Bleeding Cool Celebrates LGBTQ Creators For Pride Month

You guys are awesome. Finally, I would like to include the writer Steve Orlando in this little list:[caption id="attachment_668157" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Steve Orlando[/caption]Orlando made waves for me when he hit the DC scene with Midnighter, which featured an unapologetic and frank look at a gay character His Midnighter was a man regularly in bed with another[...]

When DC Comics Censored A Kiss Between Apollo And Midnighter

He thought Midnighter and Apollo were nothing more than gay Superman and Batman and making fun of Superman and Batman So, this Jenny Sparks thing rolled around, and there was a gay kiss, and they flipped out, and they censored it Mark Miller was very good about using the social networks and using [comic book[...]

A Love Worth Fighting For – Midnighter & Apollo #4

By Joe Glass[SPOILERS FOLLOW FOR MIDNIGHTER & APOLLO #4]Well now, this one is a doozy!For those needing a catch up (and really, why? You should ALL be picking up this book), Midnighter has descended into Hell to rescue Apollo, who was killed by the Mawzir and is now being held captive by Neron.When last we[...]

Midnighter Decapitates Your Fragile Masculinity

By Joe GlassMidnighter & Apollo #1 came out last week now, and I have read that comic, what, eight times by now I think? It's just that good It's everything I've been crying out for in terms of full on queer representation in mainstream comics You have gay leads, front and center They're happy (albeit[...]

Midnighter – This Is The Comic That Goes Like This SPOILERS)

Everyone seen Spamalot?Everyone at least know the songs?Everyone at least know this one?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-fG8c-CMoUMidnighter #12 is out today The final issue, the comic led with a Midnighter without Apollo The wacky adventures of a young single killing machine and the scrapes he got himself into, with or without Dick Grayson.Some liked that[...]

Amanda Waller Pwns Deadshot In Tomorrow's Midnighter….

From Midnighter #19, out tomorrow......ouch. From Midnighter #19, out tomorrow......ouch. From Midnighter #19, out tomorrow......ouch. From Midnighter #19, out tomorrow......ouch. From Midnighter #19, out tomorrow......ouch. From Midnighter #19, out tomorrow......ouch. From Midnighter #19, out tomorrow......ouch. From Midnighter #19, out tomorrow......ouch. From Midnighter #19, out tomorrow......ouch. From Midnighter #19, out tomorrow......ouch. From Midnighter #19, out tomorrow......ouch.[...]

Steve Orlando Named By The Advocate As One Of Their '40 Under 40'

Writing ultra-violent stories with gay men at their center has earned Orlando criticism from some LGBT readers who worry about the messages comics like Midnighter and Virgil send Orlando brushes them off, pointing out that what’s needed is a wider range of characters from across the LGBT spectrum and queer heroes who embrace violence are needed[...]

Tales from the Four Color Closet: Top 5 LGBTQ in Comics in 2015

Midnighter by Steve Orlando et al (DC Comics)When DC announced their new DC You initiative, I was hugely surprised to see that Midnighter was getting his own series.Midnighter is of course well known and established as one of DC's LGBTQ superheroes, but up until know was pretty much part of 'Apollo & Midnighter', falling in[...]

How This Week's Midnighter Reunited Grant Morrison With Warren Ellis (SPOILERS)

Wednesday saw the launch of the new James Bond comic by Warren Ellis and the Santa Claus origin comic Klaus by Grant Morrison.But it wouldn't be the only thing that joined them together that day.Midnighter, was a character created by Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch back in the Stormwatch days A Batman analogue, and the partner[...]

NYCC '15: Has Azrael Already Re-Appeared In Midnighter?

until Midnighter writer Steve Orlando interrupted, to say "you possibly already have..."Midnighter readers? Can you identify an Azrael hidden in plain sight in back issues of the Midnighter? Asked at the DC All Access panel at New York Comic Con, if the character Azrael might appear anytime soon in DC's comics, the panel began to[...]

