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Title: Is Batman Gay? Major DC Comics Character To Come Out Of The Closet
Source: Daily Mail
URL Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art ... ics-character-come-closet.html
Published: May 22, 2012
Author: Daily Mail
Post Date: 2012-05-22 11:47:19 by Brian S
Keywords: None
Views: 2462
Comments: 10

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.

Who is it? An existing DC Comics character - who was previously assumed to be straight - will become openly-gay

Who is it? An existing DC Comics character - who was previously assumed to be straight - will become openly-gay

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.

Speculation: Some Twitter users assume Batman will come out as gay

Speculation: Some Twitter users assume Batman will come out as gay

Popular: Superman, left, is a DC Comics favourite and Batwoman, right, who is a lesbian
Popular: Superman, left, is a DC Comics favourite and Batwoman, right, who is a lesbian

Popular: Superman, left, is a DC Comics favourite and Batwoman, right, who is a lesbian

WHO COULD IT BE?

Aquaman

Batgirl

Batman

Cyborg

Green Arrow

Green Lantern

Robin

SHAZAM!

Supergirl

Superman

The Flash

Wonderwoman

Plastic Man

There has been much speculation on Twitter about who the character could be

@JenWhy12 Tweeted: ‘One of the characters of DC comics will be gay, what one will it be? I hope it's Batman.’

@dnghia added: ‘DC Comics is about to unveil that one of its supeheroes is gay. Who do you think it is? My money is on Aquaman.’

DC Comics’ portfolio includes iconic characters such as Batman and Robin, Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern.

Batwoman, a DC favourite, made her comic book comeback as a lesbian in 2006.
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I noticed they didn't mention "Shirtless Girl".... you know the one who rides the Hooter Scooter!!!

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