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Apocalypse
05-21-2012, 09:02 PM
Could Superman be gay?


Honchos at Superman’s comic book home, DC Comics, said this weekend that one of their most identifiable (but as of yet unnamed) straight characters will soon be coming out of the closet, according to a report.


At the Kapow Comic Convention held last weekend in London, DC co-publisher Dan DiDio said the publisher would be reintroducing a previously existing character who would now be “one of our most prominent gay characters,” the website BleedingCool.com (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/05/20/dc-comics-to-switch-established-characters-sexual-orientation-soon/) reports.


Didio said DC’s position had shifted on the subject since he said in an interview last year that any homosexual characters would be new introductions, and that none of their existing characters’ sexual orientations would shift.


DC vice president Bob Wayne likened DC’s change in tune to President Obama’s shift on gay marriage, explaining that DC’s policy “has evolved,” the report says.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/05/21/could-superman-be-gay-dc-comics-will-have-their-popular-characters-come-out/?intcmp=features

If they choose Superman, it will be the end of him, and DC comics. The fans will riot.

Articulate_Ape
05-21-2012, 09:04 PM
If Superman Returns was any indication, he already is.

Apocalypse
05-21-2012, 09:10 PM
I dont think DC counts that one. Plus did you see the pics of N. Cage as Superman?

http://pics.blameitonthevoices.com/092009/nic_cage_superman.jpg

That was from his screen test for Superman Lives. That got canceled

JB
05-21-2012, 09:39 PM
The guy wears a cape. Not surprised.

OT: What do gay horses eat? Haaaaaaaaaaaay.

NJCardFan
05-21-2012, 10:32 PM
The Question is lesbian so there's already one.

Apocalypse
05-21-2012, 10:51 PM
The Question is lesbian so there's already one.

So is Batgirl if you remember. But the article said "Popular" char.

So which would that be.

Superman.
Batman
Nightwing/Robin(s)
Wonderwoman
Aquaman
Green Lant.
Flash
The Joker
Green Arrow
Oracle

I think we can rule out the Joker, since he's soon to be a daddy. And Oracle is out too as she is already gay.

Odysseus
05-21-2012, 11:44 PM
If DC is going to do that to one of their characters, it won't be one of the iconic ones, simply because of the loss of licensing and other revenues. My guess is that if they don't pick a female character, then it won't be a current JLA member.


Superman: Nope. Married to Lois Lane. Of course, with enough red Kryptonite, anything is possible.
Batman: According to Frederick Wertham, he was gay, what with having a teenage ward and a butler with no women around, and if the Joel Schumacher movies are any indication, Wertham was right. Still, not likely.
Nightwing/Robin(s): See Batman.
Wonder Woman: More likely. The Amazons didn't have any men around, so unless she didn't attend the Paradise Island prom, she's no stranger to the company of women. And, a Wonder Woman/Batwoman crossover would definitely stir up the fanboy market.
Aquaman: Married to Mera.
Green Lantern: Currently hooked up with Carol Ferris, not to mention a few other very hot babes over the years. Runs too contrary to the character.
Flash: Barry Allen is married to Iris. Jay Garrick is also married. The various other versions are not popular enough to make a difference.
The Joker: Possibly, but DC doesn't have the stones to create a gay villain, especially one as creepy as the Joker. Besides, he's got Harley Quinn.
Green Arrow: The previous version (pre-New 52) was straight as, well, an arrow. Just ask Black Canary. Haven't followed the new one, though, so could be. And with the new Birds of Prey spinoff, it's possible. Plus, Green Arrow was always the trendy hippie of the DC universe, so that wouldn't surprise me. Oh, and the guy is named Oliver Queen. Need I say more?
Oracle: She's Batgirl again, and Commissioner Gordon's little girl just doesn't strike me as the type.



If I had to guess, I'd say that it would be the Martian Manhunter (which would explain the name), or one of the sidekicks.

noonwitch
05-22-2012, 09:00 AM
The one good thing about making your favorite comic book character gay is that it ensures that Tom Cruise will never play that character in a movie version.

Apocalypse
05-22-2012, 09:59 AM
Its looking more and more like it will be Superman.

Two tidbits.


And despite his best efforts to stem Dan’s wandering mouth, we also got the very strong impression that the death of Superman of Earth Two many not have been as final as portrayed…

That was in the bleeding cool article. Odd it talks about Superman and his death not as "Final". Meaning he will be returning, and some how changed for it.

