I hold Marvel's gay characters in special affection. I love them because they're Marvel characters -- flawed, freaky, forever young. I love them because they're gay characters; they live and love and fear and lust like I do. That's an aspect of fiction that I never got to enjoy when I was a kid.
But, reader; I worry. These characters are currently enjoying a moment in the spotlight, but what if it's only a passing beat? What if these characters -- and their lesbian and bisexual cohort -- only exist as a temporary corrective to the medium's, the genre's and the publisher's past shortcomings? What if the desire to make that correction passes, and the gay characters fade away?
Hasbro's 3.75" Marvel Universe line will welcome scads of new characters featuring numerous new sculpts this Spring. Rhino, Captain America, Mysterio, Elektra, Baron Zemo (now flying solo from last SDCC's Mast
Italian artist Milo Manara is a true master of the comics form, and has for decades now created enduringly beautiful works like Indian Summer, Click and El Guacho, just to name a few. I love to read his comics because
This week on the War Rocket Ajax podcast, writer Cullen Bunn joins us to talk about his just-announced project with Will Sliney, Fearless Defenders! We discuss why Valkyrie and Misty Knight are awesome and whether his work will be Roy Thomas-approved, and you can hear the whole show right here at ComicsAlliance!War Rocket Ajax #136: Green Jelly Soundtrack with Cullen Bunn
(WARNING: Contains NSFW language)
Superhero comics have with increasing frequency been turning out stories that match epic scope with epic length, with massive world-saving adventures featuring casts of hundreds covering several issue-long arcs crossing over into multiple other books with spin-offs and tie-ins. And
Two rival high school girls stand poised to reignite a superpowered World War II grudge match, and comic book fans won't have to turn a single page to watch the fireworks fly.
"Valkyrie," a new Nazi-battling motion comic from writer Ron Marz ("Witchblade," "Green Lantern") and Studio 414 is planned to hit audiences in Spring 2010, dipping into two eras for one contrasting narrative.
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