So I’m hearing through the grapevine that in Wolverine #25 (due out later this month), a brainwashed and evil Wolverine will kill Northstar. Yay. Terrific. This’ll be the perfect end for Marvel’s token gay superhero. He was kept in the closet for years, summarily dropped from Alpha Flight, picked up again, brought out of the closet for one freaking month (only as a desperate move to boost flagging sales, I hear), disappeared for a while more after Alpha Flight folded, and only in the last few years allowed to be out. Jerked around and treated like crap for most of his 20+ year career, yet still managing to be an interesting and multidimensional character and, yes, a trailblazer, now he gets to die a stupid death. The issue is written by one Mark Millar, whose oeuvre I’m not familiar with, and this isn’t exactly making me run out and buy his stuff. Fuck you, Millar. And fuck you, Marvel. Fuck you right in the ear.
In lighter news, it seems Superman is a dick.