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Confirmed: Superman might be gay
http://hotair.com/ ^ | May 21, 2012 | Allahpundit

Posted on 05/22/2012 5:00:00 AM PDT by BO Stinkss

Makes sense. He’s got the build, the fashion sense, and just maybe the gaydar-pinging facial structure. And yet — no one’s sure yet that he’s the one who’s coming out. All we know is that it’s a male, that it’ll happen next month, and that he’s “one of the major iconic DC characters.” Is there something you’d like to tell us, Batman? Actually, no need: We already know. So which one is it? The folks at DC Comics aren’t saying, but they do say it’s the latest effort to make sure their comics keep up with the times. Last September, DC Comics relaunched its entire line of comic books to feature an updated look and a new lineup of LGBT superheroes: including Voodoo, an African American bisexual woman and Batwoman, an open lesbian… “DC and (archrival) Marvel are recognizing that there is an LGBT audience that has been reading their comics for years,” said Matt Kane, associate director of entertainment and media for GLAAD. “When creating these fictional worlds it’s important to show the full diversity.” Aside from making good business sense, Kane said younger readers are perfectly comfortable with gay characters and expect to see their peers represented.

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In 1976 I had an argument with my childhood friend Fat Larry about who was the best super hero. He argued for the Hulk and I supported Superman. I left in a huff after Larry blurted out "Superman's a fag!" If you are out there reading this larry, I apoligize. The Hulk rules.
1 posted on 05/22/2012 5:00:04 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: BO Stinkss

It won’t be Supes. Lois Lane will be too ticked off. It’ll either be Jimmy Olsen or Wonder Woman.


2 posted on 05/22/2012 5:03:26 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: BO Stinkss

Maybe DC comics should change its name to AC/DC comics,


3 posted on 05/22/2012 5:03:48 AM PDT by magellan
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To: BO Stinkss

I dunno, Aquaman always seemed kinda fishy to me. And lets not even start on Wonder Woman.


4 posted on 05/22/2012 5:04:01 AM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: BO Stinkss

Well, that’s got to suck for the Kryptonians. The last hope for the continuation of their species, and he’s gay.


5 posted on 05/22/2012 5:06:42 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Hugin

“And lets not even start on Wonder Woman.”

That’s right. She did come from an Island of only women.


6 posted on 05/22/2012 5:06:52 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: Timber Rattler

Batman. Lives with his “male ward” Robin, and the butler. NO girlfriend, not even a beard. Wears tights.


7 posted on 05/22/2012 5:07:31 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: BO Stinkss
Cool!

Next year, the first super-hero pedophile "comes out"...

8 posted on 05/22/2012 5:07:48 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: BO Stinkss

Larry Niven answered this question decades ago (”Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex”). Superman, despite his human appearance is an alien species. A Homo Sapiens woman would be as attractive to him as a chimpanzee would be to a Homo Sapies. Wrong phermones, among other things.

Now it is possible that given a long-enough isolation from his own kind, Superman might develop . . . ah . . . outlets. But it would be as “natural” as a human male developing a crush on a chimp. Not that there is anything wrong with that — as they would say on Seinfield.


9 posted on 05/22/2012 5:08:29 AM PDT by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: BO Stinkss; The_Victor; absolootezer0; RockinRight
Superman is not gay. Try this link for the true explanation of his problems.

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4LTAQ4G91Nw/TVVOHeCi6uI/AAAAAAAAAec/5KFbOrXKoNA/s1600/42657.jpg&imgrefurl=http://perlishell79.blogspot.com/2011/02/man-of-steel-woman-of-kleenex.html&h=309&w=320&sz=58&tbnid=mNeaE3BavtzNQM:&tbnh=114&tbnw=118&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dman%2Bof%2Bsteel%2Bwoman%2Bof%2Bkleenex%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=man+of+steel+woman+of+kleenex&hl=en&usg=__ki5K-ptMjqG6A7V1-76Pkx-ny4E=&sa=X&ei=sYG7T8eTHISk8QT8gL2TCg&ved=0CCIQ9QEwBw

10 posted on 05/22/2012 5:10:18 AM PDT by nuke rocketeer (File CONGRESS.SYS corrupted: Re-boot Washington D.C (Y/N)?)
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To: PzLdr

Don’t think so-—Bruce Wayne maintains that playboy reputation, bedding any hot chick who catches his eye.


11 posted on 05/22/2012 5:10:44 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: nuke rocketeer

OOPS!!!A better link....

http://perlishell79.blogspot.com/2011/02/man-of-steel-woman-of-kleenex.html


12 posted on 05/22/2012 5:11:20 AM PDT by nuke rocketeer (File CONGRESS.SYS corrupted: Re-boot Washington D.C (Y/N)?)
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To: BO Stinkss
Aquaman sucks fish pee
13 posted on 05/22/2012 5:11:54 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: BO Stinkss

14 posted on 05/22/2012 5:13:04 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: BO Stinkss

My money’s on Robin.


