Tuesday, November 27, 2012

SuperQueeros! for November 28th, 2012

Every once in a while I find the time to scour the internet for LGBTetc. comic book characters that slipped under my radar and this week I turned up some gems! And by "gems" I mean both awesome queer characters AND erant comments like this one from a blog post about Zenescope: "I'm a LESBIAN, so I MUST have a sex-tape." Ah, the internet...

And remember folks, if you know about an LGBT comic book character that I've neglected, let me know and I'll rectify the situation and start tracking that costumed 'queero!

Chew #30
When John Colby, cyborg partner of main character Tony Chu at the FDA, calls their boss Mike Applebee a "fag" it's not simply a homophobic comment, it's also experience talking. See, John and Mike have hooked up. Yup, two non-boyfriend, kick-as gay characters populate one of the most creative comics on the stands today. And with issue #30 being The Wedding Issue (not a gay wedding) it is, as the solicit recognizes, THE WORST jumping on point. So why not give it a shot? I know I will!

Green Hornet #31
I'm going to defer to any Green Hornet fans (or anyone willing to do the research via comixology's current 99 cent sale), but it seems like Mulan Kato was outed and then immediately retconned straight. So I'm just gonna put this idea out there and keep my eyes peeled for any indication that that retcon was retconned. EDIT: Yeah, read the preview for this issue. They're OTP-ing her with GH himself. #bummer

Astonishing X-men Annual
Did you read last week's issue?!?!? It was the answer to ALL my prayers (sorta)! Karma is now a wealthy industrialist, a la Warren Worthington III or Emma Frost! She still doesn't have that gun-for-a-leg that I wanted, but now that she's working with a more substantial salary than that of a librarian I imagine she'll be bankrolling some baller adventures! And maybe Kyle will get some more screen time!

Husbands #6
The last issue! And it's secret-agent-y! How will our dashing dudes deal with a license to kill? And how will the lessons they learned influence them after they get back to the "real" world?

Morning Glories #23
So there's been no update on Hisao (original Jun), but old-Jade has finally crossed into the main narrative! Unfortunately, it seems like Irina is out to kill her...

X-Treme X-men #7
Now that Howlett and Dazzler have gone on a robot-killing rampage to save Kurt they've incurred the wrath of both Danger, queen of Robot-Earth, and Sage, liaison between the robots and the remains of the human race. So how will they escape? And is the Xavier of this world evil, good, or too dead to be of any help?

Teen Titans #14
Wonder Girl's story continues and it seems that her story will be tied to the arrival of Raven and, possibly, this whole "Trinity War" thing. But where are Skitter and Bunker??????

Justice League Dark #14
Amethyst and Frankenstein continue to guest star as they explore the depths of the Hours of Mysteries. But now that disaster has been averted in the annual, what will Madame Xanadu have to do this issue?

True Blood #7
More ancient werewolves. Everyone in this book counts as queer, right?

Monday, November 19, 2012

SuperQueeros! for November 21st, 2012

Did y'all see the list of top ten gay and lesbian characters/couples over at Newsarama? It's a celebration of Shining Knight, the intersex, ass-kicking Demon Knight I mentioned in last week's SuperQueeros! (Newsarama calls Shining Knight transgender, but unless you count Bornstein-ing your way past the concept of gender as transgender, I think S.K. came out as pansexed and pangendered.) Give it a flip through and see if you learn about any new superqueeros! I know it clued me in to Danielle Baptiste's queer identity as a (or possibly "the only") 'queero at Top Cow.

Speaking of 'queeros in the mainstream, we've got a TON of AWESOME books to read this week!

Supurbia #1
The best comic this year gets its own ongoing series! Night Fox and Agent Twilight return as a villain moves into the neighborhood and starts to court Night Fox's wife Alexis. Plus, we get to meet Supurbia's version of Lois Lane, the unceremoniously dumped Hayley Harper! And what exactly is keeping Batu's husband up late? Perhaps the creation of a Boomtube...?

Batwoman #14
Kate continues her crusade to kill Medusa with the help of Wonder Woman! Will zombie cowboy Pegasus help them out? Or is his head the one that "will role" as the preview at the end of the last issue foreshadowed? Also, why isn't Pegasus a flying horse????

Astonishing X-Men #56
From the cover it looks like Gambit is Iceman? I did not see that one coming... And if Bobby is the teammate who returns, why is there a question of if he is a friend or foe? And the solicit also mentions Kyle, so he might be in danger! Or a villain! Can Karma and Northstar pull a save out of this mounting disaster???

