Lonely Gods:
Social Minorities in American Superhero Comic Books

Return to Main Page

Homosexuals in Comics


     Like all the other sections of this study, this one is still developing and must be considered a work in progress. However, unlike with women, the mentally ill, and the physically disabled, homosexuality is still a topic that is considered to be taboo by some individuals. As such, the controversies surrounding any portrayal of a homosexual character are very much alive and continue to the present day.

     Due to the number of large comic panels and images used within each section, I have separated them by decade.