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Super: The Whole World Is Waiting For You To Come Out As Bisexual


This week is Bisexual Awareness Week, an annual event intended to raise bisexual visibility and combat the marginalization of people who are attracted to both their own and other genders. Bisexuals face challenges not only within heteronormative mainstream culture, but within LGBTQ culture as well. Their identity is often challenged by straight and gay alike, and they're frequently compartmentalized as straight or gay based on their past, current, or preferred partners. Bisexual Awareness Week exists to challenge these preconceptions.

To mark the occasion, artist Kris Anka posted an image of some of his favorite bisexual comics heroes and villains on Twitter. His picks included John Constantine, Catwoman, Psylocke, Mystique, and Prodigy --- all confirmed on-panel bisexual characters --- plus a sixth character that some fans were surprised to see; Wonder Woman. Is Wonder Woman bisexual?

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Super: The Inhumans and the Sinister Gentrification of Otherness


The Inhumans used to be one of the more fascinating minor oddities of the Marvel Universe; ultimately only about as important as the Atlanteans or Monster Island, but just as pleasingly weird. With Medusa's magnificent hair, Gorgon's thunderhooves, and Black Bolt's mute power in a world of chatty heroes, they were deservedly called 'uncanny' back when the X-Men were still a preppy study group.

But the Inhumans have become the "fetch" of the Marvel Universe; the more Marvel tries to make them happen, the more certain it seems that they never will. What makes the Inhumans' rise especially hard to accept is that it seems directly tied to the fall of the mutants. Today's X-Men are comics' most significant icons of otherness, and treating them as interchangeable with another set of outsiders is dehumanizing on a whole new level.

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Super: Where is the LGBTQ Ms. Marvel?


Superheroes meant a great deal to my sense of queer identity when I was growing up. The men were rarely drawn as sex symbols, but their athleticism and close male friendships were as close to homoeroticism as the culture allowed me. The presence of strange outsider heroes like Cloak and Dagger, the X-Men, and even DP7, combined with the fantasy of superhuman champions fighting on behalf of the weak and oppressed, made superheroes integral to my sense of self-worth when everything else conspired to tell me I was worthless.

With this new series of columns, 'Super', I'm going to look at some of the questions arising at the intersection of LGBTQ identity and superhero fiction, starting with a really vital one. Why isn't there a gay Ms Marvel?

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Link Ink: Nickelodeon ‘GUTS’ Memories, ‘Marvel Vs. Capcom 3′ Factoids and Linus’ Blanket


Webcomics: My college roommates and I used to kick back with a brew or two and reflect on the madness that was Nickelodeon's '90s contest of might, GUTS. We'd usually laugh at the kids who lost while watching reruns on (the now defunct) Nick GAS...

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New ‘Super’ Trailer Tells The Crimson Bolt’s Tragic Origin [Video]


While we weren't completely sold on the first few promos for James Gunn's Super, a black comedy centering around a loser jostled into costumed crime fighting by jilted love, Yahoo! Movies' newly-released official trailer helps flesh out the film's approach to subverting superhero fiction...

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Link Ink: ‘Thor: God of Thunder’ Box Art, Donald Glover’s ‘Freaks and Geeks’ and Racing Robots


Gaming: Behold the Thor: God of Thunder videogame front box art on the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and Nintendo DS.

Music: Donald Glover will blow you away with his latest jam Freaks and Geeks (NSFW audio)...

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Ellen Page’s Latest ‘Super’ Outfit Takes Cues from Kick-Ass and Wolverine


Far from her stylized Inception scarves and Juno jeans, the latest images from James Gunn's superhero satire Super serves up Ellen page in a Kick-Ass colored Kevlar vest rocking some very Wolverine-looking tekagi...

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Link Ink: Axe Cop Gets a Cover, ‘Super’ Gets a Release Date and Spider-Man Keeps Turning Off the Dark


Webcomics: Behold! The cover to Dark Horse Comics' debut volume of Axe Cop has arrived.

History: As one of comics' most prolific creators, Osamu Tezuka had to have some way to decompress. Enter his "secret room...

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New Clip of Rainn Wilson in ‘Super’ is Like a Blow to the Head [Video]


When we last spoke of Super, my ComicsAlliance colleague Esther Inglis-Arkell wondered if the ultra-violent superhero satire/parody/whatever could be responsibly categorized as "superhero" at all. Shot in a grainy hand-held style, the characters of the Rainn Wilson-starring film look especially ridiculous in their costumes, and appear motivated only by selfish rage at everyday inconveniences rather than by any genuine concern for justice...

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Does ‘Super’ Take One Too Many Steps Away From its Source Material? [Video]


"Super" is an upcoming film from the writer/director of "Slither," James Gunn. The film is a look at superheroes through a very jaundiced eye. It sees them as insane, petty people who are not even remotely up to the task that they set for themselves...

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