The news outlets only know what the comic press releases tell them. If Marvel or DC says nothing, no one except us will know.
I find it fascinating that Batwoman can cause a ruckus, but Kirkman is writing about a new, openly gay, male superhero in a book with a HUGE Marvel logo and an "A" (which I assume is an all-ages rating without writing it out in order not to turn off the teens and older readers who are too cool for that) rating without a peep. I gotta admit, this character Curtis (aka Freedom Ring) is refreshing in that his orientation is never made into a big deal. He's dating a guy, hiding his new powers from him, and teaming up with Spidey. He's also a Green Lantern-type hero with limitations I can actually wrap my head around. I like that we're finally to a place where this character, along with Maggie Sawyer, Hulkling, Wiccan, and Karolina (in Runaways) can be fully realized people, not merely soap boxes for a social-political viewpoint.
On that note, welcome to the board.
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The reason Batwoman is making such a fuss is becuase she was already an established character who died AND becuase she has BAT in her name.
HE's a pretty cool character. Kinda like a cheap version of GL, but we'll see.
Batwoman is only causing a ruckus because of the press releases. The same thing happened with the Rawhide Kid.
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Ya know, I go to a Presbyterian church and, being Scottish in origin and all, we had a festival this spring where haggis was involved. I gotta admit, I kinda liked it.
And, I agree, it's much easier to write a news story on BATwoman than Freedom Ring (who?), but it was a refreshing step seeing gay characters as just part of successful comics. Scott Pilgrim's roommate is another great character who just happens to be gay.
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