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The press release I received this morning from Titan Comics calls Martin Eden’s Spandex “the world’s first comic featuring gay superheroes,” which seems like the sort of claim that gets refuted as soon as you post it on the Internet. Still, Eden has taken the idea of, basically, an all-gay Justice League and really run with it.
Spandex was nominated for an Eagle Award, and Titan Books collected the first three issues into a trade edition a couple of years ago. Now it’s making the first two issues available on comiXology for $1.99 each.
But wait! There’s more! Titan is also publishing Eden’s previously self-published series The O Men digitally on comiXology in five omnibus editions; the first volume, priced at a user-friendly $3.99, collects the first eight issues, almost 200 pages in all. The O Men is a character-driven superhero soap opera about a group of retired superheroes who band together again to fight new villains. Some of the characters in Spandex first appeared in The O Men, so the two make good companion pieces.