Husbands #5
Speaking of married super-couples, the second-to-last issue of Husbands is out this week! And it looks like this issue is going to be in the style of the Archie-verse!!!! ARGH I'M SO EXCITED FOR THE INEVITABLE CUTE-BOMB!

X-Factor #247
More marrieds: Layla and Jaimie got hitched! And now everyone is going to Hell! Sheesh, first it was Hellblazer, then it was Demon Knights, and now X-Factor is going to Hell? 2012 is a popular year for that toasty destination!

Hellblazer #297
The last issue in The Curse of the Constantines! The three plot clues are "hungry ghosts, tainted fairies, and a mother's lively corpse". Intriguing...

Uncanny X-Force #34
This is the penultimate issue of this title! The will Evan become an evil Apocalypse? Or can he manage to thwart Daken's plans and save the team that's come to save/kill him? And now that AoA Nightcrawler has killed the man who ate his wife, AoA Blob, will he be able to survive the judgement of E.V.A.???

Wonder Woman #14
Wondie is trapped in a labyrinth with an angry cousin! Will she be able to survive the vengeance of The Desert Winds? Especially since she came to save her?

Justice League #14
Wonder Woman continues to help fight Cheetah and a new monster-Superman (who I am assuming is Bizarro)!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

SuperQueeros! for November 14th, 2012

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9: Freefall #15
Billy and CuteDevon fight zomps and have sexual tension!!! Plus, Buffy shows up to help slay some zompires! And this isn't the end of Billy (AWESOME), just the end of serving his time in Smallville. Hopefully CuteDevon will survive too and make the trip to San Fran with his beau-to-be! And is he going to be the only Watcher in the Scoobies? What with Giles' nieces and CuteDevon's queerness, the patriarchy of the Watchers has kinda been smashed, eh?

X-treme X-men #6
Nightcrawler time! Thanks to Kurt's emotional moment the team is on the way to his home universe to kill the Xavier of his world. But what was the relationship between this Xavier and Kurt? And what happened to Kurt's family??

Husbands #4
ARGH I LOVE THIS SERIES! I have NO idea what this issue will be about, but the cute superheroes, the cheeky (pun intended) fairy tale, and the hot (and stylish!) detectives were all awesome and I can't imagine that this issue will be anything but BALLSMAZING.

Demon Knights #14
Did you know that there is a gender ambiguous hero in this comic? Shining Knight presents as neither male nor female, and as both. That, plus the inclusion of Madame X, makes this period piece a lot more queer than I thought it was! Oh, and everyone is trapped in Hell. But don't worry, Shining Knight has got things handled.

Hack/Slash #20
This is billed as the beginning of the "FINAL" storyline. But is this the end of the series? In the words of the writer: "Yes. And no." #hype

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

SuperQueeros! for November 7th, 2012

We have a president! Now that BHO is back for four more, it's time to get back to the real business at hand: comics! And I'm going to start this entry with a post-election confession.

Husbands #3 (and #2)
The confession is that I forgot Husbands #2 last week! Yup, it's a weekly, web-only series, so this week go out and buy two awesome, marriage-equality-themed masterpieces from Darkhorse.com!

Stormwatch #14
Midnighter is dead?! Apollo is going to be PISSED! Etrigan (the newest Stormwatch member?) is gonna have his hands full with the angry sun god, and the solicit says that an old member is returning. The Doctor or Rose Tattoo could solve Midnighter's little "death" problem, but I'm sorta really hoping for Jenny Sparks...

Avengers Academy #39
The last issue before Marvel Now! And with our two 'queeros, Striker and Lightspeed, missing from the next incarnation of this book, this issue will be the one canonizing their immediate fates!

Life with Archie #24
Kevin reconsiders re-enlisting after Clay's brush with mortality! A new, Riverdale-centric direction for our fav Archie couple starts here!

Uncanny X-Force #33
The team takes it's fight to Daken and Mystique's Brotherhood! Only three issues left before Marvel Now!

X-Factor #246
We finally see what the heck Pip the Troll does! And since it's a "behind-the-scenes" issue maybe we'll get to see RicStar being cute together!

Earth 2 #6
The fight against the Grey still continues on and on and on. And Evil Mr. Terrific sets his explosive plans into motion!