Tuesday, May 28, 2013

SuperQueeros! for May 29th, 2013

Fifth Wednesdays are always a little barren, but we've got some winners this week! Including one of my most highly anticipated books of 2013, which makes it on the list via an intriguing cameo... SuperQueeros: all that's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, transgendered, and queer in comics today!

EDIT: The last Archie Meets Glee is out this week too!

X-men #1
With nary a 'man in sight, this X-men title is all XX! When Jubilee returns to the school with a mysterious orphan and a villain on her tail, Storm assembles the most butt-kicking X-team ever: Rachel Grey, Kitty Pryde, Psylocke, Rogue, and Jubilee! And what role will bi girl Bling! have in this title, given that the first two pages set up a mysterious conflict between her and Mercury...?

Morning Glories #27
Season 2 starts here! And the title is... "There Are No Beginnings". So what does that mean for the resolution of the threads set up at the end of issue #26? Will Cassie end up saving everyone? Will dead people be coming back? Now that his twin is gone, what name will Jun/Hisao go by? And will his bf survive Irena's quickly unraveling psychosis?
Chew #34
Now that Tony has a lead on his sister's murderer it's good-bye to all his hot sailor friends and hello to a treacherous manhunt! With out gays trailing, will we get to see the next phase in Mike's machinations? And will John be on Tony's side, or sabotaging him?

Earth 2 Annual #1
Earth 2 gets a new Batman!! But the real question is, will Green Lantern get ANY page time?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

SuperQueeros! for May 22nd, 2013

Two of my favorite books are out this week! SuperQueeros: all that's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, transgendered, and queer in comics today!

Young Avengers #5
Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's masterpiece continues! From the preview it looks like the Loki who just betrayed our hipster heroes has caught a case of the "Tom Hiddlestons" and reverted to a movie-verse level of mischief-doing. The real question, though, is if the Bode-ghost of his more altruistic incarnation will be able to kick the butt of his former self and regain control of both his body and Wiccan's powers! Also, how is the currently powerless Wiccan faring against the tide of zombie-parents currently charging the rest of the Young Avengers?

Fearless Defenders #4.1
Backstory issue! We get the connection between the current storyline's villain, Caroline LeFay, and the more familiar Morgan. And it involves... Doctor Doom?? Hopefully we get to see some of Dr. Annabelle Riggs too, since it looks like it's going to be mostly Hippolyta-focused. Hey, maybe they were girlfriends! And got simultaneous amnesia! #comics

Teen Titans #20
The evil-Robin, Raven-introducing storyline continues!

Justice League Dark #20
Dr. Destiny has stolen the House of Mystery! Now it's up to Madame X and the JLD to get it back! But what parts will Swamp Thing and the Flash play?

True Blood #13
It's a hell of a day at Merlotte's when all the ex-employees show up at once! And by "ex" I mean "dead".

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

SuperQueeros! for May 15th, 2013

With four critically acclaimed titles, this week may be meagre, but it's amazing books only! Also, there's a lot of blood on every cover... SuperQueeros: all that's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, transgendered, and queer in comics today!

Batwoman #20
The solicit is short and sweet: Batwoman is getting played. And the game is Bat vs Bat. But with the talking skeleton-man turning from Lawful Neutral to Puppeteering Evil, what role could be in store for his prisoner, Kate's sister Alice? And will his field agent, Chase, be able to stomach it?

X-Factor #256
M IS DEAD! (So I guess we know who will hold the throne of Hell by the end of this issue...) Normally I'd be psyched at M's power-up, and we ALL know that Peter David is basically my author idol, but this smacks of White Crown ascension: a promotion to CEO of the company's BFN division. And with Banshee's ascension to banshee occurring less than a year ago, this whole thing smacks of some sort of hybrid between Whedon's kill-a-character ethos and reckless disregard for female comic characters. Basically, I'm readying my ire. David, don't eff this up!

Batgirl #20
Last month Gail Simone gave us a new trans character in Batgirl's roommate, Alysia! Let's hope that this month our newest 'queero gets some story!

Wonder Woman #20
Err'body in this book gonna betray you. #Diana'sLesson

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

SuperQueeros! for May 8th, 2013

What's in Gio's pouch? Does the Shining Knight's newly minted damnation bar yo from achieving zhis quest? And how will the dashing Dr. Riggs react to the revelation of her sweetie's doom-y origins? All this and much more in this week's... SuperQueeros: all that's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, transgendered, and queer in comics today!

Supurbia #7
Last issue Aso found the impossible: a third child of a Daughter of Bright Moon! How can she leverage this secret, and will she want to, given that Batu still seems convinced that Eli must die? Plus, this issue Sara is going to reach a turning point in her corruption at the hands of Hector Hunt, who's well on his way to enacting his plan to use the Weapons Expo as cover for his jailbreak. Will Alexis be able to stop him? And what's in that glowing red bag that Agent Twilight liberated from that clearly-a-set-up "arms dealer"? And who wants him to have it? Diabolical shapeshifting robot Ruth, perhaps????

Astonishing X-Men #62
Iceman has some fallout from his time in the AoA. Probably something to do with that death seed that Dark Beast shoved into him? I'm sure his ex, Mystique, will only be helpful in this situation!

Prophet #35
"New father prophet" is searching for a weapon. I wonder if gender-bent John Ka will be the 'queero to find it?

Avengers Arena #9
Did you catch the double coming out last issue? Cammi outed Bloodstone and Apex transitioned! Plus Chase revealed that he's the new Darkhawk, Justin's paraplegic, and Anachronism finally got the bloodthirsty bully of his dreams. What will happen next???

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9: Freefall #21
Willow's back! And Xander has just thrown in his allegiance with the Big Bads!!! Will his work as a double agent double Dawn's chances of survival? Or doom her to fading out of reality completely???? And what are Billy and Anaheed up to? For that matter, where did Illyria go???

Demon Knights #20
So Sir Ystin is a vampire now? How will that affect zher quest for the Grail? And does Exoristos find vampires sexy???

Fearless Defenders #4
As the solicit says, "Come for the banter, stay for the suprises!" And by surprises, they mean retcons: Valkyrie kissed a maiden in the first issue and in issue 3 figured out that her whole origin is bupkiss: she's a Doom Maiden!!!! Hopefully this won't affect her budding relationship with Dr. Annabelle Riggs...

Life with Archie: Archie Marries Veronica #39
So evidently the political muckraking is about to begin for Kevin's senatorial campaign. I'm just confused: if Kevin publicly married Clay, how is it going to be a controversial issue that his opponent can exploit? Unless marriage equality isn't the norm in Future!Riverdale? Because it's impossible to have unrepentant haters in the Archie-verse, right??

Witchblade #166
Now that Sara knows the truth about the remade universe, it's time to bring it down, starting with the world's only honest politician. Will Dani step in to stop her? (In my fanfic she does, just as Finch/the Angelus is interfering too. Dani and Finch see each other across the room and, WHAMO, love at first-sight-in-this-iteration-of-the-Image-verse!)