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“Gayness Is Built Into Batman” (DC comics writer interviewed)
Bleeding Cool News ^ | Written on April 26, 2012 | by Rich Johnston

Posted on 04/26/2012 12:49:33 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I remember reading something years ago about the 1960s Batman TV show. The character of “Aunt Harriet” was written into the show because the network (ABC) did not like the idea of Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, and Alfred living together in a house with no women. They insisted that a female character be added to the regular cast. During the third season, the character of Batgirl was added, but I think that was done primarily to try to boost ratings, which were starting to sink at that point. ( I loved Batgirl!)


51 posted on 04/26/2012 2:34:24 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: allmendream

Being cynical and jaded, I always assumed Batman had to have a Robin for copyright/marketing purposes.

But seriously, your take is a fresh one and, quite honestly, brilliant. One that writers and moviemakers have, to my knowledge, missed.


52 posted on 04/26/2012 2:36:35 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: allmendream
What is the psychological purpose behind Batman having/needing/recruiting a “Robin” - as he has had several?

There have also been periods when the comic went back to fundamentals and Batman as the solo "Dark Knight" -- no Robin. Actually, Robin came along pretty early, but purists didn't really like him, especially after the campy 1960s television show.

The thing to understand is that most of these comic book characters had sidekicks, woman or boy or girl auxiliaries or assistants, or younger selves featured in stories or in their own comic book. So there was Superboy and Supergirl, Kid Flash, etc. Green Lantern and Green Arrow and Acquaman also had sidekicks. They helped to generate stories and sell comics and gave a "family feel" to comics at a time when that was thought to be a good thing.

53 posted on 04/26/2012 2:38:52 PM PDT by x
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To: Disambiguator

We need a caption contest for that cover! “Don’t worry son, this won’t hut much.” Yikes!


54 posted on 04/26/2012 2:54:28 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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55 posted on 04/26/2012 3:10:22 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: SJSAMPLE
Oddly enough, I view them as complimentary works.

I guess that is why I'm an engineer, not a philosopher.

56 posted on 04/26/2012 3:25:50 PM PDT by jboot
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To: gaijin
They also made a character in Archie gay.

Yes. And they gave him the name of a friend of mine. Of course it was a coincidence.

These publishers and writers may own the copyright, but they have to realize they're the stewards of a tradition that,in some cases, goes back over half a century. They shouldn't mess with it.

57 posted on 04/26/2012 3:32:36 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney (book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Obama is the classic closet homosexual—unsure of his masculinity, desperate for offspring to hide his illness by forcing himself to impregnate a masculine woman, all the while fantasizing about Bobby Sherman,and then focusing on making sure queers like him dominate the political and social culture of normal America.
58 posted on 04/26/2012 3:38:19 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Not all Democrats are Bums but all Bums are Democrats".)
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To: JaguarXKE; Disambiguator
It should be noted that cover is a photoshop. This is the real cover:
59 posted on 04/26/2012 4:27:30 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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60 posted on 04/26/2012 4:58:02 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

He is wearing a Speedo with a silk cape!


61 posted on 04/26/2012 5:01:06 PM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: GraceG

“Ironically I find that a lot of young people who are into anime may not overtly call themselves conservatives but they beleive in a lot of the principles of conservatism and liberatianism.”

Exactly. Almost every hero aside from the obvious high school male kid, surrounded by beautiful girls harem’ has the embodiment of conservatism. Try Zetman where the hero is just a kid who wants just stop the evil monsters using his monster powers which were not his in the first place. Even from Code Geass to Gundam, the heroes just want to prevail over evil. Period.

No wonder I’m more into manga..


62 posted on 04/26/2012 5:32:16 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

No wonder I noticed Batman getting gay in the late 80’s! lol


63 posted on 04/26/2012 8:19:08 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless and useful idiots.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Even with the dialogue, it’s disconcerting.


64 posted on 04/26/2012 8:40:27 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: GraceG
Sounds like you're familiar with anime stuff. You should find this amusing.
65 posted on 04/26/2012 8:47:16 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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66 posted on 04/26/2012 9:09:41 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: LostInBayport
It seems so obvious to me.

Bruce Wayne had a ‘defining moment’ when he was that age, standing still while his parents were gunned down- and is for SOME reason interested in training a child that age to beat armed men.......

Hmmmmmmm.

67 posted on 04/27/2012 6:47:41 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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