Does your Mother know?
Posted by James Hunt at 15:51 on 13 Apr 2014
For those that aren't aware, Young Avengers is the first comic from a major publisher to feature a predominently queer cast, and is especially notable because for the entirety of its 14-issue run, it was never once promoted as That Gay Superhero Comic. It's probably okay to point it out in this context, though.
Few would deny that the industry has a long way to go when it comes to minority representations in virtually every area, but when a comic like Young Avengers can exist for a year in an industry that still thinks a book starring anything other than a straight white male is a risky prospect, that's an achievement in itself.
And so, Panel Beats salutes Young Avengers, its readers, its publishers, and most of all its creators. Because everyone needs a superhero like themselves, and for 14 issues they gave superheroes to the people who need them most.