Second part is from DC’s Senior vice president Courtney Simmons. Released today.


“One of the major iconic DC characters will reveal that he is gay in a storyline in June”

Note, the character is male. So that eliminates Wonderwoman and several others. And it is a "Major Iconic" character. A well known big name.

NJCardFan
05-22-2012, 11:27 AM
Well, they originally wanted Superman do go anti-American and that got dropped. If they announce he is gay, instead of American backlash, they can expect worldwide backlash. Way to cater to 1% of the world population DC. And isn't Superman married to Lois? And who exactly can he have sex with without tearing them to shreds or is Supes going to be a bottom man. If it's a villain, the Riddler always seemed a little light in his loafers.

Gina
05-22-2012, 11:32 AM
Apparently it's "cool" to be pro-gay in liberal circles. :rolleyes:

Bailey
05-22-2012, 11:41 AM
Come on fella's it has to be Bruce Wayne aka Batman. Any person that hangs out with boys as much as he does is gayer then Nova.

Odysseus
05-22-2012, 01:55 PM
My money is on Green Arrow. Some of his trick arrows always seemed a bit... well, you know. That last one on the right looks like it's wearing a condom.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FG3GiCGVmoQ/TWgae-VuuoI/AAAAAAAADAY/OoE6vBAUUQQ/s1600/GA%2Btrick%2Barrows.jpg

And, his teenaged sidekick obviously had enough trauma going on in his life to turn to drugs. I'm betting that Speedy has some traumatic memories of some of those arrowheads.

fettpett
05-22-2012, 03:13 PM
The creators of Superman families ( Siegel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Siegel) and Shuster (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Shuster)) would probably take DC BACK to court for something like that. Batman is the most likely option even though he's been with Selena Kyle and has a kid with Talia Al Ghoul. Auqaman and The Flash have been married.


only way I see it being pulled off is if it's an Elseworld comic

fettpett
05-22-2012, 03:21 PM
If DC is going to do that to one of their characters, it won't be one of the iconic ones, simply because of the loss of licensing and other revenues. My guess is that if they don't pick a female character, then it won't be a current JLA member.

Superman: Nope. Married to Lois Lane. Of course, with enough red Kryptonite, anything is possible.
Batman: According to Frederick Wertham, he was gay, what with having a teenage ward and a butler with no women around, and if the Joel Schumacher movies are any indication, Wertham was right. Still, not likely.
Nightwing/Robin(s): See Batman.
Wonder Woman: More likely. The Amazons didn't have any men around, so unless she didn't attend the Paradise Island prom, she's no stranger to the company of women. And, a Wonder Woman/Batwoman crossover would definitely stir up the fanboy market.
Aquaman: Married to Mera.
Green Lantern: Currently hooked up with Carol Ferris, not to mention a few other very hot babes over the years. Runs too contrary to the character.
Flash: Barry Allen is married to Iris. Jay Garrick is also married. The various other versions are not popular enough to make a difference.
The Joker: Possibly, but DC doesn't have the stones to create a gay villain, especially one as creepy as the Joker. Besides, he's got Harley Quinn.
Green Arrow: The previous version (pre-New 52) was straight as, well, an arrow. Just ask Black Canary. Haven't followed the new one, though, so could be. And with the new Birds of Prey spinoff, it's possible. Plus, Green Arrow was always the trendy hippie of the DC universe, so that wouldn't surprise me. Oh, and the guy is named Oliver Queen. Need I say more?
Oracle: She's Batgirl again, and Commissioner Gordon's little girl just doesn't strike me as the type.


If I had to guess, I'd say that it would be the Martian Manhunter (which would explain the name), or one of the sidekicks.

Batwoman/Girl is already a Lesbian

Odysseus
05-22-2012, 03:24 PM
The creators of Superman families ( Siegel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Siegel) and Shuster (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Shuster)) would probably take DC BACK to court for something like that. Batman is the most likely option even though he's been with Selena Kyle and has a kid with Talia Al Ghoul. Auqaman and The Flash have been married.


only way I see it being pulled off is if it's an Elseworld comic

It could be Firestorm. He's already got two guys in him. :rolleyes:

Bailey
05-22-2012, 04:03 PM
Batwoman/Girl is already a Lesbian

and i am ok with that :D :D

Odysseus
05-22-2012, 05:02 PM
Batwoman/Girl is already a Lesbian


and i am ok with that :D :D

Batgirl and Bat Woman are two different characters.

