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

    It's a bit sad how such iconic comics are being used as a political tool. When does Spiderman reveal himself to be a capitalist, and the Hulk a pro-life supporter, or Thor a Ron Paul supporter?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    It's a bit sad how such iconic comics are being used as a political tool. When does Spiderman reveal himself to be a capitalist, and the Hulk a pro-life supporter, or Thor a Ron Paul supporter?
    Oh for god's sake, how is being gay using a character as a political tool? That is painfully stupid.

    By the way, did you complain when comics made their characters drug addicts and alcoholics to make points? Why or why not?
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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Oh for god's sake, how is being gay using a character as a political tool? That is painfully stupid.

    By the way, did you complain when comics made their characters drug addicts and alcoholics to make points? Why or why not?
    damn even as a teenager I figured Batman was doing Robin Sort of like Spartans. Still liked watching those shows and the movies.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Oh for god's sake, how is being gay using a character as a political tool? That is painfully stupid.

    By the way, did you complain when comics made their characters drug addicts and alcoholics to make points? Why or why not?
    If someone creates a character and makes him obviously a drunk or drug addict why complain, it is what it is. But since Batman is not obviously gay and I have seen no evidence the actual creator meant him to be gay it is not a big leap to think that declaring Batman gay has some political motiviation behind it in todays market and political climate.
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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    Quote Originally Posted by jambalaya View Post
    If someone creates a character and makes him obviously a drunk or drug addict why complain, it is what it is. But since Batman is not obviously gay and I have seen no evidence the actual creator meant him to be gay it is not a big leap to think that declaring Batman gay has some political motiviation behind it in today market and political climate.
    First: Batman being the character that is revealed to be gay is an assumption. I actually think Batgirl is more likely, and there are a large number of other possibilities.

    Second: big reveals about characters is normal for comics. Hell, read the history of the DC universe, which has had more complete rebootings than you can count. Characters die and come back all the time.
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    We became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers - Lindsey Graham

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

    This doesn't jive with the movies, very well.
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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    It's a bit sad how such iconic comics are being used as a political tool. When does Spiderman reveal himself to be a capitalist, and the Hulk a pro-life supporter, or Thor a Ron Paul supporter?
    political tool? I suppose creating popular black characters back in the 60s was political too, right?
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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    It's a bit sad how such iconic comics are being used as a political tool. When does Spiderman reveal himself to be a capitalist, and the Hulk a pro-life supporter, or Thor a Ron Paul supporter?
    I'm amused you do not understand an obvious use of the comic book is to frequently use the superhero as a means of providing social commentary. Not that I approve of making Batman gay after already being a long and established character, but your response seems ill-informed.
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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    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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