With the advent of their New 52 relaunch of superhero titles, DC Comics has introduced a number of new characters to the DC Universe, but none of them have gained quite so many reactions as Teen Titan team member Bunker. Introduced online in advance of his full debut in this week's "Teen Titans" 3, the hero whose power involves creating brick-like force fields earned both praise and scorn online when the publisher revealed that the Mexican youth would not just be openly gay but a more flamboyant take on gay superheroes in general. Since that news hit in September, the merits of such a character have been considered and reconsidered by critics and fans online including this piece by CBR's own Brett White , but on Wednesday readers can decide for themselves how well the hero fits within the DCU. Of course, writer Scott Lobdell who previously spoke with CBR about Bunker here comes to the book with no small amount of experience writing YA-tinged superhero comics. The writer who once shepherded stories about all kinds of teen drama with Marvel's 90s hit "Generation X" admitted that "while I've certainly done other comics since then that I'm excited about, there is certainly something fun about being back on a regular, ongoing teen book that is different from any other writing experience. I wanted to start on the series talking about how you've chosen to introduce the characters to date.
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Despite opening to a negative response, Batman and Robin has earned a unique place in the pantheon of superhero films. The film, which premiered 20 years ago to the day of this writing, has earned a particularly strong following with the LGBTQ community. Many considered the Joel Schumacher -helmed film - as well as its predecessor, Batman Forever - to heighten the gay subtext between the famous DC Comics crime-fighting duo. But according to Schumacher, who recently spoke about the film's legacy to GQ , that wasn't necessarily the intention. But yeah, I tried to put in something for everyone. The director explained just how much the response to the 'bat nipples' wasn't expected. It got so much attention.
Homosexuality in the Batman franchise
Gay interpretations have been part of the academic study of the Batman franchise at least since psychiatrist Fredric Wertham asserted in his book Seduction of the Innocent that "Batman stories are psychologically homosexual". Wertham, as well as parodies , fans , and other independent parties, have interpreted Batman and his sidekick Robin Dick Grayson as gay or in a relationship with each other. DC Comics has never indicated Batman or any of his male allies to be gay , but several characters in the Modern Age Batman comic books are expressly gay, lesbian , or bisexual.
The episode begins with Starfire eating breakfast. Cyborg joins her and notes that she is looking sparkly. Starfire tells Cyborg there was something missing in her life, and it was sparkles. Cyborg is dazzled, and tells Starfire to do it to him. After that, they are both covered in sparkles and glitter and both agree that tassels are a great idea.