15 posted on 05/22/2012 5:13:59 AM PDT by YourAdHere (Spike Lee's films are boring and unoriginal.)
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To: BO Stinkss

http://www.superdickery.com has a great collection of gay moments in comic history. Batman and Wonder Woman take the cake. Let’s hope there’s no latent damage from all that subliminal exposure in our yoot!


16 posted on 05/22/2012 5:15:25 AM PDT by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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To: Timber Rattler

I’m thinking it’s Shazam!!! Add a lisp to that and you got yourself one happy superhero.


17 posted on 05/22/2012 5:15:25 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Would you rather eat dog food or cat food? Guess it's Romney 2012.)
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To: BO Stinkss

Doesn’t matter which one comes out of the closet.

The second they reveal, I end my patronage of all Super hero movies.


18 posted on 05/22/2012 5:15:49 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: BO Stinkss
The Hulk rules.

If you haven't been to see The Avengers yet, it's worth the price of a ticket. The Hulk steals the entire movie.

19 posted on 05/22/2012 5:19:28 AM PDT by wbill
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To: No Truce With Kings
Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex

http://www.rawbw.com/~svw/superman.html

20 posted on 05/22/2012 5:22:23 AM PDT by Cheburashka (If found, please return this Ring of Power to Sauron, Lord of Darkness. Return postage guaranteed.)
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To: Timber Rattler

That’s a big promotion for Jimmy Olsen, heretofore never considered much of a superhero....

I think WW would be more bang for the buck for DC.

Would address the growing lesbian comic book fan culture and might even interest the boys.

Don’t they have to have some sort of “proof” for their newly outed hero, i.e. a “love” interest?


21 posted on 05/22/2012 5:22:26 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: BO Stinkss

22 posted on 05/22/2012 5:24:13 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: BO Stinkss

Yes, but did not Wonder Woman fall in love with a pilot that she rescued?


23 posted on 05/22/2012 5:25:06 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: BO Stinkss

Superman and Chuck Norris agreed to have a fight to settle who was tougher.

The stakes: the loser had to wear his underwear on the outside of his pants.


24 posted on 05/22/2012 5:26:12 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Maine Mariner
"Yes, but did not Wonder Woman fall in love with a pilot that she rescued?"

Yep. That pilot was gay...

25 posted on 05/22/2012 5:29:42 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: BO Stinkss

I really don’t think it’s Superman. Why? Money. Zach Snyder’s “Man of Steel” is currently in production for release next June. This move would alienate far too many fans and would undoubtedly hurt the film’s box office take. Same goes for Batman and “Dark Knight Rises.”

Wonder Woman, OTOH, has been stop-and-go for a film for years now. She’s a major character who’s floundering. This could be a method of sparking some interest in her?


26 posted on 05/22/2012 5:31:52 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: BO Stinkss
Superman might be gay

Maybe that's the real reason why his parents stuck him in a rocket and shipped him off the planet.

27 posted on 05/22/2012 5:32:12 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: BO Stinkss

LOL!


28 posted on 05/22/2012 5:36:02 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: BO Stinkss

These are cartoon characters. They are asexual. They are not even based on any real people.

They’re make believe, which means the creators can make them anything they want, and Marvel will make them whatever they think will turn the most profit. That’s the bottom line here.


29 posted on 05/22/2012 5:36:02 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: BO Stinkss
Fear Not! If Superman is a gay Obama supporter, his Bizaro World racist Tea Party counterpart is Straight!
30 posted on 05/22/2012 5:36:31 AM PDT by broken_arrow1
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To: BO Stinkss

—He argued for the Hulk and I supported Superman. —

When I was a kid, those arguments always cracked me up, for one simple reason: Take away Kryptonite, and Superman was basically omnipotent. None of the other characters are. QED.


31 posted on 05/22/2012 5:37:39 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Maine Mariner
Yes, but did not Wonder Woman fall in love with a pilot that she rescued?

So she's bi. That makes her even hotter.

32 posted on 05/22/2012 5:37:54 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: BO Stinkss

If Batwoman is lesbian and Batman is homo, would that make them love one another again?


33 posted on 05/22/2012 5:38:22 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Churches are full of hypocrites you say? Welcome: there's always room for one more.)
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To: tacticalogic

Why must they use the established super heroes that have become heroes in their own right. They could introduce some new “heroes” that are gay. I don’t think that would fly (no pun intended). They must be a hero first then come out of the closet. Kids that age don’t even know what gay is. No onw ever talked about these heroes having sex!


