The LGBTQ community has for many years been on the outs of the comic book world, as most superheroes play it straight and 'gay comics' were always a rarity. But many LGBTQ people are huge comic book fans, and that is now reflected more than ever in the comic book and graphic novel industry's output.
Even more exciting, today the world of comic books is spilling over into Hollywood. Superhero and comic book films are all the rage, and it's only a matter of time before we see a plethora of LGBTQ superheroes and villains on the big screen.
Here's where you can take a look at everything queer that’s happening in the world of comic books and graphic novels. Or maybe you're not a comic book fan per se but are more interested in the unusually close relationship between characters like Batman and Robin. We've got you covered, too, so dive in.
Come on, DC Comics! Make our favorite heroes gay! DC Comics released a new graphic novel titled Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed by Laurie Halse Anderson, Leila del Duca, Kelly Fitzpatrick and Saida Temofonte. This graphic novel is a new Wonder Woman origin story that decides to change “Steve Trevor,” Wonder[…]
Unlike its cinematic counterpart, Marvel Comics has been steadily churning out LGBTQ+ heroes for years. Since the early 1990s, starting with Northstar, the franchise has featured and championed queer characters like Mystique, Nico Minoru, Wiccan, Iceman and more — giving them complex and multi-faceted backgrounds, personalities and storylines. Now the[…]