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    Default CBR: Christos Gage Speaks Out on "Avengers Academy's" Striker Coming Out

    "Avengers Academy" writer Christos Gage spoke with CBR News about issue #23's outing of Academy student Striker as a gay teen, while sharing an [em]exclusive[/em] look at the scene.


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    I applaud Gage for going in this direction with Striker, but I have to wonder if some of his choices will do more harm than good. Many people believe that most men are gay because they were molested or because they didn't have a relationship with their father. It disappoints me to see Gage going both places with Striker. And it certainly doesn't help to dispel the "all pedophiles are homosexual men" myth by making Striker's childhood attacker a man and a surrogate father figure. One step forward, two steps back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XSE Drake View Post
    I applaud Gage for going in this direction with Striker, but I have to wonder if some of his choices will do more harm than good. Many people believe that most men are gay because they were molested or because they didn't have a relationship with their father. It disappoints me to see Gage going both places with Striker. And it certainly doesn't help to dispel the "all pedophiles are homosexual men" myth by making Striker's childhood attacker a man and a surrogate father figure. One step forward, two steps back.
    Actually, he rather effectively answered that through Julie Power's comments, I think. And some people are going to think what they want, anway...so to heck with them.

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    I'm really impressed on the way this is being addressed! Bravo Mr. Gage!

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    Good to see more diversity showing up in comics from the big two, It's been somewhat slow going, but has amped up a bit over the last few years.



    @XSE Drake

    Judging by what Gage is saying, It appears to be a bit more nuanced than what you're fearing it could end up being.

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    Very excellent interview that Mr. Gage has done in answering about Striker's situation..... also was answered (in a roundabout way) was Julie's sexuality and this was done within the history of her character (POWER PACK, RUNAWAYS & LONERS).

    Looking forward to Issue #23 and onwards for this series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hysang View Post
    Actually, he rather effectively answered that through Julie Power's comments, I think. And some people are going to think what they want, anway...so to heck with them.
    It's the internet, there's bound to be a few malcontents

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyJoseph View Post
    Good to see more diversity showing up in comics from the big two, It's been somewhat slow going, but has amped up a bit over the last few years.
    I think what's really amazing is that there are no White Straight Males on the Avengers Academy team now, and it feels perfectly natural.
    (And yet you don't see anyone making this a big deal like a Black Spider-Man...)

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    Gage does it again, the man knows how to write a damn good comic. Bravo sir, bravo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Genki Sudo View Post
    Gage does it again, the man knows how to write a damn good comic. Bravo sir, bravo
    Well, we haven't seen the rest yet.
    But what's shown already is hitting at a very good issue!

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    Awesome preview. I really like the way Gage handled the subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Songbird/Diamondback View Post
    I think what's really amazing is that there are no White Straight Males on the Avengers Academy team now, and it feels perfectly natural.
    (And yet you don't see anyone making this a big deal like a Black Spider-Man...)
    Spider-man has multiple factors to consider.
    Still interesting future reptil not a bad guy necesserily

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    I wish Gage the best of luck, because this is one interesting situation that he placed Striker in.

    Still, I may check into it, if he can pull it off.

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    I want to give Christos Gage many of my monies now

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    Quote Originally Posted by zati1 View Post
    I want to give Christos Gage many of my monies now
    Then buy Avengers Academy!

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