So What Was The First Mainstream Gay Kiss In Comics Anyway?

In a number of interviews embargoed until this morning, James Robinson claimed he wrote the first "mainstream kiss" in comics, in Starman, dated August 1998. And while that predates, say, Peter Milligan and Mike Allred on X-Statix, as well as Warren Ellis, Bryan Hitch, Mark Millar and Frank Quitely on The Authority… it doesn't predate The Enigma, by Peter Milligan and Duncan Fegredo.

Originally created for Disney's Touchstone Comics, but picked up by DC Comics when that publishing plan went pear shaped, The Enigma is a surreal superhero comic book published by DC that not only featured a gay kiss…

So What Was The First Mainstream Gay Kiss In Comics Anyway?

… but that came over an issue after we'd had this;

So What Was The First Mainstream Gay Kiss In Comics Anyway?

 

Looks like Earth Two has some way to catch up…

 

 

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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