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Bisexual Superman
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-58879161

They're playing it safe, no fully out and out gay Superman yet.
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Some people who are not comic book readers are all up in arms, thinking it's the original Superman who is now bisexual.

The Superman who is bisexual is not Clark Kent, but his son, Jon.
Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: 
''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!
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It's that red underwear isn't it?

I actually have no clue and just roll my eyes to those who have their panties in a wad over it. I get the diversity and inclusion aspect it of it all but it is kind of like the SpongeBob Square Pants thing... Of course it doesn't bother me and I do the value in having LGBTQ characters but it feels forced because it is fashionable to. It could be that perhaps there is a lot of stuff I am missing, perhaps these are things that were kept hidden over the years.
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I read about this, lots of people I know are all pissed over it. I think the reason is that they aren't aware it's not Superman, it's his son. And I think they feel like a lot of modern culture is destroying the things they once loved, which is understandable I suppose. I don't really care either way, but I also don't think OG characters who already have a well formed past and personality should be changed for inclusivity's sake. Just make new characters. The old ones are getting stale anyways, and it would assure much more creative liberty. Kinda like this Supermans kid guy or whatever (is he new? I dont know, I didn't read comics in school. I was the bully, not the nerd).

Saw pictures of him kissin' that pink haired guy though. Good taste right there. I'd break that pink one. Oh yeah.
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(11 hours ago)Adam88 Wrote: I read about this, lots of people I know are all pissed over it. I think the reason is that they aren't aware it's not Superman, it's his son. And I think they feel like a lot of modern culture is destroying the things they once loved, which is understandable I suppose. I don't really care either way, but I also don't think OG characters who already have a well formed past and personality should be changed for inclusivity's sake. Just make new characters. The old ones are getting stale anyways, and it would assure much more creative liberty. Kinda like this Supermans kid guy or whatever (is he new? I dont know, I didn't read comics in school. I was the bully, not the nerd).

Saw pictures of him kissin' that pink haired guy though. Good taste right there. I'd break that pink one. Oh yeah.


Inclusivity in comics can be hard to achieve.

My own opinion, the "golden age" of comics was when the original characters were created.  At that time, diversity was not a consideration, so the characters and the people who created them were white, straight men.

The first big push at diversity that I remember was in the late 70s with a cartoon  called The Super Friends.  A watered down, kid safe version of  The Justice League, it had the big 5 heroes (Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Robin and Aquaman) and what I called the "second stringers" (Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Flash, Green Lantern, Atom).

The problem......all white.  So a handful of new characters were created.  A black man, a Japanese man, a Native American, and a Mexican man.  The problem was their powers were ill-defined, and their names originated not from their powers, but from their ethnicity, so they were Black Vulcan, Samurai, Apache Chief, and El Dorado.  Also added was Rima the Jungle Girl, from South America.

Sidekicks the Wonder Twins were also added, aliens from the planet Exxor, but they were given a darker complexion, so as not to add to all the white characters.   


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The newer characters in comics now are great, but since the comic industry is going downhill, many LGBT characters, and characters of color just don't get the attention the originals did.  Therefore they don't catch on and appear less popular than the originals.  I think most people may be hard pressed to name a black character, much less an lgbt one.   I can think of Black Lightning, Storm, Vixen, and Black Panther.

However, I don't read a lot of new comics now, I don't have the time, so it could just be my ignorance on current hero characters.
Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: 
''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!
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(10 hours ago)CellarDweller Wrote: Inclusivity in comics can be hard to achieve.

My own opinion, the "golden age" of comics was when the original characters were created.  At that time, diversity was not a consideration, so the characters and the people who created them were white, straight men.

The first big push at diversity that I remember was in the late 70s with a cartoon  called The Super Friends.  A watered down, kid safe version of  The Justice League, it had the big 5 heroes (Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Robin and Aquaman) and what I called the "second stringers" (Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Flash, Green Lantern, Atom).

The problem......all white.  So a handful of new characters were created.  A black man, a Japanese man, a Native American, and a Mexican man.  The problem was their powers were ill-defined, and their names originated not from their powers, but from their ethnicity, so they were Black Vulcan, Samurai, Apache Chief, and El Dorado.  Also added was Rima the Jungle Girl, from South America.

Sidekicks the Wonder Twins were also added, aliens from the planet Exxor, but they were given a darker complexion, so as not to add to all the white characters.   



The newer characters in comics now are great, but since the comic industry is going downhill, many LGBT characters, and characters of color just don't get the attention the originals did.  Therefore they don't catch on and appear less popular than the originals.  I think most people may be hard pressed to name a black character, much less an lgbt one.   I can think of Black Lightning, Storm, Vixen, and Black Panther.

However, I don't read a lot of new comics now, I don't have the time, so it could just be my ignorance on current hero characters.

I'm not a big comic book guy and I can name a bunch right off the top of my head. You forgot about Spawn and Blade, btw. I always got a creepy vibe from the twins you mentioned. They always seemed like they were glancing at each other with a "yeah lets bang" faces.
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