Grant Morrison Says BATMAN Is "Very Very Gay"

The writer doesn't suggest the character is actually homosexual, but describes the concept behind him as "gay". I dunno, read on and see what you make of it..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 4/27/2012
Batman has been described as a lot of things, but I think this might be a first (well, I'm sure somebody used the word after seeing Batman And Robin) - comic book writer Grant Morrison describes the ol Caped Crusader as "utterly gay" in an interview with Playboy..



"He's very plutonian in the sense that he's wealthy and also in the sense that he's sexually deviant. Gayness is built into Batman."


He continues..

"I'm not using gay in the pejorative sense, but Batman is very, very gay. There's just no denying it. Obviously as a fictional character he's intended to be heterosexual, but the basis of the whole concept is utterly gay. I think that's why people like it. All these women fancy him and they all wear fetish clothes and jump around rooftops to get to him. He doesn't care - he's more interested in hanging out with the old guy and the kid."


There is much more to the interview, and Morrison offers very interesting insights into many more characters he has worked on over the years, but this part really grabs the attention. Something tells me that might well be the entire point. What do you guys reckon? Morrison, who's take on The Dark Knight has been met with a mixed reaction by Bat-fans, has been writing the character since 2006, with story-lines that include “Batman & Son”, “Batman R.I.P.”, “Batman and Robin” and “The Return of Bruce Wayne”. His latest project is “Batman Incorporated” which hits shelves next month as part of DC's New 52.

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RunDTC - 4/27/2012, 9:57 AM
what I gathered: Grant Morrison is gay and is trying to find a major gay hero to get behind.
NightWingNut - 4/27/2012, 10:02 AM
@RunDTC I second that. The man is just freakin, out there...I can never fully digest his work.
marvel72 - 4/27/2012, 10:02 AM
grant morrison maybe right check this out.

RorMachine - 4/27/2012, 10:09 AM
Well, as I said I think he might just be [frick]ing with the fanboys for a bit of extra attention here. It doesn't bother me what he thinks, he's entitled to his opinion. Wasn't the biggest fan of his work on Batman but he has done some amazing stuff with other characters.
JaiHo - 4/27/2012, 10:11 AM
Wow, Grant, thanks for ruining the Dark Knight during your run on "Batman" and then "Final Crisis".
Tainted87 - 4/27/2012, 10:13 AM
He is just baiting fanboys. The same can be said about nearly every superhero out there. Also, what is with the prejudice against gays? He pushes this out there like calling a superhero "gay" is an insult.

Gay is not a derogatory term.
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 4/27/2012, 10:13 AM
The guy's just saying that to get attention (as @RorMachine just mentioned). :P
NeoBaggins - 4/27/2012, 10:16 AM
So, like; where's that pic of Jean Luc Picard asking what the [frick] this shit is?
RealDCGuy - 4/27/2012, 10:18 AM
Damn it. Knossis beat me to it.
DanteSparda - 4/27/2012, 10:18 AM
"Batman has been described as a lot of things, but I think this might be a first"

Also Frank Miller stated that in his opinion Batman is sublimating his homosexual urges into crime fighting, and that his hate for the joker was actually an homophobic nightamre, also that it would be a lot healthier for Batman to come out of the closet.
TheManWithBigEars - 4/27/2012, 10:19 AM
I know Grant Morrison has been praised for more or less everything, but I really don't c the thrill about him... I didn't like 'Batman Inc.', the whole concept sounds stupid, and his run on Superman has been pretty off 4 me... I was hoping with the New 52, they'd get rid of Batman Inc. and reinsert 'Birthright' as Superman's origin, but shit can't b done now...

Going back to the topic at hand, I agree with RunDTC
BillyBatson1000 - 4/27/2012, 10:19 AM
@Tainted87 - Absolutely. Gay should not be a derogatory term amongst intelligent people. This is just Grant's way of networking. "Creator Alienation" is the new fanboy version of "love". We've lost Alan Moore to his overwrought principles against DC's behaviour. We've lost Frank Miller - trying to make a protest about greed and elitism 'unpatriotic'. Nice try. Thing again. And Grant's just stirring the pot like a spoilt child; "Notice me, notice me."
marknjoanna - 4/27/2012, 10:19 AM
this is old news.hes had gay under tones from the start.also that pic is the cover of a det. comic.and was the only time ive seen the other suits.he alway wore close to what he has today.
JaiHo - 4/27/2012, 10:21 AM
Of course, "gay" in itself is no way an insult nor derogatory. But coming from one of the editors it kind of sounds as if he was poking fun at us, the fans. And I just can`t stand that (given his past work on Batman, "Arkham Asylum" not included).

Oh, and BTW, by that standard every superhero is gay, I don`t know what makes Batman "super gay".
CorndogBurglar - 4/27/2012, 10:22 AM
Morrison's own, original stuff is great, like Transmetropolitan, and anyone who has not read We3 is doing themselves a serious disservice. What a fantastic story that was.

His run on X-Men was also great and a shot in the arm that the franchise had needed for a while at the time.

Animal Man...The Invisibles...

The guy has done some really great stuff.

