The big news floating around the comic book world is that in June, one of DC’s iconic characters will reveal they are gay! DC is being ‘hush hush’ about who it will be, but this has not stopped fans in guessing who or guessing why. My guess why is to sell more books!
When DC reintroduced ‘Batwoman’ a few years back, the entire ad campaign revolved on Kate Kane’s sexuality and nothing else. When I read the story I was not impressed at all because there was no substance at all. Since the relaunch she has become a compelling and entertaining character since that is not the only thing about her.
So with that all said, who do I think will be coming out of the DC closet? Here are my choices…
Superman – his book needs something to make people read it. Or just bring back John Byrne!
Plastic Man – no comment because it seems too easy.
Alan Scott – the Earth 2 Green Lantern is back and well…. it could be him for no reason at all.
Jimmy Olsen – not just because he wears a bowtie! I have a good friend who wears one
Darkseid – if you wanna make a big splash, go big… and mean… and bad!
In the 1970’s the big thing was black characters like the Falcon, Black Lightning, Power Man and Black Panther. In the early days of those characters the focus was on the ‘black’ and not much else, and the stories suffered. Falcon is so much cooler now that his ‘jive turkey’ days as Captain America’s sidekick because the focus is on the man and nothing else.
I will buy a comic because it has great art, a cool story and really draws me in--nothing else!