34 posted on 05/22/2012 5:39:41 AM PDT by RightLady (Throw the Traitors out)
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To: tacticalogic

Why must they use the established super heroes that have become heroes in their own right. They could introduce some new “heroes” that are gay. I don’t think that would fly (no pun intended). They must be a hero first then come out of the closet. Kids that age don’t even know what gay is. No onw ever talked about these heroes having sex!


35 posted on 05/22/2012 5:39:51 AM PDT by RightLady (Throw the Traitors out)
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To: BO Stinkss

It’s Aqua Man. After all, he swims aroundf in tights everywhere with Aqua Lad. I mean, really “Aqua Lad”? Was “Aqua Twink” taken?


36 posted on 05/22/2012 5:40:37 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: PapaBear3625

It would probably make historical consistency easier if the character who comes out is bisexual, not homo. Which one of those guys didn’t flirt with the ladies, or vice versa? Batman’s Robin is the only one I can think of but that would be way too obvious.


37 posted on 05/22/2012 5:40:37 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Churches are full of hypocrites you say? Welcome: there's always room for one more.)
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To: cuban leaf
When I was a kid, those arguments always cracked me up, for one simple reason: Take away Kryptonite, and Superman was basically omnipotent. None of the other characters are. QED.

The very-early Superman was essentially a human-looking Hulk. He couldn't fly, just "leap tall buildings in a single bound". Bullets wouldn't hurt him, but a grenade would knock him out. Then they started making him steadily more powerful until they painted themselves into a corner, because he was too powerful to not be able to beat any enemy that came along unless they gave him some lame weaknesses.

38 posted on 05/22/2012 5:42:48 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: BO Stinkss

He also doesn’t exist, so how can this matter?


39 posted on 05/22/2012 5:44:01 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: RightLady
No on[e] ever talked about these heroes having sex!

Except for high level flirtations with acquaintances (like Superman as Clark Kent, with Lois Lane), that is quite true -- and WHY should DC Comics be polluting the world view of kids who aren't even in puberty yet? It's amusing to talk about on one level, but sickening on another. Someone should come up with a line of superheros that stay virtuous in a Judeo-Christian sense. If they are not religious at least they don't talk religion down.

40 posted on 05/22/2012 5:45:07 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Churches are full of hypocrites you say? Welcome: there's always room for one more.)
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To: stuartcr

“He also doesn’t exist, so how can this matter?”

It matters because Superman is a role model to some kids.


41 posted on 05/22/2012 5:47:23 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: BO Stinkss

Will Superman be leaping out of a closet instead of a phone booth?


42 posted on 05/22/2012 5:47:31 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: BO Stinkss

Does Supermans sexuality really matter to kids?


43 posted on 05/22/2012 5:49:40 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: BO Stinkss
Are they sure it's not Ace, or maybe Gary?


44 posted on 05/22/2012 5:52:35 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: stuartcr
Does Supermans sexuality really matter to kids?

Yes, especially to transgendered five-year-olds.

45 posted on 05/22/2012 5:54:04 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: RightLady
Why must they use the established super heroes that have become heroes in their own right.

It's the only thing the militant gays will accept, and that's probably only temporary. There's something messed up in their brains that keeps them from having any sense of "enough".

46 posted on 05/22/2012 5:54:28 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

???


47 posted on 05/22/2012 5:55:49 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: stuartcr

Just referencing another story of the day.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2886557/posts


48 posted on 05/22/2012 5:59:23 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: BO Stinkss

This is what we call a “desperate ploy.” Used to be that DC (a Time-Warner company) thought it was a foregone conclusion that they’d eventually buy out their competition at Marvel. In one fell swoop, they would own a virtual monopoly on the comic book market.

All they had to do was bide their time and produce at least one “stunt” book a year (Superman’s dead, Superman’s alive, supporting character Sue Digby raped and murdered) that outsold Marvel for their corporate bosses, coast along with their outdated (majority of 1930’s to 1960’s vintage) characters, focus on publishing art-house trash under their Vertigo label. (try, just try even reading through descriptions of any Vertigo title on Amazon) twiddle their thumbs and wait for the eventual Marvel buyout.

Except that it never happened. With the Disney buyout of Marvel, DC has been pulling more “stunts” like this “which character is gay?” to artificially boost sales. When their recent retail toy line was dropped by Mattel due to low sales, they even tried to put a positive spin on it “Now, we’re doing our own exclusive, limited edition line of toys”. Sadly, no surprise here, folks.


49 posted on 05/22/2012 5:59:59 AM PDT by Southern Magnolia
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To: BO Stinkss

DC Comics has a deathwish?


50 posted on 05/22/2012 6:00:52 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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