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Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet (new recruiting tool)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2147928/Is-Batman-gay-Major-DC-Comics-character-come-closet. ^ | 5/22/2012 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 05/22/2012 10:43:04 AM PDT by longtermmemmory

DC Comics plans to reintroduce a character as gay in a future issue, it has been revealed.

Co-publisher Dan DiDio previously said that the company would not change the sexual orientation of an existing superhero and would bring in a new one altogether.

But at Kapow Comic Convention in London on Sunday, he revealed that an existing character - who was previously assumed to be straight - will become ‘one of our most prominent gay characters’, according to comic blog BleedingCool.com.

Who is it? An existing DC Comics character - who was previously assumed to be straight - will become openly-gay Senior VP Sales Bob Wayne said DiDio’s view ‘had evolved’, comparing the shift to Barack Obama’s recent endorsement of same-sex marriage.

DiDio did not specify which character would ‘come out’ or in which issue it would be featured.

More...Rutgers student sentenced to just 30 DAYS in prison for intimidation of gay roommate who committed suicide after he learned he was being spied on

But Courtney Simmons, DC Entertainment’s senior vice president of publicity, told ABC News that it would be soon.

'One of the major iconic DC characters will reveal that he is gay in a storyline in June,' Simmons told the network.

Speculation: Some Twitter users assume Batman will come out as gay.

Popular: Superman, left, is a DC Comics favourite and Batwoman, right, who is a lesbian

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DC Comics just killed their brand. This is nothing more than a recuiting tool which will be used to put children in harms way.

There is no Truth, Justice, and the American way at DC Comics. sad to see how far they have fallen.

1 posted on 05/22/2012 10:43:11 AM PDT by longtermmemmory
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To: longtermmemmory

Yesterday I was leaning Green Arrow. Today I am going with Flash. He is major, but not one of the big three for DC.


2 posted on 05/22/2012 10:45:39 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (If Romney needs my vote to win Mississippi, he is in a heck of a lot trouble more than me.)
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To: Sybeck1

3 posted on 05/22/2012 10:46:44 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: longtermmemmory

I think it’s a desperate ploy to compete with the success of Marvel’s Avengers. A HEY-LOOK-AT-US kind of thing. Well, a bit of attention they’ll get, but not the right kind.

As a long-time comics fan and pro, I find this saddening.


4 posted on 05/22/2012 10:47:01 AM PDT by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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To: longtermmemmory

Please be Wonder Woman.
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Please be Wonder Woman.


5 posted on 05/22/2012 10:47:46 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: longtermmemmory

Sick.


6 posted on 05/22/2012 10:49:15 AM PDT by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: longtermmemmory
Give up DC Comics.

Subscribe to BSA’s “Boy's Life” and get a real magazine for all real American boys.

7 posted on 05/22/2012 10:51:12 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: longtermmemmory

DC Comics goes on the long list of companies I will no longer patronize.


8 posted on 05/22/2012 10:53:30 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Sybeck1
Flash is a possibility since Wally West has never been associated with anyone in particular (okay, i don't know about the past 10-15 years or so, but I don't think so).

Batman would be problematic because of all the NAMBLA jokes he'd be open to with all the Robins. Hell, they'd go from Dynamic Duo to (Un)Ambiguously Gay Duo.

As for Superman, after all the years of Lana Lang and Lois Lane (and every other L...L... female out there), suddenly coming out of the closet would be a major joke, and not a particularly funny one.

9 posted on 05/22/2012 10:55:12 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: coydog

Perhaps there should be a write in campaign along the lines of the one that had the bad Robin replacement killed off in one of the books.

Kids read these things. Some creep will use it to justify destroying some child’s life.

DC USED to be the one who translated well to movies. Instead we have that total supplanted by marvel. DC already screwed up Batwoman.

When a superhero has no moral compass there is no story to square the actions of the charater. What next Captain Hedonism?


10 posted on 05/22/2012 10:55:38 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

My money’s on Plastic Man. He always has seemed bent out of shape to me.


11 posted on 05/22/2012 11:01:00 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: longtermmemmory

If homosexuality was normal, they wouldn’t need to engage in these propaganda tactics in order to condition acceptance amongst the populace.


12 posted on 05/22/2012 11:03:17 AM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: Tanniker Smith

Wally West had a long-term relationship with reporter Linda Park, eventually marrying her in the early 2000s.


13 posted on 05/22/2012 11:04:21 AM PDT by Bear_in_RoseBear (Gentlemen may cry, "Peace, peace," but there is no peace. The war is actually begun!)
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To: Edward Teach

I think this is something along the lines of the “cultivating tools” for molesters that police warn about.

Disney just had their investment in marvel shoot through the roof if DC follows the thoughts of this woman VP.


