Skip to comments.Is Superman gay? (DC Comics in a questionable business decision)
Posted on 05/22/2012 6:26:23 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The Man of Steel? Lois Lane's lover? DC Comics has jumped the shark - maybe. But the DC Comics co-publisher appears to be contemplating changing the sexual orientation of an "established character:"
One question asked at the DC panel today at the Kapow comic convention in London, was about DC co-publisher Dan DiDio's interview with The Advocate. Specifically over the decision not to change any character's sexual orientation when relaunching the DC Universe. At the time Dan stated they would introduce new LGBT characters rather than switch orientation, but the question asked why DC would switch race, size, age, all sorts of identifying features, but not orientation.
Surprisingly, Dan stated that they had changed DC's policy in this regard. And they ae about to reintroduce a previously existing DC character who was previously straight and now will be "one of our most prominent gay characters."
As Senior VP Sales Bob Wayne explained, just like the President of the United States, the co-publisher's policy on this "has evolved."
And despite his best efforts to stem Dan's wandering mouth, we also got the very strong impression that the death of Superman of Earth Two many not have been as final as portrayed...
Obviously, this doesn't mean that the character that is to be transformed is Superman. But his death certainly opens up that possibility.
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Superman becomes THUPERman!!!!
Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex
WARNING it is a bit graphic.
Maybe superman is depressed all his women friends from earth end up dead due to sex...
Well, since Bizarro Superman was exactly the opposite of Superman, wouldn’t he had to have been gay? Wouldn’t most of the whole planet?
In the “new Superman universe” is Bizarro Superman then straight?
Man, hours of conversational grist for geeko-americans.
Well, if it is Superman, I hope they give him a couple of face tats (tear drops, maybe?) and make him the pitcher and not the catcher in his relationships.
You know, the love that dares not speak its name, now WONT SHUT THE HELL UP.
Isn’t Wonder Woman gay?
Not that there is anything wrong with that - island of Amazon women and all.........
I’ll be in my bunk.
Technically since Superman isn’t human, he can’t he hetero or homosexual. There’s none of his own species left.
RE: the love that dares not speak its name
Remind us again... where did we get this line from?
Not only is Wonder Woman’s island Lesbian but any man who lands there must be killed. How tolerant.
RE: Theres none of his own species left.
There are some... in the PHANTOM ZONE.
The love that dare not speak its name is a phrase from the poem “Two Loves” by Lord Alfred Douglas, published in 1894. It was mentioned at Oscar Wilde’s gross indecency trial, and it is classically interpreted as a euphemism for homosexuality.
Only when exposed to pink Kryptonite
Dan DiDio? That explains everything...
Gives the Wonderwoman/Invsible man and Supeman joke a whole new meaning.
During his trial Oscar Wilde said...
‘It is impossible to get a conviction for sodomy in England - half of the English don’t think it is physically possible - and the other half are doing it.’
He was convicted.
I see where this is going...it is the Superman from the 40's...the so-called 'Earth 2' Superman who was disposed of a number of years ago...DiDio used to work on soap operas for ABC before he moved on to DC Comics. Now this all makes sense...
Brings back to mind the joke about Superman, the Invisible Man and Wonder Woman.
WW was laying out nude, sunning herself by the pool. Superman was flying about, looking for something to do and saw her. He thought to himself, “I can fly down there and hit it faster than a speeding bullet and be gone in a flash.” So he did. Wonder Woman’s eyes popped open and she exclaimed, “What in the world was that??!!” The Invisible Man said,”I have no idea but my butt sure is sore!”
There must be some truth this supposed joke. I wouldn’t have laid out all that money seeing his movies when I was a child if I had known he was probably using it to sneak into gay bars all that time.
So Lois Lane is to become Louis Lane?
Soon to find out how few homosexuals there are when sales tank.
Batman would never do anything to harm a child that age, no more than he would use a gun.
He saw his parents gunned down when he was a boy, and now he likes to see a boy that age take on armed men and win - to torture himself that he did nothing.
