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Allan Heinberg

Website: www.myspace.com/purepop

Bio: Allan Heinberg's television writing and producing credits include The Naked Truth, Party of Five, Sex and the City, Gilmore Girls, The O.C., and the upcoming season of Grey's Anatomy.

He writes and co-created Young Avengers for Marvel Comics (with co-creator/artist Jim Cheung), co-wrote JLA: Crisis of Conscience with Geoff Johns (art by Chris Batista), and recently re-launched Wonder Woman with artists Terry and Rachel Dodson for DC Comics.

Heinberg currently shares a writing studio with fellow TV and comics scribes Geoff Johns and Jeph Loeb.

Heinberg's series Young Avengers is widely acclaimed by critics and fans alike. It features the first gay teen superhero couple in a mainstream comic. His stories of coming out and dealing with societal pressures finally explore the long hinted at parallels between being in the closet and the double identities of superheroes. Current collections include Young Avengers Volume 1: Sidekicks and Young Avengers Volume 2: Family Matters.


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Gilmore Girls
JLA: Crisis of Conscience
Party of Five
Sex and the City
The O.C.
Young Avengers Volume 1: Sidekicks
Young Avengers Volume 2: Family Matters


RECENT PRISM COMICS FEATURES

AVENGERS: THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE #1-4
[Color Commentary, Posted 5/6/11]
Last year at the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Marvel announced that it would re-team writer Allan Heinberg and artist Jim Cheung to finally tell the tale of the missing mutant, Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch. The former Avenger caused pandemonium with her Chaos Magic when she issued the proclamation “No more mutants!” This reality altering spell forever changed the landscape for the X-Men, The Avengers, and the entire Marvel Universe. Now, a year since the miniseries was…

TOO MUCH EGO-STROKING CAN CAUSE RUG BURN
[Queer Eye on Comics, Posted 5/24/09]
As I’m sure is the case with many of you regular Queer Eye readers, my ultimate dream is to join the elite rank of comic book creators who pretty much have free reign over anything and everything within the industry. Whatever direction you decide you want to take a character—no matter how farfetched or disrespecting of said character—you’re allowed to do it. Even if it means using cheap narrative tricks to completely annihilate the perfectly good marriage of one of comicdom’s most…

THE MOSTLY GOOD, THE LITTLE BAD AND ALL THE GAY IN YOUNG AVENGERS
[Color Commentary, Posted 9/13/07]
The Mostly Good, the Little Bad and All the Gay in Young Avengers or A Review of Young Avengers, now? Hello, SO Two Years Ago! Whazzat, you say, a review of Young Avengers? Now? After the series premiered in April 2005, ended in June 2006, and pretty much hasn’t been heard from since? Why now, you ask? Well, why the heck not? Any good story - be it the "Harry Potter" books, a fantastic TV show like the late, great "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", or in this case, a comic…

UPDATED! PRISM'S GAY AGENDA FOR SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON!
[News, Posted 7/23/07]
SAN DIEGO, CA - UPDATED! Check out the nifty scrollin' calendar below, listing all of the Prism and LGBT-related events at this year's Comic-Con International - San Diego! It's part of what we call "The Gay Agenda". If you're at the Con, we're at booth #2148, so stop on by and say "hi"! We're quite friendly and have lots of great LGBT comix and stuff for you to peruse and buy. After that, check out all our events! We've full slate of panels, creator signings, and exclusive events,…

WONDER WOMAN #1 - 4
[Color Commentary, Posted 3/3/07]
There’s a New Girl in Town…and no one knows who she is. (And neither does she!)Michael and Scotty review Wonder Woman #1 - 4 Scotty: So, this is the relaunch of Wonder Woman. I’ve read the first four issues and I can honestly say I’m not quite sure what is going on here. Michael: I want to look at the gay angle. There are many things about the Wonder Woman series that are gay, especially since it was written by a gay man. Scotty:…


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MARVEL COMICS’ GAY YOUNG AVENGERS FINALLY SHARE FIRST KISS
[Source: Unicorn Booty, Added: 3/13/12]
Marvel Comics characters Wiccan and Hulking have finally kissed in a full page spread sure to elicit oohs and awws.

AT LAST: HULKLING & WICCAN SHARE FIRST KISS IN 'YOUNG AVENGERS: THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE' #9
[Source: ComicsAlliance, Added: 3/8/12]
Teddy Altman and Billy Kaplan - the Young Avengers' Hulkling and Wiccan - shared their first on-panel kiss in Young Avengers: The Children's Crusade #9 this week. It's a big moment for fans of the...

GLAAD ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR OUTSTANDING COMIC BOOK 2011
[Source: ComicsAlliance, Added: 1/19/12]
Batwoman and Kevin Keller are among the nominees for Outstanding Comic Book at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

GAY PREVIEWS 1/2012
[Source: Gay League, Added: 11/17/11]
January sees the debut of Archie’s ongoing Kevin Keller series! I’ve gone on record before about never having read an Archie comic in my 40 plus years of comics collecting. Yes, even as a nine...

24-YEAR HISTORY OF THE GAYS IN COMICS AND PRISM PANELS
[Source: AndyMangels.com, Added: 7/26/11]
Look below for a history of the incredible legacy of the Gays In Comics panels, and the PRISM Comics panels that were birthed from them! All 24 Gays In Comics panels have been moderated by...

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