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Randall Hall June 18, 2012 at 07:18 pm
I never said being gay is a choice in real life. The only "choice" for a comics characterRead More to be gay, male and/or blond is made by the company producing the title. It's up to the writer, artist and editor to decide that. In the 53 years I've spent reading comics, I can't recall any character ever choosing to be straight or gay. And I agree with you that a gay male character can exist in today's superhero universe. The upcoming Marvel mutant marriage is certainly proof of that. Thanks for reading my column and commenting on it. I'm always interested in what other folks think of my post.
Brook Hubbard June 18, 2012 at 07:47 pm
As the writer of this article noted, his "should" was not in reference to a characterRead More choice but a writer choice. Although I could care less about the sexual orientation (or gender, race, religion, etc.) of any comic book character, one has to question the writers, editors, etc. in their decision. Was this done to help promote diversity or to make ratings? How will the writers portray the sexual orientation? In the past Marvel and DC have been criticized first for a lack of diversity and then for stereotypical portrayals when they added different genders, ethnicities, etc. To this day there is still a lot of complaint about the limit of African-American characters, both in number and in how they're written and drawn. I'm all for a diverse cast of characters as long as it is believable and portrayed in a way that isn't about emphasizing differences. Of course, as I don't read the Earth 2 series (I'm sticking to the current Green Lantern and related series), it may be a moot point for me.
Buzz Beeler June 20, 2012 at 12:24 am
Anyone notice how the costuming of the superheros is specifically designed with the accent onRead More sexuality. Spider Man, Cat Woman just to name two. There is an old saying that sex sells and it well my be true here.
J.A. Grier May 11, 2012 at 12:33 am
As an avid childhood reader of comics, I can't help but be happy about the popularity of this event.Read More I'm also glad to see anything that gets kids excited about reading. <a href="http://www.onewritersmind.blogspot.com/">One Writer's Mind</a>
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