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Let’s Make Laverne Cox a Superhero

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Laverne Cox has opened up about her “dream” of starring in a superhero movie, and we are here for it. Cox spoke to the PA News Agency about her starring role in the new Amazon Prime film Jolt. Her character is a “no-nonsense” detective with a “foul mouth” named Angela. Cox told PA she loved playing the role because she “always wanted to do an action movie”, and hopes that it leads to more like it. Cox discussed her deep love for action films including the James Bond and Mission Impossible franchises before admitting her dream of starring in a … Read more

FIRST LOOK: Russell Tovey as The (Gay) Ray

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Russell Tovey, star of Being Human and The Pass, is about to make his glorious debut in the DC Universe as The Ray, a superhero with the ability to manipulate light who dwells on an alternate Earth where Nazis won World War II. Oh, and he also happens to be openly gay, which is cool. Tovey’s debut as The Ray comes as part of Crisis On Earth-X, a crossover series which sees Nazis make their way from that previously mentioned alternative Earth onto the normal Earth we know. The story will span The CW’s four DC Universe shows – Arrow, The … Read more

ENTERTAINMENT: Marvel’s First Lesbian TV Superhero?


Marvel has got a new TV show coming out, and it could feature the franchise’s first lesbian character on screen. Runaways, based on the Brian K Vaughan and Adrian Alphona series, have revealed the new cast. The characters are Alex (played by Rhenzy Feliz), a nerd who loves video games, Nico (Lyrica Okano), a ‘budding Wiccan’, Karolina (Virginia Gardner), a teen trapped by the expectations of her famous parents. By Joe Morgan – Full Story at SOURCE

For Readers: Queer Heroes

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FOR READERS Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Brian Cherry: “I’d like to talk about queer pulp heroes or prose novels about queer super heroes.” What are some of your favorite queer super hero (or super villain) books, and why? What would you like to read more of? Writers: This is a reader chat – you are welcome to join it, but please do not reference your own works directly. Thanks! Join the chat

Justin Trudeau, Superhero

Justin Trudeau can save us any day. The Canadian Prime Minister will be gracing the cover of Marvel’s upcoming Civil War II: Choosing Sides, issue #5, coming on August 31st. Oddly enough, he looks even better in ink form than in real life. A Marvel spokesperson told Mashable that Trudeau would also be a minor character in the issue — though he probably won’t be blowing up any buildings. Canadians don’t do that. Here’s the plot: “Alpha Flight, once Canada’s premiere Super Hero team, now working globally for Captain Marvel, seek the advice of their old boss—Canadian Prime Minister Justin … Read more

Announcement: Out for a Hero Anthology

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Storm Moon Press has a new queer superhero anthology out: It’s not easy being a superhero. Sometimes it’s even harder when you’re super and queer. In Out for a Hero, LGBTQ heroes find themselves in tight spaces, moral quandaries, and sometimes heated romance. In The Integrals, Kaveri, the daughter of two super dads, struggles to conceal her possibly criminal crush. But when Morning Glory clashes with her parents’ team, she has to decide how to work with her own developing powers to save the day, and her girl. Sparks highlights the complications of an after-hours club where both superheroes and … Read more