DC’s new gay character will be ‘major,’ ‘iconic’ — and apparently

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#1 Posted by Lantern Prime (12987 posts) - - Show Bio
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#2 Posted by AweSam (7527 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lantern Prime said:

Why are they doing this? don't they have enough gays, bis, and lesbians as is?

Someone's a little homophobic.

Note: There's never too many lesbians.

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#3 Posted by Lantern Prime (12987 posts) - - Show Bio

@AweSam said:

@Lantern Prime said:

Why are they doing this? don't they have enough gays, bis, and lesbians as is?

Someone's a little homophobic.

Note: There's never too many lesbians.

Homophobic means being afraid of gays. I'm against and don't like it... I don't hate no one though.

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#4 Edited by Twentyfive (3057 posts) - - Show Bio

Same reason Obama decided to change his opinion on gay marriage. It is all politics, or in DC's case, money. Same reason for diversifying the main cast of JL, and the YJ line of books.

I'm not gay, but I am all for adding more kinds of characters. When it's needed, it will add layers to storytelling (look at Batwoman: Elegy). Otherwise, you might as well be saying/telling the same old stories over and over forever.

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#5 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (82985 posts) - - Show Bio

I think its just a natural progression. Had DC been ahead of the curve and been more diverse with their characters originally they wouldn't have to manufacture straight characters into gay. But it is what it is now.  I dont really have a problem with it.

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#6 Posted by AweSam (7527 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambler said:

I think its just a natural progression. Had DC been ahead of the curve and been more diverse with their characters originally they wouldn't have to manufacture straight characters into gay. But it is what it is now. I dont really have a problem with it, as long as it's not Batman.

Fixed.

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#7 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (82985 posts) - - Show Bio
@AweSam: Hahaha you know whats crazy, I originally had that written in there. Superman too. Stop reading my mind son.
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#8 Posted by mtrakos (581 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the entire comic book world would turn upside down if it was batman. I'm going with the flash.

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#9 Posted by ComicMan24 (147650 posts) - - Show Bio

Doubt it's either Superman or Batman. And I don't mind turning a character gay but I just find it unnecessary.

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#10 Posted by Deranged Midget (18346 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambler said:

@AweSam: Hahaha you know whats crazy, I originally had that written in there. Superman too. Stop reading my mind son.

I don't think they'd risk any of the vastly more popular characters such as Superman, Batman, Flash, GL due to enormous outrage that would most likely occur.

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#11 Posted by joshmightbe (27423 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm still laughing that someone mentioned Vibe as the "major, Iconic" character turning gay. I have no problem with them turning vibe gay, but I cannot tolerate people calling him major or iconic or relevant

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#12 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (82985 posts) - - Show Bio
@Deranged Midget: Agreed.
 
@joshmightbe
hahahaha right? Vibe an icon? In what reality.
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#13 Posted by IronBear (11 posts) - - Show Bio

Now they're saying it's someone who hasn't been reintroduced into the New 52. The Atom? Plastic Man? Elongated Man? Metamorpho?

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#14 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (82985 posts) - - Show Bio
@IronBear said:

Now they're saying it's someone who hasn't been reintroduced into the New 52. The Atom? Plastic Man? Elongated Man? Metamorpho?

This was my guess in a similar thread.
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#15 Posted by IronBear (11 posts) - - Show Bio

I can see them making Plastic Man gay. The character is already campy.

Still I'm not seeing where he will be introduced.

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#16 Posted by joshmightbe (27423 posts) - - Show Bio

Its probably going to be Wally but since Johns hates Wally fans he's probably going to be an offensive gay stereotype that Warners will force them to get rid of asap

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#17 Posted by Video_Martian (5650 posts) - - Show Bio

@AweSam said:

Note: There's never too many lesbians.

Agreed. We need more lesbian characters DC, Dammit!

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#18 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe: Dun think so. The story line will appear in June. And Wally West is not solicited and he wouldn't be around for a while as according to the Flash writers.

So its definitely not Wally.

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#19 Posted by BatteredArmor (6234 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe said:

Its probably going to be Wally but since Johns hates Wally fans he's probably going to be an offensive gay stereotype that Warners will force them to get rid of asap

DC's excuse for Wally not being around is that they don't want to de-age him and erase his kids but with Barry being younger they don't want them to be the same age, if the excuse is genuine then it's not Wally

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#20 Posted by joshmightbe (27423 posts) - - Show Bio

@BlackArmor: That's BS they don't want to bring back Wally because Johns wants all his precious silver age guys back, that's why Kyle was marginalized in GL. I'm willing to bet that the only reason he didn't throw Dick Grayson back down to Robin is because his bosses told him not to make any huge changes to Batman

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#21 Edited by Lantern Prime (12987 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambler: I don't as long as its not Shazam/Captain Marvel, Superman, Batman..... Someone I actually care about.

And Yeah I was thinking Plastic Man too.

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#22 Posted by Billy Batson (59636 posts) - - Show Bio

Been done two times already.
BB

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#23 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

If its a villain, its going to be such a let down. I mean, who cares right. Unless he is a super iconic.....

OMG. Its LEX LUTHOR.

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#24 Posted by Lantern Prime (12987 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare:

I hope not.... I think all signs are pointing to that fruitcake Plastic Man...

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#25 Posted by Gambit1024 (10217 posts) - - Show Bio

Well I guess that means it's not Wonder Woman. Or Superman, thank Christ.

