The X-Men OG comes out
Iceman aka Bobby Drake is one of the original members of the famed X-Men superhero team in the world of Marvel Comics and in All-New X-Men #40, out today, he is revealed as gay. Well, actually, he is outed as gay by fellow X-Men member Jean Grey. Now the story arc that leads up to Iceman‘s coming out is a bit complicated but it would appear that Iceman / Bobby Drake has always been gay even tho, he has dated women in the past (most notably fellow X-Men member Rogue). Click below to see the comic book panels where Iceman is outed by Jean Grey and let’s celebrate the news that one of our most beloved X-Men characters no longer has to hide his sexuality. More »
Super Makeover Fail
Earlier today I mentioned that I spent part of my night last night watching the failed Wonder Woman TV pilot from 2011 that never made it to air (thankfully) and right now I have a bit of new WW news to share. DC Comics has decided to give Wonder Woman and Superman, two of their most famous and popular characters, costume makeovers. Personally, I tend to prefer the original, traditional costumes that these superheroes wear but I’m always up for a change or two here and there. But honestly, I’m just not really feeling either costume update. Click below and see the skintight t-shirt and jeans combo they gave Superman (what?) and the full body unisuit they gave Wonder Woman (just, no). More »
The TV Guide
Yesterday was another fairly quiet day for me. Instead of going out into the beautiful sunshiny weather, I decided to stay holed up inside my apartment buried under a pile of reading materials … which, I must admit, were all housed in my handy dandy and very compact iPad mini. Even still, I had a lot of reading that I promised myself I’d get through so I gave it my best go. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m currently reading the 98-issue Marvel Comics Civil War Event and last night I put a very serious dent in my reading. I’m not finished yet but I’m getting close. More »
"Jem was always really diverse"
Earlier this week we got a new look at the upcoming Jem and the Holograms comic book series when the first photos of the comic book versions of The Misfits were revealed on the cover of Jem and the Holograms #2. Today we learn that the writer and artist of this new Jem comic book series have made two of the main characters gay. Kimber Benton (the keytar playing younger sister of Jerrica Benton / Jem) and Mary Stormer Phillips (the songwriter and guitar player for The Misfits) will be gay in this new comic book series and they will be involved in a romantic relationship. This is awesome! In the ’80s cartoon series, Kimber and Stormer were secret friends even tho they were on rival bands and they even had an entire episode devoted to their collaborative friendship. It would appear that this new comic book version of Jem will take that friendship and turn it into a love affair … which I fully support! More »
THEIR SONGS ARE BETTER!!!!!!!
While we await news of just how horribly the new live-action Jem and the Holograms movie turned out, I bring you really fun, really amazing news about the forthcoming Jem and the Holograms comic book series that will be released next month. As you may recall, back in November we first learned that IDW is publishing a comic book series that stars Jem and the Holograms — Jem, Kimber, Aja and Shana — and their musical rivals/foes The Misfits and today we get to see new artwork from the series. For the first time, we get to see what The Misfits — Pizzazz, Roxy, Stormer and Jetta — look like in comic book form, alongside Jem and the Holograms. Click through the gallery to see this really fun comic book art and get excited, Jem and the Holograms #1 will be released very, very soon.
Comic Book Resources nabbed an interview with Jem writer Kelly Thompson and artist Ross Campbell about this new comic book series, click below to read excerpts. More »
The TV Guide
You’re probably not going to believe this but I actually FINALLY started reading the Marvel Comics event Civil War for the first time yesterday, just hours before it was formally announced that Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures reached a deal to allow Spider-Man to be included in future Marvel Cinematic Universe films, including next year’s Captain America: Civil War. For years now, I’ve been hearing about how significant the Civil War event was to the Marvel Comics Universe and since I’ve been on a comic book kick lately, I decided now was the time to read the whole thing. The news about Spider-Man actually broke while I was about 4 issues into the Civil War event so, yeah, it was really good timing. More »
Spider-Man will likely appear in the next Captain America movie !!!
Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures reached a deal this week and formally announced the news late yesterday that the two movie studios will work together to incorporate the iconic comic book character Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie franchise. Essentially, what this means is that Spider-Man will be included in future Marvel Comics movies, likely starting with Captain America: Civil War which is due out in 2016. Fans of these Marvel characters know that Spider-Man is a member of The Avengers but because of the movie licensing deal that gives movie ownership of Spider-Man to Sony Pictures, he has been unable to be used as a character in the Marvel Studios films … until now. Sony didn’t sell/give over the Spider-Man movie rights to Marvel but they have reached a collaborative deal where the Marvel characters can be shared between the studios. Folks, this is absolutely the best comic book movie news in years! More »
The TV Guide
My mini obsession with comic books continues into the weekend now that I have learned that the entire Spawn comic book series is now available in digital form. I started reading and collecting Spawn comic books when they first came out back in 1992 but after a couple of years, my interest waned and then fell off completely. I’ve wanted to go back and read the series from the start but the thought of having to collect all of the now 250 issues of the comic was just too daunting a task to consider … until now. For the first time ever, the entire Spawn series is available in digital format and until 2/9, they are available for purchase as a bundle on Comixology at a 62% discount — which is a damn good deal. Needless to say, my goal of reading the entire series is now back on track. More »
Posted under: 'Spawn'
Earth's Mightiest Superheroines
Earlier this week, I shared a story about a young female comic book reader who wrote a letter to DC Comics reminding them that “girls read comics, too“ in the hopes that the comic book publisher might offer more titles that feature female superheroes and/or are geared toward female readers. It would appear that Marvel Comics, instead, heard the young girl’s plea and responded with an announcement that will surely please all comic book fans. Marvel has announced the forthcoming launch of a new comic book series that will feature all female superheroes, making up an all-female Avengers team called A-Force. Click below to learn more about this exciting new comic book title and see which female Marvel superheroes will be featured in this new series. More »
Posted under: 'A-Force', Marvel Comics