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LGBT superheroes?

According to the NY Times superhero comic books are full of gay and lesbian characters, as well as religious (a Muslim superheroine?) and ethnic diversity. Allegedly, this helps to sell more comic books?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 24, 2015 at EST am

Posted in Books

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  1. destructure

    December 24, 2015 at EST am

  2. Current comic book sales numbers are terrible. It’s most just older fans who read them as teens.

    Spawn was one of the top sellers of the 90s but only sold 15,163 issues in November. Flash is one of DCs most recognisable heros and has a hit tv show supporting him, but only sold 36,153.

    http://www.comichron.com/monthlycomicssales/2015/2015-11.html

    The only reason they still publish is that it’s a cheap & easy way to keep the trademarks active. Plus they get to evaluate story ideas for future tv / movie / videogame / cartoons / etc.

    So if they can get LGBT activists to buy up 10,000 copies it’s worth doing.

    Thagomizer

    December 24, 2015 at EST am

    • Exactly. It’s the same reason Sports Illustrated includes a plus-size model in the swimsuit issue. No one needs the swimsuit issue to check out hot chicks anymore. It’s a “We’re Still Relevant, Dammit!” move. A way to win brownie points with the SJW crowd and get some publicity for a dying franchise.

      njguy73

      December 24, 2015 at EST pm

  3. There are different comic book products for different people. The big budget movies aren’t going to have this, because the bulk of the population doesn’t want this crap. yet.

    Actual comic books used to be for children but now are for a fairly limited geek audience. These people have their brains totally scrambled, and aren’t going to resist the idea of LGBT superheroes, no matter how dumb they might be. My sister knows a cosplaying guy who had a hot little cosplaying wife, so you think he would have been very happy. But no, he decided to go trans, but asked his wife to stay with him. She wouldn’t go for it though.

    This guy was an alpha male winner in this circle, so you have to think what the less functional ones are like.

    thrasymachus33308

    December 24, 2015 at EST pm

  4. Ash Ketchum may not be a superhero, but it says on wikipedia that he is an atheist.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fictional_atheists_and_agnostics

    I wonder what would happen if Pokemon had a lesbian or gay gym leader.

    Latias

    December 24, 2015 at EST pm

    • Japan has a completely different attitude toward religion.

      SFG

      December 28, 2015 at EST pm

  5. What would be wrong with a lesbian Wonder Woman?

    Dave

    December 24, 2015 at EST pm

  6. The entire fan base is old geeks and nerds, almost completely White. You can’t even get blacks to read the labels on their medication, so good luck trying to get them hooked on comics. This blatant tokenism is the last gasp of a dead industry. They screwed themselves. Back in the 1980s Frank Miller did the porno Dark Knight returns and everyone went to adult stuff. All the kiddie stuff like Richie Rich got canned and replaced by bloody serial killer clowns and vigilantes. This is the last generation of fanboys right here, cause the kids didn’t get into the comics with kid stuff like Richie Rich and so they went to video games. Comic books have maybe another five years before the feminist diversity puts the last nail into the coffin.

    Joshua Sinistar

    December 24, 2015 at EST pm

    • Comics, as an industry, is dying. Only the characters are important. The Marvel Movie franchise has made far more money than Marvel Comics made for it’s entire history. The movies are now the tail wagging the dog. Marvel recently eliminated it’s entire main comic universe to match up more with the Marvel movie universe. Comic books are like an egg shell; they’ve birthed an entirely new life form, but are now useless.

      Mike Street Station

      December 26, 2015 at EST pm

    • I think you’re overall right.

      I think another big thing is the realization by feminists that geek culture is big business and they thus want to enslave it to their views. When Amanda Marcotte posted she was playing D&D, I wanted to burn my old Player’s Handbook.

      But I restrained myself. That stuff’s worth money.

      SFG

      December 28, 2015 at EST pm

      • Well it’s not worth ridiculously big money, but I see on eBay that an early printing run of the First Edition (which I think I have) is worth more than what was originally paid for it. Very interesting…

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 29, 2015 at EST am

  7. How will the LGBT super heroes get along with the Muslim ones?

    Dave Pinsen

    December 24, 2015 at EST pm

    • But this a muslim superhero as envisioned by white liberals. Meaning she is a perfect secular humanist fighting against white bigots. And shr knows that the real islam loves lgbt

      fakeemail

      December 25, 2015 at EST pm

    • What if the Muslim’s superhero was to throw stones. She could do it to adulters. Also, she would become blind when in the proximity to adultery, as women do not count as witnesses in the charge of Zina.

      Latias

      December 27, 2015 at EST pm

  8. Who the heck reads comic books? I wouldn’t even know where to get a comic book for my kids. They are only interested in videos. So far, I haven’t seen any homophilia in any videos they watch.

    Tarl

    December 25, 2015 at EST am

    • whats homophilia? like gay shit?

      GM

      December 26, 2015 at EST pm

      • Homo-friendly. Portraying homos in a positive way, as heroes and role models.

        Tarl

        December 26, 2015 at EST pm

  9. Comic books aren’t published to make money.

    They are published so the IP doesn’t slip into the public domain. That IP sells all of the toys, games, TV and movies.

    Rotten

    December 25, 2015 at EST pm


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