Comic book reviews for Uncanny X-Men #517, Uncanny X-Men #518, and Uncanny X-Men #519 by Matt Fraction
Queer Comic Characters Index Wrap-Up
I’ve had a lot of fun doing this series, and here’s the entire list of the LGBT characters who graced my comic blog for LGBT History Month.
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Queer Comic Characters: Anole (Oct 27th)
The United States government did a study on youth suicide, which reported that LGBT youth are two to three times as likely their heterosexual peers to attempt suicide. Such depressing facts often get reflected on the page and become yet another gay stereotype in literature. Victor Borkowski (Anole) almost became a fictional X-Men statistic and bad cliche.
Victor Borkowski (Anole)
Initially a background character in the relaunch of the New Mutants, Anole’s young, openly gay, and looks like a reptile. He has superhuman speed, agility, and reflexes. His tongue’s sticky; he can crawl walls; and he can camouflage himself. Anole’s 16-years-old when he joins the Xavier Institute. Continue reading “Queer Comic Characters: Anole (Oct 27th)”
Queer Comic Characters: Northstar (Oct 23rd)
Jean-Paul Beaubier (Northstar) is technically the first openly gay character in the Marvel universe. Created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, Byrne says he always meant for Northstar to be gay; he just wasn’t allowed to say so due to Marvel editor Jim Shooter seeing an openly gay character as a “political position” and the Comics Code Authority.
Jean-Paul Beaubier (Northstar)
If you’ve never heard of Northstar, that’s probably because you’ve never read Alpha Flight. Alpha Flight’s Canada’s premiere superhero team, government-run like all those socialist programs in Canada. 😉 And Northstar’s their requisite snobby French-Canadian champion skier turned superhero. Okay, you might’ve also heard of Northstar from this little title called X-Men where he also appears. Continue reading “Queer Comic Characters: Northstar (Oct 23rd)”
Reviews: Dark X-Men: The Beginning #1 and #3
Dark X-Men: The Beginning #1 by Paul Cornell (Cloak and Dagger), Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman (Weapon Omega), and Rob Williams (Daken) and Dark X-Men: The Beginning #3 by Paul Cornell (Emma and Namor), Jason Aaron (Mystique), and Simon Spurrier (Aurora)
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Team Comics: Avengers, Authority, and X-Men
I feel a little like my brother about 10 years ago. He used to do his homework and then not turn it in. Only I’m here, writing blog posts and then not posting them.
Avengers: The Initiative #23 by Christos Gage, The Authority #10 by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, and Uncanny X-Men #509 by Matt Fraction
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