It seems appropriate that I keep coming back to physical metaphors to describe this book because so much of it is about physicality: powers, sex, the disconnect between mind and body, the ability to push one's body beyond its limits to be able to transcend the world that we live in. Spandex: Fast and Hard is just another example of that metaphor: don't judge the body of work in this book on its surface; judge it by the real version of itself that is lurking just below this book's surface. Read Full Review
This book does an upstanding job of addressing the gay lifestyle and stereotypes. There’s the relapsed gay storyline, the transgender and even the self-loathing storyline. It really covers everything that Hollywood attempts to cover and fails out. Does this book push the envelope of gays in comics? Not to me, to me it was a just a superhero story that had its good and bad elements and really if there were future books I would check it out to see what happens to the team. Yes there is a lot of sexuality to it and at times its focus is too narrow, but if the storyline were to develop more this franchise would be heads and shoulders above anything the “big two” are attempting with their characters and handled far more tastefully. Read Full Review
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