14 posted on 05/22/2012 11:07:30 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Tanniker Smith

The sad part is the ones who thought up these heroes are probably long gone and won’t have a say in matter.


15 posted on 05/22/2012 11:07:46 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (If Romney needs my vote to win Mississippi, he is in a heck of a lot trouble more than me.)
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To: longtermmemmory
I would say Aquaman, but he seems to be more of the external spawning type.
16 posted on 05/22/2012 11:12:51 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: longtermmemmory

Totally sick. The whole culture has become sick and depraved. Every day, it’s another vomit-inducing story. On the positive side, if the whole country financially/socially collapses due to the debt, at least it won’t be such a terrible loss at this point.

Particularly sad when I think about DC Comics, and their great history, and their status as a part of americana. I think of those great patriotic WW2 covers to “World’s Finest Comics” and such.


17 posted on 05/22/2012 11:18:33 AM PDT by greene66
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To: SandRat
Subscribe to BSA’s “Boy's Life” and get a real magazine for all real American boys.

Oh, wouldn't the fag mafia love to turn THAT one into a "queer-friendly" propaganda rag.

18 posted on 05/22/2012 11:21:11 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: longtermmemmory

Satan is working overtime pushing this gay crap on us.


19 posted on 05/22/2012 11:22:37 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: All

Diane Nelson

President

DC Comics is a division of Time Warner communications.

You can thank this person for approving of this destruction of comic characters:

Diane Nelson

was named President, DC Entertainment upon the company’s founding in September 2009. In this post, Nelson is charged with leading the company’s efforts to fully realize the power and value of DC Entertainment’s brands and characters across all media and platforms, while strategically integrating the DC Entertainment business, brand and characters deeply into Warner Bros.

She is also the one who does not “get it” with characters operating as a team.

the rest of the dc comics executive board is here
http://www.dcentertainment.com/management

In the past it has been a sideline character nobody cared about. The character fades to zero and disapears since nobody in their right mind wants to be seen buying, or reading a homosexual comic book.


20 posted on 05/22/2012 11:22:50 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

Comic Book writers are as a rule as lefty as Horror writers, sports journalists and women’s magazine writers

the silly people


21 posted on 05/22/2012 11:25:19 AM PDT by wardaddy (the GOP are cowards)
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To: ScottinVA

They want to and tried, but so far have been told very legally and strongly, to go fly a kite.


22 posted on 05/22/2012 11:26:45 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: greene66

perhaps there should be a ratings code for comic books. Sell whatever they want but make the publisher disclose the content. IE “H” for homosexual content and require it be sold out of reach of minors with any other sexual content material.


23 posted on 05/22/2012 11:28:41 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

Superheros—much like G.I. Joe—have no private parts, therefore are asexual.


24 posted on 05/22/2012 11:28:54 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: crosshairs

If not already done, cancel cable TV. Do not extend a contract with DISH or DirectTV. Use that beautiful new LCD bigscreen TV only a couple of times a week, or daily for the first 10 minutes of the evening local news.

It’s a small but significent step that FReepers can take to clear their minds. No need for the so-called news channels.

Try it. You’ll like it.


25 posted on 05/22/2012 11:29:01 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: PGR88

I remember that scene. Col. Klink comes out of a window and starts talking to them. Batman tells him to say hello to Col. Hogan and the others. How schmaltzy is that?


26 posted on 05/22/2012 11:29:30 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Resettozero

He has a girlfriend.

Batman dated Catwoman.

Robin (nightwing) MARRIED starfire.

I suspect there is a “suit” who is projecting their propaganda for Obama since he is mentioned in the story. IOW they are trying to rescue dear leader. It is like the ww ii writers comming out for the enemies of the USA.


27 posted on 05/22/2012 11:32:36 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

Well, that bet was a total waste of money.


28 posted on 05/22/2012 11:34:07 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: longtermmemmory

Go ahead you idiots! Pick which ever one you don’t want to make money for you anymore. Evil idiots!


29 posted on 05/22/2012 11:34:47 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: houeto

Oh, you meant THEM...at DC Comics. Whew!


30 posted on 05/22/2012 11:37:26 AM PDT by Resettozero
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the homosexual exec at DC will require it be in an enseamble group so that it can not be avoided. The result will be killing the whole team.

The ultimate outcome? the homosexual caracter will be killed off or sent off and there will be a new “#1” issue with much fanfare relaunching the team.

This is taking defeat from the jaws of victory.


31 posted on 05/22/2012 11:37:43 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory
Smart move DC! Piss off 90% of your readers to placate 2-3% of your customers. The hag isn't looking out for the business interests of DC but is towing the line of the gay mafia.

