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redhairs99 6/1/2012 11:35:51 AM

 FYI, this news has been in the mainstream media all week.  It was on the MSN home page this morning, among other sites.  It may not be the "main" headline, but more than just comic book sites are reporting the news.

Tevii 6/1/2012 11:35:55 AM

@ lazarus - i can give you a reason. In time people get over certain prejudices. Why? Because thats change. However, hatred for Jews and Gays stems from dumb-ass religion and the Bible. As long as people believe in that garbage, there will be no outgrowing those prejudices. The bible doesnt say hate blacks, whites or anything else, but it sure does leave itself open to interpretation in terms of Jews and gays.

So anything that helps to makes the gay lifesyle appear normal, SINCE IT IS, is okay with me.

monkeyfoot 6/1/2012 11:39:02 AM

Yeah, I'm kind of wondering why people are getting this "Why you gotta shove this gay sh@t down my throat!" Well I guess its because its been prominent in the media the past few months.

Blame VP Biden! He's the one that brought this to a head by commenting on same sex marriage in an interview, which forced Obama's hand to say he was also for same-sex marriage. This of course caused everybody in politics,media bloggers, celebrites, journalists, and pundits to make this an event. Anyone who either thinks gays and their marriages to be wrong and anyone who just doesn't like this subject coming at them over and over are going to get upset.

I've read on some comments on non-genre sites of people thinking they've ruined the innocent comics they loved as a kid and "WTF, why is Ryan Reynold's character now gay? He loved that girl in the movie!" To them I say, hey you don't even read these books, so why do you care?

And for those who are comic fans and don't like it. This is probably the same things that were said when Black Panther, Luke Cage, and The Falcon were each intro'd. In a few years, gay characters, like african-american, hispanic, or asian heroes won't be a big deal at all.

All that matters is good story.

Tevii 6/1/2012 11:39:05 AM

@wise - DC made this announcement BEFORE marvel did. They just didnt say WHICH character until now

Clayface 6/1/2012 11:46:04 AM

 @Lazarus, nothing make the gay minority special. Nothing separate us from other human beings. Reason why representation of gay characters, issues, lifestyle should not even raise an eyebrown, because it's part of the diversity of humanity. The simple fact that you can brush off teen suicide like it's inconsequential shows your true colours.
We all know what "conversative" stands for these days anyway. Since when convervative even endorse or read comics by the way? Was the Comic Code not created by convervatives to protect youth from the dangerous influence of comics, especially the ambiguous inuendos between Batman and Robin?

DarthBob 6/1/2012 11:48:49 AM

@tevii - "However, hatred for Jews and Gays stems from dumb-ass religion and the Bible. As long as people believe in that garbage, there will be no outgrowing those prejudices."  Nothing like getting a lesson in tolerance from a religion hater, hypocrite!

SinisterPryde 6/1/2012 11:51:34 AM

I've been sort of half following this story, not really caring about who is gay or isn't.  That it is Alan Scott seems like a bone tossed to the media rather than an attempt from DC to placate any agenda.  I believe Robinson and his reasons.  I also believe DC chose to exploit it for some positive press.  Nothing wrong with that.  Business is business.

Having said that, the real test is going to be the story.  The "reveal" needs to come off naturally in the context of the story.  If it's tossed out there like a grenade it will not only take me out of the story but it will scream agenda.

 

Wiseguy 6/1/2012 12:08:37 PM

@ Tevii, ok but I don't get your point. These stories made news a couple of weeks back but these stories are usually planned months ahead. And Marvel has had at least 1 gay character for 20 years, another gay couple on Young Avengers and they IMO seem to do it in a more subtle way instead of an obvious attention seeking one. Just my opinion

lazarus 6/1/2012 12:13:17 PM

I do love how anyone who doesn't wholely endorse gays is labeled bigot. Hey Gauley, FYI jackass, my daughter is a transgender and my sister is gay. So please STFU, k? I have an issue with making any minority, regardless, more important than anyone else. That is the true issue of discrimination.

And I have been reading comics for longer than you probably have been alive. Just because I identify myself as conservative doesn't mean I can be into sci-fi fantasy comics and what ever. My issue is the over focusing on this particular demographic now because it is so PC.

Stop the attacks and just piss off? K? I wasn't attacking you. I am allowed an opinion, and it doesn't have to the be the same as yours.

You wanna see DC make some news, have Bruce Wayne shown listening to Rush. THAT will piss off some people.

Clayface 6/1/2012 12:29:19 PM

@Lazarus Of course you are entitled to your opinion. And if some of us have misunderstood it, it is probably because it was ambiguously written.

The fact that even among comic book readers such inclusion is source of much debate proves it is anything but PC. Having relatives being part of a minority doesn't make you part of this minority and understand their challenges. You don't seem to understand that when people do not have the same rights yet, any positive representation is usuful and mark a step in the right direction. I imagine the inclusion of the first black superheroe was very welcome by most blacks. Catwoman and Wonder Woman were also empowering to women. The day I will have equal right and treatment for paying the same taxes and being under the same constitution that should guarantee total equality, then I will move on. Until them, I am wary of knee-jerking reaction because it shows that we are not there yet.

If you care only about the story well done, why don't you let the writers do their job and see where it goes before reacting to the inclusion of any minority?

Do you think making Heimdall a black guy in the THOR movie was a bad move? This guy has more charisma then any other one in the cast. He brought an authority and presence by his voice only. Who was moaning after seeing the movie about him, really?

Or would you prefer a nice, polished WASP superhero world, all white, all straight, all yupies? 

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