Hot Sheet: Hardcore Softball

The top 10 entertainment and events highlights on our gaydar this week: team players, prime suspects, and Shadowhunters.

BY Editors

August 23 2013 1:25 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 β€œZan” 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 for $9.99.

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