As if being gay weren't enough to get your ass kicked in high school, imagine being gay and a geek. Schoolyard bullies would beat you up not only because of your fey demeanor but also because of your instant recall of Wolverine's first appearance in the Marvel universe (The Incredible Hulk #180--don't hit me!).
Perhaps that's why queer fanboys are buzzing over the announcement that Marvel icon Stan Lee is developing a television series about a gay superhero for Showtime. If the series officially gets picked up, it could prove to be groundbreaking (and it could further validate my perhaps unhealthy obsession with men in tights).
Variety reports that the series is based on Perry Moore's young-adult novel, Hero, in which a high school basketball star struggles to hide his secrets (he has superpowers; he's gay) from his father. (Sounds an awful lot like Zac Efron in High School Musical, if you ask me, but let's not go there right now.)