Meet the World’s First Gay Mormon Superhero, Stripling Warrior

Stripling Warrior is making comic book history by introducing the world’s first Gay Mormon Superhero.

The comic book series tells the tale of Sam Shepard, a happily out and newly married gay man who is visited by an Angel from Heaven on his wedding night. The Angel Abish – a rare female named character from the Book of Mormon – calls Sam to become the Hand of God on Earth, tasked with smiting those in need of smiting.

Independent comic book creator Brian Andersen has created a Kickstarter campaign to help make his dream a reality. He explains the comic book series below:

Why was he chosen? How does his homosexuality impact his role as a servant of the divine? And how does the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints react when they hear of a homosexual man on a mission from the heavens? (*hint* Not great.)

Stripling Warrior will explore all of this. The comic is a sexy story without being XXX-Sexy (not that there is anything wrong with XXX Gay Comics). This book isn’t just about a gay superhero who’s gay in name only. Sam’s romantic life will be prominently featured along with plenty of fisticuffs, humor, an exploration into the mythology of the LDS Church, and of course, heroic banter and super villains.

Check out an 8-page preview of the comic series below, courtesy of The Advocate:

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