...But this is making me fear that it'll end up being Wally West. And I am totally not cool with that.

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#26 Posted by BatteredArmor (6234 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe: Maybe, like I said I'm not sure that's their genuine reason but it may be true that they just don't want to kill Wally's kids and that he'll pop up soon, but since that's the reason, excuse, lie, or whatever it was that they used to justify his absence I'm pretty sure that Wally if he still exist is still straight

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#27 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lantern Prime: Isn't Plastic Man not very iconic. Also, Isn't it weird to see Plastic Man gay. I mean with his abilities and all.

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#28 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe: Actually not sure if you know but Johns grew up with Kyle and Wally :/

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#29 Edited by jeduhu (104 posts) - - Show Bio

Flash!!! lol 
 
However. Too bad it is a male. I really was hoping for Wonder Woman...

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#30 Edited by Mega_spidey01 (3080 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambler said:

I think its just a natural progression. Had DC been ahead of the curve and been more diverse with their characters originally they wouldn't have to manufacture straight characters into gay. But it is what it is now. I dont really have a problem with it.
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#31 Posted by joshmightbe (27423 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare: I know that but I also know when he took over he pretty much started erasing character progression for the sake of bringing back Hal (Seriously I Hate Hal Jordan) and Barry. I love Barry but he had one of the most iconic and heroic deaths in DC history and Johns ruined it by bringing him back

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#32 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

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@sethysquare: I know that but I also know when he took over he pretty much started erasing character progression for the sake of bringing back Hal (Seriously I Hate Hal Jordan) and Barry. I love Barry but he had one of the most iconic and heroic deaths in DC history and Johns ruined it by bringing him back

Dun think its up to him. And if you think about it, Hal and Barry needed to come back to have their movie appearance sync with the comics. Its impossible to tell an origins story of Wally and Kyle without mentioning Hal and Barry.

This was probably the reason why DC wasn't able to do a movie adaptation for so long. Thats just my thought.

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#33 Posted by joshmightbe (27423 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare: They did a live action TV show with Barry while Wally was the Flash in the comics.

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#34 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe: Look at how that turned out. LOL.

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#35 Posted by Video_Martian (5650 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe said:

@sethysquare: I know that but I also know when he took over he pretty much started erasing character progression for the sake of bringing back Hal (Seriously I Hate Hal Jordan) and Barry. I love Barry but he had one of the most iconic and heroic deaths in DC history and Johns ruined it by bringing him back

+1 for comment I agree Hal SUCKS

I love Barry too although I don't mind at all that he's back.

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#36 Posted by joshmightbe (27423 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare: Hey it was pretty good during the pilot, it was the rest of the show that sucked

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#37 Posted by lvenger (29505 posts) - - Show Bio

To be honest I can't think of anyone else iconic that DC hasn't already introduced to the New 52. Which leads me to the possible conclusion that it could be Wally who the powers that be will turn gay. Fans want Wally back but I'm not sure if changing his sexuality will be for the best.

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#38 Posted by GTG12 (1584 posts) - - Show Bio

Lets just hope its not nightwing or any members of the justice league. But if it is I'm guessing aquaman or wonder woman.

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#39 Posted by JohnnyGat (1592 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm going to be the odd man out and believe that they were really making a pun when they said "iconic" and say it's Icon. Major could just imply his status back when Milestone was it's own.

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#40 Posted by Chaos Burn (1898 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman... gotta be Aquaman right?

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#41 Posted by inferiorego (25560 posts) - - Show Bio

To quote one of my friends:

"Gay is the new dead."

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#42 Posted by SupremeHyperion (1811 posts) - - Show Bio

how can there be an iconic character no one knows about?

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#43 Posted by blackadamFTW (7882 posts) - - Show Bio

@inferiorego said:

To quote one of my friends:

"Gay is the new dead."

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#44 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

I gotta say DC really topped themselves, Marvel is getting a gay marriage, but this guessing game has got the whole internet going crazy. We got several threads on this and Marvel's gay marriage is just sitting by the corner. Marvel used to be the ones that grabbed headlines like this. Looks like the tables are turned now.

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#45 Posted by Primmaster64 (21668 posts) - - Show Bio

Wally....

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#46 Posted by ReVamp (23015 posts) - - Show Bio

@inferiorego said:

To quote one of my friends:

"Gay is the new dead."

...After a few scratches of my head, I'd have to say that this is surprisingly interesting "theory" for a lack of a better term. I wonder if this will pan out to be the truth.

@Primmaster64 said:

Wally....

Don't go there motherfcker... I'm crying already.

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#47 Posted by Primmaster64 (21668 posts) - - Show Bio
@inferiorego said:

To quote one of my friends:

"Gay is the new dead."

lol
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#48 Posted by Thorion88 (379 posts) - - Show Bio

@Primmaster64: Yep, most of the major male heroes have been introduced in the DCnU, save for Wally. I'm betting on this as well.

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#49 Posted by joshmightbe (27423 posts) - - Show Bio

@JohnnyGat said:

I'm going to be the odd man out and believe that they were really making a pun when they said "iconic" and say it's Icon. Major could just imply his status back when Milestone was it's own.

A gay, black super man, I believe Bill O'Rielly's head would actually explode

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#50 Posted by joshmightbe (27423 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe: Add in that he's technically an illegal alien and we have the holy trinity of Tea party fears rolled into one guy

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