"Batwoman" Story Arc Ends With A Proposal
Even as DC Comics remains under fire for hiring anti-gay marriage activist Orson Scott Card for its new Superman anthology, the latest issue of "Batwoman" puts the issue of marriage equality front and center.
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Can I just say one thing?
[QUOTE=Retro315;16656733]The OSC thing for me ends where it begins. I'm not going to buy it for my own reasons but it never reflected as a whole on the DC company. They're making great strides, and while their reaction should have been less defensive, or rote really, and their creators are generally progressive, it can't happen all the time, nor are their editors required to know every nasty fact about the occasional freelancer. They'll lose a chunk of change and hopefully they'll reexamine hiring him in the future. Moving right along, then ...
I can see how that might look: Have you now, or have you ever been against gay marriage? Maybe they can have special congressional hearings for all comic book/entertainment writers...just to make sure they're politically on board with DC Comics.
The average age of comic book readers is 30. I'm pretty sure that a thirty year old is quite capable of reading a fictional story written by someone with an opposing political viewpoint. Especially when the "progressive" comic book company asserts that a 13 year old is just fine reading stories involving near-strangers sleeping together, a character having his face cut off, animals and "children' being killed with swords and and images of strippers/women running around in their underwear in fight scenes. But, someone saying "I don't agree with these politics" in his own free time, shouldn't be a problem for 30 year olds. Or even 13 year olds
The guy was hired to write comics which probably has nothing whatsoever to do with gays. marriage. or gay marriage. I don't really care what the politics of a comic book writer is, as long as he/she can FREAKING WRITE! Tell me a story. Keep the characters in character. Don't make the plot holes (if any) too big. If he's a good writer, keep him on. If not, fire him.