Tuesday, March 26, 2013

SuperQueeros! for March 27th, 2013

Have you guys seen the MOOC on Gender Through Comics on comixology???? Its course materials are totes on sale now! I mean, you probs own 'em all already, but if you don't, CHECK IT OUT. Also, we've got some AMAZING books this week in... SuperQueeros: all that's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, transgendered, and queer in comics today!!

Young Avengers #3
FIGHT SCENES. The team knows that there are weirdo putty monsters taking over the "adults" and they are starting to realize that they are a team. Kinda. So that means that everyone needs to be pushed onto the same side, which means: FIGHT SCENES. Also, if this book has "plentiful feels," as the solicit promises, does that mean that we'll get some Sterek???? (J/k! But if we don't get some hot Wiccling I'mma be huntin' that solicit writer DOWN.)

Morning Glories #25
It's the end of season 1 for this AWESOME, mind-eff of a comic! And it's 8:13!!!! (For readers of this book, I'm TOTES hoping that means that it will finally be 8:14 the next time Hunter looks at a clock...) Who will change sides? Who will die? And who will come back to life as an older, meaner Layla Miller???? #prediction

Life with Archie #28
Kevin's campaign for Senate continues, with 'Ronnie at the helm as campaign manager! but what happens when there aren't enough hours in the day and Fred Mirth is actively working to ruin each one of those 24 hours???

Astonishing X-men #60
X-Termination continues! Wolvie fights Weapon Omega (a.k.a. Apocalypse!Wolvie)! Here's hoping that Karma finds the time to get post-apocalypse'd into getting butt-kicking-er!

Teen Titans #18
So, as I'm sure we've all read, post"Death of the Family" Tim Drake is problematic and evil now, as is the writing in this book. Will Bunker's queerness protect him from being a victim of the weird and disingenuous approach to sexuality, or make him victim number three???? (Also, what with all the women throwing themselves at TD, is it too much to ask for him to hook up with EVERYONE he runs into? Cap'n Jack-esque? #Kon-el/Tim)

Justice League Dark #18
It's the conclusion of the "Death of Magic" storyline, and it promises to "shift the status quo" of the team. What with Constantine getting his own series, does this mean that team will see him leave and a new leader take his place? Fingers crossed for Madame Xanadu!

Hack/Slash #25
It's the conclusion of the "Final" finale (and the series)! Cassie fights Samhain to the DEATH!

Monday, March 18, 2013

SuperQueeros! for March 20th, 2013

Are we going to get our first lesbian wedding in comics???? Batwoman is certainly making an effort! And what is going to happen to the Marvel Multiverse when the Astonishing and X-treme X-men get their hands on it? A new New 52???? Find out this week in... SuperQueeros: all that's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, transgendered, and queer in comics today!!

X-termination #1
This comic gets our number one spot this week not because it is a confluence of three of today's most critically acclaimed X-books, but because it is the largest meeting of queer characters since the Young Avengers teamed up with the Runaways! (Ah, the good ol' days...) This issue has Karma, Northstar, Howlett, AND his bf, Herc! I know that we already have Daken (Meh, he's dead NOW. But he'll get better.), but my fingers are crossed that this series dumps my fav queer-verine, Howlett, in the 616.

Batwoman #18
Wonder Woman is heading back to her solo series, but Bette's back in action! Plus, Kate is marrying Maggie?!?!??? A new story starts here, and it looks like Batwoman and Hawkfire are up against classic batvillain Mr. Freeze!

X-Factor #253
The Hell-on-Earth War continues! Now that Tier has offed one of the Hell Lords, will his mom let him loose on the other demons who want his head? Especially since her teammates are pressuring her to do just that?

Artifacts #26
No one's plans are going as they'd hoped! Next time we should have the Darkness rebuild the world around the Angelus having lots of cute girlfriend time!

Chew #32
It looks like Chew is coming out this week, not February 20, as I had previously reported.

Invincible #101
Who survived into "The Aftermath"?

Wonder Woman #18
Ares has plans for Diana!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

SuperQueeros: Addendum

Dangit! It looks like Anachronism wasn't into cute mystical punks, but instead likes those mean fish-girls. Which means zero queers in Avengers Arena again...

