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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?
    A political tool? So a comic maker, seeking to expand their audience, decides to make a change in a character, and you see politics?

    Color me shocked.


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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?
    Or when they were nothing but propaganda during WW2.
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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    I personally doubt it will be Batman, precisely because of the commercial appeal cited here. DC movies have been pretty bad, with the exception of the Batman franchise. I highly doubt they will mess with it and take with it. They could turn the Green Lantern gay because really...who would pay to see that sequel?

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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
    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 actually am betting Batgirl for basically the same reason it would work for Wonder Woman.

    And when did Batgirl become not crippled?
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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Really? Can we just leave little boys alone and let them play without having to ponder whether Batman is a pitcher or a catcher in the bedroom?

    Is there no bounds?
    Where does anyone get Batman out of this? That's just feckless rumor-mongering.

    Besides, Grant Morrison said only a few weeks ago that Batman is hetero.

    And no, despite what jokes have been going around for decades, it doesn't actually make sense for the character.

    The whole thing seems pretty stunt-ish, anyway.
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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    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
    I actually am betting Batgirl for basically the same reason it would work for Wonder Woman.

    And when did Batgirl become not crippled?
    A lesbian Batgirl or Wonder Woman is something I could get behind!
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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    This doesn't jive with the movies, very well.
    First off, there's just the assumption that it's Batman, nobody really knows. Secondly, the movies and the comics are two entirely different things so it really doesn't matter what jives with the movies. Third, they just had their New 52 reboot of the entire DC universe in September, therefore anything that happened before then was thrown completely out. It never happened.
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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I personally doubt it will be Batman, precisely because of the commercial appeal cited here. DC movies have been pretty bad, with the exception of the Batman franchise. I highly doubt they will mess with it and take with it. They could turn the Green Lantern gay because really...who would pay to see that sequel?
    You can also reverse trends. It's not as if what happens to a character in one series has to stay with a character in another series.
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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

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    A lesbian Batgirl or Wonder Woman is something I could get behind!
    So could I!

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