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Review: “Loki: Agent of Asgard #8”

Okay folks, we’re back with Loki: Agent of Asgard #8, the AXIS tie-in. I’ve read AXIS in the intervening period. It’s an interesting event, but not a must-read and it doesn’t stand on its own as well as Original Sin. What you need to know is that heroes and villains were telepathically switched for a while, so the villains were the heroes and…… Continue reading Review: “Loki: Agent of Asgard #8”

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Complete “A to Z of LGBT+ Comics Characters” List (with bonuses!)

A list of all this month’s A to Z of LGBT+ Comics Characters posts! I’ve got some bonus characters at the bottom who I couldn’t wedge into my 26 posts, too… I’ve included labels for your convenience, but I’ll reiterate that the whole point of this series is these characters are awesome and LGBT+ and here is…… Continue reading Complete “A to Z of LGBT+ Comics Characters” List (with bonuses!)

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A to Z: X-Men

The X-Men have long stood as a metaphor for the oppressed and outcast, from racial minorities to people with disabilities to, well, comic-book nerds. They work rather well as a representation of LGBT+ people, too, because of their “hidden in plain sight” quality. Some people have immediately visible mutations, like Nightcrawler with his blue skin…… Continue reading A to Z: X-Men

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A to Z: Victoria Hand

Spoilers for the character and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Victoria Hand is a lesbian S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who appeared in the Dark Avengers and New Avengers titles from 2010 to 2012. I’ve only read a few issues, but near as I can tell, she was kind of an idiot. Or maybe just a jerk. She also spent a lot of time…… Continue reading A to Z: Victoria Hand

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A to Z: Tim G-U-nn

A selected list of people I consider actual real additional parents of mine: Captain Picard, Amanda Grayson, Professor X, Harriet Cooper, and Tim Gunn. “That’s all well and good,” you may say, “but Tim Gunn is NOT a comic book character.” But as of Marvel’s 2009 Models, Inc. miniseries, he totally is. Booyah! (And I know, this is the…… Continue reading A to Z: Tim G-U-nn

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A to Z: Northstar

Northstar is another Marvel hero, originally of the Canadian team Alpha Flight, later of the X-Men. His powers have to do with superspeed, but without the mystical associations of the Flash. He’s more of the Superman type than anything else, by virtue of his secondary powers — invulnerability, flight, etc. Mostly those are related to…… Continue reading A to Z: Northstar

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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

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A to Z: Moondragon

Aside from having the best name ever, Moondragon is a very cool Marvel hero with a fair number of appearances, who yet remains a slightly-obscure character. Here’s how Wikipedia introduces her: “A vastly powerful telepath, master martial artist, minor telekinetic, and highly skilled geneticist, Moondragon’s most notable characteristics are her shaved head, superiority complex, and achieving excellence…… Continue reading A to Z: Moondragon

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A to Z: Loki

If you’ve been following my blog, this entry should come as NO surprise! Loki, as of about 2013, is genderfluid and probably bi/pan, as shown in Young Avengers and Loki: Agent of Asgard. I talked about how much I love Young Avengers just the other day, but I’ll reiterate that it’s fantastic. I’ve been doing…… Continue reading A to Z: Loki

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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