More Clues On The Identity Of DC's New Gay Character

More Clues On The Identity Of DC's New Gay Character

Yesterday, it was revealed that DC are planning to bring back a pre-existing character but at the cost of altering his or her sexuality. DC's VP revealed a few more details about this character today.

Yesterday, Dan Didio broke the news that they were planning on bringing back a DC character but making said character come out of the closet. Well today, DC’s Senior vice president Courtney Simmons revealed more details on this mystery character.

“One of the major iconic DC characters will reveal that he is gay in a storyline in June”

Well at least now we have confirmation that the character is, in fact, a male and is apparently a pretty big deal to the point where she referred to him as "iconic".

All though again no name was given, at least we can narrow down some of the options now. Who do you think this mystery character is? Make sure to leave your thoughts below! Apologies in the advance for the disturbing picture.
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AVEN - 5/21/2012, 8:42 PM
Wow, i lol'd.
Knightrider - 5/21/2012, 8:44 PM
Maybe Hal Jordan, I doubt they would do one of the big two, superman and Batman, however might be a JL member.

DEADP0000L - 5/21/2012, 8:48 PM
lol i think i know who it is Powergirl and huntress
PartyHard - 5/21/2012, 8:49 PM
Wonder Woman
KaneVonDoom - 5/21/2012, 8:50 PM
marvel72 - 5/21/2012, 8:50 PM
the most iconic dc characters are superman,batman,wonder woman,the flash,green lantern & aquaman.

i can only see them turning wonder woman gay,dc haven't got the balls turning the likes of batman or superman they'd lose too many readers.
JDUKE25 - 5/21/2012, 8:54 PM
Good grief

Better not be Supes, Bats or Flash or I will lose my s#it.
Upgrayedd69 - 5/21/2012, 8:58 PM
#1 had to save that picture to my iPad lol. And #2 I am thinking Alan Scott. At first I thought Wally West but since this will be revealed in June I doubt it is him. Alan is the obvious choice, he is iconic enough to have this hype over it, and he lives in a parallel world so it gives the same effect as miles morales in ult. Spidey, a character I enjoy btw, but alternate realities mean creators are exempt from backlash. "don't worry guys, the actual green lantern is still straight" just like "come one guys, he is an alternate reality Spider-Man, regular spidey is still whiter than wonder bread". I am not completely opposed to the change to Alan Scott ( or whatever character it really is) I just hope being gay does not become their dominant "thing". In the Scott example I'd like to be able to refer to him not as just "the gay green lantern"
thedudeabides - 5/21/2012, 8:59 PM
Martian Manhunter? Hahaha...
HULK2099 - 5/21/2012, 9:00 PM
Batman always knew he was gay
BruceLeroy - 5/21/2012, 9:01 PM
Jesus Christ, Iconic?

Eh, I'm going with an Earth 2 character. I can't imagine them going with one of the big 7 or the famous villains.
nuck82 - 5/21/2012, 9:03 PM
He can feel it kicking. Its gonna be a soccer playa, yes it is, yes it is
danyu - 5/21/2012, 9:08 PM
I'm like 100% positive it's Shazam. It just makes sense. They're telling the origin story in the back of every current Justice League comic and he's yet to become 'Shazam' yet.
ColonelKilgore - 5/21/2012, 9:09 PM
It'll be Lobo
ColonelKilgore - 5/21/2012, 9:10 PM
Is Shazam still 10 yr old Billy in the new 52?
tazmaniak - 5/21/2012, 9:13 PM
This is a character they're reintroducing. That means he hasn't appeared in the DCnU, yet. The only iconic male character I can think of who has yet to debut in the New 52 is Wally West.
revloveR - 5/21/2012, 9:14 PM
bats would have miscarried if he still has that kryptonite in his utility belt.

