Spandex, the world’s first all-gay superhero team and stars of their own award-nominated comic, are back! And in the brand new issue, things take an unexpected turn,when the team face a whole horde of …celebrity gay zombies!
Spandex Comic creator Martin Eden comments: “I was doodling one of the pages and I thought it would be fun to cram in as many famous gay people as possible – as zombies!
It’s a bit of a who’s-who of LGBT people in the media – they just look a bit scarier…”
The new Spandex issue, entitled ‘…If you were the last person on Earth’, is a one-shotsci-fi/horror story, where the world’s population is enslaved and turned into the living dead by an alien creature called Nadir.
It may sound like a bizarre premise but, all quirkiness aside, Eden is also looking at more serious issues with this story. “On one hand, the story is fun and over-the-top, but on the other hand, it explores mental health issues. One in four people are affected by depression, anxiety, and similar problems, and it is becoming an increasing issue in the
LGBT community. The storyline explores this.” Eden will offer a list of helpful resources with this new issue.
Since its launch in November 2009, Spandex comic has earned an Eagle Award nomination for Best British Comic, and gained national radio, television and newspaper coverage, including appearances in The Sun and The Metro.
This new issue hits comic shops on 20 November, with a special launch event at The Leeds Thought Bubble Convention this weekend. A teaser trailer to promote this new issue is available on YouTube.