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Brian Michael Bendis’s List Of All The People He Says Can Beat Batman

Now that the second-longest continuous writer at Marvel Comics, Brian Michael Bendis, has signed an exclusive deal with DC Comics, everything he ever said anywhere on the internet about DC Comics is up for discussion. Including this great post on his Tumblr from earlier in the year, when asked about the comparative fighting abilities of Batman […]

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National Coming Out Day: 5 Superheroes Who Came Out Of The Closet

Today is National Coming Out Day: a day of LGBTQ awareness and a celebration of the act of coming out — openly revealing your true romantic, sexual, or gender identity to friends and family. This can be done as a form of active resistance to the environment of silence and ignorance that leads to homophobia […]

Trademark Office Suspends Marvel’s Registration Of ‘Northstar’

It’s just not a good day for fans of LGBT superheroes at Marvel these days. Not only has Hercules been straightened out, but Northstar has had his trademark application suspended. A trademark registration was made on February 11th by Marvel for the name Northstar for “Comic books; printed periodicals in the field of comic book […]



When Jack The Ripper Flashed Northstar In Hell

Thanks to today’s Amazing X-Men #2, we all got a lovely image of the demonic hellion form of Jack The Ripper flashing Northstar in hell. And, from what it appears to be, firing hot knives at Northstar from… his urethra? Whatever is going on there, I’d rather that Ed McGuinness shielded it from view… Comics […]

The New Gay X-Man In Today’s Uncanny X-Men #14 (SPOILERS) UPDATE

This is how they did it back in 1992, in Alpha Flight #106, by Scott Lobdell and Mark Pacella. And this is how they do it in 2013, in Uncanny X-Men #14 by Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo. And one of the nice things is that this issue, which will likely get all sorts […]


John Byrne’s Second Same-Sex Wedding Proposal In A Year

SPOILERS for today’s comics below: I don’t mean that John Byrne has received two offers of marriage from men over the last year. Though I know to what extent some people will go to get original comic art by the man. No, I mean that last year, we had Astonishing X-Men, in which Northstar decided […]

That X-Men Gay Wedding Scene Hits eBay

You may kiss the grooms… Mike Perkins, artist of Astonishing X-Men #51 is selling pages from that issue, but this is probably the one that will go for the highest price… currently at $284.

Collectors Cornered #28 – Marvel X-Men Wedding Celebration And Gay Marriage

Collectors Cornered is a weekly video column, filmed inside Collectors Corner in Baltimore. Join us every week as we discuss comic book news from a different point of view and get instant feedback from real customers on New Comics Day, as we literally corner them and and ask questions about comic books and related topics. […]

Thursday Runaround – Life In Hell Freezes Over

HellWatch: Matt Groening brings Life In Hell, the strip that inspired The Simpsons to an end after thirty years. The last “Life in Hell,” Groening’s 1,669th strip, was released on Friday, June 15. For the next four weeks, editors will have their choice of strips from Groening’s extensive archive before they close up shop in […]

Thirteen Gay Weddings In Four Comic Stores For Astonishing X-Men #51

Next week, Marvel publishes Astonishing X-Men #51, featuring the marriage of X-Man Northstar to his boyfriend Kyle, one day early. And some people are making quite the celebration. Collectors Corner in Baltimore, familiar to Bleeding Cool readers, are celebrating their own gay wedding as two longtime customers renew their vows for an event instore  to […]

Orbital Comics Hires Gay Club For Astonishing X-Men #51 Party

Orbital Comics in London is situated close to Soho, the gay mecca of London. And on Frith Street, lies CIRCA, a gay club that opened last year. To celebrate the wedding of Northstar & Kyle in Astonishing X-Men #51 Orbital will be hosting a wedding reception/party at there on Tuesday June 19 from 7:15pm. There […]

The Gay X-Men Wedding That Should Have Been Alpha Flight’s

Artist of the cancelled Alpha Flight series, Dale Eaglesham posted a few weeks ago; This drives me absolutely crazy: Greg, Fred and I do all the work of bringing the series back and they cancel it on us. Why didn’t they let US do the wedding “event” which is clearly garnering attention, to stimulate readership […]

Rafael Grampá Creates New Gay Superhero For Brazilian TV – The Gay Laxyus

As we’ve noted, all current media seems obsessed with a gay Green Lantern or a Gay X-Man or usually both. None more than Brazilian TV programme Fantastico, which recently ran a piece on the companies’ news, mixing up Alan Scott and Hal Jordan on the way, bringing in Wertham allegations against Batman and Grant Morrison’s […]

The Missing Spider-Wedding

Here’s the cover to the Retailer customizable cover for Astonishing X-Men #51, which would allow a store to add their own wedding photo alongside the other Marvel wedding photos. But there seems to be a missing wedding. That of Mary Jane and Peter Parker. Oh sure, it has been erased from people’s memories by the […]

Marvel’s Gay Marriage News To Hit The View

Just as DC Comics is turning the headlines purple with the news at Kapow that a previously established character would be rebooted as a gay person, so Marvel Comics announced they have their own headlines in mind. Tune into ABC at 11a/10a E/C tomorrow as the hosts of ABC’s The View exclusively reveal a major […]


Marvel To Release Astonishing X-Men #50 One Day Early

Worried that Marvel’s big media release on Tuesday, May 22nd for Astonishing X-Men #50 and the marriage proposal therein will spoil your enjoyment… of the issue on sale the next day? In which either Northstar or Kyle proposes, and the other accepts,? Never fear! If you can just put off reading the newspapers featuring either […]