Posts tagged LGBTQ
Marvel Comics has 14 gay/bisexual characters DC has four
DC comics are all minors character the biggest being Batwoman. DC announced that one of their Iconic characters would be gay, that character being… Earth 2 Allan Scott Green Lantern. Raise your hand if you have heard of him?
When you say Iconic DC people think of Superman, Batman, Flash, Wonder Woman. How about one of the main stream Green Lantern. John Steward, Hal Jordon, even Guy Gardener.
In the words of Leonard from Big Bang to Sheldon “Way to step outside the box and push firmly against it”
Also like to note that neither companies have any transgender characters.
Oh, the ramblings of the uninformed.
First, your numbers are wrong. If this was simply a numbers game then you’ve already shown yourself to be an idiot.
Second, it’s Green Lantern. It’s the original Green Lantern. A character that was created 72 years ago. To those who don’t know the comics they’ll hear a Green Lantern is gay. To those who do know the comics (clearly not yourself) then they’ll know that the original Green Lantern is gay. [If, in fact, that is the character that is going to be revealed as gay.]
If you’re going to contribute to the conversation, then at least start with some accurate information. Know your topic and stop making an ass of yourself.
House GOP triples budget to fight same-sex marriage
- $1.5 million in funding to prevent gays from marrying source
» Don’t forget, this is taxpayer money, allocated by House Republicans to their legal counsel to defend DOMA in court. It was originally capped at $500,000, but that limit has since been tripled.
I’m reblogging this because this is an utter joke. A cruel, sick, twisted joke.
I was in Bojangles, which is a fast food restaurant in the South, last night. I overheard a table over from me having this conversation. Keep in mind, everybody was well over 60 and had Southern accents.
Elder Lady: Ya know, Marie doesn’t exactly look like a boy, but Joyce says that’s what she is now. Well, I guess I shouldn’t call her she, I shouldn’t even call her Marie. She *chuckle* I mean he goes by Matt now.
Elder Gentleman: That ain’t right. Joyce needs to teach that girl that that ain’t right. Don’t they go to church?
Elder Lady: Roy, you listen to me. That child is finally happy. Do you remember the last time you saw h-him really happy? Isn’t that’s all that’s important? Joyce raised her a Christian and that’s all that counts. Every child is beautiful in God’s eyes. It’s time you accepted that.
Elder Gentleman: Well damn.
Elder Lady: Now you better be nice to that child, I can’t imagine how hard it must be.
After about 20 seconds silence,
Elder Gentleman: I guess I could take her fishin’ sometime if she’s gonna insist on being a boy now.
Elder Lady: That’s him, Roy.
Then the woman smacked him on the side of the head and the whole table laughed. My town is small and full of “bible-thumpers.” Hearing this gave me hope that people are finally starting to be more accepting here, and that hopefully people won’t have to hide anymore.
(submitted by: matingunicorns)
I love badass old people. Also, happy to see examples that people from the South are not 100% idiots, because I know there are lots of really awesome folks down there.
This made me smile.
52 Days of the DCnU: “Stormwatch”
52 Days of the DCnU: Day 42 - Stormwatch
Written by: Paul Cornell
Art by: Miguel Sepulveda
Release Date: September 7
So, I’m going through all of the titles as they’re announced by DC over the course of several days when this title pops up. Never having been the most ardent of Martian Manhunter fans I kind of glazed over it and tossed it onto my “no” list. Easy enough, right? He seemed to be the only existing character mixed in with all these new people and I had enough books that I was getting.
Yeah. So then I find out they aren’t new characters he’s going to be appearing with. Instead these characters were a part of a comic company called WildStorm and appeared on a team called The Authority. Okay, well good for DC. Working their acquisitions into their books. The relaunch seems like the perfect time to do that. Still haven’t found anything to really grab my interest just yet. There’s a lot of team books coming out. No one had yet mentioned something that made these guys different.
And then someone finally mentions the fact that Apollo and Midnighter are a Superman and Batman pastiche that are gay, a couple, married and raising an adopted, super-powered daughter together.
How is it that no one told me this existed until now? If the DCnU fails completely and nothing good possibly comes from it… I’m going to still say it’s made of win for telling me these characters existed. I’m relatively new to comics, people! You have to tell me when there is potential awesomeness out there waiting to be discovered!
Needless to say this piqued my interest a tad. So, as news came out, I began to take a look at what this title would be.
And, number one point in its favor is that it’s written by Paul Cornell. He’s awesome. He told a freakin’ brilliant Lex Luthor story during his run on Action Comics. He wrote a Robot!Lois Lane with more skill and depth then some writers manage to inject into their human characters.
Number two: the premise, once I heard a bit more, is actually kind of cool. Apparently this Stormwatch team has been saving the world from the sidelines for years now and thinks all these newbs running around in capes and calling themselves superheroes are kind of ridiculous. It sounds rife with opportunity for some snarky fun.
And, number three: romance. Paul has stated that we’ll get to see Apollo and Midnighter meet for the first time, fall in love and get together. Cornell seems very committed to telling their love story and I’m excited to see what he does with it.
Oh, and number four: Apparently they fight the moon! So… there’s that. Who doesn’t love a good moon fight?!
Basically this went from me having no interest, to having it on my top ten most anticipated titles. I’m really excited for this one and I’m really looking forward to seeing what Cornell does with all of these characters.
Another exciting aspect of the book is that it seems we’ll get to take a look at the larger DCU and the goings-on in the other books through this book’s perspective:
"This is seen as a really important book in the new wave of titles, because it’s a capstone. It’s where a lot of things come together and we’re reflecting things in other books immediately in a very natural way. We’re a place where you can find out about what’s happening in all sorts of other books in the DCU." - Cornell, CBR.com
I just really fucking want this book right now.
Art Source: DC Universe: The Source - Blog