Spandex: Hard and Fast

All-Gay Superhero Team Hit Brighton Hard and Fast this May

While Northstar has been out of the closet for years, and Apollo and Midnighter are no longer an item but a married couple, Martin Eden’s Spandex has proudly claimed the title of “Britain’s first all gay superhero team” – a claim which I’m willing to believe that someone else can/will contest.

The O-Men creator’s technicolour Brighton-based super-team will be “doing battle with 50-foot lesbians, a group of deadly pink ninjas, and their own complicated love lives” in the innuendo laden Spandex: Fast and Hard. The first trade paperback, which collects issues 1-3, will be released this May courtesy of Titan Books.

Spandex:  Hard and Fast

Martin Eden’s Spandex

From the press release:

Meet the superhero team Spandex; the glamorous transvestite super-hero called Liberty, a powerful lesbian named Diva, a beautiful French teleporter known as Indigo, Prowler who absorbs the abilities of gay people, Glitter with the ability to transform himself into light, and a rock hard pair of twins: Mr Muscle and Butch. Chock-full of humour and drama, romance and action, Spandex is a super-hero story like no other.

Martin Eden writes “There aren’t many gay super-heroes around, and there’s never been all-gay super-team –  until now! This comic has been a labour of love for me – it’s fun and experimental, and I’m really excited about taking the characters and the comic to a much wider audience.”

This is the very first collection of the self-published super-hero story that took the indie comics community by storm; nominated for the ‘Best British Comic’ at the prestigious Eagle Awards, the comic has received excellent reviews and critical acclaim. Spandex: Fast and Hard collects Spandex #1–3, and includes a bonus afterword and character biographies with commentary from Martin Eden

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Titan Books, £12.99, 24 May 2012, Hardcover, £12.99, 96pp, ISBN: 9780857689719

Carl Doherty has written about movies, video games, comic books and literature for almost a decade, forging ill-informed critiques for numerous websites, blogs and publications that no one has ever heard of. His debut novel, the epic fantasy comedy Welcome to The Fold, is available now on Kindle here (UK) and here (US).

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