Didn't he have a female cousin, or did they kill her off?
And what about the minature city in the glass bottle in the fortress of solitude?
What marketing genius thought this could boost sales, when homos are 2-4% of the overall population.
The truth is, most Hollywood TV and movie writers are gay, and they exercise a disproportionate ability to inject(no pun intended) their Point of view into media that is digested by all age groups.
Even a cartoon knows it's a choice to be gay or straight.
Man..I would HATE to be on the business end of those super powers..ouch
Beat me to it! I don't know many folks who remember that classic.
I always thought Batman and Robin had a bit of a strange relationship, however, Clark Kent used to undress in phone booths when he reverted to Superman.
RE: Clark Kent used to undress in phone booths when he reverted to Superman.
But so did Spiderman and the many of the other Superheroes (e.g. Flash).
They’re all gay too?
It has to be Batman, lives by himself, has a young guy hanging around him. Also he didn’t bang Michelle Pfeiffer like a drum when she played Catwoman in the movie. That’s proof enough for me. Not Superman!
actually there are quite a few survivors - the phantom zone gang, supergirl (kissing cousin?), bottled city of Kondor just to name a few.
Interestingly while all the more recent constructions of Batman have him abhorring the use of firearms, a few of his first issues in the late 30s had him utilizing them for his own purposes.
A little diddy we used to sing while on platoon runs:
Batman and Superman got into a fight
Late one evening on a Saturday night
Superman hit Batman down to the ground
Then Batman hit him with some kryptonite
He hit him so hard he drove him insane
Now Batman’s dating Lois Lane
Based on the above information, I have to conclude it is not Batman....
Maybe there’s hope for Jimmy Olsen after all:
The Spin Doctors - Jimmy Olsen’s Blues
Well, I don’t think I can handle this
A cloudy day in Metropolis
I think I’ll talk to my analyst
I got it so bad for this little journalist
It drives me up the wall and through the roof
Lois and Clark in a telephone booth
I think I’m going out of my brain
I got it so bad for little Miss Lois Lane
Lois Lane please put me in your plan
Yeah, Lois Lane you don’t need no Superman
Come on downtown and stay with me tonight
I got a pocket full of Kryptonite
He’s leaping buildings in a single bound
I’m reading Shakespeare in my place downtown
Come on downtown and make love to me
I’m Jimmy Olsen not a ***an, you see
He’s faster than a bullet, stronger than a train
He’s the one who got lucky, got his cape
Around Miss Lois Lane
I can’t believe my dilemma is real
I’m competing with the Man of Steel
She got better...
DC Comics is headquartered in New York City...they don’t seem to understand that what they see outside the office window is NOT an accurate reflection of America ‘at large’...
This would be the absolute death of Superman as a viable comic / American symbol. But what the heck, they’ve been trying to kill this off for a while.
well superman had a long run I guess it was time for him to end.
Heh. I Googled “Wonderwoman/Invrsible man and Superman joke.”
Mmmmm.... COULD BE....
They've killed off rock and roll, hamburgers, American cars, and drive-ins/thrus.
They've already divorced Superman from fight for truth, justice, AND the American way.
This is about trouncing on a flag as Ayers did on 9-11-2001.
A certain famous fanboy said that Ian McKellen enjoyed having young boys come running up to him at comic book/movie conventions. He seemed to emphasize the “enjoyment” aspect.
That looks shooped.
But I believe there were several Flashes and several Green Lanterns, and ... who cares how many Green Arrows there were ... I don't even know what he could do.
Sometimes a character dies and somebody else comes back with the identity. That's probably what they'll do this time. Some character nobody who actually reads comics nowadays knows about.
Of course he won't be DC's first gay comic book hero:
The "Gay Ghost" came out in the early 40s.
He was later renamed the "Grim Ghost."
I don't know if this is him or another "Grim Ghost" brought out by another label, but he still looks pretty gay.
It seems pretty ironic to call a gay guy a super man.
That was back in the days when that word merely meant “happy”.