http://ryanlb.com/images/dc/images/dcdjlaross8_batgirl.jpghttp://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload/photo/104/31b/10431b30-03e9-411d-ba24-842a4604e3c5

Bat Woman is the lesbian. Batgirl is just... flexible.

http://th00.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2010/306/8/0/batgirl_x_supergirl_by_david_3000-d322346.png

Bailey
05-22-2012, 05:04 PM
Batgirl and Bat Woman are two different characters.

http://ryanlb.com/images/dc/images/dcdjlaross8_batgirl.jpghttp://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload/photo/104/31b/10431b30-03e9-411d-ba24-842a4604e3c5

Bat Woman is the lesbian. Batgirl is just... flexible.

http://th00.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2010/306/8/0/batgirl_x_supergirl_by_david_3000-d322346.png

again i am ok with that :D

NJCardFan
05-22-2012, 08:12 PM
Batwoman/Girl is already a Lesbian

Batwoman and Batgirl are 2 different characters. Batwoman pre-dates Batgirl and they're both in DC Universe Online even though Batgirl is relegated to selling Tier 2 iconic gear. Green Arrow is too in love with Black Canary to be gay. I'm banking on Nightwing or Robin or both.

Madisonian
05-22-2012, 08:28 PM
If DC is going to do that to one of their characters, it won't be one of the iconic ones, simply because of the loss of licensing and other revenues. My guess is that if they don't pick a female character, then it won't be a current JLA member.


Superman: Nope. Married to Lois Lane. Of course, with enough red Kryptonite, anything is possible.
Batman: According to Frederick Wertham, he was gay, what with having a teenage ward and a butler with no women around, and if the Joel Schumacher movies are any indication, Wertham was right. Still, not likely.
Nightwing/Robin(s): See Batman.
Wonder Woman: More likely. The Amazons didn't have any men around, so unless she didn't attend the Paradise Island prom, she's no stranger to the company of women. And, a Wonder Woman/Batwoman crossover would definitely stir up the fanboy market.
Aquaman: Married to Mera.
Green Lantern: Currently hooked up with Carol Ferris, not to mention a few other very hot babes over the years. Runs too contrary to the character.
Flash: Barry Allen is married to Iris. Jay Garrick is also married. The various other versions are not popular enough to make a difference.
The Joker: Possibly, but DC doesn't have the stones to create a gay villain, especially one as creepy as the Joker. Besides, he's got Harley Quinn.
Green Arrow: The previous version (pre-New 52) was straight as, well, an arrow. Just ask Black Canary. Haven't followed the new one, though, so could be. And with the new Birds of Prey spinoff, it's possible. Plus, Green Arrow was always the trendy hippie of the DC universe, so that wouldn't surprise me. Oh, and the guy is named Oliver Queen. Need I say more?
Oracle: She's Batgirl again, and Commissioner Gordon's little girl just doesn't strike me as the type.



If I had to guess, I'd say that it would be the Martian Manhunter (which would explain the name), or one of the sidekicks.

That you know all of this is more than a little scary.:concern: :smile-new:

fettpett
05-22-2012, 09:24 PM
Batwoman and Batgirl are 2 different characters. Batwoman pre-dates Batgirl and they're both in DC Universe Online even though Batgirl is relegated to selling Tier 2 iconic gear. Green Arrow is too in love with Black Canary to be gay. I'm banking on Nightwing or Robin or both.

I couldn't remember which character it was.

I don't see Dick Grayson or Tim Drake going gay. The whole thing is asinine, if they are going to do a gay character, just make a new one

Janice
05-22-2012, 11:21 PM
http://i.imgur.com/inh0v.jpg

Speaking of gay ...

Apocalypse
05-23-2012, 12:05 AM
Another hint today as to who it is. I think we can safely rule out Superman and Batman now.

On Twitter (https://twitter.com/#%21/ssnyder1835), Scott Snyder, writer of DC's Batman and Swamp Thing, tweeting, "the announcement was 'a character not seen since the relaunch will come out as gay.'"

SO it is one of the 52 in the relaunch. Male and Iconic, not yet done yet.

That list is drastically shortened then..

So we have;

Aquaman
Robin
Deathstroke
The Flash
Hawk (Hawk and Dove)
Mister Terrific
Nightwing
Red Hood
Static Shock
Superboy


From that list, my top two are ether "Mister Terrific" or "Superboy".

MT had a kinda gay artwork for his release book.
Superboy stated "Superboy as you haven't seen him before!"

