In the wake of Tim Drake (aka Robin) who is officially coming out bisexual, it looks like DC Comics could have one of their most iconic heroes share a space with him under the LGBTQ + rainbow. Ethan Van Scriver, known for his work on Green Lantern as his independent works as Cyber Grenouille and Reignbow the Brute, claims the company plans to make Superman gay in a recent video uploaded to its ComicArtistPro Secrets channel.
In the video titled “SUPERMAN IS GAY! Shocking DC Comics SCOOP !! “Van Scriver goes so far as to claim,” They’re coming for your kids. Before we discuss what he heard, these are the Man of Steel’s plans for the future.
“I just found out, I got a little scoop on DC plans. No one knows yet. It wasn’t really announced except by me. The plan is Superman’s book. I guess Clark Kent is going bye… So anyway Clark Kent is going bye and they are going to replace him with Jonathan Kent and then they are going to announce that Jonathan Kent is gay. So Superman is indeed gay.
As Jonathan Kent recently took on the mantle of the famous hero from the Superman: Son of Kal El series written by Tom Taylor, which somewhat follows the timeline that Van Scriver presented in the video. In the video, he also explained how the comics have gone from “characters fighting evil, fighting colorful, scary and cool villains and all that,” to something different.
“Somewhere along the line they have become almost entirely a question of identity. It’s almost as if at this point there is very little money in mainstream comics and the only way to get some attention, to get press, is to announce that ‘a character is trans or bisexual or there is a trans or bisexual or homosexual in the comics.
As early as the 1950s, there had been complaints that the comics were “too cheerful” in one way or another, with The seduction of the innocent Author and psychiatrist Fredric Wertham goes so far as to say, “The Batman-type story can spur children on to gay fantasies …”
If anything, the reason why homosexuality has not been explored often in the comics may be because the Comics Code Authority has banned all suggestions and has not allowed LGBT + characters to appear. in the comics which wanted their seal of approval until 1989. At the time of the creation of the Comics Code Authority, the characters Batwoman and Batgirl were added specifically to counter concerns that the Batman the series had homosexual tendencies. (Which is ironic because ultimately Batwoman was also ultimately written as a lesbian.)
It looks like a lot of DC writers are just keen to explore new stories around the characters they’ve been asked to work with now that they’re not banned from doing so and are more able to bring their visions to life. In titles as recent as The Lego Batman movie As of 2017, characters like Batman and The Joker have been carefully coded, and it’s impossible to avoid the relationship between Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. Not to mention the existence of Justice League Queer in general.
While Van Scriver said, “There definitely should be gay characters in the comics,” it’s hard not to see this as a complaint with where DC Comics is going with the character when he also says that the current Superman is. lesser because “SJW writers write it. Van Scriver has previously (and in the video) supported Comicsgate, a movement that has been described as targeting harassment against” women, people of color and LGBT people in the world. comic book industry ”.
With Van Scriver using hissing language like “those weird women, those SJWs, those soy boys” and painting those he doesn’t agree with with the same brush saying, “not everyone has a problem with their fathers, just these weirdos are doing it. “in his video, it’s hard to believe him when he says,” There is absolutely nothing wrong if you are gay and you are comicsgate, we love you and you are welcome. “
If Superman turns out to be gay, he will join other LGBTQ + heroes such as Wonder Woman, Dawnstar, Natasha Irons, Midnighter and many more. DC Comicsillustrious history of publishing.
Source: ComicArtistPro Secrets