"A comic classic, The Amazing Spiderman, will debut what is likely the first gay kiss to be featured on the cover of a mainstream comic book."
Check it out:
Spidey's all bummed out about his love-life, and to make the point hit harder, he's surrounded by couples feeling the love. Track 'em, left to right: Inter-racial couple, Cool-looking straight couple, and yes, Marvel at it, there they are, 2 Guys, about to kiss.
Hurray! We've made the Marvel universe - right there on the cover.
And for every queer kid and fan-boy out there, they get to see that they're included in the world of Spiderman... and that if there's a place for them in THAT world, maybe there's a place for them in our REAL world, too.
And that's a message that's truly heroic.
Of course, I still want to see more main GLBTQ storylines in comics, but this is progress and deserves to be celebrated.
So Thanks to the cover artist, David LaFuente Garcia, for being a super-hero of Equality, and to Marvel Comics for running with it!
Good news to start the week!