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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Don't approve of changing the sexuality of a long-standing character if that character's sexuality has ever mattered to that character.

    Making Batman gay would be a problem. (Catwoman, Talia al Ghul... these aren't just flings, these are relationships that have had profound influence on his life.) Superman? His civilian identity is as whitebread as possible to contrast with his amazing powers and the fact that he's the illegalest and alienest of the illegal aliens. Making him into any kind of minority misses the point. Making Hal Jordan gay would send me into a frothing homicidal rage.

    Using J'onn would be a copout, since he's an alien-- and an alien alien, unlike Superman-- but could work. Cyborg is a good bet, and might actually be intriguing when combined with his body issues. It would work with Wonder Woman, but that would be pandering to an entirely different demographic.

    I'd rather see them make new gay characters, and then write those characters into major figures in the DC Universe.
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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Where is the "outrage" from Conservative diatribe on those?
    Some of us were pretty goddamned outraged by One More Day.

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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Well, other than the Big Five of the Justice League, I have no idea who's been seen or not. Outside of that group, I'd easily see Booster Gold or Guy Gardner going that way.
    Plastic Man? Gays are notoriously funny and he'd certainly make the "size queens" swoon. (The joke just had to be done)
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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Plastic Man? Gays are notoriously funny and he'd certainly make the "size queens" swoon. (The joke just had to be done)
    Could be a villain, too.
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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Could be a villain, too.
    That would be hilarious. Piss off both the right AND the left by having a gay character, and then making him evil.
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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    That would be hilarious. Piss off both the right AND the left by having a gay character, and then making him evil.
    It's a perfectly reasonable question, though -- why couldn't it be a villain? They're as iconic, and have as much of a following, as the heroes.

    Not all bad people are straight.
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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    It's a perfectly reasonable question, though -- why couldn't it be a villain? They're as iconic, and have as much of a following, as the heroes.

    Not all bad people are straight.
    The Joker hasn't really been seen since the very beginning of the reboot (they didn't specify if it was before the reboot or since the reboot) and you certainly don't get any more iconic than the joker. And his clothing is a bit flamboyant.
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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    The Joker hasn't really been seen since the very beginning of the reboot (they didn't specify if it was before the reboot or since the reboot) and you certainly don't get any more iconic than the joker. And his clothing is a bit flamboyant.
    If they really want to stir things up and buck conventional sensibilities, it SHOULD be a villain.
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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    If they really want to stir things up and buck conventional sensibilities, it SHOULD be a villain.
    Like I said, it'd piss off both sides.
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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Some of us were pretty goddamned outraged by One More Day.
    Let me rephrase that; outrage from conservatives that do not have an inkling of what goes on it comics.
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