COLOR COMMENTARY

When Horror Intrudes – Part 2

One of the best parts of Halloween is being able to don masks and costumes and become somebody else for a while. As my childhood peers enjoyed dressing up as ghosts and witches or sports players, I always wanted to be the superhero. I have ever preferred the champion...

When Horror Intrudes – Part 1

There isn’t a reader out there who doesn’t know what it feels like to be out of place. Whether it’s due to our being enthusiastic fans among the disinterested or due to being gay in a mostly-straight setting, it’s not uncommon to feel that we don’t fit in. Conversely,...

Astonishing X-Men #50

The world of the X-Men has reflected the LGBT experience from the very start — first metaphorically, and later, literally. In this issue, Northstar and his boyfriend Kyle bring the reflection up-to-the-minute. But… how’s the story? How’s the art? Well, it’s X-Men… and that can be a pretty good thing to be.

The Initiation #2

The Initiation #2 Author - Robert Fraser Illustrator - Joseph Hawk Class Comics, 2009 As someone who considers himself well-rounded, relatively educated, and rather open-minded, I happily agreed to immerse myself in the one realm of comic-dom I had yet to (ahem)...

The Girl Who Loved Dragons

Annihilation Conqeust: Quasar writer - Christos Gage pencils - Mike Lilly inks - Bob Almond, Scott Hanna, Mark McKenna, Roland Paris colors - Stephane Peru letters - VC'S Joe Caramagna covers - Matt Wilson assistant editor - Alejandro Arbona editor - Bill Rosemann...

French Toast Comix

French Toast Comix story and art by Becky Hawkins Becky Hawkins, 2009 What's it about? French Toast Comix is an autobiographical webcomic by a lady who works as a cruise ship musician.  She's Jewish, gay and draws pretty much anything that happens in her life.  Strips...

Octobriana

OCTOBRIANA- SAMIZDAT EDITION A graphic novel collected edition from Steve Orlando, Chaz Truog, and Thomas Mauer House Spirit Press, 2011 Octobriana is one of those comics which make you think “Why isn’t this more famous?”. Because it has everything: an unusual...

Kevin Keller #3-4

Kevin Keller #3-4 STORY AND ART BY - Dan Parent INKS BY - Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski COLORS BY - Digikore Studios LETTERS BY - Jack Morelli EDITS BY - Victor Gorelick COVERS BY - Dan Parent Archie Comics, 2011 In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,...

Why Every LGBT Comic Fan Should Own This Book!

CBLDF 2011 Annual Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, 2011 Big Two got you down? Is it pricing? Page count? Are you still mad about buying that Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes #1 issue? (I am) Are you looking to spend your money on small press independent comics? And since...

Elemental Micah

Elemental Micah #1 Michael Georgiou Michael Georgiou, 2010 What's it about? Micah Sampson is a seventeen year old college drop out, feeling his life draining away from his as he works as a supermarket. He has low self esteem, mostly surrounding his body, and a huge...

i love spiders

i love spiders written and illustrated by lolagouine lolagouine, 2006 I Love Spiders is a Queer Zine reminiscent of photocopied, cut-and-pasted Zines from the zine explosion "back in the day" (well, that's a relative term—a couple of decades ago…?)—with some very...

BLUDGEON #0

BLUDGEON #0 WRITTEN AND DRAWN BY: JEREMY OWEN EDITOR & STORY COLLABORATOR: GREG FREELAND II PINUP ART BY: ANDREW MARK Burly Press, 2011 What's it about? The first issue of this new comic introduces us to Mike, who is moving to Albuquerque, and it sets up a few...

Charm School Drop Out

CHARM SCHOOL BOOK ONE MAGICAL WITCH GIRL BUNNY Story & Art by Elizabeth Watasin SLG Publishing, 2002 Here’s a story, that’s sad to tell, about a magical witch ne’er do well. The most mixed up lipstick lesbian on the block. Her future is unclear now. What’s a perplexed...

Kevin Keller #1-2

Kevin Keller #1-2 STORY AND ART BY - Dan Parent INKS BY - Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski COLORS BY - Digikore Studios LETTERS BY - Jack Morelli EDITS BY - Victor Gorelick COVERS BY - Dan Parent Archie Comics, 2011 So the plan was to wait until the Kevin Keller miniseries...

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