But this comment is completely stupid.
Chillrazor - 4/27/2012, 10:23 AM
I think he's mistaking Batman for someone else..
Chillrazor - 4/27/2012, 10:23 AM
Grant Morrison's gay fantasy is going too far!!
CorndogBurglar - 4/27/2012, 10:25 AM
Back to We3, seriously, even if you hate Morrison, please give that book a read. I can't believe how good it was. Its also very emotional, in fact, I'll even admit that its the first comic i've ever read in my 30 years of collecting that actually brought a few tears to me eyes.

really great stuff...
Minghagz - 4/27/2012, 10:25 AM
His work is hit or miss for me.
I only read what was on this article but I'm sure he'll get a lot of hate for this and then turn around to "clarify" or "apologize" because he directs his statement to be in a derogatory form.
Darthkostis - 4/27/2012, 10:27 AM
So a man who fricked catwoman,talia and several other women is gay because he adopts kids from the street and gives them a chance at life while teaching them how to help their world by kicking ass? Sorry to burst your bubble but the batman concept is awesome. He is handsome and rich but also sensitive. Women love this kind of men. He fricks the best girls and is rich. Oh and also kicks major ass. That appeals to men. Sooooo,my point is that batman is 1000% straight. Maybe the old old comics were kinda cheesy but batman is not gay.
PsyGuy - 4/27/2012, 10:27 AM
I think his work is amazing, but I don't really understand where he is going with this. :/
SpiderFan35 - 4/27/2012, 10:28 AM
Meh, this is an old concept/source of bad jokes. Sounds like he just wanted to get noticed for being "controversial". Zzzzz.
SleazyJonesDC - 4/27/2012, 10:30 AM
I'm not even gonna read this article cause the title is stupid just giving marvel idiots something to talk about. You know this got is a marvel guy. I like said bc marvel are the only people talkin sh*t trying to start stuff don't get mad that ever comic book movie wants to be like the dark knight. Deal with it.
orpheus - 4/27/2012, 10:36 AM
Look how offended a bunch of childish fanboys get over nothing. Morrison is the best writer in comics hands down. Far more creative than anyone out there. I love Batman and don't need to cry because someone sees the concept as gay.
SuperFrost - 4/27/2012, 10:37 AM
wierd?!
DaenerysTargaryen - 4/27/2012, 10:38 AM
No batman is 100% straight
WelcomeBackFrank - 4/27/2012, 10:39 AM
Agreed. Batman is 100% straight.

To make a statement that he is gay is honestly pretty queer in of itself.

TheMarvelWay - 4/27/2012, 10:40 AM
I hope people study this interview from Morrison very well, and see the connection to the problems in the comic industry. In the late 80's comic creators became so popular they were treated as more important the the properties they were hired to write or draw. We had the likes of Rob Liefeld and Todd McFarlane exerting their will over Marvels most prized assets, their iconic characters. They knew the fanboys wanted more blood n guts, and in order to be popular, they obliged. It did make THEM money, but it hurt comics. Comics became a bloodbath display, with no real entertainment value. And when a parent bought her child an issue of Spawn in a collectors pack, she was shocked at the content. This helped lead to comics being pulled from Wal-Mart, just as Wal-Mart emerged as a super giant with its Supercenters. Comics no longer are sold in grocery stores or convenience stores either. Though you can find movies and toys related to comics at Wal-Mart, not comics. Comics are relegated to comic shops, usually in areas of a city that are low rent.
Grant Morrison is just another example of a person in comics who is a fan of himself and allows his interests to come before the character hes supposed to be writing.
This is why comics are in such bad shape today. Because the attitudes of the so called creators is to do whatever it takes to be "Popular". You can call it the Rob Liefeld approach.
ElDuce74 - 4/27/2012, 10:42 AM
Maybe instead of trying to fit his agenda on preexisting characters, Morrison should just try to create a valid gay superhero. Personally, I don't care about a characters sexuality as long as it isn't fabricated to grab headlines, to push an agenda, or goes against an already established sexuality.

Ugh...I just never really gave a sh-t about this guy...Somehow I give less sh-t then previously so I'm in the negative sh-t now.
fceeviper - 4/27/2012, 10:46 AM
I can't wait for the day when Grant Morrison is gone from the Bat-books and DC. I really do not enjoy his writing, also none of this dislike of him I have for him has nothing to do from his gay remark/s. I couldn't care less about that.

I hope he ends up writing for Image Comics lol.
elcaballerooscuro92 - 4/27/2012, 10:47 AM
i demand he stops working on batman
ISleepNow - 4/27/2012, 10:48 AM
He's probably writing stories for the 1950s Batman who everybody knows was super duper gay..

repulse93 - 4/27/2012, 10:50 AM
Morrison said THE CONCEPT is gay, not Wayne himself.
HeadPool420 - 4/27/2012, 10:50 AM
I think that Morrison is gay and he wants to write a gay Batman story that's really his story for coming out!
JohnnyKrypton - 4/27/2012, 10:52 AM
Er, Grant? There are differences between fetishism, homosexuality, and pedophilia...I'm dumbfounded he could make such an ignorant comment
ThaMessenger07 - 4/27/2012, 10:58 AM
SteveRogerSon looses his shit in t-minus

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venkman9993592 - 4/27/2012, 11:01 AM
he doesn't hang out with "the old guy and kid" out of amusement. they are tools to achieve vengeance. grant is gay for wanting batman to be gay
Lego - 4/27/2012, 11:05 AM
Trolling in a national level

amazing
MJPETTY7 - 4/27/2012, 11:05 AM
I HATE YOU GRANT MORRISON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OdinsBeard - 4/27/2012, 11:06 AM
lol ok i consider myself pretty open-minded but i do not now nor have i ever thought batman had an underlying gayness to his character, 60's TV show being the exception ;)

Fetish clothes? how about super hero costume? ya know, just like every other freakin super hero in comics. sheesh...
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