Interview: Comics writer Steve Orlando on why the world needs gay superheroes

Writer Steve Orlando has become one of DC Comics’ most exciting talents since making a huge impression with his Midnighter ongoing series, and even though Midnighter only lasted 12 issues, Orlando’s profile hasn’t stopped rising. This fall, Orlando takes the reins of a new Supergirl series and headlines the first crossover of DC’s Rebirth era, “Night Of The Monster Men,” a large-scale action spectacular unfolding across Batman, Detective Comics, and Nightwing. Midnighter fans have reason to celebrate as Orlando launches a new Midnighter And Apollo miniseries this week, and he still has a new Justice League Of America title and his creator-owned miniseries, Namesake, on the horizon. It’s a busy time for Orlando, and he recently spoke with The A.V. Club about all his current projects, delving into Midnighter And Apollo‘s importance to the queer community, the qualities that make Supergirl relatable, and why …

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