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May 20 '12

DC to Make an Existing Character Gay

Bleeding Cool is reporting that Dan Didio said a banger fest comic festival Kapow that DC has changed its policy on making existing characters gay. If you remember Didio was interviewed by the Advocate at the time of the relaunch and discussed this.

DC has several popular teenage heroes such as Robin, Wonder Girl, Superboy and the other Teen Titans. With gay teens becoming more visible in the media, can readers expect to see a teenaged gay superhero in the future?

One of the things we’re very focused on doing for these types of stories is rather than [change an existing] character, we want to make sure that this is the basis of who that character is right from the start. So if we’re going to introduce a gay character in Teen Titans, we want to make it a new character and make sure that is an iatrical part of who he is, or who she is, right from the start so we can really lean and grow with her or him.

I wasn’t too happy with that answer which I believe was directly aimed at discussions around the possibility that Tim Drake be the perfect candidate to discover his sexuality. (No link required, just google Tim Drake and gay and you’ll have your choice of articles and posts to read).

But now they’ve changed that rule. 

Surprisingly, DiDio stated that they had changed DC’s policy in this regard. And they are about to reintroduce a previously existing DC character who was previously straight and now will be “one of our most prominent gay characters.”

While I think Tim Drake would be the perfect character, I wonder if they would do this? If they did it would be, in my opinion, a huge step for comics. Introducing characters like Bunker and Batwoman  is incredibly important. But having a character like Tim Drake, a core part of the Batfamily and a Robin, go through a well written coming out story could have an enormous impact on young men and women who are also going through the same thing.

That said, I will be very surprised if it is Tim Drake.

So who will it be? I already said who I thought this could be weeks ago. 

What do you think of this move? What character makes sense for you? 

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    WHAT. Ever heard of RED ROBIN? If THAT’s the TIM DRAKE you’re talking about here then NO. NEVER.
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    I’m calling either Hawkman. Or Green Arrow (based purely on the look of him. Come on! Look at him!)
  17. maychild reblogged this from dcwomenkickingass and added:
    I’m terrified by this. Intrigued and terrified. I dunno. They might be thinking of making a minor character gay (they...
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    Conner Kent. He tried to clone him when he died,...he keeps his (probably used) costume on...
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    TIM DRAKE
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    really exciting, but I think adding...character who knows s/he is gay from
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    YES YES YES TIM DRAKE
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    uhm… don’t we...in the bat family? IE Batwoman
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    If its Tim drake…. That would be super intense
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