentially conservative, like the Archie comics themselves, it'd be nice to see a more mellowed, less political story like we got in Kevin's first two appearances. From the solicits it looks like that's what we'll be getting, though I have heard that Kevin's military-themed relationship with his family is going to be a topic in future issues.

X-Factor #223
More Baby Mama Drama! Rahne continues her made dash to escape the powers converging on her uterus and we get one issue closer to Rictor having his powers again! Plus, there's a cute boy werewolf being all flirty with Rahne in this issue. I love cute boy werewolves! Team Jacob! Team Turn-Jackson-Into-A-Werewolf-and-Have-Him-Date-Derek-Hale! Team This Book!!

House of Mystery #40
The second to last issue of the Lotus Blossum story! This arc has been pretty good with the Tursig inclusion, but the solicits are hinting at a new new status quo in the coming months. hopefully this won't be to Tursig what the DCnU is to Scandal, but until then we've got two more issues for him to find a cute troll boy! #fingerscrossed EDIT: No dice on the Tursig front!

DC Retroactive: Wonder Woman - The 80's #1
I loved the WW in the 70's reprinted issue, so I'm really looking forward to picking up an issue that's over 20 years old! Also, hopefully the new story makes sense this time...

Herc #6
More Fear Itself stuff... Get a sidekick for ambiguous Greek tension, Herc!