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DC Comics Gets Political As Midnighter & Apollo Renew Their Vows
Their support of me—their acknowledgement of all of me—has made my life infinitely better, and this makes them heroes to me." And then the Midnighter and Apollo story by Josh Trujllo and Don Aguillo sees the husband and husband superheroic team, fighting street battles and standing up against anti-gay protests in the streets, only for Alan[...]
Alan Scott Green Lantern Gets DC Comics Pride 2023 Special
Kaplan Midnighter, Apollo and Alan Scott Green Lantern by Josh Trujillo and Don Aguillo Ghost-Maker and Catman vs Cannon and Saber by Rex Ogle and Stephen Sadowski Jon Kent and John Constantine by Christopher Cantwell and Skylar Patridge Natasha Irons and Nubia by Mildred Louis Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Crush by Leah Williams and Paulina Ganucheau Multiversity by Grant Morrison[...]
Bryan Hitch Drawing The Authority Again?
And if that was Apollo, the figure doing the high kick could quite easily be The Midnighter, with a leather jacket collar And are those Swift's wings at the back? Is this Bryan Hitch returning to The Authority? Which just got a big boost after James Gunn announced a movie about The Authority based on Hitch's[...]
The Death Of Superman And Changing The Future In Action Comics #1029
Did Jonathan Kent stop one Superman future from happening… …but in the process set up another, the Future State: Worlds At War where Superman is estranged from Earth and trapped on Warworld? Might there be room on WarWorld for a weakened Superman for Darkseid's lot? While in the Midnighter back-up strip, the Future State Midnighter from Warworld[...]
The Fox Family In Next Batman
Justice League Dark uses The Demon's out-of-time magical nature, but Superman uses hard science-fiction. Superman: Worlds At War #2 artwork With the message received by Metropolis from Warworld being sent by the same person who it ended up transmitting across the galaxy, courtesy of some by-your-own-bootstrap logic.   Superman: Worlds At War #2 artwork While the Midnighter's encounter with his[...]
Future State Superman Worlds Of War #1 Review: A Mixed Bag
If you liked the Grandmaster scenes in Thor: Ragnarok, this set up might seem familiar as Clark Kent stands in a difficult position but still sticks to the moral high ground. After that, we get to Mongul's War World, where Shilo Norman has taken a Boom Tube to find himself in the thick of it, running into the[...]
The Return Of The Authority - But What's Up With Midnight and Apollo?
On December 17th, Bleeding Cool looked at gossip that The Authority were to return to DC Comics after we got the tipoff that a) The Authority would be mentioned in an upcoming comic and b) Apollo would return as well as Midnighter and Grifter from the Wildstorm universe Whether their appearance in a Superman comic would lead[...]
The Full Timeline For DC Comics Future State
And what book goes where… and Bleeding Cool has cut them up and put them on one shareable picture. The Full Timeline For DC Comics Future State 2025: Arkham Knights, Batgirls, Batman/Superman, Batman Catwoman, Gotham City Sirens, Harley Quinn, Grifters, Nightwing, Outsiders, Red Hood, Robin Eternal 2027: Dark Detective, The Flash, Teen Titans 2029: Shazam! 2030: Aquaman, Black Racer, Justice[...]
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: Steve Orlando 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 man, bedroom floor littered[...]
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 Glass Midnighter & 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-CMoUVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Spamalot – Song that Goes Like This (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-fG8c-CMoU) Midnighter #12 is out today The final issue, the comic led with a Midnighter without Apollo[...]
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. [...]
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?
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 dismiss the idea, "not on this panel"… until Midnighter writer Steve Orlando interrupted, to say "you possibly already have…" Midnighter readers? Can you identify an Azrael hidden in plain[...]
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 Glass This 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 Liew Harley Quinn/Power Girl (6-issue limited) W: Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner A: Stephane Roux Justice League of America W: Bryan Hitch A: Bryan Hitch Justice League 3001 W: Keith Giffen A: Howard Porter Martian Manhunter W: Rob Williams A: Ben Oliver Midnighter W: Steve Orlando A: ACO Mystic U W: Alisa Kwitney A: Stay tuned for artist info! Omega Men W: Tom King A: Alec Morgan Prez W: Mark Russell A: Ben Caldwell Red 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[...]
Dick Grayson And The Male Gaze
Dick Grayson buttshots have been a bit of a running joke. There are Tumblrs such as F--- Yeah Dick Grayson's Ass and Nightwings Ass Appreciation, with
Red Lanterns #10 – The Return Of One Punch!
Indeed "one punch" has become a mantra for some. Today, in Red Lanterns #10, we get a return to that with Batman stand-in Midnighter And a certain Red Lantern feline, Dex-Starr With exactly the same result. There will be outrage you know Not to mention that we have a gay man hitting some pussy. Shame they couldn't reprise[...]