At 9/19/12 06:31 PM, Painbringer wrote:
I never really had any comic books during my youth.
And I'm not really into buying them either.
Yeah, I usually read them online before buying them. And I wouldn't recommend any super-hero comics to someone who's not familiar with the medium, because even though people like to insist comic-books are for adults now, that isn't very true of most Marvel or DC stuff.
Still, it's a step-forward for the industry. Most traditional comic-book heroes are about people feeling "different" or concealing an aspect of themselves from everyone, so it makes sense for sexuality to come into play there. There was that great scene in X-Men 2 where Bobby Drake "comes out" to his family, and his mum's like "have you tried... not being a mutant?". Green Lantern feels like an odd character to choose, though, as he's pretty distanced from that kind of archetype.