Posts Tagged 'LGBTQ superheroes'



Sex, Race, and Sexual Orientation in the X-Men (Part 3 of the Six Month Superhero Census)

Cyclops, Storm, Emma Frost, Magneto, Namor, Danger, Colossus, MagikPlease note that this is the final part of my quantitative six month superhero census. To read it from the beginning, see Sex, Race, and Sexual Orientation in the Justice League (Part 1 of the Six Month Superhero Census).

Also, please note that the following information is part of a larger year-long superhero census. This data is only reflective of X-Men comics (all ongoing titles, one-shots, and miniseries) released from January to June of 2012. Continue reading ‘Sex, Race, and Sexual Orientation in the X-Men (Part 3 of the Six Month Superhero Census)’

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Sex, Race, and Sexual Orientation in the Avengers (Part 2 of the Six Month Superhero Census)

Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, HawkeyeThis is part 2 of my six month superhero census. To check out the demographic of the Justice League and to start at the beginning of series, go to Sex, Race, and Sexual Orientation in the Justice League (Part 1 of the Six Month Superhero Census).

As previously stated, this is part of a year-long superhero census but the following information only reflects data gathered from January through June of 2012.  It includes Avengers members from not only The Avengers but also from all other Avengers titles, one-shots, and miniseries. Continue reading ‘Sex, Race, and Sexual Orientation in the Avengers (Part 2 of the Six Month Superhero Census)’

Sex, Race, and Sexual Orientation in the Justice League (Part 1 of the Six Month Superhero Census)

Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, CyborgAs you know, a couple of weeks ago I presented “A Superhero Census: Sex, Race, and Sexual Orientation in the X-Men, Avengers, and Justice League” at Dragon*Con as part of the 5th Annual Comics & Popular Arts Conference.

Now that the lecture is over, I’d like to share my quantitative six months results, starting with the Justice League! Continue reading ‘Sex, Race, and Sexual Orientation in the Justice League (Part 1 of the Six Month Superhero Census)’

Come See Me Speak About Diversity in Cape Comics at Dragon*Con 2012

Dragon*Con LogoIn case you missed it, I’m speaking at Dragon*Con 2012 as part of the Fifth Annual Comics and Popular Arts Conference!

Now that the official Comics Track schedule has been released, I can officially announce that I’ll be presenting this Friday, August 31st at 11:30 a.m. in the Hyatt (Hannover F). You’ll find my presentation listed under the Comics Track as “The Superhero as the Other.” Continue reading ‘Come See Me Speak About Diversity in Cape Comics at Dragon*Con 2012’

My Superhero Census Abstract for Dragon*Con 2012

Cyclops, Wolverine, Beast, Emma Frost, Kitty Pryde, ColossusAs I mentioned in my last post, I’m ecstatic to be presenting “A Superhero Census: Sex, Race, and Sexual Orientation in the X-Men, Avengers, and Justice League” at the 5th Annual Comics & Popular Arts Conference being held at Dragon*Con 2012.

Central themes of the X-Men comics include alienation, otherness, and being born different, but does the team actually practice what they preach? Are the X-Men really as diverse as they would like us to think? How do the demographics of the X-Men compare to that of  real world national averages and to other superhero teams such as The Avengers and the Justice League? Continue reading ‘My Superhero Census Abstract for Dragon*Con 2012’

Guess Who’s Speaking at Dragon*Con 2012

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I thoroughly enjoyed presenting at last year’s Comics & Popular Arts Conference  held annually at Dragon*Con and I’m happy to officially announce that I will be speaking again this year! Continue reading ‘Guess Who’s Speaking at Dragon*Con 2012’

My Favorite Four LGBTQ Couples in Marvel Comics

Variant cover to Astonishing X-men #51In case you haven’t heard, Northstar and Kyle Jinadu are getting married today in Astonishing X-Men #51!

Comic fans across the country are celebrating and there are even two same sex marriages scheduled to take place today at Midtown Comics in Downtown New York. I can honestly say that I haven’t been this excited about a comic book wedding since Jean Grey and Cyclops got married back in 1994.

To celebrate this Marvel milestone, I’ve decided to share my favorite four LGTBQ couples in Marvel Comics: Continue reading ‘My Favorite Four LGBTQ Couples in Marvel Comics’

Openly Gay X-Man Northstar to Wed his Boyfriend in Astonishing X-Men #51

Gay marrage of X-man Northstar and Kyle in Astonishing X-Men #51

It’s official, openly gay X-Man Northstar is getting married to his long time boyfriend Kyle Jinadu!

Written by Marjorie Liu (who previously wrote X-23) with art by Mike Perkins, the proposal took place yesterday in Astonishing X-Men #50 and the wedding with follow in next month’s Astonishing X-Men #51.

To say I’m looking forward to it would be an understatement. When I first expressed my excitement to see Lui write such a diverse team of heroes, not even I was expecting Marvel Comic’s first same sex marriage a mere 4 issues into the run. Continue reading ‘Openly Gay X-Man Northstar to Wed his Boyfriend in Astonishing X-Men #51’

Support Women and Minorities in Comics and Pre-Order These Books (Vol. 1)

Provoked by the recent cancellation of Marvel’s X-23, I have redoubled my commitment to pre-order more comics with well-written female and minority characters. Here are a few for which I have high hopes.

Astonishing X-Men #48 written by Marjorie Liu with art by Mike Perkins

Astonishing X-Men #48 (Marvel) – As of issue #48 (out last Wednesday), Marjorie Liu (X-23) has taken over writing duty for Astonishing X-Men and the book’s new lineup comprises one of the most diverse superhero teams I’ve seen to date.

In addition to Wolverine, Gambit, and Iceman (white males), the Astonishing X-Men will also include the new Warbird (bad-ass warrior woman from another world), Dr. Cecelia Reyes (Afro-Latin American woman, surgeon, and former X-Man), Karma (Vietnamese lesbian hero), and Northstar (openly gay X-Man). Continue reading ‘Support Women and Minorities in Comics and Pre-Order These Books (Vol. 1)’

The New Gay Teen Titan and LGBT in Comics

Teen Titans #3 give us our first real indroduction to the team’s openly gay member, Bunker.

I’ve been looking forward to reviewing Teen Titans #3 ever since artist Brett Booth announced on his blog that the issue would be introducing Miguel Jose Barragan, a new flamboyant, openly gay, Mexican superhero who goes by the alias Bunker.

In a recent interview with Comic Vine, Scott Lobdell explained his decision to create a new openly gay Titan: “It just came about because when Brett [Booth] and I were asked to create some new characters, he and I agreed that the comics industry is filled to overflowing with straight white male characters… Continue reading ‘The New Gay Teen Titan and LGBT in Comics’


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