Trans hero

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 7:55am

‘Alters’ explores a teen beset by superpowers … and new sexual identity When a new comic book title issues a “No. 1,” collectors often perk up their ears. Getting in on the ground floor of a new imprint is like attending opening night of a new play, or discovering a great new chef. So the […]

A Couple of Guys • 07-31-15

Posted on 30 Jul 2015 at 10:10pm

Midnighter in the garden of gay & evil

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 7:45am

Out comic book writer Steve Orlando, on the return of DC Comics’ supergay superhero Gay fanboys rejoice! Midnighter is here. Launched in June, DC Comics’ Midnighter series, from out writer Steve Orlando, is about the “first gay male superhero to headline a mainstream comic.” If Midnighter’s name is familiar, he’s been around (and gay) since the […]

Geeky, queer & Texan

Posted on 03 Apr 2015 at 6:00am

This weekend, Austin’s HavenCon offers a safe place for gay gamers and sci-fi fans to get their nerd on CHAKA CUMBERBATCH  | Contributing Writer If you or a gay nerd in your circle of friends is headed down to Austin this weekend, chances are it’s to attend the maiden voyage of HavenCon. The geeks can’t […]

Superhero’s handbook

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 6:15am

Advice for newbies and pros on navigating Comic Con … from a fangirl who knows from experience CHAKA CUMBERBATCH  | Contributing Writer chakacumberbatch@gmail.com Since 1994, Dallas Comic Con has been serving up a super-powered collision of comic books, cartoons and caped crusaders galore to the denizens of DFW. If history is any indication, this weekend’s […]

Zeus moves

Posted on 12 Oct 2012 at 8:00am

Gay comic store relocates to Inwood Everyone knows the Design District is an up-and-coming area for galleries, furniture stores and  lately restaurants … but comic book shops? Well, it is now. About two weeks ago, gay-owned Zeus Comics — long located along Oak Lawn, then later moved to Lemmon Avenue across from Whole Foods — […]

Safe bet

Posted on 08 Dec 2011 at 5:00pm

Turtle Creek Chorale plays it safe for the holidays — and it shows RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com Tradition is a funny thing, especially during the holidays. Christmas doesn’t feel like Christmas without Charlie Brown and his sad little tree, or driving through neighborhoods to gawk at the twinkling lights. But while changing routines […]

Batwoman begins

Posted on 15 Sep 2011 at 5:05pm

DC Comics’ lesbian superhero gets her own imprint, a pantheon of new supervillains … and maybe a girlfriend. GIRL ON GIRL | DC revamps its comic world with an all-new updating of its lesbian Batwoman character. Following a hugely successful, starring storyline in DC Comics’ Detective Comics title, the openly lesbian Batwoman begins her own titular, monthly […]

Zowie! She’s Gay!

Posted on 25 Jun 2009 at 1:29pm

By Arnold Wayne Jones Life+Style Editor For the first time in 70 years, Detective Comics is led by a character other than Batman — a lesbian superheroine named Batwoman. Here’s how writer Greg Rucka turned an icon of one kind into another OUT, OUT! AND A GAY! Greg Rucka will sign copies of the new […]

Geek Girl to the rescue

Posted on 22 May 2008 at 6:22pm

By Daniel A. Kusner – Life + Style Editor Gina Coffman guides uninitiated women into the fierce universe of graphic novels – Terry Thompson/Dallas Voice At Zeus Toys and Comics, Gina Coffman often notices sapphic customers wandering into the store and looking like they’re lost. Zeus’ aisles are bursting with illustrations of over-muscled male superheroes. […]