Justice League Queer
Group publication information
PublisherDC Comics
First appearanceDC Pride #1 (June 2021)
Created byAndrew Wheeler and Luciano Vecchio
In-story information
Member(s)See below
Justice League Queer
Creator(s)Andrew Wheeler and Luciano Vecchio

Justice League Queer, or JLQ, is a fictional superhero team appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Justice League Queer was an ad-hoc team of LGBTQIA+ heroes formed by Gregorio de la Vega to fight off Eclipso when he attacked a pride parade. The team is a variation on one of DC's long-running properties, the Justice League (originally and sometimes still known as the Justice League of America, commonly abbreviated as "JLA"). The JLQ was originated by Andrew Wheeler and Luciano Vecchio.[1]

Publication history

DC introduced the concept as one of 16 entries[2] in a bracket tournament called Round Robin,[3] which was announced on DC's Twitter account on March 31, 2021.[4] The public voted for pitches they would like to see as a six-issue[5] miniseries. JLQ was eliminated in the first round.[6]

The inclusion of JLQ in a tournament generated criticism[7] from those who felt that it gave people a platform to anonymously reject representation in comics,[8] "effectively a referendum on the existence of queer superheroes".[9] Though JLQ did not win the tournament, its bracket was the focus of a sizable number of votes.[10] The team debuted in a narrative written by Wheeler in DC Pride #1, a comic book released on June 8, 2021[11] (which falls during Pride Month in the United States). Their next appearance was in the 2021 holiday anthology comic book ‘Tis the Season to be Freezin’.[12]

Members

All members joined in DC Pride #1 (August 2021):

References

  1. ^ "Justice League Queer Writer Hints How DC Fans Could Save Series". ScreenRant. 2021-04-17. Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  2. ^ "DC Round Robin Opens Fan Vote to Select the Next DC Series". CBR. 2021-03-31. Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  3. ^ Grunenwald, Joe (2021-03-31). "Syndicated Comics". The Beat. Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  4. ^ "DC Twitter Account". Twitter. Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  5. ^ "DC's New Series Round Robin Announces First Bracket Winners, Creative Teams". CBR. 2021-04-09. Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  6. ^ "DC's New Series Round Robin Announces First Bracket Winners, Creative Teams". CBR. 2021-04-09. Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  7. ^ Johnston, Rich (2021-04-06). "DC Comics Editors Answer Questions About Round Robin, JLQ, More". Bleeding Cool News And Rumors. Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  8. ^ "DC Comics accidentally asks fans to vote for or against queer representation". The Daily Dot. 2021-04-05. Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  9. ^ darrenl (2021-04-06). "DC Comics accidentally asks fans to vote for or against queer representation". Queer News Tonight. Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  10. ^ "DC Comics accidentally asks fans to vote for or against queer representation". The Daily Dot. 2021-04-05. Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  11. ^ "DC PRIDE #1". DC. 2021-05-27. Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  12. ^ "The All-Queer Justice League Is Back to Make the Yuletide Gay". www.out.com. 2021-11-09. Retrieved 2022-09-04.