On a hot, sunny Sunday in Pittsburgh, several dozen people in bright orange T-shirts that read “WalMart Pride” marched through the downtown streets behind a WalMart-branded 18-wheeler. A handful of rainbow flags waved from the truck’s windows.
When William Hanna and Joseph Barbera’s original Flintstones cartoon first aired back in 1960, it was a clever, campy celebration of suburban sprawl and a very particular kind of middle class American Dream™. In Mark Russell and Steve Pugh’s recently-ended Flintstones comic series, that same dream is explored in a…
The duality of superheroes is nothing new. Stories about the tangled web of public and private personas have driven superheroes for decades. But in the first issue of Iceman—Bobby Drake’s first ever ongoing series—we get a bit of a twist to that duality: presenting Bobby’s life as a fascinating mix of success and…
After a mere two seasons of streaming on Netflix, the Wachowskis’ Sense8 has been cancelled, according to Netflix VP of original content Cindy Holland.
Traditionally, when a comic book character dies, it’s fairly safe to assume that they’ll eventually be resurrected in a not-at-all surprising turn of events. In Stephanie Barros’ Fantasma, though, a person’s life doesn’t even really begin until they die, which is cool. Less cool—people still have jobs in the afterlife.
For the past two years, Montreal-based artist Sophie Labelle has published Assigned Male, a webcomic about an 11-year-old transgender girl named Stephanie who is in earliest stages of transitioning and coming out to the people around her. While Labelle’s work has been noted in the queer webcomics community for its…
This week’s Stevenbomb of new Steven Universe episodes dropped without a clever name alluding to its overarching theme and, in a way, that was the perfect move because things are changing in Beach City. For everyone.
She’s beauty, she’s grace. She’s an interdimensional being with a fondness for the American flag and in this week’s issue of Marvel’s America, we finally learn how America Chavez came to identify herself as a Latinx woman.
Regardless of your sexual orientation, there’s a very good chance that you’ve seen Gengoroh Tagame’s illustrations of bearded, muscular men... enjoying one another’s company. While Tagame’s most widely known for his adult-oriented manga, his latest book My Brother’s Husband focuses more on the uneasy relationship…
On Monday evening, Marvel Studios invited a small group of reporters into its innermost sanctum (a screening room) for an early look at a number of its upcoming films.
The modern continuation of Doctor Who has not shied away from LGBTQ characters—but aside from recurring guest characters like Captain Jack or River Song, the show has yet to feature an ongoing, permanent LGBTQ companion. That is until season 10 and the arrival of Bill.
In addition to the release of reviews for the Power Rangers movie this week, it’s also been revealed that the film has become the first mainstream superhero movie to feature a main character who happens to be LGBTQ. It’s a big step for superhero cinema, but a question remains—just exactly how big is it?
The 28th annual GLAAD awards highlighting the representation of LGBTQ community in media have been announced this morning, and it’s a strong year for genre nominations, especially in comics, with 10 series from the past year earning recognition That’s five more comics nominated than last year, a welcome indication…
The long break between the second and upcoming third seasons of Young Justice has been unfortunate for many reasons—mainly, because there’s been no new Young Justice to watch. But in one way, the break has been of benefit: the show can now explicitly acknowledge LGBTQ characters.
Black Mask Studio’ scifi bounty-hunting extravaganza Kim & Kim isn’t just an incredibly fun comic book, but a hugely personal story for its writer, Magdalene Visaggio.
Every year, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) releases a “Studio Responsibility Index” that analyses the visibility of LGBT characters in the last year of movies. It was not a great year for Disney—but GLAAD has pointed to a galaxy far, far away where they could easily make some improvements.
The gay subtext of the relationship between Batman and Robin has been the butt of jokes for decades. Over at Slate, Glen Weldon adapts an extract from his book, The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture, that examines the history of Batman’s relationship with Dick Grayson and its homoerotic undertones.
When All-New X-Men #40 released, a major topic of discussion was the fact that a younger, time-displaced Bobby Drake, a.k.a. Iceman, came out as gay. But ever since, fans have wondered if this meant the present-day Bobby was simply in the closet, or maybe not gay at all. Seven months later, we finally have the answer.
South Dakota’s only gay club is dead when I show up on a Friday night. A Katy Perry song thumps on a dance floor so vacant it looks fit for an open house. There’s a lone lesbian chain-smoking outside and two guys slurping vodka near a row of empty bar chairs.
When Wildstorm became a DC Comics imprint, Midnighter became one of DC’s greatest gay characters. As part of DC’s recent publishing revamp he’s finally gotten a new solo series, a first in nearly a decade—and so far, Midnighter represents one of the best portrayals of an out superhero in comics right now.