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Batman, Spider-Man kiss for magazine’s Comic-Con/Pride issue


With Comic-Con International and San Diego Pride on the calendar this month, Pacific San Diego magazine decided to combine the two major events for the cover of its July issue. The result, as you can see, is a new take on the famous kissing scene from 2002’s Spider-Man, with Batman replacing Mary Jane. The accompanying banner reads “Heroes Welcome.”

“As Pride and Comic-Con descend upon San Diego, the time has come to reveal the truth: all heroes are welcome, even when they’re kissing their boyfriends,” David Perloff, the magazine’s publisher and editor-in-chief, told Fox 5. He also writes an imagined conversation between the two superheroes.

Pacific San Diego, “described as a celebration of the best of everyday life in San Diego,” is distributed free throughout the city.

While Fox 5 notes that not everyone is happy about the cover, organizers of San Diego Pride are. “I think that superheroes are all about standing up for justice,” Fernando López said, “so if some have an issue with two people who are embracing in a loving way, what is more heroic than that.”

San Diego Pride kicks off Friday, followed on Wednesday by Comic-Con.

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This makes as much sense as Batwoman kissing Northstar.


July 17, 2014 at 9:27 am


^^^Don’t tell me you’re actually upset about this—!

You can’t go around making people (or fictional characters) into something they are not. Homosexuals of all people should understand that! This is disrespectful and deplorable in the same way as if you depicted Hilary Clinton with a huge penis or Muhammed as a white man wearing a Jesus t-shirt.


July 17, 2014 at 9:33 am

Oh no I’m bi :-) I’m just joking about diversity marathon in the last three days.

Good heavens.

How shocking.


July 17, 2014 at 9:36 am

@Chris S. Dude it’s just a magazine cover… Jeez :-!

sigh there goes my hopes for a spider man / wolverine upside down kiss. :( they have much better chemistry. just saying

@thethanosseed, as long as you’re cool with it I guess it’s fine then.

@Chris S. I think there are things in this world more deserving of your outrage than a single tongue-in-cheek magazine cover.


July 17, 2014 at 10:48 am

Aww they make a cute couple, and that magazine cover looks really stylish! First date idea: dangling from rooftops at night together, bonding over the lack of parents? Batman trying to snag a webshooter because it’s more useful, while Spidey is mainly interested in how much stuff can somehow fit into Batman’s utility belt. Aunt May and Alfred are waiting in the same parking lot to pick up the boys after the date and start exchanging recipes.

In spite of popular opinion two guys kissing doesnt make either gay, bi or miscellaneous. A guy in an Adam west costume doesnt make him Batman and a guy upside down isnt necessarily swinging on a web let alone for both sides.

So, was Dr. Wertham right after all?

First they came for the comic book characters but I wasn’t a comic book character so I didn’t kiss upside down…

Maybe people should start a #FireGayBatmanKissing campaign to stop the scourge of people drawing famous superheroes doing “grownup” things like this. We all know that works every time!

Aren’t there real gay superheroes out there? Grasping…

Geez….wtf is the point of this bs?

Comics are being overrun by propaganda

Neither Batman or Spder-Man are gay


July 17, 2014 at 1:31 pm

^^^My roommate owns 10 bucks…

Neither Batman nor Spider-man are real.

America / Bucky / Russia

July 17, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Vizator – A Hulkling/Wiccan cover would have been adorable, but they’re not iconic enough to the general public. I’m tempted to cosplay as Wiccan to Pride over here next week, actually…
But hey, this is in the same vein as the ‘gay’ political leaders drawings. And who says they’re not cosplayers, or Batman/Spider-Man from another universe, or… I don’t know.

it came from the fridge

July 17, 2014 at 3:48 pm

This is pathetic.

Everyone knows Batman is better at hanging upside-down.

This would never, ever, EVER happen!

Because the days of Marvel/DC crossovers are long gone. ;-)

Marvel and DC should call their lawyers, but they will be destroyed by the gay community because of blah blah blah.

Robert Kilpatrick

July 17, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Could someone send me a copy of this magazine??

It just looks like two gay cosplayers. Whoopee.

I always had a crush on Peter Parker. I would totally make out with him

Mike Lovins –

The Adam West version of Batman was totally gay. And the way the mask is drawn in this cover, it looks like West.

Haters gonna hate, whatevs. Their time has come and gone. Cover looks awesome. It’s like that publisher-dude said, superheroes are about justice and love, so’s gay pride. Perfect match.

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