NJCardFan
05-23-2012, 01:03 AM
Bat Woman is the lesbian. Batgirl is just... flexible.

http://th00.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2010/306/8/0/batgirl_x_supergirl_by_david_3000-d322346.png

Let's see her get her hands around Power Girl's knockers:

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.comicsalliance.com/media/2010/03/powergirldcuofull.jpg

NJCardFan
05-23-2012, 01:09 AM
Another hint today as to who it is. I think we can safely rule out Superman and Batman now.

On Twitter (https://twitter.com/#%21/ssnyder1835), Scott Snyder, writer of DC's Batman and Swamp Thing, tweeting, "the announcement was 'a character not seen since the relaunch will come out as gay.'"

SO it is one of the 52 in the relaunch. Male and Iconic, not yet done yet.

That list is drastically shortened then..

So we have;

Aquaman
Robin
Deathstroke
The Flash
Hawk (Hawk and Dove)
Mister Terrific
Nightwing
Red Hood
Static Shock
Superboy


From that list, my top two are ether "Mister Terrific" or "Superboy".

MT had a kinda gay artwork for his release book.
Superboy stated "Superboy as you haven't seen him before!"

Deathstroke is way too bad ass to be gay, however, he is flexible when money is involved. There are 3 Robin's on the list: Robin, Nightwing, and Red Hood(Jason Todd). The Flash is too flirty with girls to be gay(however, Bart Allen presents possibilities). But one that we haven't discussed here is Hawkman. his costume, aside from Martian Manhunter, is the gayest by far:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cN860R63DI0/T3urobQMCOI/AAAAAAAAA2k/x8ek_YEXVHA/s1600/hawkman.jpg

Bailey
05-23-2012, 06:22 AM
Let's see her get her hands around Power Girl's knockers:

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.comicsalliance.com/media/2010/03/powergirldcuofull.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/lars1701c/demotivational-posters-her-superpower.jpg

Apocalypse
05-23-2012, 02:46 PM
Deathstroke is way too bad ass to be gay, however, he is flexible when money is involved. There are 3 Robin's on the list: Robin, Nightwing, and Red Hood(Jason Todd). The Flash is too flirty with girls to be gay(however, Bart Allen presents possibilities). But one that we haven't discussed here is Hawkman. his costume, aside from Martian Manhunter, is the gayest by far:



I would agree with Deathstroke.

There is only two Robin's listed. Nightwing the original, and then there is the newer younger Robin. Red Hood is the "New" alter ego of Slade from Teen Titans. (Slade Wilson) They are kinda reinventing him as a quays good guy.

Flash is an iffy. Depending on which one they choose to go with. But even if they do opt him. I still think it there will be too much of a backlash. The diehards won't accept it.

Hawkman and Martian Manhunter are both out. They have covered the JLA members already. And it was stated it was a char. not yet done. And the "Hawk" on the list is not Hawkman.

I'm leaning more and more with superboy thinking about it. Think about it. Make him 12 - 13 starting to come to terms with not only being different because of his powers, but different too because he's gay. A comic about a gay teen superhero coming to terms with society and life as a gay teen. It could work. In addition. Its not a bread and butter char. that could cost them if there is any backlash. He's a kinda campy older char. to start with.

Adam Wood
05-23-2012, 03:58 PM
Well, Marvel has created a Fabulous X-Man (http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/story/2012-05-22/Marvel-Comics-same-sex-X-Men-wedding/55132706/1), so why not.



And this just screams "caption this:"

http://i49.tinypic.com/9zou1z.png

NJCardFan
05-23-2012, 04:34 PM
I would agree with Deathstroke.

There is only two Robin's listed. Nightwing the original, and then there is the newer younger Robin. Red Hood is the "New" alter ego of Slade from Teen Titans. (Slade Wilson) They are kinda reinventing him as a quays good guy.

Not arguing with you per se but isn't Deathstroke Slade Wilson? And looking up Red Hood, the Ra's Al Gul resurrected Jason Todd donned the Red Hood is the last canon Red Hood. Slade is Deathstroke

Apocalypse
05-23-2012, 07:26 PM
Not arguing with you per se but isn't Deathstroke Slade Wilson? And looking up Red Hood, the Ra's Al Gul resurrected Jason Todd donned the Red Hood is the last canon Red Hood. Slade is Deathstroke

You are correct. I was wrong on Red Hood. He is Jason Todd.

