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 »
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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 »
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Now that the world has fallen in love with The Hulk again, thanks to the stunning success of the big screen adaptation of The Avengers, Disney/Marvel is lookin’ to capitalize on the rekindled love affair. Back in the late 70s/early 80s, CBS aired the TV series The Incredible Hulk. This week, Disney-owned ABC has announced plans to bring The Hulk back to TV. The show won’t be hitting the air this year but it’s deffo on track to debut next year. More »
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The Witch Is Back
After two animated series in 1969 and 1971, as well as a live action sitcom which ran for seven years starring Melissa Joan Hart, Sony is turning Sabrina The Teenage Witch into a superhero movie in the vein of Spider-Man. Deadline is reporting that despite some changes to the story and characters, and the fact that they are planning to make the movie “edgier”, they are keeping Salem the black cat. They haven’t announced anything yet about casting, and it will be interesting to see who they pick to play Sabrina, who most people now associate with the 90′s sitcom version. What do you think of this extension of the Sabrina franchise? More »
"Betty the Vampironica Slayer"
In January, Archie Comics tackled the issue of same-sex marriage. In February, Archie Comics tackled the issue of interracial marriage. This month, Archie Comics takes on the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Yep, that’s right … in Archie Comics No. 261, Betty becomes Betty the Vampire Slayer as she battles Vampironica (Veronica) for the heart of Archie. How much do I love this? Click below to check out the cover of this fun new issue. More »
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Drusilla is Getting Her Own Comic Book Series
Earlier this month we got a surprising update from the comic book world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer about Buffy Summers‘s unplanned pregnancy (and the choice she now has to make) but today we get a bit of a fun update from the comic book world of Buffy. Juliet Landau, the actress who played the villanious vampire Drusilla on the TV series, will be penning a special spin-off comic book series based on the Drusilla character! Click below to check out the first art released from this upcoming new comic book spin-off and read more about the Drusilla comic book mini-series to come. More »
MAJOR Spoiler Alert Warning
In January of 2011, in the wake of the death of a MAJOR character in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe, Joss Whedon gave an interview to Entertainment Weekly magazine where he discussed the ending of the comic book series Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 and spoke a bit about what was to come in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9. The 9th season of BtVS is already in full swing as Issue 6 hits newsstands today … and you are NEVER going to guess the challenge that Buffy Summers faces in this new issue of the comic book series. At the time of his interview last year, Joss revealed that BtVS: Season 9 would be “more like the television show” … but the subject matter of the newest Buffy comic was NEVER featured in the Buffy TV series. The revelation below is a MAJOR SPOILER if you have not read the new comic book yet so proceed with caution. I will tell you that Buffy faces a challenge that she has never faced before … and it is a challenge that is arguably more formidable than any Big Bad villain she has ever faced. Read on to find out more. More »