Bi Superman and gay Aquaman are battling climate change in DC Comics

This is going to make me seem like some grandparent speaking about how they utilized to stroll 15 miles to the comic store simply to see that X-Men was currently offered out however … today I check out a comic where a character presently in the function of Superman collaborated with a character presently in the function of Aquaman and just about 70% of the method through did it strike me that they both canonically had sweethearts.

I’ve been blogging about DC Comics a long time, however you don’t need to be a devoted reader to bear in mind when this sort of thing would have been very noteworthy. I keep in mind when Batwoman ended up being the business’s very first gay character to heading a book in 2009, and Midnighter ended up being DC’s very first solo series for a gay guy in 2015, and the long stretch of the 2010s when Marvel Lady, and Harley Quinn, and Toxin Ivy, and John Constantine were lastly permitted to be irrevocably queer.

And after a lot time invested intently following each look of each queer superhero in both Huge 2 universes … I’ve recognized there are numerous of them I don’t even keep track.

What else is taking place in the pages of our preferred comics? We’ll inform you. Invite to Monday Funnies, Polygon’s weekly list of the books that our comics editor enjoyed this previous week. It’s part society pages of superhero lives, part reading suggestions, part “look at this cool art.” There might be some spoilers. There might not suffice context. However there will be fantastic comics. (And if you missed out on the last edition, read this.)


Superman/Jon Kent and Aquaman/Jackson Hyde discuss the motivations o f the suddenly awakened leviathan marching through the ocean towards Metropolis in Superman: Son of Kal-El #7 (2022).

Image: Tom Taylor, Cian Tormey/DC Comics

Jackson Hyde and Jon Kent, the kid of Superman, collaborate to turn an innocent, if irritable, leviathan far from City. In the romantic world, both of them are following in their coaches’ steps, with Jon dating an extreme investigative press reporter and Jackson cozying up with an unwilling member of Xebelian armed force. Which is to state, they’ve discovered their own Lois Lane and Mera.

Taaia, mother of Galactus, pontificates in exceedingly Kirby fashion, declaring “We’ve got ‘Front-Row Seats,’ friends — for the ‘cosmic donnybrook’ that began them all!!” in Defenders #5 (2022).

Image: Al Ewing, Javier Rodríguez/Marvel Comics

Marvel’s Protectors delivered its last concern today. I will certainly miss it, and Al Ewing’s pitch best impression of Jack Kirby-speak.

Alfred rails on a young Bruce Wayne for participating in an underground fight club. “To what end? To become a hard man? To simulate war when others have fought them so you wouldn’t have to?” in Batman: The Knight #1 (2022).

Image: Chip Zdarsky, Carmine Di Giandomenico/DC Comics

Look, I would count Carmine Falcone’s “Fear” speech from Batman Starts as one of the very best minutes in any Batman story ever, so you understand I’m here for Alfred providing a young Bruce a tough lesson about how his household’s wealth has actually cushioned him beyond their deaths.

A woman with a butch haircut drives a convertible through a desert just before dawn. A breath ray-spewing kaiju battles a giant robot in a distant city skyline. She adjusts her rearview mirror to observe the fight in We Ride Titans #1 (2022).

Image: Tres Dean, Sebastián Píriz/Vault Comics

We Trip Titans, the brand-new Vault Comics series from author Tres Dean and artist Sebastián Píriz, follows the prodigal child of a kaiju-fighting household as she is dragged back into the fold to ride their jaeger after her sibling rinses. A household drama with kaiju that fronts the household drama? Color me interested.

She-Hulk sheepishly admits to the supervillain Titania that she likes fighting her too, and proposes that they meet regularly in a vacant lot to blow off steam in She-Hulk #1 (2022).

Image: Rainbow Rowell, Rogê Antônio/Marvel Comics

The only thing incorrect with Rainbow Rowell composing She-Hulk is just providing her 5 problems. I will feast on each of them.

Supergirl battles a space pirate horde as they bombard her with lazers and electric whips in Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #7. A narrator tells the story of asking Supergirl if she hates her foes. “I’m Supergirl,” was the reply, “I don’t hate anyone”.

Image: Tom King, Bilquis Evely/DC Comics

Mentioning, I will miss out on Supergirl: Lady of Tomorrow a lot when it completes with concern #8. It’s definitely in the running for finest comics of 2022.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.