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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 would bitch, but then I remember Phoenix coming back, which was worse.
    This is just how DC rolls. Marvel retcons, DC reboots.

    I have no problem with Phoenix coming back, because that's what a phoenix does.

    If you want a character resurrection that bothers me... try Colossus. Or, as much as I love him, Captain America. Or for sheer, unfathomable anti-climactic ****ery... Aunt May.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Kids read comics? when did this start
    Comics haven't been for kids for quite some time.
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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    Batman is gay? I feel like this guy:



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    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.

    Acting like politics is not relevant to their decision is not only obscenely naive, it completely ignores what the actual article says. It quotes a DC rep mentioning Obama's recent support for gay marriage as influencing this major character change. Don't get much more political than that.
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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    Acting like politics is not relevant to their decision is not only obscenely naive, it completely ignores what the actual article says. It quotes a DC rep mentioning Obama's recent support for gay marriage as influencing this major character change. Don't get much more political than that.
    No he did not. Here is the quote from the article, which you surprisingly(or not) failed to include:

    Senior VP Sales Bob Wayne said DiDio’s view ‘had evolved’, comparing the shift to Barack Obama’s recent endorsement of same-sex marriage.
    He compared DC's shift in stance to Obama's shift in stance.
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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
    No he did not. Here is the quote from the article, which you surprisingly(or not) failed to include:



    He compared DC's shift in stance to Obama's shift in stance.
    This response is just a pathetic attempt at splitting hairs.
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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    This response is just a pathetic attempt at splitting hairs.
    No, actually your post was untrue in a significant fact. DC did not claim they where influenced by Obama's change in stance. This was the gist of your post, and was not true. That is not splitting hairs, it is proving you wrong.
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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    Quote Originally Posted by vendur View Post
    Well, the batman thing would kinda make sense. Consider all the hot women in Batman's daily life : poison ivy, harlequin, black cat, batgirl, etc. And what is he usually doing instead of those ladies? driving around with some young boy in tights.
    Given that, as far as I know, Dick Grayson is depicted in most versions of the Batman story as having been a minor at the time he was taken in by Bruce Wayne; and in any event, always considerably younger, and with Bruce Wayne exercising significant authority over him; homosexuality would not be the most inappropriate aspect of any depicted sexual relationship; it would be about an adult sexually abusing a minor over which he has guardianship. Even if we don't have the relationship taking that direction until after Mr. Grayson reaches adulthood, it would still be about Mr. Wayne exploiting his authority in a highly-inappropriate manner—not much different from a boss having a sexual affair with a subordinate, or a college professor having a sexual affair with one of his students.
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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    Quote Originally Posted by Tettsuo View Post
    How so? What would be different in Batman's behavior and/or history that would cause problems in the DC Universe? AFAIK, Batman's never had a girlfriend he was actually screwing. He only played the part of a wealthy playboy which would be consistent with a lot of gay men during those times (50's and 60's).
    Aside from the fact that isn't true, there is a lot of sexual tension between Batman and female charaters among his allies and villains.
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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    Marvel went on about how they were introducing a black hispanic Spider-Man. Turned out to be an alternate universe version of the character (fanboys still moaned). It's not going to be a main character. Aren't there like 50 Robins anyway, why not turn one of them?

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