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Old 05-22-12, 03:43 PM
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Re: Major DC Comics Character...out of closet?

Plus she grew up on an island of all women (wait, is that changed?).

But it's going to be a guy. And iconic doesn't necessarily mean one of the big guns. Isn't Aquaman still married to Mera?
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They are not going to mess with Superman or Batman.
Because Superman hasn't had four different origin stories told in the last decade and his marriage didn't get OMD'ed. Nope, DC never messes with Superman.
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Thats what I was thinking. When you think about it, a gay WW would be easy. Female sexuality is flexible so you can play with it.
Human sexuality is flexible.
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Human sexuality is flexible.
Yeah, but specifically Women tend to be more flexible than men.
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Specifically Wonder Woman being gay appeals more to the majority of the target audience than Superman being gay. But it'll be a male superhero this time anyway.
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So they got rid of Superman's trunks because morons (who largely don't even read comics so its not like their opinion even matters) think superheroes wearing underoos on the outside looks gay. Now that they have gotten rid of the trunks, they may make him gay anyway. Yeah, makes sense...
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Re: Major DC Comics Character...out of closet?

I don't have a problem with an established character turning out to be gay. But usually all these recent announcements from DC sound like extremely desperate attempts to get readers. Hastily rebooting the entire DC (except for the top selling titles like Batman and GL), making Watchmen sequels, and now this.

I would prefer that they allow the quality of the comics to speak for themselves but since comics aren't that popular these days, I guess they gotta do what they gotta do.
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My first thought on hearing this was that they were going to turn the screws on Moore even more and make one of the Watchmen characters gay. But then they reconfirmed that this was in the new 52 universe...
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It will be a "major iconic male character not seen since the relaunch."

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/dc-g...le-new-52.html

I can't really think of anyone that would fit except for Wally West.
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So a character not important enough to be included in the revamp of the new 42.
Old 05-22-12, 06:37 PM
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Have we seen Dr. Fate yet (maybe on Earth 2... any other missing JSAers)? The Atom (Choi or Palmer, I think I saw him in a promo shot of Justice League, but not sure if he's in the book yet)? In a play on words, Icon? Black Lightning? Freddy Freeman (maybe in the Shazam backup)? Aqualad (either one, mainly because of his prominence in Young Justice)? Beast Boy (is Ravagers out yet)?

Geo Force (not super iconic), Adam Strange (that would kinda conflict with his origin/motivation), Elongated Man (fans would absolutely go nuts), Red Tornado (would be a cop out since he's a robot)...

Or maybe a villain?

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Re: Major DC Comics Character...out of closet?

I would have guessed Plastic Man, but I haven't been keeping up too much on the DC Universe since the relaunch.
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So a character not important enough to be included in the revamp of the new 42.
You don't understand, they've planned this well in advance and were intentionally keeping this character away because they knew it would make great comics. Really. It's only coincidence that this is revealed right when Northstar is getting engaged. Yeah.
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So a character not important enough to be included in the revamp of the new 42.
What? There are plenty of fan favorites that haven't been seen yet in the new 52. Wally West. Cassandra Cain. Stephanie Brown. The majority of the JSA.
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To be fair, DC has historically had a far more progressive stance towards homosexual characters than Marvel. Especially in the 80s compared to Jim Shooter's "There are NO GAYS in the Marvel Universe" stance...
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Originally Posted by brayzie View Post
I don't have a problem with an established character turning out to be gay. But usually all these recent announcements from DC sound like extremely desperate attempts to get readers. Hastily rebooting the entire DC (except for the top selling titles like Batman and GL), making Watchmen sequels, and now this.

I would prefer that they allow the quality of the comics to speak for themselves but since comics aren't that popular these days, I guess they gotta do what they gotta do.
It's an obvious publicity stunt to compete with Marvel. If anyone has been paying attention, the sales for the new DC books are starting to level off and overall the line is sinking back to more normal sale levels. The new Flash comic started out at 130,000 copies sold for issue #1 and is down to only 63,000 by issue #8. In fact, every issue has sold less than the one before it.
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Re: Major DC Comics Character...out of closet?

Originally Posted by kgrogers1979 View Post
It will be a "major iconic male character not seen since the relaunch."

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/dc-g...le-new-52.html

I can't really think of anyone that would fit except for Wally West.
The rumor I've heard is that it's going to be

Spoiler:
Shazam, formerly known as Captain Marvel
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I remember long-ago discussion of Element Lad being gay, but I think that may have been just fan speculation rather than real stories. And he's not even a second-tier character.
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It's gonna be General Glory.
More like General GloryHole
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The rumor I've heard is that it's going to be

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He has already been introduced in the new 52 though, in the Justice League back-up story. Isn't Billy Batson a little kid or did they change that as well? I can't imagine them making a little kid gay.
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More like General GloryHole
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Geo-Force always seemed a little swishy to me...
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I remember long-ago discussion of Element Lad being gay, but I think that may have been just fan speculation rather than real stories. And he's not even a second-tier character.
It was more than fan speculation. I think the main thing that had people thinking Element Lad was gay was his pink costume (though Cosmic Boy also had a pink costume). In the five years later continuity by the Bierbaums and Giffen, we find out that his longtime girlfriend, Shvaugh Erin, a science police officer, was really born Sean Erin and was a guy who had taken a sex change drug to become female to get him to fall in love with her. Something happened where the drug was in short supply or no longer working or something, and Element Lad accepted Sean as he was.

There are many other gay characters in DC continuity, including the current Batwoman, the blue Starman Mikael (the one I referenced as being in the previous Justice League), Wildstorm's Midnighter and Apollo, Gen 13's Rainmaker, etc. I don't know what Hokeyboy's talking about as far as the 80's goes, though.
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