27 Jun Issue #63 – “Pride” (w/ Niko Stratis)
Hello Residents! This issue we wrap up #FANAGAR with the winner of our theme vote: Pride! We asked and you sent us questions all about LGBTQ+ characters and storylines in DC Comics! Plus we are lucky enough to be joined by the amazing Niko Stratis
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Intro Music by Aaron Barry
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SHOW NOTES (courtesy of Josh Gill)
(1:52) Andrea Stratis
(3:09) Is Andrea into comics?
(24:58) Midnighter is one of the most violent characters in DC. Is he an analogy for not judging personalities based on who they love or being the released pent-up frustration of some non-binary?
(33:01) Why is Midnighter so cool?
(36:47) Was it worth losing Obsidian to gain New 52 Alan Scott?
(42:47) Who is the most surprising character to come out?
(49:35) How’d you feel about Alan Scott being re-imagined as a gay character in the New 52?
(50:10) What characters would be hurt by having their LGBTQ status removed? Which ones would not be affected?
(57:57) How do you feel about some older stories handling gay characters and how that has evolved over the years?
(1:08:13) Do you feel like there has been enough representation in DC?
(1:20:29) Can you explain more about Coagula as a representation of LGBTQ characters in comics?
(1:25:26) With so many demons, aliens, and other beings, is there more room for pan-sexuality in comics?
(1:32:48) Are there any gay villains in the DC universe?
Characters, Places, Things
- Alan Scott (Pre Flashpoint) (New 52)
- Alysia Yeoh
- Batwoman (Pre Flashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Brain (Pre Flashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Doctor Fate (Khalid Nassour)
- Doom Patrol (Pre Flashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Green Arrow (Pre Flashpoint) (Rebirth)
- John Constantine (Vertigo) (Rebirth)
- Joker (Pre Flashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Mallah (Pre Flashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Martian Manhunter (Pre Flashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Midnight (Wildstorm) (Rebirth)
- Obsidian (Pre Flashpoint) (New 52)
- Pied Piper (Pre Flashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Red Tornado
- Renee Montoya (Pre Flashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Scandal Savage
- Terry Berg
- Wotan (Pre Flashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Batman Vol 2
- Batman and the Signal
- Doom Patrol Vol 2 075
- Doom Patrol: The Teiresias Wars
- Green Lantern Vol 3 154
- Supergirl Vol 4 079
Media & News
- Brainfreeze Podcast Network
- Iceman comes out as gay
- McDonald’s Batman Returns Toys
- Wonder Woman comes out as bisexual