At 9/19/12 10:39 PM, Painbringer wrote:
At 9/19/12 08:13 PM, SG3 wrote:
Certainly not the gayest of the Justice League.Did any of them spend more time with their own gender than the opposite?
Well, there's a pretty heavy degree of unspoken homoeroticism in most comic-books. There's certainly a much larger number of male characters than females, especially sidekick-wise.
Did any of then have trouble with dating the opposite gender?
Aside from the obvious love interests like Mary Jane or Lois Lane, and maybe some super-hero ones like Invisible Woman or Black Canary, romantic sub-plots are usually very minor, as if they're thrown in to make the hero more relatable, or to quell the obvious homoerotic undertones inherent to the medium.
And who's to say Robin's relationship with Batman wasn't strictly business?
lol, that's not what I was implying. To be fair, that would actually make quite a bit of sense from a character point of view; Bruce Wayne is subjected to massive emotional trauma as a child, which makes him pathologically unable to engage in adult relationships. Hence, he remains in a state of arrested childhood and has a pederastic relationship with Robin. Really changes your perspective on Batman.
At least Rawhide Kid (Marvel's outed superhero) was never good with women.
Wasn't that supposed to be such a horrible, stereotypical depiction of homosexuality it was cancelled after like a year? I know they also revealed Captain Canada was gay, and then promptly never mentioned it again.
To be fair, Green Lantern was a reboot, so they didn't introduce it as part of his already established character. That works better than simply retconning aspects from the canon.