Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Queer Superheroes Forever!


Today, many comic book publishers have created brand new LGBTQ+ superhero characters but I still pine to see the superheroes of my childhood FINALLY COME OUT! Because in my own personal headcanon --


And some are transgender or genderfluid too!



In addition. people are now finally starting to draw correct conclusions from some actual canonical backstories -- like that of Wonder Woman. She grew up and lived on Paradise Island where the only inhabitants were women. Gee, WHO did they all have their romantic relationships with?


And hey, who agrees with me that Wonder Woman and Super Girl should team up? Yeah, baby, yeah!


DC Comics actually made their contemporary Batwoman, Kate Kane, a lesbian. They wouldn't let her marry her lover Maggie though. "Superheroes shouldn't have happy personal lives," DC said. Which is true enough -- no superhero does.

DC did its level best to give Kate Kane a recognizable lesbian identity, even if they had to rely on some pretty standard lesbian tropes to do it. For example, we all know how much lesbians love to play baseball! In fact, sports teams were often how lesbians used to meet each other back in the bad old days of the Closet.


And here's Kate with a former lover, police detective Renee Montoya -- 1950s butch/femme style at its finest and most obvious!


Anyway, what about Batman himself? Is he truly the Dark Knight or is he actually the Rainbow Knight?



And Spider-Man is a modern teen, isn't he? Aren't they all bi these days?

[Editorial Note: As Adam correctly points out in the comments, that's the TRANS flag in the following artwork, not the BI flag. D'oh, my bad! There's so many Pride flags these days, I can't keep them all (you should pardon the expression) straight anymore. And just FYI Adam, there's a lot of fanfiction where Peter Parker is a young trans teen, so that's what this illustration undoubtedly relates to.]


Of course, we all know who has a major crush on him. It's true; Deadpool really does play for ANY team. Plus he likes getting pegged by his wife, apparently. I thought that was the funniest part of the whole first movie.


And finally, my two favourite bi/gay boys, Captain America and the Winter Soldier! Yes, I ship them! Don't judge me, lol!




30 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

the hulk princess cake - LOVE! also the rainbow batman set!

Adam said...

In those arts with Spiderman and WW, it's the transgender flag, not the bi or pan one. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me why the artist did that.

mistress maddie said...

Lol!!!!! I'd have no problem if Batman and robin wanted yo have their way with me, while Captain America filmed it.

I've been very bad and villianess

LL Cool Joe said...

Wonder Woman and Super Girl? Yeah, baby indeed!

Mitchell is Moving said...

Hulk Princess cake, yes!!!

DEZMOND said...

It's interesting that most of the actors that play superheroes are closeted gays, from our Hiddlest and Henrylicious Cavill (you know they are) to Kiss Evans (I know he is). And now Ezra Miller as well!

mxtodis123 said...

These are great....especially the Hulk Princess cake. LOL!!!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hahahaha...that cake is fantastic!

Magaly Guerrero said...

It's all fun and games until someone goes around saying, "Your justice doesn't bulge in the right places."


Oh, and that Spider-Man rocks! I must ask him what exercises he's using to shape that bum.

*runs away squealing*

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Totally lost it at the Hulk cake! Hahaha! Growing up I never got a gay vibe from Spiderman but Batman and Robin were clearly a daddy-son couple, I felt that even before I knew what that meant. XD

^.^ said...

The cake sure takes the cake, friend D … smiles … Happy Wednesday, eh? … Love, cat.

Leeanna Henderson said...

That first meme cracked me up. I laughed out loud and Lucy wondered what was wrong with me. All of these are so great.

Susan said...

I have half a mind to demand that cake for my birthday!

Marie Smith said...

Love that hulk cake!

MrsDuncanMahogany said...

Love the Wonder Woman/Super Girl team!!!! Yeah!!! :)

Joanne Noragon said...

Love the cake!

The Happy Whisk said...

Very funny when you said you couldn't keep the pride flags straight.

Love, love, love the cake. Brilliant.

Rain said...

I love this post Debra! :) It reminds me of a Star Trek episode (the first ones with the great Bill Shatner)... :)...when they land on some all-woman planet and surprisingly the first person they are all lusting over is Captain Kirk lol...really? ;)

e said...

The whole world is GAY!

Bob Johns said...

I remember Queer as Folk had a long storyline when Hale Sparks character puts out a Comic book I think I still have the book someplace(?) not 100% on that.

Professor Chaos said...

Wait. . . are you saying there are hetero superheroes? But the tights!~ The capes! The "sidekicks!" Aren't they all gay?

Sandy said...

BatWoman...that was funny. Your cake is awesome! You are clearly very talented.
Sandy's Space

bill lisleman said...

I know little of the superhero world. Most of the names are familiar but I don't know the backstories. Interesting view on the superheroes.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

One can only imagine the job duties that fall within being Batman's "little buddy."
Holy cow. Robin was SO lucky!

Ol'Buzzard said...

Wonder Woman and Super Girl - I would watch that.
the Ol'Buzzard

Magic Love Crow said...

Debra, you are the best! LOL! I think Deadpool is adorable! LOL! Big Hugs!

AntiquityTravelers said...

My daughter is very in to Manga ... just realized there is an entire genre call 'boy on boy' that older Japanese women enjoy? called Yaoi ... of all places learned this on an Anthony Bourdain episode. God I will miss that guy

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Antiquity Travelers -- Yes, and the equivalent of Yaoi in North America and Europe is "slash" fanfiction, fanart and fanvideos, where (primarily) women fans pair up (or "ship") male TV/film characters with other male TV/film characters. My shipping of Captain America and the Winter Soldier falls into that category. Women characters are also shipped with each other, in which case, it's called "femslash."

Guillaume said...

The new Batwoman is actually a lipstick lesbian.

Fundy Blue said...

Well this post was an education ~ LOL Thank you! I guess a whole lot went over my head.