This is the upcoming Red Hood comic.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513wcHhKdcL._SS500_.jpg


No sooner has Batman's former sidekick, Jason Todd, put his past as the Red Hood behind him than he finds himself cornered by a pair of modern day outlaws: Green Arrow's rejected sidekick Arsenal, the damaged soldier of fortune, and the alien Starfire, a former prisoner of intergalactic war who won't be chained again. As a loner, Jason has absolutely no interest in this motley crew of outlaws. So what's he going to do when they choose the Red Hood as their leader?

fettpett
05-23-2012, 07:55 PM
You're both wrong, there are currently 4 Robins. Dick Grayson (currently Nightwing), Jason Todd (currently Red Hood), Tim Drake (currently Red Robin) and Damien Wayne (the current Robin).

Apocalypse
05-23-2012, 08:16 PM
You're both wrong, there are currently 4 Robins. Dick Grayson (currently Nightwing), Jason Todd (currently Red Hood), Tim Drake (currently Red Robin) and Damien Wayne (the current Robin).

There are more then just four former Robins. Two were girls.

fettpett
05-23-2012, 08:19 PM
On Twitter (https://twitter.com/#%21/ssnyder1835), Scott Snyder, writer of DC's Batman and Swamp Thing, tweeting, "the announcement was 'a character not seen since the relaunch will come out as gay.'"


So we have;

Aquaman -
Robin - Unlikely as all 4 current and former Robin's have appeared since the reboot

Deathstroke - possibly

The Flash - unlikely as he was the center of the Flashpoint series that caused the reboot

Hawk (Hawk and Dove) - is a possiblity but the Hawk and Dove comic was cancelled after 8 books so has been seen since the reboot

Mister Terrific - unlikely has his comic was cancelled with Hawk and Dove

Nightwing - Highly unlikely as he's been seen

Red Hood - part of a new series, so is a possibility

Static Shock - Unlikely as his comic was just cancelled along with Hawk and Dove after 8 books

Superboy - I'll have to agree with Apocalypse on Superboy, make sense but not sure if he's been seen since the reboot or not

NJCardFan
05-23-2012, 08:32 PM
There are more then just four former Robins. Two were girls.

Is Damien canon though? I thought he was an alternate reality son to Bruce and Talia.

Apocalypse
05-23-2012, 08:51 PM
So we have;
I'll go with this. And provide my sources for their upcoming books.

All from Amazon.



Aquaman -

This one is off limits just by the book description.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Tf8oa7YOL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Aquaman, Volume 1: The Trench

Released on September 11, 2012.


The King of the Seven Seas Aquaman returns to his very own ongoing series for the first time in years at the hands of DC Entertainment Chief Creative Office Geoff Johns, who reteams with GREEN LANTERN collaborator artist Ivan Reis! Between proving himself to a world that sees him as a joke, Aquaman and his bride Mera face off against a long buried terror from the depths of the ocean!



Robin - Unlikely as all 4 current and former Robin's have appeared since the reboot

I'm not sure if he's been done yet, so I have to agree with you on this.



Deathstroke - possibly
I'm going with not likely. He's going to be a bloody guy.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WkHDUGL-L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Released on August 14, 2012.


Slade Wilson once ranked as the world’s greatest mercenary. But when his reputation starts to slip, and when a mysterious briefcase enters the equation, the man known as Deathstroke decides to carve a bloody, gory swatch across the DCU in a quest to show the world what exactly makes him the best.




The Flash - unlikely as he was the center of the Flashpoint series that caused the reboot


And agreed. He would be too touchy to mess with.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51IGRiTxIeL._SL500_AA300_.jpgThe Flash, Volume 1: Move Forward
Released on November 13, 2012.



Struck by a bolt of lightning and doused in chemicals, Central City Police scientist Barry Allen was transformed into the fastest man alive. Tapping into the energy field called The Speed Force, he applies a tenacious sense of justice to protect an serve the world as The Flash!The Fastest Man Alive returns to his own monthly series as part of the DC Comics - The New 52 event with the writer/artist team of Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato.
The Flash knows he can't be everywhere at once, but he has seemingly met his match when he faces DC Comic' hottest new Super Villain, Mob Rule, who really can be everywhere at once!

As Mob Rule wages a campaign of crime across Central City, including an electromagnetic blast that plunges the city into darkness, The Flash learns the the only way he can capture Mob Rule and save Central City is to learn how to make his brain function even faster than before - but as much as it helps him, it also comes with a steep price.

