representation matters


Spider-Men

The Controversial Fate of Miles Morales in Spider-Men II Revealed

Spider-Men II #5 by Brian Michael Bendis, Sara Pichelli, Mark Bagley, Elisabetta D’Amico, John Dell, Justin Ponsor, and Cory Petit is the final issue of the crossover series with the two Spider-Men now living in the 616 Universe (or whatever it is Marvel wants to call it now), Peter Parker and Miles Morales. As one of […]

Emotional Steven Universe-Inspired Ballet Performance to Bring the Tears

One of the most wonderful things about Steven Universe is the fact is it doesn’t try to insult children’s intelligence by hiding emotional complexity and depth. Moreover, that in the space of a short episode, you can find yourself laughing with joy and crying big fat sobs of sadness, all drawn out through the subtle […]

On the Victims of the Marvel Cancellation Bloodbath

With the release of the March 2018 solicits from Marvel, it fast became clear that a swathe of titles were being cancelled. These were clear either from their complete absence from the solicits, their solicitations sounding very final, or even hints in the cover artwork. Since the speculation began, many of the titles that we […]


stormpilot

[SPOILERS] Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Is It All Over for Stormpilot?

One thing that many felt was noticeable about Star Wars: The Force Awakens was how there appeared to be a visible attraction between the two leading male heroes, Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and Finn (John Boyega). The pair had clear chemistry (though it should be noted that Isaac is a veritable meth lab of chemistry, […]


Bingo Love cover by Genevieve FT

Bingo Love Review: A Sweet, Beautiful, Diverse, and Emotionally Complex Romance

Bingo Love is a comic that was successfully Kickstarted by Tee Franklin — well, to say it was “successful” feels reductive. In truth, it was wildly successful, showing that a diversity of love, of age, of body representation, race, and oh so much more was exactly what a large audience was looking for. Created with Jenn […]

the exorcist

The Exorcist Showrunner Jeremy Slater Ain’t Got Time for Twitter Homophobes

Jeremy Slater, showrunner on Fox TV series The Exorcist, sequel to the 1973 horror movie classic of the same name, has taken a strong and unique approach to online backlash over a gay kiss in the series. Beware, minor spoilers for the series’ second season follow. After a recent episode, The Exorcist received some criticism […]

Iceman

Iceman #7 Review: An Exciting New Start For The Frosty Mutant

Iceman #7 from Marvel Comics by Sina Grace, Robert Gill, Rachelle Rosenberg and VC’s Joe Sabino picks up right where the previous issue left off, with Iceman and the former Champions facing down some make-shift Sentinels that a far more dangerous than your average special effect. Continuing the extrapolation of Bobby Drake’s exploration of his […]

Iceman coming out day

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 […]

Pennywise and the Babadook

The Babadook Has Found Love At Last In Pennywise The Dancing Clown

Remember some time ago when the Babadook made a surprising turn as a new gay icon, appearing everywhere from the RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Finale to Pride parades and marches the world over? Well, it seems the shadowy horror of queer fabulousness has found himself love…in the arms of fear-feeding demon from beyond reality and […]

Emmys Say “Shantay, You Stay” To RuPaul, Awards Him Second Consecutive Emmy

Well, RuPaul Charles is fond of the phrase “Everybody say love,” and it seems the Television Academy took this to heart, showing their love for RuPaul again with the reality TV superstar’s second consecutive Emmy Award win for Best Host of a Reality or Reality-Competition Program. If the number of drag queen cosplayers and people […]

Iceman

Iceman #5 Review: The Icebreaker Becomes A Heartbreaker

Iceman has hit its stride now; this much is obvious. The last few issues have been powerful, fun, incredibly deep, and full of heart — none more so than the new Iceman #5. Iceman #5 picks up where the last issue left off, with Bobby Drake having finally come out to his parents. They are […]


flame con

Flame Con Is One Big Party, And It Is Absolutely Incredible

It’s been a busy few weeks for me, travelling between cons, exhibiting and showing off my book, The Pride. For the last couple years, there’s been one con in particular though that I have really wanted to do, for pretty obvious reasons. After all, The Pride is a book about a team of all LGBTQ+ […]

Injection

Injection #14 Review: The Doctor Is A Black Irish Lesbian Now, And It Rules

Injection #14 released by Image Comics, written by Warren Ellis and with art by Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire, continues the teams weird and twisted journey through British storytelling. Because that is what Injection is all about, really: British fiction. Ellis has discussed this idea before, but as each arc has focused on a different […]

Estelle Performs ‘Steven Universe’ Song To Celebrate New Album

Estelle, who voices Garnet of the Crystal Gems in Cartoon Network show Steven Universe, has performed the popular song ‘Stronger Than You’, which appeared on the series. Cartoon Network have now released the rendition with an official music video of Estelle singing the powerful and emotional song about strength in love, on a beautiful sunny […]


Representation Matters: Why Now Is The Time For A Female Doctor

Yesterday saw the news that actress Jodie Whittaker will be regenerating into the first female Doctor, and we consequently saw an ocean of male tears flood Twitter, the Daily Mail comments sections and various other avenues for the dispossessed white, male, middle-aged and older populace who find the most superficial of changes more than life […]

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 […]