USAvengers #1 – Another #1 from Marvel It is nice to see the New Mutants together briefly and I always love Red Hulk. But stop with the number #1’s.
Batman #14 – Catwoman and Batman have one last night together before she has to be re-incarcerated...
It’s Jackalman from the Thundercats Classics toyline…cancelled toyline. But the figures we did get from MattyCollector were pretty darn awesome! I love my figure personally and really wish we got the rest of the mutants released...
It’s comic book day! So many great comics came out today. I could not get to all of them, but here’s what I did get to read.
Star Wars #26 – A back story with Yoda is always awesome!
Civil War II #8 – The Conclusion to this Marvel epic title is fi...
We are half way through the He-Man/Thundercats crossover from DC Comics. Skeletor has supposedly killed Mumm-Ra and taken the power of He-Man for himself. But luckily the Thundercats have finally entered the fight...
Oh yeah, it’s Christmas baby and the Class Comics’ – A Very Kinky Christmas Meaty is here! These two books contain a plethora (I don’t get to use that word often) of artists all showcasing many different characters that reside within the Class Com...
Panthro- The leather spike daddy of the Thundercat’s group was finally released from the MattyCollector Thundercats Classics toyline. It is unfortunate that he is the last of the toyline, but he is still very awesome...
Director Jasun Mark is back in TitanMen movie – Parole! We have three scenes with six guys all doing their thing with the premise of law enforcement in mind. Or more specifically, with Parole Officers. All three scenes are set outside in a brightly lit backdrop giving the appearance of most this all happening in the open. Check out my thoughts on the movie in the video above.
Never did I think that the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers would ever cross over into the DC Universe, but writer Tom Taylor and artist Stephen Byrne do just that! This first issue has a huge catastrophe take place that is set 36 hours in the future with Superman consoling Zack, the Black Ranger for something that has occurred. We soon see that there was an event taking place between the Justice…
I haven’t whored myself out lately. This is just a random biweekly post for my Patreon page. Picture above I’ve shared a couple times but is a a typical regular post. I do post private pics just to Patrons too. Anyways, thanks for clicking and please carry on with your day. But check it out if you have a free minute or two.
I have researched this a bit but I do not know when we first saw a man on man gay kiss in mainstream comic books. Women have been kissing each other since forever apparently, but man on man is a bit more rare. We have probably seen some comical kisses between male characters like when Bugs Bunny constantly kissed his male enemies in any Looney Tunes cartoon. But when did we get our first actual romantic kiss between two men?
Wolverine and Hercules first kissed in Marvel’s 2013’s X-Treme X-Men #10. But that could not have been the first kiss in mainstream comics, right?
Before Logan and the son of Zeus kissed, Shatterstar and Rictor locked lips in X-Factor #45 in 2009. Technically both are bisexual or pansexual, but it counts as a nice romantic kiss between two male characters that had been hinted at being involved with each other all the way back to the 1990s.
You probably already know about Hulkling and Wiccan being a couple. They are arguably one of the most famous comic book couples of all time. But did you know they were together and published from 2009 to 2013 before readers got to see them kiss in 2012’s Young Avengers: The Children’s Crusade #9?
Midnighter and Apollo are one of DC Comic’s most famous couples- gay or straight. They were originally meant as badass re-interpretations of Batman and Superman who do not have the same moral implications as their source material. But they have since then changed to become their own unique characters. They were originally introduced back in 1998’s Stormwatch #4.
Bloke kissed his unnamed boyfriend in X-Force #118. This was way back in 2001. That may not seem like a big deal, but not a lot happened in that year with gay comic books at all. Unfortunately this was a really unmemorable series. I had to go back and read this series and I personally did not like this interpretation of X-Force and its art. But it did count as two men that were kissing.
I do not know if Image’s Savage Dragon #49 counts or not. I have always thought of Image as being the 3rd mainstream comic book universe. This issue was in May 1998 and the issue featured a character known as Super-Tough kissing his former sidekick Young-Tough. They locked lips after being separated for years. The writer is Erik Larson and he made it seem as though this was no big deal at the time. I mean wow, in 1998 that must have been a huge deal.
Was there a kiss that happened before this? Poor Kevin was introduced into Archie Comics back in 2010 and made out to be openly gay but did not get to kiss his boyfriend until 2013. It seems unfortunate that gay men get the short end of the stick in the comic verses everywhere. But it is our fate. Was there a gay man on man kiss that I am unaware of? Let me know. I cannot find more that has happened before that date. My comic book knowledge is limited, so I am not sure.
The Button – A Crossover event with Batman and the Flash. They finally start to look into why the Comedian’s bloody smilie face button is in the Batcave. The issues will be Batman and The Flash ongoing series #21 & 22 of each. You would think that Batman would have tried to figure this out immediately, but DC wants to slowly let this story unravel. DC Comics has stated that the overall Rebirth storyline itself this will be unraveled over the course of the next two years with several crossover events. This one looks to be the first of those miniseries.
“The two greatest detectives in the DC Universe unite to unravel the mystery behind a certain blood stained smiley face button stuck in the Batcave wall. However, what begins as a simple investigation soon turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party – and it’s not who anyone suspects! This is a mystery woven throughout time, and the countdown starts here!”
If you are like me, you have been wondering what the hell is going on in the DC Universe with respects to Watchmen connection. The Watchmen have always had their own unique universe that never really crossed over in the main DC comic book line. It was originally a mini series explaining a world devoid of compassion and had it’s superheroes set up as cruel vigilantes. The movie adaptation was very close to the original material.
The Rebirth story last year set up DC Comics to have a surge in readership and brought many fans back to reading its comics. The reason was that prior to this event, many characters had been written in much more darker tones after the universe rebooted in the New 52 storyline. Relationships were taken away, history was erased and more importantly, many heroes stopped acting like shining bright heroes and became more dark.
Rebirth set up seeds that someone else may have altered the universe’s history and taken away 10 years out of their continuity. The culprit that everyone is pointing towards is Dr. Manhattan. In the Watchmen universe he does have the power of a god and can do almost anything. He was last seen in Watchmen saying that he may “create some” life in another galaxy. In Titans Abra Kadabra has the word ‘Manhattan’ in his head as to why he is attacking the Titans in an effort to get Wally back into the speed force. Owlman gains access to the Mobius chair from Metron and accesses the secrets of the universe, and he is vaporized with a flash of blue light by an unknown entity, similar to how Rorschach was killed.
It should also be noted that a man by the name of Mr. Oz is kidnapping certain characters in different eras for a unique purpose of his own. Including Doomsday and possibly two versions of Tim Drake, aka Red Robin. Many are speculating that Mr. Oz is Ozymandias from the Watchmen.
It will be a long two years. I was hoping that Tim Drake would have a bigger development within the overall storyline, and writer James Tynion IV promised that he would play a key part of the story. However he is being sidelined temporary with a couple cameo appearances. Maybe he will play a part in this story. Hopefully. The Button will be written by Tom King and drawn by Jason Fabok in Batman. The Flash writer will be Joshua Williamson and artist Howard Porter. Geoff Johns, president and Chief creative officer of DC Comics himself will be writing most of the Rebirth overall storyline.