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NY Comic-Con: Amazing Spider-Man #700 On 12/26 To Be The FINAL Issue


With Comic-Con New York in full swing today was officially Spiderman Day in the Big Apple and even Mayor Bloomberg attended the Spiderman panel.

But the real news, that many have missed is that the Amazing Spider-Man will finish its fifty year run this December with issue 700 before being switched over to Marvel NOW! an initiative that aims to recharge the publisher’s heroes and villains.

Many Marvel comics will relaunching under the new Marvel NOW! banner and it was assumed that January’s MN Superior Spider-Man would pick up Spidey’s story where Amazing Spider-Man left off. To the shock of many of those  at NY Comic-Con, Current series writer Dan Slott, “It’s an all new Spidey. This ain’t Peter Parker.”

When asked why the series was ending its run, Editor Stephen Wacker said, “We like stories to come to an end. It’s been going for fifty years.”

“Put away the presents and bring out the Kleenex,” Slott also warned the audience.

“This ain’t a reboot, we’re simply hitting the refresh button.` Editor-in-chief Axel Alonso said “Marvel NOW!’ simply offers a line-wide entry-point into the Marvel Universe that you’re already reading about.”

The new titles will include series featuring Iron Man, the now-named “Indestructible Hulk,” Deadpool and the “All-New X-Men”.

One has to wonder how many of the super-characters are going to be coming out of the super-closet in these new non-reboots(If any.)

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Comic to Get Gay Male Teen Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics aka Buffyverse is a popular comic that has been round since the series first season in 1998 to the present.

Now finally after featuring hundreds of teenage girl slayers the comics will feature a teenaged boy who has decided that they aren’t the only ones who can battle the undead

The new vampire slayer Billy, a gay teenager will be introduced in Buffy: Season Nine issue 14. The comic will not be changing the rules of the Slayer lineage itself. Billy is going to be a vampire slayer with a lowercase “s,” a character who battles vampires despite having no ancient superpowers.

According to Jane Espenson and Drew Greenberg who will be introducing Billy.

I thought, Gee, all the work we’ve done with Buffy is about being female, and how that doesn’t mean that you are lesser. It suddenly struck me: If being feminine doesn’t mean that you’re lesser, then liking guys also doesn’t mean you’re lesser. For very good reason, we’ve focused on the female empowerment part of Buffy, but I wondered, Did we leave something out? What if someone in high school is looking up to Buffy as a role model, and we’re saying: You can’t be a Slayer.

Joss Whedon has said in the past that  he would like to write a strong, openly gay male character and that he has a  book idea on the back burner featuring a strong, gay male character.  But until then at least with Billy we’ll finally see a positive gay male character running around in Whedon’s universe.

Best Comic Title EVER!: “Young Bottoms In Love”

Young Bottoms in Love compiles a sampling of the acclaimed webcomic anthology and includes more than 40 creators, from award-winning comics professionals to top amateur talent.

Proceeds from the sale of this digital book benefit Prism Comics, a nonprofit organization supporting LGBT comics, creators and readers.

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Gay Geek Couple To Be Married In NYC Comic Store On Release of Northstar’s Wedding Issue

In honor of the release of “Astonishing X-Men No. 51,” in which X-Men superhero Northstar marries his boyfriend Kyle, the first same sex wedding in the Marvel universe. Gay geeks Scott Everhart  and Jason Welker  a couple from Columbus, Ohio, will be one of two same sex coupes tying the knot at Midtown Comics’ satellite store in the financial district of New York City.

Everhart and Welker were selected from more than 50 applicants after Gerry Gladston, one of the store’s owners, announced their search for a gay couple to be married in the store on the day of the release of NorthStars and Kyles wedding.  There were a handful of negative messages, but the supportive ones drowned them out.

“We’re proud to take this opportunity to promote equality and tolerance, which is the message of the X-Men themselves.” Gladston said.

“It’s a huge step for us as a couple, but also for us in the community,” said  Jason Welker. The men plan to have a follow-up ceremony in Ohio (where same sex marriage is not legal or recognized) for friends and family who could not make it to New York on such short notice. “My brother will be really angry with me if he doesn’t get to be my best man,”  Welker said.

A reception will follow at the Eventi Hotel in Chelsea, which is accommodating the couple, with traditional wedding music as well as some superhero tunes.


FIRST LOOK – DC Comics Introduces Green Lantern As Being Gay – Comic Panels

We called it!

The DC Comics character who is being revealed as being gay is none other than the original Green Lantern, Alan Scott. But there is one small catch.

The Green Lantern is gay in an “alternative universe” not the main DC Universe.  The comic is called “Earth 2” after all.  D

oes this make it any different thank making the Lateren gay in the aletrnate universe but still hetrosexual in the  REAL DC Universe?

You can check out a few more panels in a preview of DC Comics’ Earth 2 issue 2, by writer James Robinson and artist Nicola Scott by clicking here.