Comics · Queer

A to Z: Obsidian

Remember that longwinded explanation of Alan Scott’s origin for the letter G? It’s relevant again! Obsidian, aka Todd Rice, was Alan Scott’s son before the New 52 reboot. His mother was the villain Thorn. He’s an often-mysterious character with shadow powers, who sometimes tips over into being a villain himself, but has thus far always…… Continue reading A to Z: Obsidian

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Review: Ms. Marvel #14

The second collected volume of Ms. Marvel, Generation Why, is now available! If you’ve been waiting for it, wait no longer! Spoilers below. Ms. Marvel #14 starts right where the last issue left off, with Kamran revealing his identity as an Inhuman. This was a VERY quick issue. We skip along through some more date-y stuff, sneaking out…… Continue reading Review: Ms. Marvel #14

Comics · Queer

A to Z: Hulkling and Wiccan

Our first entry from Marvel Comics, a fan-favorite landmark couple: Hulkling and Wiccan! Teen heroes, members of the Young Avengers. They are so sweet! Hulkling and Wiccan first appeared in Young Avengers #1 in 2005, created by Allan Heinberg, and the intention was always for them to be a couple. Heinberg was nervous about whether or not he’d be…… Continue reading A to Z: Hulkling and Wiccan

Comics · Queer · Sci-Fi

A to Z: Green Lantern (Alan Scott)

Did you miss the superheroes these last few days? I missed the superheroes! Here’s another character who, like Batwoman, had a high-profile coming-out party a few years back. It was 2012, DC announced Green Lantern would be gay in Earth 2, and the news went crazy. This is gonna take some explaining, though. People misunderstood…… Continue reading A to Z: Green Lantern (Alan Scott)

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A to Z: Dolltopia

And now we’ve arrived at an indie comic! Dolltopia by Abby Denson, from Green Candy Press in 2006. You may know Abby Denson from Cool Japan Guide, Tough Love, or some issues of comics like Powerpuff Girls and Josie and the Pussycats. I didn’t know her at all, although I’ve randomly seen her name several times since I read this…… Continue reading A to Z: Dolltopia

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A to Z: Coagula

We’re delving into the obscure for our letter C: Coagula, a minor heroine from 90s Doom Patrol! While there are other trans characters in comics, some of whom I’ll be discussing later this month, Coagula, aka Kate Godwin, is the only trans superhero. She’s generous and level-headed, and when she got powers (the ability to dissolve and coagulate matter),…… Continue reading A to Z: Coagula

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A to Z: Batwoman

For our second entry we have a modern woman, a member of the Batfamily, and (arguably) DC Comics’ most-prominent LGBT+ character: out lesbian Kate Kane, aka Batwoman. A former student at the US Military Academy, she was discharged under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Her father, also military, supported her decision to tell the truth, and…… Continue reading A to Z: Batwoman

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A to Z: Apollo and Midnighter

Apollo and Midnighter are thinly-veiled versions of Superman and Batman, but bloodier and married. And if you just sat up in your chair with a “Please… tell me more” expression, you’re in the right place! I think it’s fitting that our first installment of “LGBT+ comic characters” is about Apollo and Midnighter. They’re kind of the…… Continue reading A to Z: Apollo and Midnighter

Comics · Fantasy · Queer · Romance · Sci-Fi

A to Z Theme Reveal: LGBT+ Comics Characters!

Y’all know me — I’m all about the comics and I’m all about the LGBT+ representation. For my very first A to Z blogging challenge, I’m combining the two. This month will be constructed of an alphabetical list of some of the most awesomely amazing LGBT+ characters in comics! I know a lot of readers…… Continue reading A to Z Theme Reveal: LGBT+ Comics Characters!

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Review: Ms. Marvel #13

Big spoilers!! Just as a refresher, last month we had a Valentine’s special in which Kamala’s best friend (and superhero-gear provider) Bruno revealed (to the audience) that he has a crush on Kamala. The current issue was advertised as the one in which Ms. Marvel develops a crush on a newcomer. So, at first I…… Continue reading Review: Ms. Marvel #13