Comic book reviews for Captain Marvel #1, Captain Marvel #2, and Captain Marvel #3 by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Dexter Soy, Rich Elson, Will Quintana, Karl Kesel, and Javier Rodriguez
Average rating: 4.6/5 stars
Heather Douglas aka Moondragon is featured prominently in Marvel’s cosmic tales. In the past, she’s gone back and forth between being a good guy and a villain, but these days, she’s mostly a hero. Moondragon has a great telepathic power. In fact, she may be the most powerful telepath in the Marvel universe, and writers seem to run into the trouble as she can be too powerful. Especially when going against Marvel’s favorite male characters like Thor, Doctor Strange, and Thanos. At one point, she even possessed the Mind Gem, one of the Infinity Gems.
I’ve thought a lot about how to bring comics into newer times, and I really think there needs to be some casting changes. Now I’m not saying we have to ditch the ionic characters, but it’s time to see other characters stepping up and becoming icons themselves. Not to mention, this might start attracting a bigger audience.
Six Minor Characters I’d Elevate into Iconic Character Roles
The struggle with identity can be a great one, especially for queer youth. However, Theodore “Teddy” Altman’s (Hulkling) struggle isn’t about his sexuality, but his heritage. Struggling with heritage seems to be a popular stand in for sexual orientation identity struggles in the Marvel universe.
Theodore “Teddy” Altman (Hulkling)
Teddy first appears in Young Avengers where everyone assumes he’s a Hulk, hence his name. In fact, Teddy himself assumes this is where his bulky green powered-up appearance comes from. But Teddy’s not gamma-radiated, instead he’s a Kree-Skrull hybrid with super strength, super healing, and shape-shifting abilities. He’s also romantically involved with teammate Billy Kaplan (Wiccan). Continue reading “Queer Comic Book Characters: Hulkling (Oct 21st)”
Spoilers for I Was Kidnapped by Lesbian Pirates From Outer Space!!! #4 by Megan Rose Gedris, The Mighty Avengers #19 by Brian Michael Bendis, Uncanny X-Men #503 by Matt Fraction and Ed Brubaker, and X-Men Fairy Tales #4 by C.B. Cebulski.