So What Was The First Mainstream Gay Kiss In Comics Anyway?

In a number of interviews embargoed until this morning, James Robinson claimed he wrote the first “mainstream kiss” in comics, in Starman, dated August 1998. And while that predates, say, Peter Milligan and Mike Allred on X-Statix, as well as Warren Ellis, Bryan Hitch, Mark Millar and Frank Quitely on The Authority… it doesn’t predate The Enigma, by Peter Milligan and Duncan Fegredo.

Originally created for Disney’s Touchstone Comics, but picked up by DC Comics when that publishing plan went pear shaped, The Enigma is a surreal superhero comic book published by DC that not only featured a gay kiss…

… but that came over an issue after we’d had this;

 

Looks like Earth Two has some way to catch up…

 

 

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