Batman #18
This issue definitely tips the hand of the writers: Harper Rowe is on her way to be
the next (and first no-takesies-backsies, present-day, female) Robin! Which means we get a big dose of her awesome queer brother this issue! You win one, you lose one, I guess.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

SuperQueeros! for March 13th, 2013

For perhaps the first time EVER in the history of this column, there are only AMAZING comics this week! No schlock, just seven awesome titles for... SuperQueeros: all that's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, transgendered, and queer in comics today!!
Supurbia #5
Have you read the preview??? Did you see the Easter egg on Zari's shirt?? And I had no idea Tia was such an awesome superhero! Plus Eve gets some storyline! (I feel like she's been relegated to playing an extra to the rest of the team ever since the mini, which I guess is fair turnabout since they were all JLA archetypes to her heroic ingenue for this four issues...) Oh, and Sara and Zari look so awesome in the cold open! I almost want Hector to succeed just to see that Thelma & Louise biz every month!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9: Freefall #19
Buffy heads back to San Fran, only to find out that a world without magic may soon be a world without anthropomorphized mystical artifacts, specifically Buffy's sister! Will Willow swing in with a solution? Will Billy's research save the day? Or is it curtains for everyone's favorite inter-dimensional Key??? (File that under "Ways Buffy Summers is like Scott Summers") #DawnIsInTrouble #MustBeAWednesday

Demon Knights #18
No Etrigan and Vandal Savage on the tail of the DK for stealing away Jason Blood... With no villains in the fold, how will the Knights fight evil, vampiric fire with evil, demonic fire?

Avengers Arena #6
Woohoo! Anachronism makes the cover! Hopefully that's not the last thing he does on this mortal coil!!!

EDIT: looks like Anachronism is into the ladies, not the dudes. But I did miss that Batman #18, guest starring Cullen Rowe, came out today!

Fearless Defenders #2
Moonstar joins the team! But will it be as an archer or as a Valkyrie???

Ultimate Comics X-Men #24
Fingers crossed that we get some Ultimate Colossus again this issue!

X-treme X-Men #12
So now that Xavier-in-a-bottle is an unholy Nazi sorcerer trinity, what the most kick-as team of X-men going to do to save the universe? (Hint: it plays into X-termination) [Also, point of trivia: this team is one Nocturne away from being perfect.]

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Scarlet Betch Episode 73

Hey Betches!

Hi folks! We're back this week with a new podcast! We have a lot to dish on this week with SO many good books coming out in the last month. We talk about Harbinger, Young Avengers 1 & 2, Astonishing X-men (and Jen Walters dubious future as an immigration attorney), Uncanny X-men (and how the costumes are OUT! auf weidersen!), Lesbian Awesomesauce in Fearless Defenders, and much much more! Subscribe to our podcast over at the iTunes site, or download it directly HERE!

Monday, March 4, 2013

SuperQueeros! for March 6th, 2013

First off, a PA: Avengers Arena has British boyfriends! Yup, Anachronism and Bloodstone appear to be dating! Not sure if they're still alive though... Also, Image's Prophet has a genderqueer character in John Ka! Now, back to this week's regularly scheduled, super-sized... SuperQueeros: all that's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, transgendered, and queer in comics today!!

Earth 2 #10
It's the heyday of the genderqueer as Wotan (originally a woman who Anya'd out, becoming a super-awesome magic-user to overcome her oppression by the patriarchy [Note: trigger warning if you look up what that oppression was], Wotan has switched bodies in order to extend zir lifetime and is now in the body of a man) faces off against Dr. Fate! Maybe later Wotan can join these Earth 2 Scoobies like zir Buffy-verse parallel! #fingerscrossed

Fashion Beast #7
Speaking of queering gender and coming out on top, Doll is a star!! Unfortunately, now things are going to start unraveling for this 'Queero!

Mara #3
Super-powered volleyball star Mara is coming out, this time as a metahuman! Now someone just needs to tell her that with great power comes great responsibility, most importantly the responsibility of staying alive once you catch the attention of the wrong people!

Stormwatch #18
Zealot joins Apollo and Midnighter to form the new Stormwatch!!! This book is a fanfic come true!!!!!!

Archie Meets Glee, Part 1
Oh my gosh... I am SO buying this JUST so I can see Kevin meet Kurt (Klaine could mean something VERY different by the time this miniseries ends! Oh, maybe Kevin is the real Eli!), but whoever paralleled Quinn with Betty and Rachel with Veronica CLEARLY only sees the world through hair colors! 

Fairest #13
The last issue for the queer Fable, Rapunzel! (Note that the depiction of Rapunzel's sexuality has not gotten the ravest reviews in the comments.)

True Blood #10
A one-off with Alcide!