Tuesday, September 03, 2013

“WE’RE HERE, WE’RE QUEER, GET… OH, WE’RE GOING”




"Marvel has done excellent work expanding its stable of gay and bisexual characters and giving them a share of attention. It can’t currently match DC in claiming an LGBT character with their own ongoing title (Batwoman), but it can boast a greater number of recurring lesbian, gay and bisexual superheroes, especially in supporting roles, especially in its X-Men family of titles. (Neither company has much to crow about when it comes to transgender heroes.) Yet I still worry that these characters are too disposable. There are three male “power” couples in Marvel right now, and all three appear to be under threat..."  

Read more of Andrew Wheeler's article on the fate and future of LGBT comic book characters over at Comic Alliance here.

2 comments:

  1. I think Marvel and DC have done good job here but I also think they're ignoring an important social conversation which needs to take precedent. Aquaman's repressed Zoophilia!

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