DC Comics is at the center of a little bit of controversy with the news that it will be revealing a major comic book character as being gay very soon. Who could it be? The general consensus seems to be Robin, but I think that’s way too easy. Here are the deets:
For the first time, a major comic book character won’t be ambiguously gay anymore.
DC Comics, whose portfolio includes such iconic characters as Batman and Robin, Superman, and Wonder Woman, plans next month to reintroduce one of its major superheroes as openly gay. Just not yet.
“One of the major iconic DC characters will reveal that he is gay in a storyline in June,” Courtney Simmons, DC Entertainment’s senior vice president of publicity, confirmed to ABC News.
So which one is it? The folks at DC Comics aren’t saying, but they do say it’s the latest effort to make sure their comics keep up with the times. Last September, DC Comics relaunched its entire line of comic books to feature an updated look and a new lineup of LGBT superheroes: including Voodoo, an African American bisexual woman and Batwoman, an open lesbian.
Who do you think it will be? Better yet which DC comic book characters should it be?
- injustice league gods among us robin