“What’s next is more.” — Steve Orlando at FlameCon

“What’s next is more.”  — Steve Orlando at FlameCon

People know Steve Orlando, lately, for his work on Midnighter.  Midnighter, often described as ‘gay Batman,’ is a violent, anti-heroic, almost insufferably intelligent badass who kills worse guys.  His solo miniseries did really well in trade paperback form, sparking Midnighter and Apollo.  That series will drop starting in October. This year, at FlameCon (the LGBT comic convention in Brooklyn), Orlando gave an interview to Comic Alliance.  In this interview, he talked about representation, the idea of Midnighter…

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FLAMECON 2: Kitty Pryde ‘Queerest’ X-Man, Says Claremont

FLAMECON 2: Kitty Pryde ‘Queerest’ X-Man, Says Claremont

You heard it right — this past Sunday, at FlameCon 2 in Brooklyn, Chris Claremont, one of the definitive writers of the X-Men in the late 20th century, basically told us all that Kitty Pryde is the queerest character he ever wrote. Of course, the man speaks in riddles, so it takes some unraveling to see it. At the tail end of the panel “Pride and the X-Men,” panel member (and New X-Men artist) Phil Jimenez asked Claremont: “Who…

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