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Comic Books: New Series Seems to Confirm that Buffy Chartacter is Canonically Queer

Buffy and Faith

A series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics have possibly confirmed a significant character’s sexuality. Sarah Gailey and Hannah Templer’s The Vampire Slayer – a tie-in for the renowned tv series – confirmed that vampire slayer Faith Lehane is queer in its 11th issue. The character first debuted in season three of the show, becoming one of its most significant characters. While her sexuality was subtly hinted at in the television series – which caused some criticism by those accusing the show of queerbaiting – it was fully confirmed during the tie-in comic series. Full Story from Pink News

Comics: New Joker Comic Includes MPreg

Pregnant Joker

The Joker wakes up nine months pregnant in a new DC comic book story and fans are here for it. In a short story at the end of the latest Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing, the Joker has a confrontation with magical being Zatanna – and his decision to flirt massively backfires. Zatanna casts a backwards curse on him: “On eno esle lliw reve evah ruoy ybab!” (“No one else will ever have your baby!”). This results in the Joker waking up pregnant. Full Story from Pink News

Comics: Superman Accepts His Bi Son

Superman's Son Comes Out

Superman’s son has finally come out to his father as bisexual in an emotional edition of the comic – and of course, he accepts him. The heartfelt moment fans everywhere had been waiting for finally happened in issue 17 of Superman: Son of Kal-El in what was an incredibly well-written back-and-forth between Superman and his son, Jon Kent. Editor’s Note: I bought my first comic book in the late seventies – Action Comics #500. Superman was my idol – strong and handsome and good. To finally see him (even if it’s his super son) coming out as Bi… it makes … Read more

Comic Books: Marvel Reveals the Origins of the First Gay Spider-Man

Gay Spider-Man

The issue, which is out in October, has different covers, one of which shows Web-Weaver: “Strut the runway in front of his fellow Spiders in a variant cover by Kris Anka, the amazing artist behind Web-Weaver’s fabulous design!” According to images from the upcoming comic, Web-Weaver appears to have been classmates with Peter Parker, but pushed him out the way as the radioactive spider descended when he was first bitten. Images also show Web-Weaver leaving – or maybe being kicked out of – his home, sitting at a sewing machine and sticking to his bedroom ceiling. Full Story from Pink … Read more

Power Rangers Gets New Non-Binary Villain

Death Ranger

The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers is about to get a new non-binary villain called the Death Ranger, somehow making the series even queerer. The black-and-gold clad ranger will be the main antagonist of Power Rangers Unlimited: The Death Ranger #1. The one-shot comic published by BOOM! Studios will be the origin story for the Omega Rangers, the ancient team of Rangers who used the elements to battle cosmic threats. Full Story from Pink News

COMIC BOOKS: Marvel Launches New Trans Hero for Pride Season


Make way for Escapade! In MARVEL’S VOICES: PRIDE #1, which releases in June, Shela Sexton will make her debut as Marvel’s new trans mutant Super Hero, and she’s not alone. She’ll also bring along her best friend and fellow trans mutant Morgan Red, as well as their genetically engineered flying turtle Hibbert. Together, they’ll embark on a high-flying, yet intensely personal mission that will take them from floating party barges all the way to the mutant nation of Krakoa – and the Marvel Universe may never be the same. Speaking to, Escapade co-creator Charlie Jane Anders described Shela as “a … Read more

Meet Trans Comic Artist Julian Gray

Julian Gray

Like many queer folk, as a teen Julian Gray was a fan of the Batman comic – because it was about “big, burly men”. Eventually, he lost interest in such stories as “they’re so far removed from my experiences as the person that I am”. “I’m trans, queer, disabled, a person of colour, neurodivergent,” Gray, now a comic book artist in his own right, tells PinkNews. “There’s not many things that kind of resemble me in the media and particularly when it comes to things that are fantastical.” When Gray began creating his own comics, there wasn’t ever a chance … Read more

Jon Kent’s Superman Gets a Rainbow Cape for Pride

Superman Rainbow Cape

Superman of Earth Jon Kent gets an LGBT+ inspired cape upgrade thanks to his boyfriend in a new DC Pride comic. Kent and his boyfriend, Jay Nakamura, appear in the highly-anticipated DC Pride 2022, which will hit stores later this month. Kent – who is the son of original Superman Clark Kent and Lois Lane – opens the present and pulls out a new Superman cape with the colours of various Pride flags – including the pansexual, bisexual, trans, ace and non-binary flags – stitched on the inside. The young hero appears thrilled with the gift as he shares a … Read more

Special Edition of “Heartstopper” Graphic Novel Released to Coincide With Netflix Series

Heartstopper Graphic Novel

A special edition of gay graphic novel series, Heartstopper is being released alongside the upcoming Netflix adaption. The much-anticipated adaption of the best-selling YA series, by Alice Oseman is arriving on the streaming platform on 22 April. Oseman has announced that fans can get a tie-in version of Heartstopper Volume One, with a new cover featuring the show’s stars. It will be released on 28 April and fans can pre-order it from Amazon and Waterstones. Full Story from Pink News

comic Book “Power Bear” Tackles Gay Shame, Mental Health and An Alien Apocalypse

Power Bear

In a world of buff, statuesque heroes, Power Bear is bringing body positivity and discussions of mental health to the queer community. Imagine a superhero. They may be tall and muscular, like Henry Cavill’s Superman, or have the shoulder-to-waist ratio of Chris Evan’s Captain America. Maybe they even have his beloved “America’s ass”. But a new breed of hero is slowly emerging in pop culture which is more representative of the beauty and variety of body shapes in the real world. “Bears are hard to find in the comic mainstream,” Łukasz Majcher, creator of Power Bear, tells PinkNews. “The only … Read more