Tuesday, April 30, 2013

SuperQueeros! for May 1st, 2013

Revision to a retraction! Remember how Kid Briton called Anachronism and Bloodstone boyfriends before his untimely beheading? Well, it turns out he was only half being a homophobic jerk: Bloodstone is gay! So go pick up his coming out issue, Avengers Arena #8, and Tong's coming out issue of FF, #6, and then check out all the awesome comics coming out this week that feature... SuperQueeros: all that's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, transgendered, and queer in comics today!

The Movement #1
Gail Simone's new Occupy-inspired comic starts this week, and Gail has said on Twitter that there will be an LGBTQ character! Intriguing and exciting!

X-Factor #255
"Hell on Earth War" concludes and someone "unexpected" will be sitting on the throne of hell. I would least expect Rictor, but given M's recent diagnosis, maybe X-Factor's invincible bad-as will choose to ascend to godhood rather than slump off this mortal coil?

Chew #35
Chu continues to go after his sister's vampiric killer, while Applebee and his new ally, Colby, set up the next phase in his game.

Fashion Beast #9
The penultimate issue! With the power structure shifting around her, where will Doll emerge?

Artifacts #27
I checked out the last issue of this and I'm up on my stuff: Dani Baptiste is just a cop and Finch, her gf in the old universe, is the Angelus in this new universe that the Darkness created! In short: we have superqueero!

Earth 2 #12
Dr. Fate and Wotan's battle seems to have caught the attention of a certain Lantern...

Archie #643
"Archie Meets Glee" continues! Will Puck pash Betty? Will Kevin connect with Blaine? Will both universes IMPLODE???

Stormwatch #20
Apollo, Midnighter, and the rest of the new Stormwatch team pummel aliens in their first off-world mission!

All New X-men #11
Angel goes AWOL, Jean goes Omega-level, and maybe we'll get some advancement of Mystique's plotting?

Ultimate Comics X-men #26
Colossus gets a mention by Storm in the first few pages; does this mean he'll be showing up this issue?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

SuperQueeros! for April 24th, 2013

The return of a classic queer comic and the beginning of the next chapter in one of today's hottest queer-inclusive series. Plus, more Young Avengers!! It's a great week to be... SuperQueeros: all that's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, transgendered, and queer in comics today!
A Distant Soil #39
I haven't ever read this series, but, according to it's Wikipedia page, it was one of the first comics to feature queer characters. Also according to Wikipedia, the debut of the series was with WaRP Graphics in 1983, its current run with Image started in 1996, and issue #38 came out in 2007, so it's been a long, sweet ride for this seminal comic. Looks like this is the week to see what the hype is all about!!!

Morning Glories #26
Season 2 starts here! Can Cassie save EVERYBODY?

Young Avengers #4
Hawkeye shows up and Marvel Boy's history gets "shamelessly ret-conned"!! (This series is AWESOME. Did you see that Miss America Chavez has two moms???)

Teen Titans #19
The solicit says that a Titan shows his/her true colors: looks like this terrible Red Robin story is shifting into high gear!

Justice League Dark #19
The Flash helps defend the House of Mystery!

Invincible #102
William probably won't be in this issue, but you never know!

True Blood #12
...and who KNOWS if Lafayette will be in this one!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

SuperQueeros! for April 17th, 2013

In the wake of great personal tragedy, the theme seems to be one of a funhouse reflection of reality: it's apocalypses and Hell on Earth this week for... SuperQueeros: all that's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, transgendered, and queer in comics today.

Batwoman #19

It looks like the D.E.O., specifically Agent Chase, has been planning to take down Kate for a while. So much so, in fact, that we get some backstory on the blonde bureaucrat. And it looks pretty sweet, in a Watchmen-esque fashion! Plus, the return of someone from Batwoman's past, and it is being strongly hinted that it's Kate's twice-dead sister, Alice! Or is there some deeper Kane family secret that is about to be revealed...?

Astonishing X-Men #51
It's Jean-pocalypse!!! AoA Jean has taken the Apocalypse seed into herself and is going to attempt to stop the multiverse-devouring Extermination from devouring every universe! Without going insane and Apocalypse-level evil that is. Will she be a new Dark Phoenix? Will her White Crown alter-ego come put her in her place? Or is this the beginning of a terrible new era for the AoA????

Chew #33
John Colby is going to work for Applebee! With both gays going against the story's protagonist, how will Tony retaliate? Well, for starters he's going on assignment with a bunch of hot navy officers while John is stuck in a veritable apocalypse: lending his shoulder to his weeping and wailing bosses. Sigh, poor Colby... the straight chibiopaths have all the fun... 

Mara #4
Mara's brother resurfaces as the military reaches out to the new superhero. Will he be enough of a bargaining chip to sway Mara to the side of shadowy government ops???

