COMICS: Relaunched Teen Titans To Feature New Gay Character "Bunker"
As comics continue to show as much diversity as possible word has hit that a member of the relaunched Teen Titans will be gay. His name is Bunker, and you would never think it to look at him..
Ok so you would. Bleeding Cool picked up on the following Twitter conversation between Gail Simone and Brett Booth..
Gail Simone: Tomorrow I am on a panel not listed on the schedule, WHERE ARE THE GAY SUPERHEROES, at 11:00 am, in Mezzanine 1. It’ll be great!
Brett Booth: We got at least one in Teen Titans:)
Gail Simone: Really? Who is the gay superhero in TT? Can you say?
Brett Booth: Bunker is gay (the purple guy, I know, not my first color choice!)
Brett Booth: We’re trying to make being gay a part of who he is, your gaydar should be pinged right off the bat:)
Gail Simone: Thanks, Brett! I don’t know the character, but I would love to hear about him so I can tell people to look out for him!
Brett Booth: First appearance other than the cover to 1.
According to Bleeding Cool "Bunker" is Mexican born Miguel Jose Barragan. Gay characters in comics are nothing new although you can still pretty much count em on one hand. From Booth's description should we assume that Bunker's sexuality will be very a much a part of his story as apposed to someone like The Authority's Midnighter who just happens to be gay? Guess we will find out.
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