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Aug 5

LGBTQ* Comic Books & Graphic Art You Might Have Missed

how loathsome (2003)by Ted Naifeh and Tristan Crane

Comic Genre: Goth, LGBT, Gender

**Warning: Language, Sexual Discussions, Drug Use**

LGBTQ* Moments in (Major/Familiar) Comic Books You Should Know

  1. Northstar —  (1992) Comes out in Alpha Flight #106 * first really significant coming out for Marvel *
  2. Rawhide Kid — (2002) becomes first gay leading character in a comic book series from Marvel or DC *full of really bad stereotypes and didn’t do too well*
  3. Terry Berg’s Gay Bashing — (2002) Terry, friend of Green Lantern, is attacked because of his sexuality. Green Lantern #154
  4. Midnighter Gets Married (2002) Midnighter and Apollo marry in the graphic novel Transfer of Power
  5. Batwoman — (2006) Kathy Kane comes out 
  6. Rictor and Shatterstar Kiss — (2009) Rictor and long-time “friend” Shatterstar share a kiss in issue X-Factor V. 3 #45  
  7. Kevin Keller Comes Out — (2011) Archie Comics introduces their first openly gay character, Kevin Keller. Keller goes on to marry his partner a year later in the series and becomes Archie Comics #1 selling issue.
  8. The Young Avengers Hulkling and Wiccan — (2005-2012) Marvel releases boyfriend storyline. The two share a kiss years later in 2012.
  9. Northstar and Kyle Wed — (2012) in Astonishing X-Men #51
LGBTQ* Representation in Comic Books
Image from Avengers: The Children’s Crusade #1, by Allan Heinberg and Olivier Coipel (Marvel)
(Nominated for 22nd GLAAD Media Awards )

LGBTQ* Representation in Comic Books

Image from Avengers: The Children’s Crusade #1, by Allan Heinberg and Olivier Coipel (Marvel)


(Nominated for 22nd GLAAD Media Awards )