I kicked off the month with Midnighter, so it seems fitting to end it with Midnighter’s husband Apollo. This also makes Apollo the fourth queer character from the Authority to grace my blog for LGBT History Month.
Apollo and Midnighter are presented as opposites of one another and opposites attract. Apollo wears white and is modeled after Superman compared to Midnighter’s black and Batman-like attitude. Apollo’s generally more jovial and light-hearted. He’s also solar powered; and his powers increase with more sunlight (even directly from being inside the sun), and without sunlight, he starts to power down. Continue reading “Queer Comic Characters: Apollo (Oct 31st)”
Apollo and Midnighter may be the most famous queer characters in The Authority, but they aren’t the only ones. They’re just in good company. This reminds me of a time my mom asked me if all my friends are gay. No, mom, they aren’t all gay; we’re just magnetic to tolerant people, who have a high likelihood of also being gay.
Shen Li-Min (Swift)
Swift is a bisexual Buddhist Tibetan. But what makes her even cooler is that she has talon and wings that give her super fast flying powers and other super senses. Oh, no, wait, that’s not what makes her the coolest. What makes Swift the coolest is that she’s the only character not created by Warren Ellis to make it onto The Authority‘s roster. That’s right, even Ellis know she’s awesome. Continue reading “Queer Comic Book Characters: Swift (Oct 14th)”
Spoilers for Wolverine #70 by Mark Millar, Secret Invasion: War of Kings #1 by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, and Wolverine: First Class #10 by Fred Van Lente
Continue reading “Wolverine and Blackagar Boltagon (Plus, Crystal and Kitty too)”
To my surprise, the local comic book store was open today: Echo #3, Mighty Avengers #14, Huntress: Year One #1, Fantastic Four #554, The Last Defenders #3.
Continue reading ““New” Comic Day”