DC plans to bring a prominent character out of the closet

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DC Comics' New 52 has brought plenty of changes to its superpowered characters, but the publisher's policy has been not to change the sexual orientations of any existing characters. That's about to change, however, as DC co-publisher Dan DiDio announces plans to reintroduce an established character as gay.

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Last year, DiDio told The Advocate that DC's plans were to introduce new gay characters rather than change the orientation of established characters. However, when asked about that policy at this weekend's Kapow! convention in London, DiDio said that plans had changed, and that a previously established DC character would be introduced in the New 52 universe as gay. DiDio told the audience that the character would become "one of our most prominent gay characters."

The question is: who will it be? It sounds like the character will be one who hasn't yet appeared in the New 52 (so that image above probably won't pan out). Will anyone's slashfic dreams pan out? And will the newly homosexual character be a hero or a villain?

Top image via FFFFOUND.

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Let's think for a while...

Superman, no, of course no. They would have to do away with Lois Lane and all those stories. Besides, Superman is a republican; if h's gay he'd only do it with strangers at airports and then deny everything in public, so no.

Batman, I highly doubt it. Because Batman sells a lot of comics and movies, and stuff, and his relationship with the joker is best played when he's the straight man.

Green Lantern? Could be. They already made him a mass murderer, his movie flopped, so why not turn him gay. It couldn't be worse already, could it ?

The Flash ? Nope. There hasn't been a movie made of him, so they will keep him untouched.

Aquaman ? Well, yeah, why not. Water has always been a femenine thing, and in the words of Dr. Rajesh Ramayan Koothrappali, "Aquaman Sucks".

Wonder Woman? Makes sense. She's always been an amazon. There hasn't been a stable partner for her in the comics, and to empower her more, making her a lesbian would be a good thing. It would make sense for the character, and I can totally picture her with her own Loise Lane living in her apartment (with two cats).