I haven't read a lot of Judd Winick's work, but you don't have to spend a lot of time here and on other message message boards/blogs to realize that he's one of the most hated comic book writers currently working.
I'm not opening this thread to start a debate about whether or not he's a good writer, or whether his work sucks, or whether Power Girl is going to suck now that he's on board. I have a very specific question.
A lot of the reactions to the announcement that he's going to be writing Power Girl were along the lines of: "Oh great. Who's going to be the gay character?"
I find this a little bit strange. How many gay characters has Judd Winick written (including both characters he created and characters already established that he wrote as being gay)?
The only one I know about is Terry Berg, a character that Judd Winick created himself.
Are there any other ones? Because if not, I have to say I find it very offensive that people constantly bring this up as though it was such a terrible thing. I really don't care if people hate Judd Winick because he's a bad writer. Everyone is entitled to their opinion on that front. But when the first thing that comes to mind of some people as a reason for hating him is that he created a gay character, I'm starting to wonder what is going.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER BEFORE YOU FLAME ME: I am not implying that everyone who doesn't like Judd Winick is homophobic or anything that this is the only reason they dislike him. I've read plenty of complaints about him that didn't mention gay characters, so I know there are other reasons. Please don't be offended by my question.