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 — […]

When DC Comics Censored A Kiss Between Apollo And Midnighter

The WildStorm Oral History has been released. A massive collection of interviews with people who worked at or worked for Jim Lee’s WildStorm Studios in the nineties and noughties before – and after – the DC Comics buyout, stripped and stranded chronologically and by theme. And what better time to release it than on WildStorm’s 25th […]

A Love Worth Fighting For – Midnighter & Apollo #4

By Joe Glass [SPOILERS FOLLOW FOR MIDNIGHTER & APOLLO #4] Well now, this one is a doozy! For those needing a catch up (and really, why? You should ALL be picking up this book), Midnighter has descended into Hell to rescue Apollo, who was killed by the Mawzir and is now being held captive by […]

Midnighter Decapitates Your Fragile Masculinity

By Joe Glass Midnighter & Apollo #1 came out last week now, and I have read that comic, what, eight times by now I think? It’s just that good. It’s everything I’ve been crying out for in terms of full on queer representation in mainstream comics. You have gay leads, front and center. They’re happy […]

Midnighter – This Is The Comic That Goes Like This SPOILERS)

Everyone seen Spamalot? Everyone at least know the songs? Everyone at least know this one? Midnighter #12 is out today. The final issue, the comic led with a Midnighter without Apollo. The wacky adventures of a young single killing machine and the scrapes he got himself into, with or without Dick Grayson. Some liked that. […]

Steve Orlando Named By The Advocate As One Of Their ’40 Under 40′

Steve Orlando has been named on of the Advocate Magazine’s “40 under 40” for 2016. So ageist… The Advocate’s annual list of 40 exemplary people under age 40 has a message we think all generations should hear. This year the 40 Under 40 series highlights young LGBT people fighting intersectional battles in our greater community. […]

Tales from the Four Color Closet: Top 5 LGBTQ in Comics in 2015

By Joe Glass Yes, I write an LGBTQ interest comic. No, I am not going to include it in this list. Thankfully, in one respect, there have been quite a lot of awesome steps forward in LGBTQ representation and coverage in comics this year. So much so that listing just five is doing somewhat of […]

How This Week’s Midnighter Reunited Grant Morrison With Warren Ellis (SPOILERS)

Wednesday saw the launch of the new James Bond comic by Warren Ellis and the Santa Claus origin comic Klaus by Grant Morrison. But it wouldn’t be the only thing that joined them together that day. Midnighter, was a character created by Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch back in the Stormwatch days. A Batman analogue, and […]

NYCC ’15: Has Azrael Already Re-Appeared In Midnighter?

Asked at the DC All Access panel at New York Comic Con, if the character Azrael might appear anytime soon in DC’s comics, the panel began to dismiss the idea, “not on this panel”… until Midnighter writer Steve Orlando interrupted, to say “you possibly already have…” Midnighter readers? Can you identify an Azrael hidden in […]

The Latest In Dick Grayson’s ButtWatch (Midnighter SPOILERS)

Gotta catch them all. And in this case, we have Midnighter #3 by Steve Orlando and Aco, a splendid comic with much to recommend it, innovative, fresh and… …unable to resist the possibility of a Dick Grayson buttshot. Let alone a final page scene the continues the budding bromance between the two. Almost… Herculean, isn’t […]

SDCC ’15: LGBTQ Geek Year in Review

By Joe Glass Hosted again by LGBTQ comics non-profit, Prism Comics, this is the second in the annual Geek Year in Review panels they’ve held at San Diego Comic Con. A fun panel discussing the LGBTQ related geek news that broke into mass media, it was hosted by Prism Comics board member and creator of […]

Cleaning Up DC Comics’ LGBT History With The Advocate

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUP_9BB6zWo[/youtube] The Advocate‘s Jase Peeples presented a special episode of DC All Access on YouTube, looking at the history of LGBT characters in DC Comics as part of Pride month, but makes a number of curious omissions. While it looks at what may have been clumsier efforts to portray such characters and issues in the […]

SE: NYC ’15 – Corporations Are People We Can Punch – The DC You Panel

Derek Trum is sat in today’s DC You panel at SE: NYC ’15 and reports in… “If corporations are people, they’re people we can punch.”- Steve Orlando Steve Orlando talked about his relaunch of Midnighter. Covers were shown for first three issues. In issue #3 Midnighter will face off with Multiplex, a villain most recently […]

Tales From The Four Color Closet – Midnighter: The Hero We Need!

By Joe Glass This week has seen the release of the first DC comic headlined by a gay male lead, in the form of Midnighter by Steve Orlando, Aco and Romulo Fajardo Jr. Midnighter is of course an existing character, albeit one who’s gone through some changes since the New 52 came around. In the […]

Midnighter Just Had A One Night Stand With Warren Ellis

In today’s Convergence: Nightwing/Oracle #2, the backup preview features Midnighter, by Steve Orlando and ACO. And we open with the young, naked Midnighter in bed, grabbing his Batman underoos, amidst a pile of condoms. Is this the first condom appearance in DC’s standard superhero comic line? It’s been a while since that issue of Static that caused […]

Has DC Comics Reached LGBT Parity Now?

In a conversation about Midnighter being a single gay man and about Catwoman being bisexual, Midnighter writer Steve Orlando was asked, @josephglass @JustPlainTweets @FotoCub Constantine is in the club ! Don’t worry — Steve Orlando (@thesteveorlando) March 11, 2015 Hmm. Just doing the maths. Midnighter is gay. Catwoman is bi. Constantine is bi. Harley Quinn is bi […]

DC Comics To “Fully Embrace” Life Of A Single Gay Male In Midnighter

It looks like the embargo has been lifted on a press jolly the DC Comics crew had with selective members of what they euphemistically like to refer to as their “media partners”. Talking about their June mini-relaunch, they confirm pretty much what Bleeding Cool has been reporting this month, including the previews of June books […]

The DC Universe Gets A New Gay Lead Comic – Midnighter By Steve Orlando And ACO

When Batwoman was cancelled, DC Comics lost their only gay lead comic book. Well, that has been rapidly repaired. As part of June’s mini-relaunch from DC Comics, we are getting a new ongoing Midnighter series by Steve Orlando and ACO. After his appearance in Grayson, it could only be a matter of time… Midnighter was created by Warren Ellis and […]