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65 Cosplay And Event Pics From Flame Con 2017 (With Some Thoughts)

It would appear that good things happen in threes, too, as Geeks OUT presented the third edition of Flame Con! The World's Largest Queer Comic Con this weekend at The Brooklyn Bridge Marriott in NYC. The two-day comics, arts, and entertainment expo was created as a way of highlighting creators and celebrities from all corners of […]

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Iceman #3 Review: Now The Show Really Gets Started

Iceman #3 by Sina Grace, Alessandro Vitti and Rachelle Rosenberg is really the cornerstone issue for the series thus far. This issue follows the night that Bobby Drake goes home to visit the parents, ostensibly to come out to them as a newly minted gay man, Instead, Bobby finds himself facing the same kind of […]


Howard Chaykin Responds To Controversy

We've been covering the controversy caused by Howard Chaykin's latest comic, The Divided States of Hysteria, extensively here at Bleeding Cool. Not just the incredibly graphic cover to the comic's fourth issue, revealed recently as part of Image Comics' September solicits, and the intense backlash and upset that it caused, but also at the start […]

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Celebrate Pride Month With ComiXology

Well, there's not much Pride Month left for 2017, but ComiXology have the perfect deal to help you celebrate the last few days of LGBTQ+ acceptance, remembrance and excellence with a special Pride sale on various indie LGBTQ books and titles. You have until the end of June to take advantage of this incredible sale, […]

Gosh Comics Celebrates Pride London With Dazzling Window Display

Gosh Comics is situated in Soho, the LGBTQ "capital" of London. And with Pride London beginning today, lots of companies in the quadrangle between Regents Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road and Oxford Street will be flying their colours in support. But fresh off the block Gosh Comics' window display, displaying a rainbow of comic […]

Magneto Himself Calls For More LGBT Representation In Superhero Films

Oh Happy Pride Month, indeed! I've wittered on about improving LGBT representation in superhero media for a long time. One might even say it's like I have an agenda. Well, it seems that Eternal (Gay) Lord of the Realm Sir Ian McKellen agrees with me. In a recent interview with Variety, McKellen, who starred as […]

Up-And-Coming LGBTQ Creators To Watch This Pride Month

It's Pride Month, and we here at Bleeding Cool have covered the discussions, conflicts, and LGBTQ creators and projects that we found inspiring to date. But what of the new and rising LGBTQ voices in comics now? Which creators do we think are going to be making waves in the time to come? Well, here […]

Bleeding Cool Celebrates LGBTQ Creators For Pride Month

This Pride Month has seen a little bit of controversy in the world of comics, but it's not all doom and gloom. Pride is a time for the LGBTQ community to stand for their rights, equality, and thoughtful representation, as well as a time to remember the struggles we've gone through to get here — […]

Chinese Censors Have Removed Gay Kiss From Alien Covenant

Happy Pride Month everyone! Yup, Chinese censors have removed what was, admittedly, a rather odd part from the recent new addition to the Alien saga, Ridley Scott's Alien Covenant. Now, it doesn't seem that the franchises first gay couple were removed from the film, as they were barely in the film anyway after all. But […]

"Conversation" Sparked By Second Print Of 'Divided States Of Hysteria'

In a tweet and press release entitled "CHAYKIN'S THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA SPARKS INDUSTRY CONVERSATION", Image Comics responded to the controversy raised last week surrounding Howard Chaykin's The Divided States of Hysteria. The use of "conversation" seems a little trite in this instance — while the comic certainly got people talking, it was pretty much all about […]

The Babadook Leaves The World Babashook In First Pride Appearances

The Babadook is a gay icon now. Okay, took me a while to understand this one, but now I am fully behind it. Stemming from a hilarious mistake on Netflix's part, when they wrongly categorised the film as LGBT interest in late 2016, Jennifer Kent's The Babadook slowly built as a meme on the likes […]

An Education In LGBTQ And Allies For Pride Month

Well, what an interesting start to Pride Month it's been so far in the world of comics. From the controversies with artist Berliac to Howard Chaykin and Image Comics on The Divided States of Hysteria, what more could there be in the first week? Popping outside of comics for a moment, clothing store Abercrombie & Fitch […]

A Week In Transphobia In Comics

It's been an interesting first week of Pride Month for comics. Early in the week, in fact pretty much kicking it off, came news that Drawn & Quarterly had cancelled a book, Sadbøi, by artist Berliac due to a historic transphobic essay and comments that were brought to light. Now, on new comic day of […]


Who's A Sadbøi Now? Book Cancelled Amid Transphobia Concerns

Drawn & Quarterly has cancelled the release of OGN Sadbøi by artist Berliac after controversial comments the artist made in the past have come to light. A 2015 essay by the artist contained numerous transphobic sentiments, which were pushed further in online discussion between the artist and other parties, including members of the transgender community. When a […]

G I Joe Brings In First Queer Artist For Homoerotic New Variant Cover

G I Joe comics publishers IDW have shown us here at Bleeding Cool a brand new variant cover for the upcoming G.I.Joe #7, by artist Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf). G I Joe writer Aubrey Sitterson calls Luce's cover 'one of my absolute favorites to date', as it portrays the Dreadnoks in a decidedly hyper-masculine throes […]


A Shaky Start Leading To An Enjoyable Read – Alters Volume One Review

Aftershock Comics' Alters volume one, coming out this Wednesday, enjoyed a fair bit of attention back when the series started. The reason was because the series would feature a trans lead character as the focus of this first volume of stories – and the reaction that this was being handled not by a trans creator, […]

Kid Flash Comes Out As Bi In Emotional Twitter Post

Keiynan Lonsdale, who stars in The CW's The Flash as Kid Flash/Wally West, has come out publicly as bisexual in an emotional post on twitter. Lonsdale discusses finding how more young people are being their truest selves and living honestly, and that he himself is sick of pretending of being something he is not. https://twitter.com/KeiynanLonsdale/status/863277435743158272 […]