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DC Gay Superhero?

PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:41 am
by LauraSeabrook
I heard on the radio this morning that DC Comics are going to announce one of their superheros as being Gay.

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The way it was put on TripleJ radio, by a local "nerd celebrity", was that it's going to be an established character, not some invented "GayMan". There was then speculation as to who. The suggestions were Batman or Superman, with counter arguments that no, couldn't be Batman because he's had sex with a lot of women, and Superman because no one's going to call a guy who can split a planet in two a "fag". I suspect though that the Radio Jocks are thinking of pre-reboot versions of those characters. Batman's now Dick Grayson isn't he? And Superman's backstory has had him married to Lois for a long long time (and loving it).

I suspect it's going to be a cope-out, some superhero with a minor or problematic role like Aquaman or the latest Blue Beetle. What do folk think, who do you think they'll pick and why?

Re: DC Gay Superhero?

PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 11:32 am
by Craig Vial
I hope it's The Martian Manhunter

Fnar! Fnar!

Re: DC Gay Superhero?

PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 4:47 pm
by LauraSeabrook
Mind you, if he's the last of his kind (unlike Supe's whose relatives turn up regularly) and a shape changer how could he be gay? ;P

Re: DC Gay Superhero?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:53 am
by Sewersaint
Turns out it's Green Lantern. On Earth-2. Major cop out? Well if Earth-2 gets cancelled before issue 12, I'd say yes.

Re: DC Gay Superhero?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:08 am
by LauraSeabrook
Got a link for that?

Re: DC Gay Superhero?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:48 pm
by Sewersaint
Hmmm, just reread the story, perhaps I shouldn't be so confident about it being Alan Scott.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/05/27/ ... lan-scott/

Still, I consider Bleeding Cool pretty reliable. I guess we'll see soon enough.

Re: DC Gay Superhero?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:18 pm
by Sewersaint
Ok now it's official.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/forums/fron ... -hero.html

It's a shame I'm not reading it because Nicola Scott does some nice artwork.

Re: DC Gay Superhero?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:56 am
by LauraSeabrook
Yes, it was green Lantern, but get this (from The New York Post):
Robinson said he decided to make the change because making the character young again meant erasing Scott's gay superhero son out of existence.

"The only downside of his being young was we lose his son, Obsidian, who's gay. So I thought, 'Why not make Alan Scott gay?'" Robinson recalled. "That was the seed that started it."
...so does that make it NOT so much an addition as a replacement?

Re: DC Gay Superhero?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:17 pm
by Sewersaint
It kinda shows how different the media world is today, Obsidian being gay never got this much attention.

Re: DC Gay Superhero?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:36 am
by LauraSeabrook
Absolutely. Hadn't heard of him at all!