Sunday, June 3, 2012

SuperQueeros for June 6th, 2012

After last week's queer-desert we deserve this oasis! Earth 2, Avengers Academy, Stormwatch, X-Factor: Queer character troves, old and new! PLUS, Valiant is relaunching Harbinger again! This is the Valiant version of the X-men, and in addition to being my fav title from the Valiant line (XO Manowar lost my attention after the protagonist put on clothes) it's also got a history of subverting comic book traditions. Fingers crossed that we'll get a queer-mo in the relaunch! But until then...


OH MY GOSH THE LAST SUPURBIA CAME OUT TOO!!!!!!!! ARGH SO MANY GOOD COMICS TODAY! (Sorry, but the tags are gonna SUCK for this entry!)

Earth 2 #2
I am very excited for this origin issue! First Earth 2 Flash is empowered by the Greek Gods (much better than the speed force), now a gay Alan Scott is going to get magical flame powers (and does his armor look a little Parallax-y to you?), and have you even SEEN the new Hawkgirl?? The Earth 2 Trinity is all about empowering minorities (and Judd Apatow's version of Jay Garrick. [I understand that "diversity" encompasses EVERYBODY, but... SIGH.])! I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover but... this series looks so good!! 

Avengers Academy #31
So... I really like this book, and this story in particular. I've missed Surge something FIERCE and now she gets to duke it out with Striker for a couple of issues? That alone is so awesome that I think AvX needs to be a continuing series starring the cast of this crossover! (Also, because Dr. Kavita Rao standing next to Tigress is the EPITOME of unwitting self-parody of the comics industry.)

Stormwatch #10
Harry Tanner is back! His story thread is kick-as: the Prince of Lies is an excellent nemesis for the historically over-powered Stormwatch crew and I can't wait for the Projectionist to screw him over!  So far we've established that Stormwatch and Harry are in a race against each other to find all these powerful hallows artifacts, but we haven't seen one yet... Maybe this is the month we do!

X-Factor #237
Banshee, Wolfsbane, and Polaris take a road trip so that Rhane will stop flagellating herself over birthing a demon-god. Maybe Rictor and Shatterstar will be able to have a date night while they're out! Yeah, I realize that's only going to happen if their dinner is interrupted by a slathering wolf-bear king, but I can dream, right?

i, Zombie #26
I picked up the last issue because it seemed like a good jumping on point, and now I'm just waiting for the half-price sale so I can buy the whole series! Spot's crush on a gay guy who houses a (straight) vigilante ghost is so perfectly angst-generating that I have to read its genesis! AND it's great for bringing up the "Two-Spirit" part of the LGBTQIAT-SAetc soup! Also they're gonna fight an elder god soon so... Bonus Points for Cthulhus!

Hack/Slash #16
Speaking of self-parody, have you seen the cover of this issue? It's like... WHAT? Who green-lit this idea??????

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