Just finished reading the new graphic novel about Jackson Hyde (Jake Hyde here- not sure how I feel about the name yet.) The story was pretty average, nothing special, except the novelty of it being a queer superhero origin. It meant a lot to have a character I could relate to like that. It’s what I’ve wanted from comics for a long time. The only thing that really kept this book from being great, to me, is the art. It’s easily the weakest part of the book. It looks very cheap and not very skillful.
I hope to see more of Jake and Kenny. I really like their characters. There’s so much potential here! Jackson has incredibly cool powers and an interesting story. Wish he could be given a shot.
That said, queer male characters are essentially non-existent in DC comics outside of a Pride Tweet so I won’t get my hopes up.