Queer Comic Book Characters: Tim Gunn (Oct 3rd)

Okay, this is almost cheating. However, Marvel went and immortalized Tim Gunn in comic book form. And that was the only reason I picked up Models Inc. #1.

Tim Gunn

Models Inc #1 and Tim Gunn

Tim Gunn is most famous for being the mentor on Project Runway, which is where I fell in love with him. He’s truly an amazing mentor to those contestants and the women seeking fashion advice on his other show, Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style. Tim’s also famous for revolutionizing the curriculum at Parsons: The New School for Design in New York City. Tim is openly gay, and one of the most respected voices in fashion.

My review of Tim Gunn’s only comic: Models Inc. #1 by Paul Tobin. Continue reading “Queer Comic Book Characters: Tim Gunn (Oct 3rd)”

Queer Comic Book Characters: Karolina Dean (Oct 2nd)

Karolina Dean once named herself Lucy in the Sky as her powers include flying via solar energy, which she emits in a colorful (and dangerous, if needed) rainbow blasts. She’s also the hippie child and vegetarian of the Runaways. Oh, yeah, she’s also a lesbian.

Karolina Dean

Karolina Dean

Created by Brian K. Vaughn in Marvel’s Runaways Volume 1 #1, Karolina is part of group of teens, who realize their parents are super villains. They runaway and find out that they all have some sort of superpower. Karolina discovers she’s an alien, specifically a Majesdanian. Continue reading “Queer Comic Book Characters: Karolina Dean (Oct 2nd)”

Queer Comic Book Characters: Midnighter (Oct 1st)

October is LGBTQ History Month, and back when I was in college, the LGBTQA group I led did a calendar project which featured one famous queer person per day. My favorite parts of this project was when people would be shocked to find out that one of their beloved celebrities was gay. (Don’t worry, we also included mathematicians, writers, politicians, and more for some variety.) I thought I’d take this time to talk about some of my favorite queer comic book characters.

Starting out with my second favorite comic book character (after She-Hulk, of course):



Created by Warren Ellis, Midnighter first appeared in Wildstorm’s Stormwatch Vol 2 #4. Midnighter is a genetically-engineered superhero, who has super healing; implants in his brain which let him predict an opponent’s fighting moves before the battle starts; and other enhancements such as an axillary heart. In other words, he’s the muscle and kills lots of super villains as part of the Authority. Continue reading “Queer Comic Book Characters: Midnighter (Oct 1st)”