Starz is putting out their American Gods TV show next year, so let's get ahead of the game by reading and discussing Neil Gaiman's award-winning novel that started it all.
This book club's for everybody, whether you've read Neil Gaiman's classic a dozen times since high school or if up until now the only “Shadow” you know is an anthropomorphic hedgehog with a gun....continue »
Geeks OUT rallies, empowers and promotes queer geeks. Legendary Women is an organization devoted to promoting the empowerment of women, both in the media and their everyday lives and endeavors. Join us both at Black Cat for a happy hour discussion on representation in geeky media! Ghostbusters and Star Trek have just come out and work as a springboard for the chat....continue »
In partnership with Fantom Comics, we're gonna be talking about queer creator Steve Orlando's fantastic recent run on MIDNIGHTER! If you're unfamiliar with this slightly more obscure DC Comics character, don't worry: you can read Volume 1 (subtitled "Out") without any previous knowledge and jump right in.
People often describe Batman as a psychopath, and Midnighter is basically psychopath Batman but he's completely unapologetic about it and he loves his job. He's also gay, but that's just one aspect of this fully fleshed-out character.
Midnighter had authenticity and excitement you rarely see in mainstream superhero books about queer people. But the comic book covers and ads didn't acknowledge his sexuality, which I think played a part in its cancellation.