Apocalypse
05-23-2012, 08:54 PM
Hawk (Hawk and Dove) - is a possiblity but the Hawk and Dove comic was cancelled after 8 books so has been seen since the reboot


I'm not ruling it out. The book description leads to some thing more.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51eZOTAE06L._SL500_AA300_.jpg
Hawk and Dove, Volume 1: First Strikes
Released on August 21, 2012.


Hank Hall is not happy. He's not happy to have Dawn Granger as a new partner in his war on crime. He's not happy that she's dating the ghostly Super Hero, Deadman. He's not happy to learn that someone is trying to plunge the United States into a new civil war! Now it's up to Hawk and Dove to root out the forces behind this conflict and stop them before they turn the U.S. into a wasteland!

And who is the monster lurking in the shadows, watching Hawk and Dove from afar?



Mister Terrific - unlikely has his comic was cancelled with Hawk and Dove

Keep in mind, only cancelled after 8 books, as with all the other "Cancelled" books. They all will see a release. Not a long running series. I do note he make sure to call him the "Most eligible bachelors"
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61FJtYBKPOL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Mister Terrific, Volume 1: Mind Games
Released on June 19, 2012


he world's third-smartest man - and one of its most eligible bachelors–uses his brains and fists against science gone mad in this new series from Eric Wallace (Titans) and Roger Robinson!



Michael Holt is the head of a successful high-tech corporation and an institute that recruits and encourages the finest minds of the next generation to excel. As Mister Terrific he inhabits a world of amazement few others know exists, let alone can comprehend.



Nightwing - Highly unlikely as he's been seen


Agreed.

Red Hood - part of a new series, so is a possibility

Static Shock - Unlikely as his comic was just cancelled along with Hawk and Dove after 8 books



Covered above somewhat.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51rLTT1InBL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Static Shock, Volume 1: Supercharged
Released on June 26, 2012.


The brilliant, yet slightly awkward high school student Virgil Hawkins transforms into the cocky electromagnetic hero Static! A mysterious tragedy forces the Hawkins family to relocate from Dakota to New York City and Virgil must start all over again in a new high school, as well as a new internship at S.T.A.R. Labs. But is he ready to take on the new villains who lurk in New York City's underworld?




Superboy - I'll have to agree with Apocalypse on Superboy, make sense but not sure if he's been seen since the reboot or not

Its really the one that makes the most sense.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51XnUwcIreL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Superboy, Volume 1: Incubation
Released on August 7, 2012.



Superboy takes us to the labs of Project N.O.W.H.E.R.E., where the scientists thought he was just an experiment - and a failed one at that! But with the combination of Kryptonian and human DNA, the Clone turns out to be more than just set of data when his stunning powers was revealed.



Written by comic industry veteran Scott Lobdell, this new title from the DC Comics—The New 52 lineup follows Superboy as you haven't seen him before!

fettpett
05-23-2012, 09:07 PM
from a pure character personality stand point, Static and Superboy make the most sense, with Mr Terrific and Hawk bring up a close second. Static has the lest background and support as he was from the Wildstorm imprint and WB cartoon series from the mid 90's where as almost everyone else on the list has been around and very well established, and he would also have the double "advantage" of being black and gay.

Apocalypse
05-23-2012, 09:10 PM
Is Damien canon though? I thought he was an alternate reality son to Bruce and Talia.

He was.

Full list of "Robins"

1st Robin, Dick Grayson now Nightwing

2nd Robin, Jason Peter Todd now Red Hood

3rd Robin, Timothy Drake now Red Robin

4th Robin, Stephanie Brown (Girl) now 3rd Batgirl

5th Robin, Damian Wayne fate unknown.

Other Robins include

Young Bruce Wayne from the '50s

Carrie Kelly (Girl) became Catgirl. From the Dark Knight Returns Series.

fettpett
05-23-2012, 09:29 PM
Far as Robin's go, all are cannon except Stephanie, meaning that Damian is the current Robin.

Odysseus
05-24-2012, 06:43 AM
I think that it's going to turn out to be Ace, the Bat Hound, or Beppo, the Super Monkey. Streaky, the Supercat, had a habit of licking itself in odd places, so it may also be a contender.

Bailey
05-24-2012, 08:32 AM
I hate when they try to influence kids with this trash.

ThinkingBig
05-25-2012, 06:23 PM
Spoiler Alert.



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It's the Flash.

