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lazarus 6/1/2012 10:13:36 AM

To prove a point, why not make a huge deal that Professor X is in a wheelchair, guaranteed there are more handicapped people than gay people. So why make a big deal about how handli capable he is?

This is what I am talking about. Too much focus on somethign that should be a NON issue.

lazarus 6/1/2012 10:15:02 AM

Heh, just thought of something funny. What if they all of the sudden decided to out Bruce Wayne as a founding member of MABLA? LOL. Would explain all that alone time between him and Robin in the "cave".

Clayface 6/1/2012 10:23:06 AM

I get that this is motivated by the appeal of green money and that both DC and Marvel are more interested in marketing than LGBT rights. However I find reactions from comic book readers such as "shoving it down our throats" when seing a gay characters a bit concerning. You have obviously not been in the shoes of a gay kid who has to grow up facing bullying and rejection, More than once, it ends up in suicide. Check a page like "enough is enough" that focus on gay teen suicides to get a grasp. Comics and superheroes give us hope in heroes and a better world and if they can offer role models for any minority, gay, black, latino, disable etc. and avoid just ONE more suicide by showing that it's ok to be part of a minority and a hero then they will have achieved a lot. Before you have knee-jerk reaction think about what it can represents to other people and waht comics stand for. Jeez, these characters have been outcast since day one and it's not ok to give them specifics of real-life outcast? Have you read a X-Men issue in your life? Give me a break.

 

tallman 6/1/2012 10:28:16 AM

 I just find it coincidental that this comes out just after Marvel does a gay wedding or has plans to or whatever. It doesn't really matter as long as the stories are still good... who the f**k cares?

Tevii 6/1/2012 10:46:29 AM

@tallman - DC announced this before Marevl did. they are just now revealing which character is all.

DarthBob 6/1/2012 10:46:39 AM

So a few weeks ago DC announces that a "major" comic book character was going to be turned gay. Since when is Alan Scott a major DC comic book character? Green Lantern is, but Alan Scott has been irrelevant since like, forever. So DC decides to turn a very minor character gay and make his son disappear like Ritchie Cunningham's older brother Chuck on Happy Days. One that has a weakness to wood and who's powers is represented as a green flame. I mean seriously!

You can almost hear DC's creative team laughing in the background. The rainbow warriors want a gay character...wink, wink, snicker, snicker, then we'll give them one. All of this miraculously coincides with Obama's flip flop on the issue because he needs to raise cash and buy votes. Why did DC wimp out and not make Hal Jordan gay? Imagine the backlash and the revenue lost. They are half heartedly pandering here to get the rainbow warriors to redirect their attacks towards homophobe bigots once again. This is nothing more than a lackadaisical publicity stunt and DC Comics wimped out and demonstrated to everyone how they truly feel about the issue.
 

redhairs99 6/1/2012 10:47:09 AM

 I'm wondering why the gay community isn't pissed at this move by DC.  I am being gay is supposed to be in your DNA, right?  Then if the Earth 2 Alan Scott is gay then all the versions of Alan Scott should be gay too, correct?

lazarus 6/1/2012 11:02:23 AM

Gauley boy, I am not a redneck first of all. I am however a conservative. My issue is what makes the gay minority so special? Fat kids committ suicide, handicap kids the same. Kids are picked on ALL THE TIME. Yet for some reason we decided to specifically acknowledge this demographic. WHY?

I am saying they should be all inclusive if this is their goal. Again, there are a FUCK of a lot more minorities out there then just gays. What makes this group so special? And the transparency of it is really lame. That is the issue. It is a simple money grab. I had no problem with the way DC did Batgirl, or the way Hulkling was done. It is simply what the character is, but to put this kind of freak show like focus on it is irritating. Again it is taking away from the STORY.

gauleyboy420 6/1/2012 11:31:35 AM

I was just using the word redneck instead of bigot... but whatever...

 

There ARE fat people in comics, PLENTY of them... There ARE handicapped people in Comics, there ARE minorities in Comics, and now there are gays too, more than just the token 1 or 2. Sorry that disgust you so much that you have to rant endlessly about it.

NOTHING makes them special, so why are you so upset about them being in a comic,. This wasn't some HIGHLY PUBLICIZED stunt by DC. It was something they did in their comics that has been reported on BY COMIC BOOK SITES!!!! not the mainstream media, you're surprised to be reading about a new development in comics on comic book site?! really?

 

Also it's BatWOMAN, not Batgirl who is gay, so stop pretending you are in the know.

Oh and just to be clear, because you are reading about a development of comics on a comic book website that it is OK to equate homosexuality to a "freakshow" screams, BIGOT

 

good day sir.

Wiseguy 6/1/2012 11:35:27 AM

LOL Darth that is so true. Major character? yeah 60 years ago maybe. DC is always following Marvel's lead. If they wanted to outdo Marvel they really needed to go with a true MAJOR.

WonderWoman had to be the one. Come on, she comes from an island of all women and they already had a hate for men. It was so obvious but the gutless bunch they are they went for a 3rd tier player

I think Marvel has done a much better job with the issue because I never thought they were exploiting the issue even if they were. It seemed more subtle. And the wedding? well all weddings are always made a big deal of so it isn't like this is the exception

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