“Let me tell you the story of the Space Viking.” So begins Korg’s humorous fireside chat with a […]
By The Nerdling This was a hell of a weekend for both Marvel and Game of Thrones fandoms. […]
by The Collected Mutineer
*This post contains heavy spoilers for the character of Loki, particularly in regards to Avengers: Infinity War. If you haven’t seen the film, kindly stop here and enjoy this gif of Tom Hiddleston. Delayed gratification is worth it, you guys.*
Think back to when you first saw Guardians of the Galaxy. Remember when you thought that it was so unlike any of the existing Marvel Cinematic Universe films? That it was hard to imagine how or why it fit into the overarching franchise?
There’s a lot of reasons I enjoy reading comics: the fight of good v. evil, the creative collaboration […]
Beloved readers, this is my last article for The Collective this month, and in continuing my celebration of all things fandom and LGBTQA Pride, I’ve compiled a list (with special thanks to some awesome Twitter followers) of the most kick-ass LGBTQ+ couples in the comic verses.
It’s been a long, slow road to getting the LGBTQ+ community representation in comics that was more than subtext and not edited out of the finished product (as was the case for many characters). As a child, I probably couldn’t tell you the name of one gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender character, and now I’m having a difficult time narrowing down this list to less than ten (Iceman, Catwoman, Batwoman, Constantine, Northstar…etc.). This list was inspired by the immense popularity of #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend, and also because, for me, everything this month is about Pride.
Midnighter and Apollo (DC Comics)
Introduced in 1998, Midnighter and Apollo have often been hailed as characters that parallel Batman and Superman, but Midnighter is a bit more sociopathic, and both are a bit more foul-mouthed. Even more notable is that they were one of the first openly gay couples to exist in the DC Comics verse. Unlike other comic characters who came out after years in the closet, and many of their stories depicting struggling with their sexuality, Midnighter and Apollo’s sexualities were a part of their comic depictions from the beginning, eventually marrying and adopting a daughter together, making them a badass gay superhero couple with a family.
(And yes, I know all about what happened in the 2015 Midnighter solo comics and it is, as this blogger says, “a copout.” Midnight & Apollo 5ever.)
Comic giant Marvel has announced today that its First Avenger will pick up the shield once more this […]
Good day, Collectors!
In celebration of the beginning of the CollectiveSmash Star Wars Rewatch series, (which spans every Friday evening for the next six weeks beginning tonight!) I’ve put together a little list of Star Wars comics that you should be reading if you like Jedi and the Force and stuff. Or if you ever wondered what Han Solo would look like as a comic character.
Beginning in October 2015, Marvel Comics will release variant covers of cosplayers on some of their most popular comics. While […]