Super Gay!



A podcast for comic book gays, starring Johnnie "JungleGuts" Martin and Alex X Segade. Listen in for all things gay in comics and more, but mostly in comics!


  • SUPERGAY FINALE- D-Man and Dazzler

    08/06/2021 Duration: 01h29min

    Welcome to the 50th - and LAST - episode of Supergay! The co-hosts declare “Mission: Accomplished!” as both Marvel and DC release LGBTQ Pride Month anthologies this June. For their final deep dive into queer super heroes, Johnny and Alex explore the D-List: Marvel’s smelly wrestling sensation D-Man, and the iconic X-Men pop star who can convert sound into light, Dazzler! And finally, in a fond farewell to one another, the Super Gay duo discuss what they learned. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING!


    23/04/2021 Duration: 01h31min

    In this penultimate episode of Super Gay, Johnnie and Alex have a ball breaking down two gay background characters, Anole and Living Lightning. After hovering in their collective comics subconscious for years, Johnnie and Alex find relief in mulling over the meaning behind these two different gay heroes.

  • Gay Dark- Venom vs. Obsidian

    15/12/2020 Duration: 01h02min

    THE END, PART 1: VENOM VS. OBSIDIAN Welcome to 'Gaydark,' the queer cousin of 'Grimdark,' characterized by oozing black ink and masculinity issues. In the first of the three-part, all-time Supergay finale, Johnnie and Alex explore the shadowy crevices of Todd MacFarlane's work on Venom and Infinity Inc – though this is just a coincidence! What we are really doing is looking at the intersections of queerness and negativity offered by the case studies of Eddie Brock and his Symbiote love ineterst from Marvel Comics, juxtaposed by the obscure gay superhero Obsidian, an ambivalent 1980s DC Comics character whose father is a Green Lantern and whose twnin sister is the lovely and charming actress/superheroine Jade, who he obviously wants to be. Come for the gayness, stay for the darkness!


    22/09/2020 Duration: 01h59min

    In our penultimate, giant-size episode, Alex shares his obsession with Marvel’s bald goddess of the mind, Moondragon. A member (and antagonist) of the Avengers, Defenders, Infinity Watch and Guardians of the Galaxy, Moondragon has been a major player in Marvel’s cosmic comics for five decades, appearing in Thanos-centered stories by artist and writer Jim Starlin since 1973. Adn, from the mid-2000s to the present, Moondragon, née Heather Douglas, has been in a queer relationship with alien super heroine Phyla Vell. Johnny helps Alex process his deep over-identification with this self-defeating, arrogant, and morally superior character who once appeared on his birthday cake.


    17/08/2020 Duration: 01h13min

    In the countdown to The End of Supergay!, Johnny shares his obsession with c-list anti-villain Catman. A nemesis of Batman and avid fan of Catwoman, who first appeared in Gotham in the early 1960s, Catman’s reimagining as a traumatized, recovered and now (kinda) out-bisexual non-hero was masterminded by Gail Simone in several titles for DC Comics in the 2000’s. Find out why Johnny identifies with this disaffected rich kid ne’er-do-well who dresses up like a giant ginger housecat.


    05/07/2020 Duration: 01h05min

    In this intergenerational conversation about the struggles superheroes faced in combating the homophobia, stigma, and racism entangled in the AIDS Crisis, Johnny and Alex also talk about ways HIV/AIDS shaped their own lives, and find parallels in the current pandemic. Spanning the late 1980s to the early 2000s, with Marvel and DC Comics including Green Arrow, the Incredible Hulk, and the X-Men. Produced by Alexandro “Prof Xtra” Segade and Johnny “Jungleguts” Martin.


    26/04/2020 Duration: 01h05min

    A very special episode: Johnny ”Jungleguts” Martin interviews Alexandro “Professor Xtra” Segade about his upcoming graphic novel, The Context, published by Primary Information, a comic book David Velasco (Artforum) calls “a beautiful new creation myth for our time.” Let’s meet the queer polyamorous super team called The Context! PLUS: Let’s talk about growing up gay and nerdy! Let’s talk about art influences!! Let’s talk about finding gay love in college!!!


    08/03/2020 Duration: 01h15min

    Let's talk about queer representation at Marvel Comics! Johnny and Alex discuss the super hero gay pride march by Lucaino Vecchio in the recent Marvel Voices anthology; Mystique's marriage to Destiny in Jonathan Hickman's X-Men; Leah Williams' upcoming X-Factor and recent X-Tremists mini series (starring Northstar, Iceman and a hot Blob)! Plus: Learn about Striker and Lightspeed, from 2011's Avengers Academy, and, of course, a little Wonder Woman update too, even though she's not a Marvel character, because why not?


