Comics join LGBTQ rights fight as superheroes "KAPOW" their way out of the closet
Published: Monday, June 4, 2012
Updated: Monday, August 27, 2012 16:08
Breuning currently works for Open Books, a nonprofit after-school program that runs a book store and promotes literacy among Chicago youths, and embraces all types of characters and stories.
“As a gay woman, it particularly pleases me that these changes are finally cascading into the mainstream more so than before,” she said. “I want to know that in the future, books and comics alike will teach my own children about the importance of equality, acceptance and coexistence.”
Though controversy surrounds the fact that someone in the DCU will be gay, readers should not steer away from the lightheartedness of pondering, “Who will it be?”
“Bleeding Cool” blogger Rich Johnson claims to have a strong source leading him to believe Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern who's only weakness is wood, will be the one to come out, while others hypothesize the Flash or Plasticman.
"Alfred would make sense,” said Williams. “But then the idiots would probably be all, 'Oh my god, that gay man helped raise a bunch of male children!' and then they'd be calling the DC version of To Catch a Predator or something.”
“I predict it will be a character who may be tied to a 'franchise' series like Flash or Green Lantern, but not the main character. Perhaps someone who used to be that character but is no longer in the new DC continuity,” said Davis. “I would guess it is a character who isn't currently licensed for numerous kids products, to avoid any further backlash or boycotts.”