The heteronormative values these romance comics reinforce are really friggin’ queer.
Do alternate dimensions and the flow of time in superhero comics confuse and complicate issues of sex and consent?
Gender identity is over-determined.
X-Men’s record of including women is still only good in relation to the rest of superhero comics.
The first major story arc in DeConnick’s series is an attempt to write Ms./Captain Marvel into a revisionist feminist text – a laudable attempt to make manifest the purported feminist subtext of the character.
The shock of the queer in Oglaf undermines a genre where uber-masculine hyper-hetero adventures are the norm.
More than 40 years later, Wonder Woman still has to deal with the same masculine hostility.
Imagining a different tradition for super-heroines.
If Banner’s anger is inextricable from his immediate social world, the Hulk’s anger is more basic, primal and constant. It is the anger of being.
If I were Sue Richards I would have divorced Reed’s ass a long time ago. .
Subaltern characters must punch their way into the “mainstream.”
Rhodey’s armor allows him to literally don the guise of a successful white man, to “pass” in the world of (mostly) white superheroes.
The very act of singing what he is singing is the woman’s work he sings about.
Spider-man is Black. Or at least, he could be. . .