I spent two fantastic days at Heroes Con 2019. Unfortunately, it seems there's a contingent of attendees out to ruin the experience for several creators. It apparently is happening to several artists that are openly LGBTQIA+.
This week, I was all set to write a review of Uncanny X-Men #17 when the news broke that there was controversy around it. The issue depicts the death of Wolfsbane in flashback as Wolverine goes to exact his preferred form of vengeance and justice on her killers. Unfortunately, Rosenberg apparently made several mistakes that likened the attack to violence against trans women.I'm a little late to the party on this topic, but I feel like I need to go over it, given my support of Matthew Rosenberg in the past. I hope I haven't stepped all over this topic in exploring it.
Last year, Kim & Kim was probably my favorite new series, and maybe my favorite series for the year. The dynamic between the lead characters was engrossing and after the fourth issue, I was left wishing I could get more of this fantastic comic. If you felt like me, then you're just as excited that there's a new Kim & Kim series coming out. Love Is A Battlefield promises all of the things that made the debut series so good, and letting us experience the lives of these bounty hunters a little more.
There was a lot of controversy over this issue, and for the most part, it has settled down thanks to an extensive apology from writer James Robinson. Given the stance I took on comments made by John Byrne, I felt that I needed to look into the issue in question. My review will talk about the controversy and the apology, as well as consider the issue and the contents in question as a whole.
Last week, The US Supreme Court ruled that same sex couples had the constitutional right to marry in all fifty states. Many web sites are reporting on the Texas comic shop whose owners opened late so they could be at the courthouse when the ruling came down and get married. Others are running lists of LGBTQ characters in comics. You've probably read all of those by now, so instead of doing an article on one of those, I decided to instead do an article on the best same sex couples in comics.
John Byrne is a legend in the comic book industry and has maintained a large fan base, although the limit of his artwork in recent years has been private commissions, with his last published work being a Star Trek photomosaic story for IDW. He has maintained an Internet presence solely on his own forums, Byrne Robotics, where this controversy started. Notice that I haven't included a link there. There's a reason for that at the end of this article.