The TV Guide
SO … I’ve been loving my new iPad lately and it’s mostly due to the way that magazines and comic books look on the nifty little device. With the new retina screen, the photographs and artwork are stunning. I’ve stopped reading magazines because once they pile up, I never have time to read thru them. I never carry print copies with me because, why? Now that I can read The New Yorker, The Atlantic, GQ, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, etc. on the iPad, I can always have access to them all on one device. Brilliant. But it was the discovery of how awesome digital comic books are that really solidified my love of the iPad. And as a result, I’m now the proud owner of a pretty massive collection of digital comics :D More »
It Will Go Head-To-Head with 'The Avengers 2'
Back in August of 2010 we started hearing reports that plans were in the works to bring the comic book series The Justice League to the big screen (and, as you may know, the Justice League is a group of superheroes — like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and more — working together to save the world). At the time, Marvel had decided to make a film based on their own superhero group The Avengers (and, as we know, that film was a smash success this year). Today we learn that DC Comics has finally set a release date for the first Justice League film … which will come out in 2015 … the same year that The Avengers 2 will be released. It looks like the Justice League and The Avengers will be battling for supremacy at the box office that year. More »
Posted under: 'Justice League'
Clark Gives Up the Newspaper for a Blog
Remember back in August when we learned that Superman had dumped his longtime love interest Lois Lane for his fellow Justice League compatriot Wonder Woman? Yeah, well, today we learn of another pretty major lifestyle change in the life of Clark Kent / Superman. Almost since his creation back in 1940, Superman‘s secret identity — the mild-mannered Clark Kent — has worked as a news reporter for the fictional newspaper The Daily Planet. Today we learn that Clark will be quitting The Daily Planet in Superman issue no. 13 … because he plans to start writing a blog. Yes, folks, the times they are a-changin’. More »
Posted under: Superman / Clark Kent
Meet Billy the Vampire Slayer
Back in February we learned that Buffy Summers, more famously known to the world as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will be facing the realities of abortion in the comic book series Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9. Today we learn that there are more big changes on the way for Buffy and the Scooby Gang in BtVS Season 9. The comic book series will feature the introduction of a new vampire slayer … and for the first time ever, this slayer is male. And how can there possibly be a male vampire slayer when only females can be slayers? Well, apparently, it turns out that gay males can turn into vampire slayers, too. Click below to get your first look at the first ever male vampire slayer and learn more about how he will come to be. More »
Meet Simon Baz
Back in June we learned that a new version of Green Lantern would exist in the new DC Comics universe as a gay man. The original Green Lantern, Alan Scott, has been reborn as a gay superhero. But in a different DC Comics universe, a new Green Lantern character is being introduced altogether. It’s confusing, I know … but stay with me. This other Green Lantern is named Simon Baz and he is an Arab-American man from Dearborn, MI. Baz is now the first Muslim character to become Green Lantern in the DC Comics universe … which, I have to say, is pretty cool. More »
Super Friends with Benefits
In the world of comic books, superheros are almost as well know for their romantic relationships as they are for their super powers. Spider-Man‘s Peter Parker is in love with Mary Jane Watson. Batman‘s Bruce Wayne is in love with Selina Kyle (usually). Superman‘s Clark Kent is in love with Lois Lane … well, he used to be. In Justice League #12, Superman and his fellow superhero “friend” Wonder Woman begin a new relationship … which means Supes has dumped Lois and Wonder Woman / Diana Prince has dumped Steve Trevor. IMHO, this new pairing is possibly the greatest romance ever to exist in the world of comics. More »
Green Lantern Reborn
A couple of weeks ago we first learned that DC Comics is planning to reintroduce a major superhero character as gay. Today we find out which superhero DC Comics has selected. As soon as the news was first reported, fans speculated that the new gay character might be someone as big as Superman or as second tier as Robin. Today we learn that the newly reintroduced gay character is none other than Green Lantern himself. Now, those of you familiar with the character know that there are a few different Green Lanterns in the DC Comics universe (Alan Scott, Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner and John Stewart). Click below to find out with Green Lantern has been reintroduced as gay and get your first look at his reintroduction in the comic book world. More »
Mr. & Mr. Northstar
Yesterday we learned that Marvel Comics is planning to feature its first same-sex marriage when Astonishing X-Men #51 is released next month. Today we get our FIRST LOOK at the variant cover for that issue of the comic. As you may know, out gay superhero Northstar (real name Jean-Paul Beaubier) proposed to his longtime boyfriend Kyle Jinadu in Astonishing X-Men #50 (on sale NOW). Next month, the guys say I Do … click below to see what the variant cover of #51 will look like. More »
Posted under: 'Astonishing X-Men'
Northstar & Kyle are Gettin' Hitched!
Earlier this week we learned that DC Comics is planning to reintroduce an established comic book character as gay. Today we learn that Marvel Comics is planning a same-sex wedding for one of its already well-established gay characters. Northstar, a member of the X-Men, came out as gay back in 1992. Next month, he will marry his longtime boyfriend Kyle Jinadu in Astonishing X-Men #51. Marvel Comics has enjoyed a long tradition of superhero weddings over the years, so this wedding for Northstar and Kyle comes as no big surprise … er, that is, except for the fact that it will be Marvel‘s first same-sex marriage ever :) More »
Who's Coming Out?
Back in February of 2009, DC Comics introduced Batwoman as its first openly gay headlining superhero. Today we learn that DC is planning to reintroduce an already established superhero as gay. We don’t know for sure which hero it will be but from a company with characters like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern and more, the mind boggles as to which “established character” will come out as gay. Details are light right now about this coming out but you can click below to read all the reported deets currently available. More »
Posted under: DC Comics