Astonishing X-Men: Northstar HC, written by Marjorie M. Liu
The X-Men return to New York City, but it’s not a social call - the Marauders are back! Something from Northstar’s past has resurfaced and is looking for revenge - and when his boyfriend Kyle goes missing, will Northstar choose him or the team? Plus: Karma is losing control of her mind and taking control of the other X-Men - but all that pales in comparison to how this story ends! Collecting ASTONISHING X-MEN (2004) #48-51 and material from NATION X #2.
Astonishing X-Men #51, written by Marjorie Liu
This June, get ready for the wedding of the year with the Astonishing X-Men #51
Welcome to the 2nd Annual LMC Pride Month!
It’s June 1st, which means it’s the start of LGBTQ Pride Month, with parades happening the world over in commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall Riots—a watershed event in queer rights, started when a cross-dressing black lesbian punched a cop in the face, which is possibly the best summation of the oppressed “Other” refusing to take shit from the dominant hegemony that has ever occurred in human history.
I’ll be featuring ProFiles of LBT women(-identifying) creators, as well as webcomics by LBT women and/or featuring LGBTQ themes.
I’m still in the midst of barely contained chaos in my life right now, so I’m also taking this opportunity to kick my ass back into gear (though I will be on actual vacation this coming week, so I will do the best I can on the cruise ship’s wi-fi).
Also, if you’re in the Boston area, some heads-ups for the coming month: my LCS, Comicopia, will have a marching group in next Saturday’s Pride Parade, where you will see some amazing costumes such as Red Sonja, She-Ra, and yours truly as Rainbow Dash! In addition, Marjorie Liu will be signing Astonishing X-Men #51 (Northstar and Kyle’s wedding issue!) at Comicopia on June 23rd. I do intend to get back on a semi-regular events posting cycle soon, so hopefully these will be the first of many Pride-related events I’ll be letting you know about!
ETA: In the comments, Joamette Gil brought up Sylvia Rivera, a Puerto Rican transwoman as being the one who started the Stonewall Riots. By her own account she was definitely there the night of the raid, but nothing to suggest that she was the one who threw the fabled punch. Wikipedia says the identity of the woman is unknown, but I dug up the name of the woman I’d first heard the story attributed to: Stormé DeLarverie. Check out this clip from In The Life about her.
Astonishing X-Men #49, written by Marjorie Liu
The Marauders are back! Something from Northstar’s past has resurfaced and is looking for revenge. Kyle goes missing—how is he connected to the person behind everything?