Well! As of yesterday, there's lots more juicy gossip in Wizard and on the web about DCU developments in 2006.
Particularly joyous for me is the public announcement that my friend Brad Meltzer will be writing JLA, which is the ne plus ultra for a DC fan like him. Congratulations, Brad! Now bring back Vibe, or you die, because I know where you live.
We can address some of the many tidbits of gossipy goodness soon, but FOREMOST is this one:
"A new gay character makes their first appearance in 52, before moving on to their own ongoing series."
As the original Starman once said, "Assist me to the couch; I feel faint!"; or, as Blue Devil once so famously said in Crisis on Infinite Earths, "Eeek!"
- Part of me says, "Thank you!"
- Part of me says, "It's about dang time!"
- Part of me says, "I will buy four copies of each issue, which will neatly take the place of Flash, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Gotham Central in my subscription, unless of course the character is a lesbian."
- Part of me says, "I'll give this a try until the character gets fagbashed, contracts HIV, is raped by Dr. Light, or adopts a baby (or, in a Very Special Issue, all of the above), which means for about 5 issues."
A discussion on the larger issues of a gay hero (not a throwaway character like Hero Cruz or a mere metrosexual like Kyle "I dance with my arms above my head" Rayner) has been started at Big Monkey Comics, to which I hope you'll choose to contribute.
For us here at the Absorbascon, the real question is:
Should it be the new Black Condor, the new Red Bee, or the new Blue Beetle?