Openly Gay Comic Book Characters, Latest In ‘Astonishing X-Men’

If I was a backwoods old timey conservative I’d say that ‘the gays have been infiltrating the media for years,’ and that it’s gone beyond just movies and television.

Yes, as if Queer As Folk, Will & Grace, The L Word, Brokeback Mountain, Skins, and Modern Family weren’t enough, there are homosexuals in video games (Dragon Age, Mass Effect, The Witcher 2) and comic books! Get the pitchforks.

Doonesbury (in 1976), Wonder Woman (1988), The Authority (1999), Batwoman (2006) and Archie (2010) are all examples of comics with gay characters.

In 1992 as a part of Alpha Flight, the Marvel superhero Northstar came out of the closet.

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Kevin Smith’s AMC Reality Show ‘Secret Stash’

Remember when all AMC was good for was Halloween movies once a year and then 364 days of Clint Eastwood westerns?

Well, things have changed. The network AMC now proudly boasts the three most critically acclaimed shows on cable television – Breaking Bad, Mad Men and The Walking Dead.

They’re now adding a new show to their lineup, in a much different direction. A reality show produced by director/nerd/hockey fan/comedian Kevin Smith. (Mallrats, Clerks)

The show is called “Secret Stash,” and is going to offer a detailed look into Smith’s real-life comic book shop, Jay And Silent Bob’s Secret Stash in Red Bank, New Jersey.

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