Retread
05-25-2012, 09:57 PM
Spoiler Alert.



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It's the Flash(er).

fixed

AmPat
05-27-2012, 03:25 PM
Could Superman Soon Be Gay? (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/forum505/showthread.php?49416-Could-Superman-Soon-Be-Gay)

Soon? He wears tights and a cape, he's always been gay.
Oh, he's also a "journalist." That means he is most likely a liberal, and most gays are liberal.

fettpett
05-28-2012, 10:20 AM
Spoiler Alert.



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It's the Flash.

Jay Garick---No
Barry Allen --- NO
Wally West --- No
Bart Allen --- possibly, but doubt it

Odysseus
05-28-2012, 12:07 PM
Jay Garick---No
Barry Allen --- NO
Wally West --- No
Bart Allen --- possibly, but doubt it

They are rebooting Earth 2, so Jay Garrick is possible.

That high-pitched screech that you are hearing is Gardner Fox spinning in his grave at 5,000 RPM.

fettpett
05-28-2012, 09:20 PM
They are rebooting Earth 2, so Jay Garrick is possible.

That high-pitched screech that you are hearing is Gardner Fox spinning in his grave at 5,000 RPM.

while possible, I doubt it, again they said it's someone that hasn't been seen since the reboot and Jay was seen in the Earth 2 comic

Zeus
05-28-2012, 09:57 PM
Everywhere is freaks and hairies
Dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity
Tax the rich, feed the poor
Till there are no rich no more

Id love to change the world
But I dont know what to do
So Ill leave it up to you

Population keeps on breeding
Nation bleeding, still more feeding economy
Life is funny, skies are sunny
Bees make honey, who needs money, monopoly

Id love to change the world
But I dont know what to do
So Ill leave it up to you

World pollution, theres no solution
Institution, electrocution
Just black and white, rich or poor
Them and us, stop the war

Id love to change the world
But I dont know what to do
So Ill leave it up to you


Ten years after (http://www.youtube.com/artist/Ten_Years_After?feature=watch_video_title) - I'd love to change to world

Apocalypse
05-28-2012, 10:29 PM
I sniff a smelly hippy.

Odysseus
05-28-2012, 10:58 PM
while possible, I doubt it, again they said it's someone that hasn't been seen since the reboot and Jay was seen in the Earth 2 comic

Maybe it's Brother Power, the Geek.

Apocalypse
06-01-2012, 08:37 AM
Well they have relieved who will be the new gay superhero. Expect the comic nerds to revolt.

http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20071031202342/marvel_dc/images/thumb/0/02/Alan_Scott_001.jpg/200px-Alan_Scott_001.jpg

Green Lantern



Created 70 years ago, the original Green Lantern will indeed be revealed as a gay man in next week's Earth 2 #2. Despite being a married father of two in the previous continuity, the younger version of the superhero has a boyfriend in "The New 52" as can be seen from the artwork below. "He's very much the character he was. He's still the pinnacle of bravery and idealism. He's also gay," writer James (http://www.powerlinks.com/api/powerlink-click-custom?id=63&keyword=James&campaign_id=1111) Robinson told The New York Post (http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/dc_comics_green_lantern_to_be_revealed_Yt2uNktuzmr rWSbkIRIDbO#ixzz1wWoOwmkh) today. "The only downside of his being young was we lose his son, Obsidian, who's gay. So I thought, 'Why not make Alan Scott gay?' That was the seed that started it."

"It's a realistic depiction of society," he added. "You have to move with the times. He's a type-A personality who doesn't hide in the shadows. I hope he's a positive figure. If there's some kind of kid out there who's reading the comic and who's worried about the person he is, maybe it will give him a positive sense of who he is. Or maybe a different kid will read it and decide I don't need to bully some kind of kid in school." Many of you were already fairly vocal when it was just rumoured that DC would be making Alan Scott gay, but how do you feel now that it's confirmed? Sound off with your thoughts in the usual place.

http://media.comicbookmovie.com/images/users/uploads/10300/earth2_1_02.jpg

http://media.comicbookmovie.com/images/users/uploads/10300/earth2_2_02.jpg

Bailey
06-01-2012, 09:31 AM
disgusting...

Odysseus
06-01-2012, 09:51 AM
I do not want to think about the places that the ring will go.

On edit: The oath is going to have some new double meanings:


"And I shall shed my light over dark evil,
For the dark things cannot stand the light,
THE LIGHT OF THE GREEN LANTERN!"



