The Art of Jim Lee, Remembering Brittany Murphy, Elton John, Adam Rippon, The Art of Buying Jockstraps, Gay MMA, WHAM!, Rise of Skywalker, Adam Driver, the Best Comics of 2019 and More: #GAYNRD #DAILY

#GAYNRD has the Christmas spirit. Get it into it!

#FLASHBACK FRIDAY to that time The Real O’Neal’s Christmas pageant when mom Eileen (Martha Plimpton) and her gay son Kenny (Noah Galvin) found themselves losing in the choir competition, so they changed their presentation to be a mash-up of the Christmas classic “Oh Holy Night” and “The Greatest” by Sia.

BRITTANY MURPHY died ten years ago. E! News says, “Brittany Murphy was the tragically young age of 32 when she died suddenly . Her life had taken some surprising turns in the years since she first caught most moviegoers’ eyes in Clueless as the new girl in school who gets a crash course in popularity from Alicia Silverstone and Stacey Dash, but both busy with work and thinking about starting a family, she seemed happy.

CHRISTMAS in Back Bay, Boston.

HISTORIA: THE AMAZONS is a forthcoming Wonder Woman comic book story to be written by Kelly Sue DeConnick with art by Phil Jimenez for DC Comics’ Black Label. ” A Homeric epic of the lost history of the Amazons and Queen Hippolyta’s rise to power. Featuring monsters and myths, this three-book saga spans history from the creation of the Amazons to the moment Steve Trevor washes up on the shores of Paradise Island, changing our world forever.”

Jimenez shared some recent sketches on Insta.

SKYWALKER is a defeat, even in moments of triumph says Polygon.

“The most notable effect is … in [that] characters, conflicts, and plot beats, Episode IX closely mirrors 1983’s Return of the Jedi, to the point where savvy fans could easily call out half the locales, enemies, and story turns well in advance. It’s a remarkably safe and timid approach, one that consciously reflects viewers’ cinematic pasts back at them, with a “You loved this last time, right? Here’s more of it!” attitude. It’s the rom-com method of storytelling, essentially cinema as comfort food: The story is pat and predictable enough to be soothing, and the surprises exist only in the details that mix up the story… it frequently feels as if no one really cares what the characters are pursuing, as long as they’re doing it loudly, quickly, and with plenty of callbacks to the original trilogy, from characters to situations to specific lines.”

The Rise of Skywalker is almost a meta-movie about how Star Wars is cool, and people’s memories of it are cool, and their ability to follow an endless string of references is cool.

Star Wars fans be like:

BEN SOLO With the help of his father Han, Ben destroys the Sith part of himself that was Kylo Ren.

Actor Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren is the only character that really gets a great character arc in the Star Wars sequels.

SELF CARE is necessary.

SANTA BEAR via Reddit

ADAM RIPPON loves Elizabeth Warren.

UNWRAP that Patreon package.

NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS Even if it’s for a Ramen noodle cup advertisement.

 

ELTON JOHN  shares family Christmas photos from Aspen.

THE ART OF JIM LEE is the must have Christmas gift for every #GAYNRD.

Watch Lee below.

NIGHTWING Sketch by Jim Lee.

WONDER WOMAN #750 #2010variant #dccomics

A QUEER MMA title is coming written by Steve Orlando. According to Newsarama: Steve Orlando, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, and Alec Morgan are working on an creator-owned MMA title for AfterShock Comics called Kill a Man. Scheduled to debut in summer 2020, this OGN follows a second-generation MMA fighter who ends up being trained by the man who killed his father in the ring.

Kill a Man is a story I’ve wanted to tell since I broke into comics, to capture both the complicated internal and external struggle between identity, family expectation, society, and masculinity,” Orlando said in a statement. “To put our lead through hell, admittedly one of his own making at times, and finally let him be the hero, let a queer man, a queer fighter, go on that hero’s journey made famous by Rocky Balboa or Adonis Creed, and come out the side stronger, find family where he had none, and pride where he had shame.”

BEST COMICS OF 2019 Entertainment Weekly‘s assembled them for you, leading with the phenomenal House of X by Jonathan Hickman. “In an age of superhero glut, Hickman has distinguished himself with structural innovation. He’d received popular acclaim for his runs on Avengers and Fantastic Four, but the X-Men always had his heart; they’re the only superheroes he’s truly loved since childhood. He was finally given the reins to Marvel’s mutants earlier this year, and produced a story combining that lifelong passion with the most finely honed storytelling of his career, capable of both introducing new readers to the unbridled joy of superhero comics and reminding old fans why they first fell in love with these characters.”

This X-Men story, told across 12 weeks this summer, is split into two interwoven comic miniseries: House of X and Powers of X, illustrated by Pepe Larraz and R.B. Silva. It might sound like needless complication—born out of the fact that no human artist could illustrate a weekly comic for three straight months—but the two halves feed into each other. The House of X half marks a new beginning for Marvel’s mutants. Setting aside their differences with old enemies like Magneto, Professor Charles Xavier and his X-Men stun the rest of the world by declaring a new sovereign mutant nation-state on the sentient island of Krakoa. Powers of X, meanwhile, jumps around in time to show both the necessity of that decision (the dystopian futures awaiting if mutants continue fighting among themselves) and the possible ramifications (unity taken to its extreme).

This new take on old characters cuts through the mass of overabundant pop culture. As new issues came out each week, fans congregated on social media to share theories and insights. The excitement of unraveling those mysteries is still intact for anyone reading them in collected form. After all, one reason House of X and Powers of X resonated this year goes beyond a weekly comic club: Mutants are standing up and refusing to be taken advantage of at the same time that people across the world are doing the same.

In one of Moira’s lives, a mutant supervillain asks her: “Do you have any idea how much they hate us?” Knowledge of that hate can destroy a people’s spirit—or lead to unprecedented solidarity. And that can inaugurate the biggest changes of all. Welcome to the age of Krakoa.

HANUKKAH SONG OF THE DAY. The festival of lights begins Sunday the 22nd at sundown. Hanukkah has a new anthem thanks to Boyz II Menorah, a supergroup with James Corden, Zach Braff, Charlie Puth, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Josh Peck. So, girl, don’t light the candles without the light from “A Week and a Day.”

WHAM!  The restored official ‘Last Christmas’ video, has been upgraded to 4k by the original director, Andy Morahan.  The video for the global smash hit was originally filmed in November 1984 in a Swiss resort called Saas-Fee and included George and Andrew plus Shirlie and Pepsi and several close friends.

DEAR SANTA Can we have one puhleeze?!

RUDOLPH doesn’t look very enthusiastic with all the bright decorations on his horns.

WHO’S BEEN NAUGHTY THIS YEAR?

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GAY BOYS LOVE JOCKSTRAPS, so they’re the perfect gift. Mikey Pup models a few and suggests you Treat yourself to some new undies from #underwearexpert celebrate the holidays and bring in the new year in comfort and style , you deserve it!

So what is the underwear expert anyway? 

CAPTAIN JOCKSTRAP JUNIOR Shazam?

COLD WINTER NIGHTS cuddled up 🐒 while warming yourself up 🍆 for a little bit of sleazy fun 😈 with your favorite Boy Butter products 🙌🏽

 

HUNG WITH CARE Christmas tree up, full package this year #tree#gay#singlegay#instagays#gayjocks

 

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