Skip to comments.'Batgirl' #19 Features First Openly Transgender Character In Mainstream Superhero Comics
Posted on 04/11/2013 8:41:19 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy
The sibling conflict teased on the cover of Batgirl #19 may be the hook that pulls readers in, but it will be another reveal in the issue that will occupy a spot in comics history, as one of the book's characters will reveal she is transgender, the first time a character has done so in a mainstream superhero comic.
Wired reports that writer Gail Simone was inspired to create a transgender character by a conversation with Batwoman co-creator Greg Rucka at Wondercon a few years ago. Simone asked why there seem to be fewer gay male comics characters than lesbian heroes (such as Batwoman). Rucka replied it would be a huge sign of progress for a gay male character to appear on a comic cover. It'd be even bigger if the character was transgender.
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Unfortunately, most comics are now politically correct crap. Luckily, I have a box of comics from the 1960s and earlier in the back of my closet that I can read to my grandkids.
Real world he-she:
I no longer pay attention to comic books, or “sequential art”, or whatever euphemism they call themselves.
I still have my CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED and COMBAT magazines from the early 1960s.
Comics were accused of being part of the cause, back when Bobby Kennedy was shot, for being too violent.
So were Pulp fiction books, TV shows, Movies, war toys and toy guns.
Comics and pulp books toned it down for a while, TV shows downgraded themselves to kiddie shows, war toys and toy guns disappeared from the stores.
Movies? They said they would police themselves with a rating system to keep kids out. Instead it unleashed the most vile and bloody movies on the screen. Trailers for these movies rated R or worse were aimed at the pre-teen crowds.
Today’s TV fare would make people in the 1960s have apoplexy!
Lesbians are discriminating against gay men!!!!!!!!! Time to send them to re-education camp too!!!
Rucka replied it would be a huge sign of progress for a gay male character to appear on a comic cover. It'd be even bigger if the character was transgender.
This statement, in a nutshell, perfectly explains why our entire Western culture is swirling down the toilet.
Not terribly surprising, considering that a lot of comic book creators these days at the Big Two (Marvel and DC) are so left wing, they’d chop off their right arm if they could..
Plus DC Comics (owner of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman) is far behind Marvel (The Avengers, Spider-Man) in sales, so they need to keep pulling “stunts” like this to boost their flagging sales. Marvel’s not immune to stunts as well, having a same-sex “marriage” last year.
Same writer on this Batgirl book, Gail Simone, will also be writing a comic book called “The Movement” glorifying the Occu-pity-partiers out later this year.
Stop buying Marvel and DC and support the independent creative comic books. There are good pro-right wing or at least libertarian) creators out there like Mike Baron and Chuck Dixon.
Being that comic books are a childrens market, I would have solved the issue by reducing the exposure of children to lesbians.
Sick. Just plain sick.
What about the ambiguously gay duo?
What used to be satire is now mainstream.
Next on the hit parade, it’s the attack of the “shims”.
and wghat used to be mainstream, is not
I’ve never read comic books (except for Jack Chick tracts) and do adults read them and why?
I don’t want to make their readers angry but with an infinite supply of real books with an infinite supply of worlds in them, I don’t see the attraction to adults; never saw it as a kid either.
This development is disturbing. Either they’re writing these homo scenarios for the adult perv market or they’re for children with the purpose of indoctrinating as well as making this mental illness mainstream.
Culturally, we are at the edge of a precipice and once we go over, I can’t imagine what will happen but soon, it will be anything goes and you better celebrate it.
Soon, they’re going to start going down the road towards decriminalization of hard drugs like coke, meth or heroin.
I don’t think Heroin users are violent although I’ve never met one but I know that people on meth or coke are frying their brains as well as their souls and the amount of violence associated with these drugs is staggering.
Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to see what has happened in the last twenty years.
lol - Hi there, “Shimberly” seat up or down today? ;)
Can they not leave anything alone???
“Can they not leave anything alone???”
To an indoctrinator with a hammer, everything is a nail.
It’s a bonus to start early with the kiddies.
I’m glad I’m not the only one shaking my head.
If a comic book will get a child into reading, then that is a good thing. This however, is not a good thing and their agenda couldn’t be plainer as well as straight up evil.