Thursday, 19 January 2012

GLAAD nominate at least two terrible comic-books for their 2012 Awards



Proving once and for all that the LGBT community can be just as blinkered as everybody else, GLAAD's list of nominees for their "Outstanding Comic Book" category at the GLAAD awards features several absolutely terrible comics. At the same time, it ignores some really good comics which featured an LGBT character in 2011. Here is the full list of nominees for the category --

  • Avengers: The Children's Crusade, by Allan Heinberg (Marvel)

  • Batwoman, by J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman (DC Comics)

  • Secret Six, by Gail Simone (DC Comics)

  • Veronica Presents: Kevin Keller, by Dan Parent (Archie Comics)

  • X-Factor, by Peter David (Marvel Comics)


  • Sharp-eyed readers will immediately spot the absolutely awful comic which was nominated solely because two of the characters are in a gay male relationship with each other, but did you know that there is also a second terrible title amongst this list of five? Guess away!

    Incidentally, Dan Parent's Kevin Keller storyline is pretty good, and worth picking up. So it's certainly not that one.

    In the meanwhile, don't forget that you don't have to buy dreck if you want to support LGBT characters in mainstream comics! Picking up decent, enjoyable comics like Daken, Generation Hope, Avengers Academy, Demon Knights and so on is perfectly acceptable, and nobody will look down on you for choosing to doing so.

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