Queer Comic Book Character: Loki (Oct 9th)

Loki is Thor’s mischievous trickster god brother and often Thor’s enemy as well. He’s a super-villain who’s generally portrayed as being completely out for himself. He’s based on the Norse God both in personality and powers.

For most of his long-run in Marvel Comics, Loki is portrayed as a man. However, when the Norse Gods are all killed — Loki is beheaded by Thor — all the Gods are reborn in canon. And Loki is reborn as a woman. Loki seems to enjoy her female body and constantly refers to herself as “her.” However, it is revealed that Loki is more two-spirited than transgendered at rebirth given Loki’s male form is inside her body. (Comic book plotlines can be so impossible to describe.)


Loki in both female and male forms
Loki as both a woman and a man

In her new form, Loki claims she can’t lie anymore. But if that’s true, she can still go about tricking people with the truth and causing havoc against her brother Thor. She also joins Norman Osborn’s secret cabal with Doctor Doom, Emma Frost, Namor, and the Hood. Loki seems to be the wildcard which Norman’s placing his bets on will be helpful when she’s needed. Osborn promises her Asgard as the Cabal plots to take over the world. Continue reading “Queer Comic Book Character: Loki (Oct 9th)”

Dazzler (Vol 2) #1 Comic Book Review

Dazzler Vol 2 #1Erica gives this comic three starsDazzler #1 by Jim McCann

Here McCann takes on the task of reconciling who Dazzler is. Which is a rather large task even if the character’s only been around since the ’80s. Dazzler #1 becomes something of a quick reference to everything good — and arguably bad — about Alison Blaire.

Her troubled half-sister Lois London is pissed at her, and she leads Alison into a trap at Arcane’s Murderworld. Here Alison must put on the concert of her life or perhaps for her life, complete with ’80s disco get-up and roller-skates. She fights robots made to look like villains from her history like Doctor Doom and Galactus. (Though technically, she points out she was Galactus’ herald, not a hero, just in case hardcore Dazzler fans wanted to yell at McCann for continuity mistakes.) Continue reading “Dazzler (Vol 2) #1 Comic Book Review”

Comic Book Review for Girl Comics #2

Girl Comics #2Erica Gives This Comic Four StarsComic book review for Marvel’s anthology, Girl Comics #2.

Like I mentioned in my post reviewing Girl Comics #1, I love the concept of this series. I love this as an anthology of women authors and artists. I love the spirit, even if not every story rocks my world. Say what you will, but it matters that Marvel Comics took the time to do this.

Jill Thompson’s cover is really great. I love the fairy tale aspect. I love that the heroes and damsels-in-distress are all the women characters.

Once again, they did a great job with some history lessons about women working at Marvel Comics over the years. This one features June Tarpe Mills, who wrote and illustrated Miss Fury the first female Marvel hero title by a woman creator; Ruth Atkinson, creator of Millie the Model; Valerie Barclay, Golden Age inker extraordinaire; and Linda Fite, who went from assistant to writer and created The Cat. I really wanted to read the comics these women created and worked on. Continue reading “Comic Book Review for Girl Comics #2”

Reviews Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect #1

Seems I’ve been letting boys invade this blog. This guest blogger is Jason Sellers, my partner. I’m Donna to his Doctor; or more like he’s the Francine to my Katchoo. Only we have less problems. To set the record, I DON’T READ COMICS BECAUSE MY BOYFRIEND GAVE ME SANDMAN. In fact, I seduced him with my love of She-Hulk on the first night we met. Anyway, as he read the following comic, he kept telling me about the crazy and I said, “Oh, you have to write a post for my blog.”

I recently picked up The Incredible Hulk: The End hardcover for really cheap. This collection includes the two-part “Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect” by Peter David and George Perez. I’d heard of this story before, and I knew it was supposed to be one of the most renowned Hulk story arcs. Originally published in 1992, Marvel solicits this story as a “career-defining” story from “perhaps the greatest Hulk writer in comics history” that ranks “among the classics in Marvel history.”

“Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect” #1 by Peter David with art by George Perez

Future ImperfectJason Gives This Comic Two Stars

David’s story takes place in the post-apocalyptic city of Distopia. At the start, a group of people are running through the crowds talking about some sort of plans. These must be the good guys! How do you know? Well, for starters, one of the women gets shot in the head by super-future-robot cops by the fifth page! Continue reading “Reviews Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect #1”