The next Robin is going to be gay? People think Robin is gay anyway, what difference does it make?
Also no point in having races blah blah for kicks if you ain't gonna to have a good story. I don't care if a GL is black or Black LIghtning is in the JL. I don't even care if the whole dream taem is black. I care about the people itself, not about their race, gender, sexuality and all that jazz.
You make a good character and I will like the character
At the end of the day, the only way to get to the point where a new gay/black/female/Asian/whatever superhero isn't a note-worthy event is to just keep introducing them. And, of course, write them like real people.
like in young avengers right now, that young cute gay couple is extremely sappy, and if that were a straight couple i think literally everyone would be gagging at the dialogue. it's not bringing that book down because they're gay, but because they're sappy love at that age is cringeworthy.
I seriously don't need anymore robins. Gay or straight.
I just also got the feeling that you automatically equate consciously wanting to introduce more diverse characters with having that be the only aspect of their personality/tokenism. Not at all. It's just that if, at the end of the day you have all your specs, powers, background, personality, etc. ready for your new DC superhero and you just have to pick whether it's a white guy or an Asian woman ... pick the Asian woman.
If you're all set to introduce your new Robin and have everything else ready, make him gay. Make him a woman. I don't support the theory presented in this thread, but the greater trend we're talking about here, I can get behind.
But at a certain point during discussions on what they were going to do with the new Batwoman, someone said, "Let's make her a lesbian." And that needs to happen more often.
And, actually, perfect example -- the way she was hyped upon introduction and certain bits of writing and the way DC present her actually do veer uncomfortably close to tokenism at times. It is a little over the top at times with how frequently her sexuality is referenced. Hell, they made sure it was a factor in her origin.
But even then, I think she's a great character and a very positive step. So, yeah, more of that. Awkward missteps be damned, because they're going to happen.
Last edited by Bruce Twain; 03-23-2013 at 11:34 PM.
That is the stupidest thing I've heard all day. Not the gay thing, the idea of how you think they'll boomerang this around so that idiot, Cullen, that NO ONE likes will be the next Robin.
Sounds like a great idea to get Batman made fun of.
Either shes gay or its not going to happen. I dont think DC is that stupid despite the terrible direction theyve been going.
DC is a lot more diverse than it uses to be. I'm proud of that. But it seems like there's a push to make every character a minority or gay or transgender or anything else to be diverse. Why can't we just have good stories and be happy we are where we are? At what point do we say ok you've diversified enough now we are all happy?
I'd like this, if it were to happen. Partially because it's just assumed by the general public anyway, so it'd be kind of funny. But I'd really just love a Robin that wasn't another straight white boy who looks just like Bruce. So a girl, a non-white person, anything like that, and it's cool. Just to see a Robin being drawn differently and doing different things would be refreshing.
Looking for artists, know I won't find any. That blows.