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"Chris Claremont’s original idea was for the lesbian couple Mystique and Destiny to be Nightcrawler’s biological parents. Mystique would have shapeshifted into a man to impregnate Destiny. This idea, however, was deemed too controversial by Marvel so an alternate origin story was developed where Mystique was tricked into having sex with the demon Azazel and accidentally got pregnant, after which she murdered her own husband and tossed her newborn child into a river. As you do."
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well what do you know, Marvel is always one step ahead from DC when it comes to social issues. So when DC went on a publicity spree to out a prominent superhero, Marvel amps up the game by having the superhero Northstar wed on a same-sex ceremony in no less than New York. hahahah, its crazy.
Marvel Comics announces ‘X-Men's’ Northstar to have same-sex wedding
Marvel Comics announced Tuesday that the “X-Men’s” openly gay member, Northstar, will propose to his boyfriend in “Astonishing X-Men #50”, which hits stores Wednesday. It’s the latest in a trend of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender-friendly storylines in the medium.
The pair will make it official in the next issue, in a same-sex wedding in Central Park that has a who’s who of super heroes on the guest list. Northstar, aka Jean-Paul Beaubier, already became one of the first openly gay super heroes in mainstream comics, having come out in a 1992 issue.
"When a major comic publisher like Marvel not only includes, but publicly celebrates, the legal wedding of two of its gay characters, it reflects how supporting same-sex couples has become the new normal," said GLAAD President Herndon Graddick. "Readers expect to see their realities portrayed in these fictional worlds and today that includes married gay and lesbian couples."
Marvel senior vice president and exectutive editor Tom Brevoort says the company was planning Northstar’s nuptuals long before President Obama’s move on same sex marriage earlier this month.
“The real event that put the qustion on our radar was a year ago in June when New York state legalized gay marriage,” says Brevoort. “A lot of our Marvel super heroes live in and around New York City so it just immediately became an issue we started thinking about."
Marvel’s bombshell news comes just days after Dan DiDio, the editor in chief of rival DC Comics, made the cryptic disclosure at a London comic convention that one of DC’s characters would soon bust his or her way out of the closet. The secret identity of the gay hero will be shrouded in mystery until the company unveils it next month, but its not expected to be one of the publisher’s top tier that includes Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman.
There, however, is already an openly gay crime fighter patrolling Gotham City — Batwoman — who has her own ongoing series.
The real pioneer of this latest wave of pride, though, is none other than New York’s own Archie, says Mike Cotton, editor in chief of the iPad magazine, Champion!
In 2010, Archie Comics opened the doors of Riverdale High School, the stomping grounds of comic books' favorite teen and his friends, to an openly gay student — a first in the seven decade history of the character.
“I think every one saw how much attention was drawn to that story, which was a really bold move for a kids comic,” says Cotton.
But don’t expect diversity to make any huge leaps in a single bound, he cautions.
“I think it’s very unlikely you’ll see Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Captain America come out because of the licensing deals, the toys, all of that stuff that goes along with those characters,” he said.
@ender, I know what you mean. All those Batman toys might not sell anymore. Parents might get upset and panic.
On the other hand, we also read that the main motivation for DC to make some of their characters as gay is the money motive, not the social justice motive. So that means that pink money will eventually force Batman to admit his feminine side.
Not a DC character, but I vote for The Hulk!!!
Hulk SMASH.... out of his closet!!!
Eeeeew...parang kadiri yung mga drawings na ipinost nyo, I can't imagine! Even if Batman and Robin isn't really my favorite characters in DC, I wouldn't want to ruin their image that way. I mean kamusta naman ang mga bata na favorite sina Batman and Robin?!
sabi ko sa ibang forums si Cyborg
pero kung tama ang pagkakaintindi ko ICONIC SUPERHERO to be introduced this coming JUNE
yung to be introduced part, ang interpretation ng iba eh hindi pa sya nailalabas sa new 52... so meaning pwedeng si Alan Scott ng GL sa EARTH 2 series or pwede rin si the Flash Jay Garrick pero yun ang sabi nila.
kapag naging Batman or Robin ang mag-out nyan... hahalikan ko si skye_pheonix... pustahan?
edit: ay dito rin pala nasabi ko si cyborg.... tapos si beast boy.... pero alan scott or jay garrick nga kasi mas ICONIC sila kesa dun sa teen titans na iniisip ko
@SirZap, no hindi pwedeng villain. Gay = villain? Yikes, paano naman maging politically acceptable yan if DC is desperately trying to make a political statement in support of gender equality?
For a very long time, Batman has been rumored to be gay (hehehe, parang real person din, may rumors din). And I think DC wants to out him already. But they are worried about the implications on toys and other spin-off franchises, plus the effect on panicked parents. But marketing experts must be currently deep in the issue and a decision will be announced in due time. My only problem with Batman being gay is that Robin is too small and young. They have to make Robin bigger and older, para di malaki ang agwat.
Of the major heroes, Batman is the most dispensable to the gay side. Di naman pwedeng is Captain America at baka magkaroon ng revolution sa States. [R+18 alert] At lalong di pwede si Superman, dahil if he sucks or blows, kawawa naman ang partner niya dahil cosmic forces ang lakas ng kanyang blow eh, hehehehe.
But the main demographic for the DC products are young adults and young male adults to be specific.
Naggegeneralize lang, gay people will most likely spend their money on fashion than save on a new batman collectible toy.
eto ang reason kung bakit sa tingin ko hindi magagawa ng DC na badingin si Batman.
masyado na established yung storyline niya. Robin or Flash is my best bet.
side note: allow yourself to watch this documentary for the first 6 minutes and you'll end up finishing the whole docu.