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!! OMG, quote of the day: BATMAN creator Bob Kane spat some pretty homophobic shit, once denounced the comic’s gay fans !!


Back in the year 1967, Paul Sann wrote a book about American fads that included the theory of Batman being gay, and asked Bob Kane, Batman’s creator, to share his thoughts… It did not go well:

“Batman is the epitome of virility and manliness—just the opposite image of the fag,” Kane said.

“Wertham read homosexuality into this thing because I had a man and a boy living in a big house together — in the same bedroom — with just a butler and no female around,” Kane said.

“Even so, I suppose the homosexuals like the TV show because of those tight outfits Adam West and Burt Ward wear,” he continued. “I imagine they sit around watching them on the screen and slap each other on the knees with the sheer joy of it all.”

“But what can you do about that?” he added, explaining he hasn’t figured out a way to stop gay people from enjoying his creation. “I can’t change the characters because they weren’t homos in the first place and because you have to be crazy to fight success.”

EEEGADS BATMAN! While some of us out there can relate to coming from terrible people, we never would have guessed a character fighting for what’s right would be birthed from such a despicable human being! A product of his time, maybe, but gross nonetheless!


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!! OMG, his SECOND special power: One of the original X-Men is confirmed as gay in new comic !!

Tomorrow’s issue of the X-Men comic will reveal that an original member of the team plays for… well… the same team!
Who is it!? Check out the plot and big reveal after the jump! Wait — but being gay is his SECOND superpower though, right!?

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!! OMG, way to tug on our heart-strings! Archie Andrews will meet his fate while saving his gay friend In ‘ARCHIE’ comic book series !!

Will Archie Andrews die today?! According to Jon Goldwater, co-Ceo of Archie Comics — YES!

The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in today’s (Wednesday’s) instalment of Life with Archie when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on Kevin Keller, Archie Comics‘ first openly gay character. Andrews’ death, which was first announced in April, will mark the conclusion of the series that focuses on grown-up renditions of Andrews and his Riverdale pals.

Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay friend Kevin Keller! And the subtext is laid on THICK!

“The way in which Archie dies is everything that you would expect of Archie,” said Jon Goldwater, Archie Comics publisher and co-CEO. “He dies heroically. He dies selflessly. He dies in the manner that epitomizes not only the best of Riverdale but the best of all of us. It’s what Archie has come to represent over the past almost 75 years.”

Keller‘s character first joined Veronica Lodge, Betty Cooper, Jughead Jones and Reggie Mantle in the Archie Comics spin-off Veronica in 2010. He later appeared in his own solo title. In Life with Archie, Keller is a married military veteran and newly elected senator who’s pushing for more gun control in Riverdale after his husband was involved in a shooting.

Archie dies, Riverdale is reborn.”

As sad as we are about the whole dying part — we give a big YES to all of this in terms of the message they’re attempting to send. We think it’s great that not only will the comic tackle gun-control issues (which obviously needs to be heavily addressed at this particular moment in time in the US) but also the camaraderie and strong gay-straight alliance between the friends.

“We wanted to do something that was impactful that would really resonate with the world and bring home just how important Archie is to everyone,” said Goldwater. “That’s how we came up with the story line of saving Kevin. He could have saved Betty. He could have saved Veronica. We get that, but metaphorically, by saving Kevin, a new Riverdale is born.”

RIP Archie!
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