Gay Superheroes: New Comic Book Launches
The Homo Heroes Comic Book Arrives in Time for SUPERMAN's Son Coming Out as Bi
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 11/14/2021 – Just in time to celebrate Jon Kent’s big reveal as a bisexual, THE HOMO HEROES makes its debut with the 4-issue LGBTQ-centered, action-packed comic book. Now available on Amazon Kindle (12-volume series, $3.99) and paperback (Issue #1, $8.99). Check-out THE HOMO HEROES animated trailer: https://youtu.be/x-NyrjFbQ60
“Superheroes are more than just symbols of justice or unrealistic adolescent daydreams,” says THE HOMO HEROES artist and writer Todd Nunes. “They represent our collective strength, ingenuity, and hope. The LGBTQ community has all these qualities and more - we need to see that in pop culture. Our representation matters.”
The characters in THE HOMO HEROES are just as larger-than-life as mainstream superheroes and aim to keep the streets safe in crime-ridden, glamour-driven Starlight City. They include purple-caped PRIDE, LIBERTY LEZ, DRAG-O-LICIOUS (The Daredevil Drag Queen), BLACK MAGIC, and many other underdog heroes in pursuit of justice and equality. As the newest group to join the prestigious World Police Force of Super Teams, the only thing stopping them is homophobic billionaire and televangelist REVEREND RIGHTEOUS who is hell-bent on annihilating them. The stakes are high as THE HOMO HEROES battle discrimination and a cadre of evil and colorful villains intent on destroying the world.
“For most of us in the LGBTQ community, life can be challenging at times, especially when we are young or closeted,” says Nunes. “I still remember those nights when I was just a kid praying to God, begging him to change me and make me like everyone else. Pretending that I was a superhero with a dual identity really got me through those hard times. But, even when things felt desperate, superheroes always brought me happiness.”
THE HOMO HEROES are more than just side-kicks. They represent the LGBTQ community as powerful leaders, just like their straight counterparts. The difference is that LGBTQ lifestyles, names, origins, costumes, are integrated into the comic books – including being the target of homophobia. This is much different than Superman’s coming out. When the Homo Heroes are saving the world, they are showcasing the gay community as strong, brave, and courageous. These are real role models for today’s society - exactly what Reverend Righteous is so afraid of.
The series will also explore stories that have never been dramatized in comics, such as the formation of the first all-Lesbian superhero league, Drag-O-Licious’ exploration of the outrageous world of super drag queens and villains, and the discovery of an alternate universe where gay and straight roles are reversed. Other storylines include other universes, different dimensions, time travel, extraterrestrials, magic, and of course saving the world.
THE HOMO HEROES Comic Book series is available now on Amazon in paperback and digital downloads. For information about characters, merchandise, social media, and more visit:https://thehomoheroes.com/. Press and business inquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org.###