Pride Month

By: Jyllian Roach, Managing Editor | Photos By: Scott M. Roberts & James Roach

In honor of Gay Pride Month the Chronicle asked some of the guests at ACE their thoughts on the upcoming marriage of Northstar and his long-time boyfriend Kyle, and of the news that Green Lantern member Alan Scott will be coming out as gay.

Andy Kuhn – co-creator of “Firebreather”
“I think that it is awesome. I don’t follow either of those comics, but anything for more diversity in comics is great.”

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Billy Garberina – Director of “Necroville,” “I HEART U”
“I’ve never been one to poo-poo an alternative life¬style, and what two be-muscled, hairy beautiful human beings do in their own sweaty love-shack is not for me to judge. As far as GL coming out – one of the best things about dating a human being who can make object at will from his imagination that’s got to be the most intense sex you’ve ever had. He can make dongs that are huge or small or ribbed or plugged or shunted or gunted…I think everyone should date a Green Lantern.”

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Ben Templesmith – artist of “30 Days of Night”
“I think it’s a marketing gimmick designed to sell more comics. A benefit of it may be that it brings a little more attention to gay rights and gay issues. I’m not gay, but I support gay rights. But I think this is just a marketing gimmick by two large corporations.”

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Herb Trimpe – co-creator of Wolverine
“Why not? Everybody else is! I think it’s cool – it’s definitely cool.”

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Len Wein – co-creator of Wolverine
“God bless ‘em! Good for them, I think everybody’s entitled to a happy life!”

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Sean Becker – Director of “The Guild”
“I’m in support of both of them. I think it’s great for the comic industry to acknowledge in the superhero com¬munity that that would exist. It’s inter¬esting to see all the backlash about it though. What upsets me are that people that are upset about their kids reading comics with a gay superhero. So I think it’s great for the comic industry and for the gay com¬munity as well.”

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Nei Ruffino – colourist for Zenoscope and DC Comics
“I think it’s a gimmick. It’s just a gimmick to sell more comics. It will probably help the gay community though.”

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