Tag: Pride Month

17. Starman

17. Starman

Mikaal Tomas, the 70s one-issue Starman, brought back eventually in James Robinson’s masterwork 90s Starman series as a tragic and completely beloved (by me) character.

16. Robin

16. Robin

Tim Drake, best Robin. Canonically bi in a recent-ish story. Refuse to draw him in any other version of his costume. Best Robin.

15. Wiccan

15. Wiccan

I’ll be honest, I totally forgot Wiccan (and Hulkling) were a thing. I read the original run of Young Avengers back in the day and loved it, but yeah… Also totally forgot that Wiccan was one of Scarlet Witch’s fake sons. Ah well.

14. Hercules

14. Hercules

Hercules! ‘Nuff Said.

13. Union Jack

13. Union Jack

Apparently the WWII 2nd version of Union Jack was gay (his lover was the character known as Destroyer. Jokes at your own risk). But I’ll be honest, while researching this, all I wanted to do was go back and re-read Paul Grist’s masterful Jack Staff series.

12. Shatterstar

12. Shatterstar

Not sure whether Shatterstar is bi or gay, but I do remember Rob Liefeld flipping his shit when Peter David put him in a relationship with Rictor in the pages of X-Factor, and that is enough to actually make me like this character now.

11. John Constantine

11. John Constantine

John is canonically bi, but I’ve always felt he’s more of an “anything that moves” kinda guy, so don’t stand so, don’t stand so close to him. John is still the greatest comic character ever formed and I miss the original Hellblazer a lot.

10. Anole

10. Anole

I read Skottie Young’s run on New X-Men 100 million years ago. The only things I really remembered were that Pixie and Anole were the two standout characters, and I honestly couldn’t say why. My memory is awful. Um… Anole looks cool and was kinda fun to draw.

9. The Question

9. The Question

So there’s usually a backlash against “legacy” characters. New faces behind the masks of established characters, particularly when those newer characters could be derogatorily labeled as “diversity hires” of sorts. For me, the only one I dismiss is Jaime Reyes as Blue Beetle, but just because Ted Kord got ground into the fucking dirt in …

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8. Batwoman

8. Batwoman

I honestly don’t have a ton to say.