It doesn't get much darker than... Nevermind.

Bailey
06-01-2012, 10:44 AM
I do not want to think about the places that the ring will go.

On edit: The oath is going to have some new double meanings:


"And I shall shed my light over dark evil,
For the dark things cannot stand the light,
THE LIGHT OF THE GREEN LANTERN!"



It doesn't get much darker than... Nevermind.


I cant wait to hear the jokesters on the internet make up funny diddy's using the GL oath, like the one in the movie. LOL

NJCardFan
06-01-2012, 11:04 AM
Of course when sales of these comics hits historic lows, they'll find something to blame.

Bailey
06-01-2012, 11:22 AM
Of course when sales of these comics hits historic lows, they'll find something to blame.

I love how they use a has-been of a super hero in a alternate universe, why cant they have the guts to do it in the main DC universe with the likes of Superman or fudgeman err batman.

Odysseus
06-01-2012, 12:00 PM
I love how they use a has-been of a super hero in a alternate universe, why cant they have the guts to do it in the main DC universe with the likes of Superman or fudgeman err batman.

Licensing. Nobody will buy a gay Batman lunchbox or T-shirt for their kid, but an obscure alternate of the currently published character might generate a few sales in gay markets. Expect Green Lantern rings to make a splash at pride events.

Bailey
06-01-2012, 12:09 PM
Licensing. Nobody will buy a gay Batman lunchbox or T-shirt for their kid, but an obscure alternate of the currently published character might generate a few sales in gay markets. Expect Green Lantern rings to make a splash at pride events.


Well thank goodness it wasnt batman, cause the uptick with men dressing as batman and getting young boys to go with them to those pride parades would be huge.

Apocalypse
06-01-2012, 04:08 PM
Of course when sales of these comics hits historic lows, they'll find something to blame.

You mean when Superman renounced his American Citizenship, and DC spent a month backtracking on it. To finally say. Well its just a stand-alone issue. We never meant it to be permanent.

Apocalypse
06-01-2012, 05:00 PM
Seems more and more comics are trying to show they are more gay then the others.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/images/uploads/2893862782.jpg

EXCLUSIVE: Martin Eden Talks SPANDEX; The World's First All Gay Superhero Team

Where did the idea for Spandex come from and what made you decide to create the world's first all gay superhero team?


I was working on my old comic (The O Men) and I needed a break… And at the same time, some background O Men characters were starting to grab my attention. I started to realize that they were gay, and the idea evolved from there. It was a case of, 'Wouldn't it be fun if there was an entirely gay superteam in a universe full of gay characters'. And then I just wanted to get the comic out there before anyone else thought of it!

Yea, because every one wants a full gay superhero comic book.


For anyone who may not have heard of the series, what would you tell them to expect from it?


It's a superhero soap opera about a group of British Brighton-based gay superheroes called "Spandex". In the first issue they fight a 50-Foot Lesbian, in the second they visit Japan to recruit a fluorescent gay ninja called Neon, and they also fight loads of Pink Ninjas. Then I call my third issue the 'gay zombies' issue, but it's actually quite a serious one, a bit of a horror issue. It's got lots of subplots, twists, turns and revelations – it's a big mix of drama and horror… And the emphasis is just as much on their relationships as on the battles. Has that sold it?


Gay Zombies?


What should fans expect from the second volume of Spandex?


Well, I don't know if there will be a second volume yet, but I hope there will be. It would contain the next big story arc, which is called 'O.M.F.G.'. It contains a lot of twists, a lot of shocks, and a piss-take of comic crossovers. The story is about the attack of Les Girlz, the team's main enemies. The lethal lesbians attack our heroes one by one...


I have a feeling there won't be a second volume.


Would you be interested in adapting Spandex into a film or TV show?


Oh yes, definitely. To be honest, most times when I go to the cinema, I become a film director in my head and I just imagine Spandex on the big screen! Or a TV show would be good, yes. I think Kate Moss should be Diva, and Brad Pitt should be Liberty. I think obviously there is the question of whether all members of society would flock to see an all-gay movie, but that's the trick with Spandex – the gay theme is just the context. It allows me to show guys and gals kissing each other or dating without it being a big deal, so I can just get on with my story. It allows me to explore sexuality without having to contextualize it all the time! A lot of my readers are actually straight, so hopefully a movie/TV show would work too.


The fun we could have with naming libs actors who would fit in nice for this.

Thou no one would watch it...