If you've had the chance to see the American Queer As Folk, you'll know that Michael
and Justin have created their own comic superhero who's gay . And now there's one
in reality, reports OutUK's Mike Gray.
He's called Stormboy and is the creation of Henry R. Kujawa from New Jersey
who's been a comic-book fan since 1963 when his parents first bought him a copy of "Black Fury".
The 48-page comic mixes science-fiction, superheroes and gay porn. StormBoy strives
to feature quality writing & production values and the
whole package is designed to emulate the look & feel of a late-60ís Marvel Comic, but
unlike anything the Comics Code Authority would ever have approved.
In a utopian future inspired by the sci-fi TV shows of the 1960s, former kid sidekick
Stormboy has become Metro City's resident superhero. When a brainy, beautiful & amorous
master criminal kidnaps his boyfriend (pictured below), it adds a personal level to his latest
bout of crime-fighting.
Creator Henry K. Kujawa says "I feel this project has a chance to fill a gaping
void-- so to speak-- that currently exists in the comic-book field. For 10 years Iíve
been in an Amateur Press Alliance where most of the members were gay or bi, and after
spending time at the DC Comics Message Boards,it becomes clear thereís a lot of fans
who are frustrated over the Big Twoís ( Marvel & DC Comics) persistent lack of a gay
or bi superhero-- especially one starring in his own book!
"In the last ten years my tastes in pop entertainment have been evolving, and itís become
more and more clear to me that likeable characters are even more important than format &
subject matter. |
"In addition to bookís star and his lover / best friend, Iíve managed to
bring to life what I consider quite possibly the smartest female villain Iíve ever encountered.
A big part of her M.O. involves committing crimes that are deliberately non-violent in nature.
As she puts it, 'I abhor violenceóbut I justóLOVEósex.' Heyyyy, whatís not to admire about
Stormboy No 1 : Steal Your Heart Away is currently available at specialist gay
bookstores in the UK, and there's a Stormboy No 2 in preparation.