Marvel comics of 1986. Elektra Assassin by Frank Miller & Bill Sienkiewicz!
Following my review of 2020’s X-Factor #1, I saw a fair amount of commentary from listeners and readers wondering why there’s all this focus on character sexuality in the book, specifically with queer X-Men. Hot on the heels of Marauders #12 and Kate Pryde’s same-sex kiss, the question is of course resurfacing, making it a good time to really dig into the relevance and importance of sexuality in the world of Marvel’s X-Men.
Up front, I’ll admit this is a sensitive issue and I don’t pretend to have all the answers. This is my own attempt to wrestle with these recurring questions, and dissect them in the context of X-Men comics. While I think it would be nice, I don’t anticipate this conversation will change hearts and minds regarding perceptions of sexuality and gender in our world, but I do hope it will specifically address how these issues are integrated into Marvel’s X-Men comics, and why, at the end of the day, it makes sense and is a substantial net positive.
This week on Creannotators, I talked with creator Sloane Leong about A Map To The Sun, the graphic novel’s incredible colors, studying the game of basketball, and her sci fi Image series Prism Stalker.
On Comic Book Herald’s ‘Creannotators’ I’ll be interviewing some of my favorite creators in comics about specific runs, graphic novels or series, looking for their insights on the inspirations behind the work and ideas or hidden material readers may have missed. Creannotators is an audio/visual annotative guide to enjoying the intricacies and thinking in the art. Thanks for listening, and enjoy the comics![Read more…] about Creannotators #16: “A Map To The Sun” With Sloane Leong
Zack & Dave cover your questions, poll results, and recap the Marvel Comics of 1986 parts 3 & 4![Read more…] about Marvel Year Twenty-Five: 1986 Variant Cover B
Zack and Dave read & discuss every single issue of Marvel’s Ultimate Universe! This episode Ultimates launches, and more from Ultimate Spider-Man and Ultimate X-Men![Read more…] about My Ultimate Year #4: Ultimates by Millar & Hitch Begins!