Beefcake Heroes: Comic Book Icons Go Gay

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Gay Spider-Man

Gay Spider-Man
Gay Spider-Man. Joe Phillips

Spider-Man is a photographer with a sensitive side with a presence on Broadway... does that make him gay?

Comic artist Joe Phillips has re-imagined the Web singer in his series, "Beefcake Heroes."

"Think about it: A guy develops the ability to do something incredible and the first thing he does is to wear something tight-fitting and colorful and tell the world, 'I'm going to fight crime'?" Phillips told The Huffington Post's David Moye

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Gay Captain America

Gay Captain America
Gay Captain America. Joe Phillips

Could America's most patriotic hero also be its gayest superstar?

If he has a preference, Captain America isn't saying -- but comic artist Joe Phillips has given him a gay makeover as part of his "Beefcake Heroes" series.

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Gay Iron Man

Gay Iron Man
Gay Iron Man. Joe Phillips

Is there a gay man beneath the iron?

Comic artist Joe Phillips seems to think so -- he's peeled away Iron Man's armor as part of his series "Beefcake Heroes."

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Gay Thor

Gay Thor
Gay Thor. Joe Phillips

Can a god be gay?

Comic artist Joe Phillips envisions Thor, the God of Thunder, showing off a different kind of hammer as part of his "Beefcake Heroes" series.

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Gay X-Men

Gay X-Men
Gay X-Men. Joe Phillips

The X-Men might be more than just a team... and fighting villains might not be the only thing they share.

Comic artist Joe Phillips reimagines the famous heroes as famous gay heroes in his "Beefcake Heroes" series.

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Gay Superman

Gay Superman
Gay Superman. Joe Phillips

Superman might be packing a different kind of steel here: Comic artist Joe Phillips reimagines the icon as a gay superhero as part of his "Beefcake Heroes" series.

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Shazam! Gay Captain Marvel

Shazam! Gay Captain Marvel
Shazam! Gay Captain Marvel. Joe Phillips

Not many people realize that this heroe's name isn't Shazam -- it's Captain Marvel.

Shazam is the name of the wizard.

And maybe that's not the only identity crisis in this comic: Artist Joe Phillips shows a gay Captain Marvel as part of his "Beefcake Heroes" series.

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Gay Dr. Strange

Gay Dr. Strange
Gay Dr. Strange. Joe Phillips

We already know he's Strange.

But is Dr. Strange also Dr. Queer?

Comic artist Joe Phillips reimagines the doctor as a gay man of power in his "Beefcake Heroes" series.

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Gay Green Lantern

Gay Green Lantern
Gay Green Lantern. Joe Phillips

There have been lots of incarnations of the Green Lantern -- and this one is gay. He's part of comic artist Joe Phillips' "Beefcake Heroes" series.

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Gay Batman

Gay Batman
Gay Batman. Joe Phillips

There have always been whispers over Batman's relationship with Robin.

Now, comic artist Joe Phillips take the Dark Knight out of the closet and reimagines him as a gay crimefighter in his new series, "Beefcake Heroes."