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Is Marvel Getting Cold Feet About Gays in Comics?

Written by Jude Terror on Wednesday, June 06 2012 and posted in News with Benefits
Is Marvel Getting Cold Feet About Gays in Comics?

This Captain Marvel variant cover by Avi Granov betrays an alarming trend at Marvel Comics!



This reporter was outraged and a little bit saddened today to see this press release from Marvel comics. After several weeks of comics getting increasingly gayer, culminating in the defeat of the hate group One Million Moms on Facebook, Marvel comics appears to be backing away from it's initiative to feature gay characters more prominently in its comics. While the Northstar gay wedding is still scheduled to take place in Astonishing X-Men #51, it appears that Carol Danvers' haircut is being changed from a homosexual character haircut to a straight one.

When pics of Danvers as the newly rebooted DC superhero Captain Marvel first surfaced, the haircut was clearly lesbian. However, after fan complaints, Marvel subtly made the haircut longer and softer in a reworked version of the same image. Now, it seems, Marvel has abandoned all pretense and Carol Danvers' haircut has gone full blown straight.

The Outhouse urges Marvel not to give up in its fight to get money and attention from featuring gay characters and haircuts in its comics, and reconsider this decision before it's too late. At the very least, if Danvers is going to lose the haircut, perhaps she could start wearing Doc Marten boots to make up for it. Check out the press release below, and then observe the devolution of Captain Marvel's butch haircut in the following images.

Adi Granov Takes Flight With CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 GRANOV VARIANT!

Marvel is proud to present your first look at fan favorite artist Adi Granov's variant cover to the premiere issue of the all-new ongoing series, Captain Marvel #1! The "mightiest" of Earth's Mightiest Heroes is back with a new name, a new mission – and enough power to make her life a living hell! But if anyone can handle stakes that high, it's ace pilot and legendary Avenger, Carol Danvers! Captain America & Spider-Man guest star in Kelly DeConnick and Dexter Soy's explosive Captain Marvel #1, which flies into comic shops everywhere, the Marvel Comics app and the Marvel Digital Comics Shop this July.

CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (MAY120693)
CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 GRANOV VARIANT (MAY120694)
Written by KELLY SUE DeCONNICK
Penciled by DEXTER SOY
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Variant Cover by ADI GRANOV
FOC – 6/25/12, On-Sale – 7/18/12


Is Marvel Getting Cold Feet About Gays in Comics?

Is Marvel Getting Cold Feet About Gays in Comics?

Is Marvel Getting Cold Feet About Gays in Comics?


Source: Press Release
Written or Contributed by: Jude Terror

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About the Author - Jude Terror


Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably.  Ironically, our webmaster, whose website skills know no end, has very little understanding of social networks or how they work.  Regardless, you can find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, but would probably have the most luck just emailing him.

 


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