Published on May 22nd, 2012 | by Alex Giles7
Iconic DC Character to Come Out as Gay!
Ok so you have probably seen the news by now that at Kapow 2012 this past weekend Dan Didio (DC Editor-In-Chief) told everyone they are about to reintroduce a previously existing DC character who was straight and will now be “one of our most prominent gay characters.”
Since the weekend and the story breaking we have also heard from the Senior VP of Publicity Courtney Simmons that : “One of the major iconic DC characters will reveal that he is gay in a storyline in June”.
So there we have is a gay MAN who is a major ICONIC character will come out in June………………………………………..but who?
I wasn’t originally going to post this as it is everything DC had hoped would happen, all the whispers of who? Who? WHO?
I decided I would write the piece and give my top five predictions as someone who grew up reading DC and thinks is it definitely of his choices.
So we know it’s a man and we know he is iconic which rules out some of the suggestions I have heard for people like Vibe, Blue Beetle (Ted Kord) and Captain Atom.
Now there is no proper rhyme or reason for any of my choices other than I think it will be one of them and that they would be an excellent choice for DC.
In fifth place I am going for Green Lantern, which one, well, take your pick. I think it could be Kyle Rayner, Guy Gardner or Alan Scott with the best choice being Alan.
In fourth place I am opting for Plastic Man, some may be surprised but Patrick O’Brian wouls be a fantastic choice.
In third place is old Robin himself Mr Tim Drake, now being Red Robin in the Teen Titans and for some reason I think the person will be from either Bat or Supe family.
My second favourite choice to be announced is the only villain of the bunch and goes by the name of Edward Nigma or you may know his as The Riddler.
Ok so here it is, my first choice and favourite DC character to be coming out the closet (if I am right) is the ginger headed pal of Clark Kent Mr Jimmy Olsen. I don’t really know why he is my choice but deep down I feel this will be the guy.
Also on a last note I cant help that DC have seen the publicity around the wedding in Astonishing X-Men between Northstar and Kyle (I am assuming its this two) and have though “Oh look, ill have some of that” and decided to jump on the bandwagon.
I am all for LGBT characters but the timing seems a bit bandwagon due to the wedding at Marvel.