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

    DC Comics plans to reintroduce a character as gay in a future issue, it has been revealed.

    Co-publisher Dan DiDio previously said that the company would not change the sexual orientation of an existing superhero and would bring in a new one altogether.

    But at Kapow Comic Convention in London on Sunday, he revealed that an existing character - who was previously assumed to be straight - will become ‘one of our most prominent gay characters’, according to comic blog BleedingCool.com.

    Senior VP Sales Bob Wayne said DiDio’s view ‘had evolved’, comparing the shift to Barack Obama’s recent endorsement of same-sex marriage.

    DiDio did not specify which character would ‘come out’ or in which issue it would be featured.

    But Courtney Simmons, DC Entertainment’s senior vice president of publicity, told ABC News that it would be soon.

    'One of the major iconic DC characters will reveal that he is gay in a storyline in June,' Simmons told the network.

    Read more: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet | Mail Online
    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?

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

    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.

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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?
    First off comics aren't just for little boys, secondly there have been gay comic book characters, and main characters, not just side characters so please stop the faux outrage.
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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?
    I support gay rights, and have no problem with homosexuality. However, I cannot see how this is appropriate. This is almost as bad as Bert and Ernie being gay.
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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    I support gay rights, and have no problem with homosexuality. However, I cannot see how this is appropriate. This is almost as bad as Bert and Ernie being gay.
    There are often heterosexual love interests in comics. Those are no more or less appropriate than a homosexual love interest. It's all nature, baby.
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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    How is this a shocker to anyone? Batman being gay makes perfect sense.

    To any comic geek (such as I've been for most of my youth), Batman was the only character in the Justice League that didn't have a girlfriend or was trying to hookup with some superchick. He only wanted to have his Robin close to him... wearing some absurd tights with little winged booties on his feet. So no, I'm far from shocked.

    Now if it were someone like Green Lantern, that would be strange and out of character.
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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
    He only wanted to have his Robin close to him...
    Well, he is the boy wonder, you know.
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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    It's ok - as a passionate fan I accept his alternative lifestyle and only request that in my fantasies I complete their perverted love triangle. Batman can take 1st place and the Boy Wonder can be his supporting performer.

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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?
    If he's announced as gay, then there's no longer any reason to "ponder."
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    Re: Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    I support gay rights, and have no problem with homosexuality. However, I cannot see how this is appropriate. This is almost as bad as Bert and Ernie being gay.
    Bert and Ernie being gay would be entirely unsurprising to me, I fail to see what appropriateness has to do with anything.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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