Sunday, May 08, 2005
The time has come.
Nowadays, we have lots of female superheroes, even though until the Legion of Superheroes there were almost none. We have black superheroes, and while there aren't exactly lots of them, at least they're no longer required to be stereotypically "angry".
Gay superheroes are out there in the DCU; let's bring them together.
Firebrand, Blue Jay, Tasmanian Devil, Hero, the poorly named Off-Ramp, the vague and regrettable Josiah Power, even the legendarily disturbing Extrano. New gay versions of Madame Fatal, the Jester, Son of Vulcan, the Clock, the Red Gaucho, Captain Triumph, the Whip, the Red Bee, and, naturally, Mr. Scarlet and the Gay Ghost.
Let some heroes come out: Damage, Captain Marvel Junior, Airwave, Golden Eagle. Hey (other than Golden Eagle), they aren't being used for much of anything else. And Connor Hawke? Whatever! Kevin Smith's clumsiness notwithstanding, a small dollop of hypertime or "character development" could take care of that.
Let them interact with one another. Gay people, vastly outnumbered by straight ones, do seek one another out, you know. It would make for one wild miniseries, get lots of press, and probably attract many new readers (as opposed to the tawdry and temporary freakshow appeal of Marvel's Rawhide Kid series).
Go ahead! Flame me on this one...