News flash: Batman is gay

According to an article on pinknews.co.uk (Europe?s Largest Gay News Network), Action Comics writer Grant Morrison says the Batman character is gay.

“Gayness is built into Batman,” he said, adding, “I’m not using gay in the pejorative sense, but Batman is very, very gay. There’s just no denying it. Obviously as a fictional character he’s intended to be heterosexual, but the basis of the whole concept is utterly gay.”

Hmm. Okay. I guess as much as all the rest of the tights wearing superheroes.

15 thoughts on “News flash: Batman is gay

  1. Okay, so now we can just declare characters “gay” regardless of the sexuality that their creator intended them to have? Why not start declaring known heterosexuals to have been gay too? And then we can start changing people’s religions as well! (Oh wait, the Mormons are already doing that.)

    But seriously, it bothers me to no end when somebody just changes major aspects of somebody else’s work like that and then acts like that’s the real thing. I didn’t like it when Whoopi did that to Peppermint Patty, and I don’t like it now.

  2. Eeyore? Gay. Marvin the Martian? Gay. So obvious. Plastic Man? Transgendered. Speed Buggy? Definitely bi. Wonder Woman? Also bi. No surprises there. Bat-Mite? Surprisingly straight.

    Hey, I could do this all day. Getting press is easy!

  3. Donna – wow! Funny. I think Grant is thinking of the SNL superheros. Of course, if by gay he means funny, happy and jovial … well that doesn’t fit either. πŸ˜‰

  4. Rich – I’m sure I slept with them too.

    I was searching for meaning and identity (in all the wrong places) in the 80’s. Hint to women: never sleep with men who love your clothes more than you do. Just sayin’…..

  5. Morrison is responsible for some of the worst Batman storylines ever. He has wrecked the character. I guess Bruce Wayne just wasn’t “himself” the night he fathered his son Damien with Talia al Ghul.

    Morrison’s a hack.

  6. Morrison’s really re-hashing ancient concepts; read chapter 7 of Jules Feiffer’s ‘The Great Comic Book Heroes’, published in 1965…he handily knocks over all of Frederick Wertham’s assertions about homosexual behavior in superheroes and their sidekicks.

  7. @JW Wills – Let’s be fair, Damian Wayne’s first appearance wasn’t by Morrison by by Mark Waid in “Kingdom Come” as the Son of the Bat.

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