“Green Lantern is gay!” we heard earlier this year.
Well, not really.
“Alan Scott [the Golden Age Green Lantern] is gay!” we heard.
Oh wow, being 30 years old in 1940, he’s well into his 100s…could work, coming out really late in life. Or, was he retconned as gay (NOTE: in comics, when a character is given a new past history it’s referred to as “retcon” or retro-active continuity). Well, no, not really either.
In the new DC Universe, the brand new never been seen before Earth-2 Green Lantern who happens to share the same name as the original Golden Age Green Lantern is gay.
Hrm, Ok. I’ll take it.
But get this—regular super-heroes have a penchant for wearing skimpy spandex outfits…regular gay men have a penchant for wearing skimpy outfits of any fabric…and this dude shows up in his comic wearing a skimpy tight t-shirt (the color version is on blogspot)…but his super-hero outfit is bulky armor. Not the skimpy green square cuts and red T I drew him in here. Instead of gay fan boys getting to oggle a hot gay hero in spandex, we’ll have to keep oggling the straight ones. Oh well.
Overall, this is a good thing of course. More soapbox talk later.
Guys….is Marvel trolling us? They sent me four pages from the new Fantastic Four and I swear to God it looks like Peter Parker and Johnny Storm are shacking up.
Mmmmhm. Captain Atom, you know you sexy.I used a friend for reference to get the muscles JUST right.
Seriously in need of super-beefcake right now.
I have one more sexy DC man to go (and the cover) before I’m done with the calendar. I honestly didn’t think that I would finish this- I figured I would get bored early on and move on to a real project. Before this, I almost never sexualized males this way- I was more focused on female pinups. It’s been an interesting exploration because I don’t want the images to feel too out of character, because I think it’s more fun to draw someone acting like themselves despite the ridiculous situation.
Also- this is one of the rare situations when I actually took reference, but it was with my shitty shitty webcam because I don’t have a remote for my camera.
This is actually one of the first pieces finished for the DC beefcake set, but I had been sitting on it until for forever because it’s my favorite. I wanted a more dramatic reveal, but I kept it hidden for so long that I more or less just forgot that I hadn’t posted it yet. So here he is. Guy Gardner. My DC boyfriend.
J’onn J’onzz, part two of twelve in the beefcake series. JLI fans, rejoice.
This is the unused cover for the second official single of my dear friend Matt Fishel www.myspace.com/mattfishel available on itunes and youtube here www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_6BelLZDgk&feature=youtu.be
enjoy with his music and support him on myspace, he is a really talented guy and i really love his music
pencil lineart, sepia watercolour, digital coloration and digital selfmade texture on Photoshop
The First Time - Matt Fishel (by Dronio)
I don’t know about other people, but when spam askbox messages start going around, I wait with bated breath for one to come to me. It’s like Christmas in November!
Forget your troubles, children. Green Lantern Guy Gardner and Lobo as Star Sapphire action figures.