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BY Advocate.com Editors
August 23 2013 2:25 PM ET
5. COMICS: The Lavender Menace: Tales of Queer Villainy
LGBT comics publisher Northwest Press has assembled a riveting collection of 13 short stories featuring a rare treat for comics fans: gay villains. The Lavender Menace: Tales of Queer Villainy includes stories by Charles “Zan” Christensen, Damon Shaw, Hal Duncan, Jamie Freeman, Jeffrey Ricker, Lee Thomas, Marshall Moore, Matt Fagan, Nathan Burgoine, Rod M. Santos, Stellan Thorne, Steven Bereznai, and Tom Cardamone. The 232-page collection explores a largely untapped area in the realm of tights and flights, as the genre typically depicts LGBT characters only as heroes or victims. Featuring an introduction by Lambda Literary Award-winning editor Cardamone and a cover by artist Joe Phillips, print copies of The Lavender Menace are available at NorthwestPress.com for $9.99.