X-Factor #254
Speaking of apocalypses, you should see what New York looks like in this month's X-Factor! The city hasn't looked this bad since it merged with Limbo in Inferno! Thankfully, this story is about one million times better than that one.

Wonder Woman #19
Diana and ORION?!?!?!?!?! (At least it's better than Diana and Supes...)

Monday, April 8, 2013

SuperQueeros! for April 10th, 2013

With Hippolyta coming back from the dead in the Marvel U and fighting the undead in the DCnU, Tia rescuing Batu from certain death in the Supurbia-U, and the Gordian knot that is #nowthatchersdead in the Twitter-U, this week is a life-or-death week for powerful women! And that means that it's a great week for... SuperQueeros: all that's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, transgendered, and queer in comics today!!

Supurbia #6
Woohoo, Gio gets a storyline! The dashing Nightwing-with-good-hair is investigating an illegal weapons deal without his Batman-esque boy toy and the fallout is going to have ramifications for the whole 'hood! What with Zari thinking Gio is the cat's pajamas (or at least really good at pajama parties), will a bazooka bust gone bad force her to resort to using her evil magic powerstone (courtesy of Hector Hunt) to save Agent Twilight? And will Agent T dig up something incriminating about The Superhero & Weapons Expo? Or is Alexis actually going to acquire HuntTech, and is her doing so part of some sort of convoluted trap????

Fearless Defenders #3
Hippolyta (Daughter of Ares, not the mother of a butt-kicking clay princess) joins the cast! Hippolyta is so strongly Wonder Woman's mother in my mind that it's odd to me that she is some sort of maiden superhero in the Marvel U. Ditto with the actual Greek stories, too. Every time I see her in an alternate universe I think, "When does she have time for all this queen-ing? Diana must be taking up so much of her time at that age!" Anyway, the awesome Misty Knight-and-Valkyrie recap pages continue in this issue, so this book is perfect even before page one!

Kevin Keller #8
Kevin Keller has his own love triangle now! This is kind of one of the coolest things to ever happen in comics, you guys. #IMO #DanParentIsASuperQueero

X-treme X-men #13
Final Issue!!!!!!!!!! This has been my favorite X-book for the past year-ish ("Wolver-queers before Weddings", as they say!), so it's hard to see it go so soon... The best I can hope for is that Howlett survives and Dazzler remains totes bad-as. But in terms of what is actually happening this issue: 
Kid!Nightcrawler makes "the ultimate sacrifice", which I assume means he kills the anti-Celestial with his Spidey lunch box. Either way, I'm still P.O.'d about Howlett's loss... On the LGBT-upside, though, it looks like it's up to Karma and Northstar to save the day! Go remaining 'queeros!

Demon Knights #19
The Demon Knights take on the vampire army invading Themescyria! (It's like totes Hippolyta week, eh?)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9: Freefall #20
Xander tumbles into a possible solution to save the fading Dawn!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

SuperQueeros! for April 3rd, 2013

The theme this week is jumping between dimensions or across the universe. That is, it's just another Wednesday in the office for... SuperQueeros: all that's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, transgendered, and queer in comics today!!

Age of Apocalypse #14
X-termination continues in this, the final issue of Age of Apocalypse! I kind of love that Northstar, Howlett, and Herc are all on one team with Wolverine. With that character dynamic in play I'm hoping that they'll stop all the "smash and slash" long enough to have some squee sexuality moments!

Earth 2 #11
This is the best cover of the week, IMO. The solicit says that ANOTHER new character (SPOILERS) is going to show up, so the chances of some Green Lantern development seem slim... I am hoping, though, that Sam's death being a conspiracy leads to some sort of rebirth for the dead dude!

All New X-Men #10
Mystique and Sabretooth continue to plot! The Uncanny X-Men show up at the school to recruit some older students. It would be nice to see some more of the students... Maybe Anole will get some page time? 

Archie #642
Archie Meets Glee Part 2! I wasn't sure how I would feel about this crossover, but Dilton's analysis of the parallels of Archie and Glee were nerd-tastic, Veronica getting slushied was sweet, sweet karma, and the prospect of Rachel and Archie in a Battle of the Bands against Josie and the Pussycats???? I'm pretty sure that moments like that is why I started reading comics. But what about Kevin and Blaine?????????

Fashion Beast #8
"...no one can anticipate the fate of Celestine from inside his citadel of fashion." Aaaaaaand my job is done here!

Locke and Key: Omega #4
The battle gets taken underground as the prom takes a nasty(er) turn and Dodge's plan starts to come to fruition.

Stormwatch #19
So I guess Apollo and Midnighter are getting Voyager'd across space so they can crossover with Lobo and have space-adventures getting home? This sounds a lot like when Kurt moved to New York, except that Lobo is way less cute than Dean Geyer...