Welcome to Comical-Musings on a week where comics are in the news! We try to address things that are going on content-wise in comics when they occur, but I didn’t see anything shocking about Northstar being a homosexual since he has been an identified gay character since he came out in 1992. Then, when I found out this week that after President Obama endorsed gay marriage (for votes), Northstar’s same-sex marriage would be occurring in Astonishing X-Men #51 (for sales). I didn’t find myself surprised or inspired to write anything about it at all. Now I am inspired.
In what could be considered a “knee-jerk” move, DC comics announced yesterday that it would be having one of it’s “iconic” characters coming out as early as June. This is a big deal, because DC recently revamped all of their comic book lines and anything is possible. With a word like “iconic,” it sends your mind spinning. Who could be the DC character, previously assumed as a heterosexual, to come out as a homosexual? Will it effect book sales? Is there a possibility that it won’t change anything and that the world is truly tolerant? I for one am fascinated to find out.
In that spirit, we at Comical-Musings are taking bets as to which DC character will be coming out in June. The writer who guesses correctly will receive a copy of the issue where the coming out occurs and the solemn duty to review it. In the case that there is a tie, a coin will be flipped. The entries are as follows:
Scott Deaux: Green Arrow
The Blackness Monster: Batman
Aberdeen: The Flash
Romeo Sid Vicious: Aquaman
Shiera Carter: Booster Gold
Lobster J: Aquaman
So, there you have it. We will see who wins and how this effects anything, if at all. Who do you think it will be?
~ Scott Deaux ~