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DC Comics announces one of its iconic characters is gay, Marvel plans gay wedding
DC Comics announced it is going to out one of it’s ‘iconic’ characters as being gay next month and Marvel says that it’s character Northstar (already out of the closet since 1992) will marry his boyfriend.
DC Comics, whose portfolio includes such iconic characters as Batman and Robin, Superman, and Wonder Woman, plans next month to reintroduce one of its major superheroes as openly gay. Just not yet.
“One of the major iconic DC characters will reveal that he is gay in a storyline in June,” Courtney Simmons, DC Entertainment’s senior vice president of publicity, confirmed to ABC News.
Comic Book Resources list up the candidates based on the clues: The Flash, Joker, Plastic Man, Superboy and others. Head over to read their reasoning.
“When gay marriage became legal in New York State, it raised obvious questions since most of our heroes reside in New York State. Northstar is the first openly gay character in comics and he’s been in a longterm relationship with his partner Kyle so the big question was – how would this change his relationship?,” says Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Axel Alonso. “Our comics are always best when they respond to and reflect developments in the real world. We’ve been doing that for decades, and this is just the latest expression of that.”