Tuesday, May 22, 2012
DC Comics Plans To Have A “Major” Character Come Out Of The Closet. WAIT. WHAT?
The homoerotic subtext of comic book superheroes has been a hot topic in the gay community for some time. Now comics fans and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) blogosphere is abuzz with news that a major DC Comics character will “come out” in a future issue. Details of the character and his specific story arc are relatively scarce thus far, but as Bleeding Cool is reporting, DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio told attendees at the Kapow Comic Convention in London that the superhero — an established player in one of the series, and was originally introduced as straight — will become “one of our most prominent gay characters.”