The Latest In Dick Grayson's ButtWatch (Midnighter SPOILERS)

Gotta catch them all.And in this case, we have Midnighter #3 by Steve Orlando and Aco, a splendid comic with much to recommend it, innovative, fresh and......unable to resist the possibility of a Dick Grayson buttshot Let alone a final page scene the continues the budding bromance between the two.Almost.. Herculean, isn't it?Comics courtesy of[...]

SDCC '15: LGBTQ Geek Year in Review

This was touched on again, before moving to the final arcs controversy of its own, as many, if not most, fans felt there was an undesirable and unwanted rape plotline involved.The group mused on how the climate has become such now that whereas in the past a queer audience may have felt they had to[...]

Cleaning Up DC Comics' LGBT History With The Advocate

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUP_9BB6zWo[/youtube]The Advocate's Jase Peeples presented a special episode of DC All Access on YouTube, looking at the history of LGBT characters in DC Comics as part of Pride month, but makes a number of curious omissions.While it looks at what may have been clumsier efforts to portray such characters and issues in the past, he[...]

SE: NYC '15 – Corporations Are People We Can Punch – The DC You Panel

Derek Trum is sat in today's DC You panel at SE: NYC '15 and reports in... "If corporations are people, they're people we can punch."- Steve Orlando Steve Orlando talked about his relaunch of Midnighter Covers were shown for first three issues In issue #3 Midnighter will face off with Multiplex, a villain most recently featured during[...]

Tales From The Four Color Closet – Midnighter: The Hero We Need!

By Joe GlassThis week has seen the release of the first DC comic headlined by a gay male lead, in the form of Midnighter by Steve Orlando, Aco and Romulo Fajardo Jr.Midnighter is of course an existing character, albeit one who’s gone through some changes since the New 52 came around In the 90s, he[...]

Midnighter Just Had A One Night Stand With Warren Ellis

In today's Convergence: Nightwing/Oracle #2, the backup preview features Midnighter, by Steve Orlando and ACO.And we open with the young, naked Midnighter in bed, grabbing his Batman underoos, amidst a pile of condoms.Is this the first condom appearance in DC's standard superhero comic line? It's been a while since that issue of Static that caused all the[...]

Has DC Comics Reached LGBT Parity Now?

In a conversation about Midnighter being a single gay man and about Catwoman being bisexual, Midnighter writer Steve Orlando was asked, @josephglass @JustPlainTweets @FotoCub Constantine is in the club ! Don't worry— Steve Orlando (@thesteveorlando) March 11, 2015 Hmm Just doing the maths Midnighter is gay Catwoman is bi Constantine is bi Harley Quinn is bi (with two titles[...]

DC Comics To "Fully Embrace" Life Of A Single Gay Male In Midnighter

Talking about their June mini-relaunch, they confirm pretty much what Bleeding Cool has been reporting this month, including the previews of June books in stand alone original eight page stories in the back of every Convergence May title from the book's creative teams.But along the way, we read that they are not shying away from[...]

3 More For DC Mini-Relaunch – Green Lantern Lost Army, Omega Men And Martian Manhunter (UPDATE)

Fate W: Paul Levitz A: Sonny LiewHarley Quinn/Power Girl (6-issue limited) W: Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner A: Stephane RouxJustice League of America W: Bryan Hitch A: Bryan HitchJustice League 3001 W: Keith Giffen A: Howard PorterMartian Manhunter W: Rob Williams A: Ben OliverMidnighter W: Steve Orlando A: ACOMystic U W: Alisa Kwitney A: Stay tuned for artist info!Omega Men W: Tom King A: Alec MorganPrez W: Mark Russell A: Ben CaldwellRed Hood/Arsenal W:[...]

The DC Universe Gets A New Gay Lead Comic – Midnighter By Steve Orlando And ACO

When Batwoman was cancelled, DC Comics lost their only gay lead comic book.Well, that has been rapidly repaired.As part of June's mini-relaunch from DC Comics, we are getting a new ongoing Midnighter series by Steve Orlando and ACO. After his appearance in Grayson, it could only be a matter of time...Midnighter was created by Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch in[...]