Gay Superheroes Emerging

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    Dec 24, 2015 4:39 AM GMT
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    NYT: Gay, lesbian and transgender characters are increasingly playing a larger role in the fast-evolving world of comic book narratives.

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    Dec 24, 2015 3:19 PM GMT
    As a self identified Nerd I may be telling to much here.

    Hasn't there always been a certain homoeroticsim to the whole hero worship thing?

    How about how the villians used to tie up the Adam West Batman and Robin all the time?
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    Dec 24, 2015 6:59 PM GMT
    How about a homo super hero that sprays a stream of sticky jizz from his bulging briefs to capture villains? Or one that knocks out bad guys with a vicious swing of his murse? Or one that dances shirtless in order to lull villains into a hypnotic trance in order to capture them? Or uses Grindr to lure unsuspecting villains into his trap.

    Sorry, I'll stop. I'm having too much fun with this.
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    Dec 25, 2015 1:57 AM GMT
    I read some where they are making Green Lantern gay character (not sure if in the next movie or comic strip)? Wish they make another Green Lanter movie with Ryan Reynolds.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 25, 2015 3:02 AM GMT
    FloridaRugbyBear saidAs a self identified Nerd I may be telling to much here.

    Hasn't there always been a certain homoeroticsim to the whole hero worship thing?

    How about how the villians used to tie up the Adam West Batman and Robin all the time?


    I watched two documentaries on comic books that addressed this. Some official in Washington responded to the concerns of violence and homosexual undertones in comics by having Detective Comics establish guidelines for writers. In early books, Superman didn't have universal regard for life was regularly threw henchmen from bridges and out of windows from tall buildings. Comic frames moved to other actions, but the deaths of the men were implied. It wasn't until after the guidelines that Superman didn't kill "bad guys".

    Batman and Robin, and other superheros as well as villains, were restrained or weakened because there was a limit to the violence writers and illustrators could portray.


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    Remembered the doc (or at least, one of them): Comic Book Superheros Unmasked



    How comics were censored beings about 30min in.

  • FRE0

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    Dec 25, 2015 7:59 AM GMT
    One episode of the Zorro TV series had a gay super hero. He acted somewhat gay but he was extremely strong, fast, and intelligent. He used his own methods to apprehend malefactors and was highly respected.

    Check out this link:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC84CY3I3l4

    You can find more with a google search on "zorro the gay blade".

    So gay super heroes are nothing new!
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    Dec 25, 2015 12:36 PM GMT
    Thinking about it more, superheros tend to be drawn with very muscular and well defined bodies in Spandex. Maybe Aquaman was one of my early crushes...
  • bad_wolf

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    Dec 26, 2015 8:14 AM GMT
    Wiccan and Hulkling, Marvels gay power couple