There is a simple reason that homosexuality was suppressed. Once it is no longer a vice homosexuals, like liberals, look out for and promote their own and eventually take over all-male institutions like the military and the clergy. Once at the top they begin to abuse their authority and prey upon straight males until it reaches a breaking point.

32 posted on 05/22/2012 11:39:00 AM PDT by WMarshal (Bitter Clinger)
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To: WMarshal

comic book conventions to become a dangerous place for children.

DC no longer family friendly.

footnote: given it is next month, the edition is already finalized and will or has gone to print. If there is a dollar outcry, this will be pulled.

Remember the batman movie is about to arrive at theaters. This will stigmatize the brand.


33 posted on 05/22/2012 11:46:56 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Tzimisce
I join you in your mantra.
34 posted on 05/22/2012 11:49:48 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: KarlInOhio

I hope not. How will they explain Mera?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/90/Aquaman33.jpg


35 posted on 05/22/2012 11:50:02 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Sybeck1

Exactly. The current DC heads didn’t originate these characters. If they want to make up a new homosexual character that would still be bad but not as bad as ruining a character against the intentions of the original author.

I hope it’s not Aquaman, Batman, Robin or Superman as they were my favorites as a child.


36 posted on 05/22/2012 11:53:39 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

that is exactly what they want.

The paradign is to DESTROY you youth. Violate the normal standards so they can reconfigure to their model of hedonism.

It would not suprize if they used the current robin as the human sacrifice so to speak.


37 posted on 05/22/2012 12:01:54 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

Is the current Robin Dick Grayson or another character?


38 posted on 05/22/2012 12:10:40 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Edward Teach
If homosexuality was normal, they wouldn’t need to engage in these propaganda tactics in order to condition acceptance amongst the populace.

Let me just add - there have been thousands of civilizations and nations over the period of known human history. If homosexuality was normal, there would be at least someplace where it thrived and was widely accepted - and not as a brief, elitist fashion either, but as basic part of the culture. I know of none.

Modern secularists think they will create some kind of new society. They're absolutely wrong - its all been tried before, with the same results.

39 posted on 05/22/2012 12:14:18 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: longtermmemmory

The D.C. cartoon character that needs to come out is Mr. Transparency himself.


40 posted on 05/22/2012 12:14:41 PM PDT by bgill
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To: ReformationFan

Aquaman was just looking for someone to make that final swim upstream with.

41 posted on 05/22/2012 12:21:34 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: longtermmemmory

I hope it is Batman or Superman.

Having given this some thought I’m all for it. Seriously. If that is what it takes to launch a full blowback against the gay agenda, so be it.

As Rush says, they always overreach.

Let them fully wreck an American Icon that inhabits the childhood of so many of us. I dare them.


42 posted on 05/22/2012 12:36:12 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: longtermmemmory; windcliff; stylecouncilor

“After I’ve had my dinner, I’ll tell you everything I know about this Tarzan, Flash Gordon person.”


43 posted on 05/22/2012 12:45:09 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: longtermmemmory

Barak Man?


44 posted on 05/22/2012 12:54:58 PM PDT by mulebones
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To: Sybeck1

It was further specified that it’s a male, who hasn’t been seen in the relaunch yet. So, probably one of the Flashes, one of the Green Lanterns, but my money’s on Captain Marvel.


45 posted on 05/22/2012 1:21:22 PM PDT by Mr. Blond
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To: longtermmemmory
DC Comics just killed their brand. This is nothing more than a recuiting tool which will be used to put children in harms way.

There is no Truth, Justice, and the American way at DC Comics. sad to see how far they have fallen.

Both major comics lines long ago went from family friendly and all-American to across-the-board leftism. While I've never been a comic book person, I recognize its place in American popular culture.

46 posted on 05/22/2012 1:33:19 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Mr. Blond
I'd totally forgotten about Captain Marvel. Yeah, I could see him as a little light in the loafers.
47 posted on 05/22/2012 1:34:19 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Bear_in_RoseBear

Thanks. After my time. Most of my Wally info comes from the Justice League cartoons (which has its own continuity).


48 posted on 05/22/2012 2:40:20 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: longtermmemmory
But at Kapow Comic Convention in London on Sunday, he revealed that an existing character - who was previously assumed to be straight

Whew. So we can rule Robin out as the culprit.

49 posted on 05/22/2012 3:15:59 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: Tanniker Smith
Flash is a possibility since Wally West has never been associated with anyone in particular (okay, i don't know about the past 10-15 years or so, but I don't think so).

With the New 52 relaunch last year, Barry Allen is the Flash again, and Wally West was retconned out.

So you never know—doesn't look like they have any other use for him, right now.

50 posted on 05/22/2012 3:20:54 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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