Skip to comments.Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet (new recruiting tool)
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 DiDios view had evolved, comparing the shift to Barack Obamas recent endorsement of same-sex marriage.
DiDio did not specify which character would come out or in which issue it would be featured.
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But Courtney Simmons, DC Entertainments 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.
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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.
“After I’ve had my dinner, I’ll tell you everything I know about this Tarzan, Flash Gordon person.”
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.
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.
Thanks. After my time. Most of my Wally info comes from the Justice League cartoons (which has its own continuity).
Whew. So we can rule Robin out as the culprit.
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.
If they make Batman gay, he’s finished as an American icon; super hero!
Captain Marvel always looked kind of gay, but since the character’s alter ego is a young boy, making him homosexual would be awfully difficult for them to execute.
Seriously, I hate reboots. It's admitting that they haven't got a clue about their own creations. The original Crisis was intended to handle discontinuity without tossing everything out, and now everything is tossed out every few years with each new set of writers.
The VP and publishers are all not fans of the characters or have any respect for the readers. They don’t “get” the public at large so they just try to offend.
The VP at DC should be fired on the spot for letting the Avengers get this upper hand.
Did she complain that things were moving too fast?
what if they make a bad guy the homosexual? is the world ready for a homosexual lex luthor?
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