    16/02/2020 Duration: 55min

    OH BOY! Part Two of our Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy special, focussing on the queer relationship that appeared on the printed pages of Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti's Harley Quinn, as well as Batgirl Adventures, Gotham City Sirens, Poison Ivy: The Cycle of Life and Death and more!


    05/02/2020 Duration: 48min

    Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy are two of Gotham's most popular anti-heroines, and they've found each other at last! We trace the TV cartoon origins of two of Batman's most glamorous, and goofy, bad girls. Get ready for plenty of innuendo, pulpy Lesbian Chic, and mismatched aesthetic concepts! (Why do bats and clowns go so well together?)


    14/01/2020 Duration: 01h15min

    QUEER MUTANTS! GAY SUPERHEROES ON TV! GAY FANTASY NOVELS! QUEER COMICS ARTISTS! GAY ANIME! PANSEXUAL POKEMON! A decade of queer pleasures of the nerdy kind is discussed in this rollicking Super Gay! roundtable featuring fellow podcasters Jon Wallace (of the John and Jon Comic Book Hour and resident straight man) and Clay Kerrigan (of The Sharing - an Animorphs podcast). Produced by Alexandro Segade + Johnny Martin


    14/12/2019 Duration: 56min

    Meet Extraño, DC's first gay HIV-positive superhero, a LatinX wizard, who debuted in Steve Englehart and Joe Staton's Millenium (1988), and was a member of the ill-fated New Guardians. You may know him as the hot Peruvian magic daddy who casts some spells in Steve Orlando and Fernando Blanco's Midnighter and Apollo (2016). Produced by Alexandro Segade + Johnny Martin


    29/11/2019 Duration: 25min

    Happy Holidays. Let's talk about Young Justice: Outsiders, an animated series on DC Universe. Specifically the second half of Season 3, when all the gays come out. But who is Kaldur'ahm's husband Wynnde? Who is Kid Flash's special "friend" El Dorado? Find out in this lil super gay holiday bonus episode!!!


    18/11/2019 Duration: 01h11min

    Join us for an interview with one of our most favorite comic book artists, Marvel superstar Luciano Vecchio! We discuss Luciano’'s epic run on Marvel's Ironheart, his creator-owned queer, Spanish-language super-hero Sereno, and his project, Cuir Gaze, of redesigning super gay super heroes from a queer perspective!


    17/10/2019 Duration: 01h08min

    Johnny and Alex interview DC Comics writer Steve Orlando, author of Midnighter and Apollo, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter and many others! Plus, a mini-debate between Johnny Jungleguts and Prof Xtra about comic book movie shenanigans! And -- what's been going on with Goldballs???


    22/09/2019 Duration: 01h09min

    Flame Con, presented by Geeks Out in NYC, is the worlds largest LGBTQ comic convention and Super Gay was there! Johnny and Alex had a booth and a mic and they asked a flaming super squad of attendees (including themselves) a lot of questions! With cameo appearances by Comic Book Queers: Legacy’s Brett Mannes, Graphic Policy’s Elana Levin, Kickstarter’s Camilla Zhang, cosplayers Geishavi and Megami, and more!


    17/08/2019 Duration: 01h03min

    Mystique, anti-heroic villainess of the X-Men, is a shapeshifter whose sexuality knows no bounds! Also, we discuss the trans alien Xavin from the Runaways and Cloud, a super hero from the 1980's Defenders comics, who could turn into a boy or girl -- catching the interest of (not yet) gay super heroes Iceman and Moondragon!


    13/07/2019 Duration: 01h03min

    Deep dive into the queer futurity of the Silver Age Legion's of Super Heroes, at the club house of the 30th century's premiere polymorphous-perverse teen age party scene. Join us as we fantasize about Superboy's super boyfriends Cosmic Boy, Ultra Boy, Element Lad, Lightning Lad, Matter Eater Lad, and many more! Also: let's talk about our love for Lana Lang!

  • JEAN...GAY?!? with Jon Wallace

    23/06/2019 Duration: 01h06min

    “Dark Phoenix” was a bomb at the box office, but it also broke our hearts. The Super Gays are joined by Jon Wallace (of the John and Jon Comic Book Hour podcast on Patreon/supergayz) in a discussion of mutants and otherness. It's a SPOILER-filled meditation on the X-Men movie franchise’s fraught relationship to the comics we grew up on.


    17/06/2019 Duration: 57min

    Thunder is Black Lightning's queer daughter, and we are here to tell you about the early 2000's Outsiders comics she comes from, and how great she is on the CW's current TV show! ALSO: Johnny and Alex discuss recent mutant deaths, and the gayness of Captain America's butt in Avengers: Endgame.

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