anthony.kuhns

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Pokemon.
Resides in Atlanta, GA, USA

I track queer characters in comics and love Pokemon, yoga, tai chi, tea, and statistics. Actuary by trade, geek by genetic predisposition!

What I'm ReadingMorning Glories, BtVS, Wolverines, Spandex, and basically anything with a queer character.
What I'm PlayingPokemon (Current Iteration)
What I'm WatchingAgent Carter, Faking It, Teen Wolf, Doctor Who, Gotham, The Flash, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon Crystal

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juleslwilkinson
 on Wed, February 25, 2015

So do all these comics have queer or trans characters?

anthony.kuhns
in response to juleslwilkinson
 on Wed, February 25, 2015

Yup! Amazing X-Men has Northstar; Wolverines has both Daken and Mystique (and possibly her deceased OTP Destiny); Earth 2 has Green Lantern (Alan Scott) and, until last issue, Alan's formerly-dead OTP Sam AND Alan's son-from-the-prior-continuity Obsidian (to be fair, Obsidian's sexuality and parternity haven't been established yet); Gotham Academy has... honestly, I can't remember which character is queer, but I researched it a few months ago (At least I thought I did... if I'm wrong, let me know!); Orphan Black has Felix and Cosima and Delphine and Tony (in that order); Chew has John Colby and Mike Applebee; Wicked + Divine is a book that I'm not convinced has any straight characters; and Spider-Gwen... actually, may not have any queer characters. It's a book that basically un-fridges an egregious "woman in the refrigerator" moment while also attempting to make amends by equipping this new Gwen Stacey with a killer costume, the coolest civilian life (Gwen Stacey: Scientist Rockstar), and an unabashed code name ("Who is Spider-Gwen???" will never be a Daily Bugle headline). So for that reason I think that readers may want to pick up issue #1. I won't be covering the rest of the series unless the supporting cast gets a little queer, but ever since The Movement pulled a fast one on me and introduced two new queer characters and a canon romance with my favorite Gen 13 character, I've been more open minded about what books I call SuperQueer. Though I refuse to cover John Constantine and Madame Xanadu until we get some canon Kinsey bisexuality or they start identifying as bi.