marvelguy - 5/21/2012, 9:16 PM
It's Hawkman. How gay is he with all the feathers!
Vadakin - 5/21/2012, 9:17 PM
I refuse to call Billy Batson's alter ego "Shazam." He is and will always be Captain Marvel as far as I'm concerned.
spideyxmenfan307 - 5/21/2012, 9:18 PM
Wow, I wonder who it is. I'm not really the biggest dc fan, I'm more of a marvel fan ever since I was growing up, but if's batman, I don't know what to say...
Knightrider - 5/21/2012, 9:19 PM
@Marvel72 Yes because Marvel would have the balls to make Captain America gay.
Vadakin - 5/21/2012, 9:21 PM
I don't think it will or should be Hawkman, not with the whole backstory with Shayera. It would be a slap in the face to throw out the most interesting aspect of the Hawkman story. Wally West is a possibility. It could be one of the Lanterns. Aquaman is too obvious and again it would mean throwing out one of the coolest aspects of Aquaman's story.
BSingerFoxMen - 5/21/2012, 9:21 PM
Goomba@ LOL Awesome!
Knightrider - 5/21/2012, 9:22 PM
If done well, then it could work, but if done as a gimmick, then that would just be frustrating. Seeing as we are becoming more accepting in society, which is good, I think such things as homosexuals, equal rights and ethnic minorities should be introduced seeing as a lot of these comics were first published at a time of intolerance, so they all need to get with the times
Tofur - 5/21/2012, 9:23 PM
I hope it has something to do with Earth 2. I would be pretty upset if it was Wally West. They were saying not to long ago that "they haven't forgotten about him". Let's just call it a day and make Beast boy gay. Think of all the fun things he could do.
JorL5150 - 5/21/2012, 9:25 PM
F& Ck off dc
[frick] off didio

Here's a [frick]ing genius IDE you ignorant shots have yet to consider

How Bout you DON'T needlessly provoke posture And pander
How about instead of. Changing ethnicities and sexulities Nd so on ...

...why don't you quit posing like some elitist knob and actually create NEW characters who are different race/gender/sexuality ???

Oh wait-that would take creativity and sincerity ...... nd you have neither

I am for gay marriage. For equlity.

Stop trying to impress us you condescending assholes!
beetheb - 5/21/2012, 9:26 PM
WOW that picture is creepy. I can never unsee that, damn you!
Knightrider - 5/21/2012, 9:27 PM
However, people want, as we sooo often hear on this site, relatable characters, which will mean knowing stuff like this about them. So I do not see why this is a problem.
EastcoastAvenger - 5/21/2012, 9:28 PM
Front Cover will be Wally West Speeding towards us holding rainbow streamers! "The Flash" will be all glittery...
JorL5150 - 5/21/2012, 9:28 PM
Damn autocorrect

Gay people should see this as a bigot who says " but I have a friend who's lack"

And. Nothing more.
Stupid dc stunt.

JM4Superman - 5/21/2012, 9:31 PM
Get rid of that picture, now! Superman is not gay
JDUKE25 - 5/21/2012, 9:36 PM
Aquaman has already been introduced and he has Mera, it won't be him.

Keldor - 5/21/2012, 9:36 PM
It has to be Batman. I always suspected his sexual orientation...especially his unusual interest in athletic boys ;)
FanboyTrump - 5/21/2012, 9:39 PM
that picture is awesome on so many levels LOL!
Scion - 5/21/2012, 9:39 PM
how apropos would it be to have it be Martian Manhunter LOL
RunDTC - 5/21/2012, 9:41 PM
this is ridiculous. DC is not doing this for the sake of storytelling, but rather, to make themselves seem "hip" (or whatever word you prefer) to a certain minority group. why not address every characters religious beliefs? or if they're Republican or Democratic? if they prefer boxers or briefs.....nevermind, that one is kind of obvious.
CapedCrusader - 5/21/2012, 9:41 PM
I didn't read all of the above comments, so sorry if someone has already pointed this out. If they're introducing them now, it's no one currently in the New 52. My guess would be Alan Scott, since he's making his debut in Earth 2 very soon. Wally West is another possibility, but I find that unlikely, as I don't think he's going to be in any upcoming series. I'm a DC fanatic, but it sounds to me like they're just trying to generate some buzz and not actually develop the character.
JasonCYates - 5/21/2012, 9:41 PM
The article says iconic character, and he......So it's not Wonder Woman, it may not even be one of the HEROES;)
JDUKE25 - 5/21/2012, 9:41 PM
@RunDTC exactly right
JasonCYates - 5/21/2012, 9:44 PM
It could be JIMMY OLSEN or DARKSEID for all anyone knows.
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