At Kapow Comic Convention in London on Sunday, DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio revealed in an interview that a prominent superhero character will soon come out of the closet. According to a comic blog, Bleeding Cool, the unnamed superhero will become “one of our most prominent gay character”.
DC Comics, which is popular for the superhero characters like Batman, Robin, Superman, Green Lantern and Flash, will name the character in its storyline this June. With the latest endorsement of Barack Obama’s approval of same – sex marriage, DC Comics perspective has certainly evolved. In an article in ABCNEWS, it says that last September, DC Comics relaunched its entire line of comic books to feature a new line up of L.G.B.T (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transexual) superheroes, which includes Voodoo, an African American bisexual woman and Batwoman, an open lesbian.
According to Matt Kane, associate director of entertainment and media for GLAAD, that DC and Marvel comics are starting to recognize that there is an L.G.B.T audience that has been an avid fan of comics for years. It is important to give importance to them by creating diversity in superhero characters.
The comic world is aware of how the world is evolving. In 2009, Marvel Comic’s Northstar was revealed to be in a gay relationship. It is rumored that he is expected to tie the knot to his boyfriend Kyle. In 2012, Archie Comics introduced a gay character. Moreover, in 2011, there was a gay wedding that happened in Riverdale.
Bottom line is the world is on its way in making changes for the better and everyone is excited for the upcoming gay character in DC Comics. I am excited myself. I bet on Superman because he wears his pants first before his underwear (just kidding) o.O Anyways, who do you think from among DC Comics famous male super heroes, will come out of the closet? I want hear from you!