SHAZAM GAY ?

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#1 Posted by mcbean (287 posts) - - Show Bio
Did anyone hear that DC is going to make Billy Batson [shazam] gay in the Geoff John remake of Shazam ? I sure hope not he is a icon and don't think all the gents that was reading captain marvel back in the 50's would appreciate it. If this rumor is true they will be doing it for simply shock value and I for one will not be buying any JL comics because it's not necessary to make everyone gay because DC want poeple to talk about them. DC how about leave the shock value alone and 1.just make a good story or 2. let another comic company take Shazam that will have a little more respect for a icon....enough is a enough already DC
#2 Posted by King Saturn (225164 posts) - - Show Bio
alright then...
#3 Posted by ARMIV2 (8853 posts) - - Show Bio

Leave Billy alone is what I say. No change to his character whatsoever; a kid chosen to be a champion bearing the name of Captain Marvel who gets his power from shouting SHAZAM! is classic.

Don't rock the boat if the boat don't need to be rocked.

#4 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (35130 posts) - - Show Bio

Um source?

#5 Posted by HolySerpent (12819 posts) - - Show Bio

Source? They better not...all I'm saying

#6 Posted by Vortex13 (12264 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't care.

#7 Posted by SuperShafe (470 posts) - - Show Bio

@mcbean: I would like to see a source on this. I highly doubt that they are going to make a child gay just for the shock value of it and if they were I doubt they would choose Billy Batson. Unlike marvel who has changed characters sexual orientations from what the creators intended see Shatterstar , DC has tended to instead create new gay characters who will take over a previously used hero name see Batwoman and Renee Montoya

#8 Posted by Primmaster64 (21073 posts) - - Show Bio

What?

#9 Posted by Icarusflies (12513 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't see it as a problem. It's not like Billy's ever had major love interests. I think it fits his character actually.

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#10 Posted by Gambit1024 (9843 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't.. Don't say that. Please don't say that.

#11 Posted by Static Shock (47330 posts) - - Show Bio

I couldn't care less, really. If they what to retcon his sexual orientation, cool. Captain Marvel wasn't that great to me, anyway.

#12 Posted by SC (13396 posts) - - Show Bio

I heard they actually made all the New 52 characters gay. Some are just more in the closet than others. Not shock value though, social engineering. Chickens go be coming home to roost y'all. 

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#13 Posted by Onemoreposter (4101 posts) - - Show Bio

@Icarusflies: How? I'm genuinely curious how you'd back that statement up.

He usually doesn't have a love interest because he's usually a little kid...

Although if we're going to go through all CM history he had a pretty serious thing going on with Star Girl in the 90's when they were both serving on the JSA. Billy was portrayed as a teenage of equivalent age to Courtney at the time. However the relationship was doomed because the rest of the JSA didn't know Captain Marvel was actually a teenager as opposed to a full grown man. The wisdom of Solomon told him to keep his identity secret and as such he broke up with Star Girl and left the JSA. Sad times for Billy.

They need to stop screwing with established characters, especially ones with long histories. If you want diversity make new characters.

#14 Posted by Joygirl (19954 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope this isn't true... he's an established character. Don't change his orientation just for the fun of doing so. If you want more gay characters, cool; make more gay characters. Don't make more characters gay.

#15 Posted by Icarusflies (12513 posts) - - Show Bio

@Onemoreposter: In many cases, GLBTQ people know of their orientation fairly early in life. And this IS a retcon after all.

It's not like this will totally change Captain Marvel's character, it's just a tweak…he's not suddenly going to go out to strip clubs or whatever, he'll still be the moral heart of the JLA. I don't honestly see why it's a big deal.

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#16 Posted by tonis (6183 posts) - - Show Bio

so unnecessary and totally a bad move.

There's no reason to take a classic character and change them like this, they're just jumping on a diversity bandwagon with this move.

Make a new character and do whatever you want with them DC, but stop messing with the classics so much.

#17 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (35130 posts) - - Show Bio

Still waiting on source 

#18 Posted by BlackArmor (6138 posts) - - Show Bio

*groan*

#19 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

@Static Shock said:

I couldn't care less, really. If they what to retcon his sexual orientation, cool. Captain Marvel wasn't that great to me, anyway.
#20 Posted by Kallarkz (3295 posts) - - Show Bio

You are the one who is starting this rumor. You have been opening up threads like this in multiple sites.

Buy a dog if you want attention.

#21 Posted by Wattup (646 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate that their calling him Shazam. I can understand retiring the name Captain Marvel but they can give him a better name.

#22 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (35130 posts) - - Show Bio
@Wattup said:

I hate that their calling him Shazam. I can understand retiring the name Captain Marvel but they can give him a better name.

he's been called Shazam for a while now
#23 Posted by mcbean (287 posts) - - Show Bio

@Kallarkz: this my 4th topic I ever did so don't really know what your talking about also I'm not starting anything just ask if anyone heard the same so get your fact straight before you post.

#24 Posted by mcbean (287 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87: my friend that owns a comic shop told me and I wanted to know if anyone heard the same that's all.

#25 Posted by redhood21 (816 posts) - - Show Bio

i think its wrong to tamper with a characters sexuality just to fill quotas or sell books. invent new characters and thats the time and place for controversial social issue exploration/exploitation

#26 Posted by Kallarkz (3295 posts) - - Show Bio

@mcbean said:

@Kallarkz: this my 4th topic I ever did so don't really know what your talking about also I'm not starting anything just ask if anyone heard the same so get your fact straight before you post.

Ok so it must be some other MCbean who is asking in another forums if this is true.

YOU are talking to ME about getting facts straight? ;p

#27 Posted by Vance Astro (91415 posts) - - Show Bio
@Kallarkz said:

@mcbean said:

@Kallarkz: this my 4th topic I ever did so don't really know what your talking about also I'm not starting anything just ask if anyone heard the same so get your fact straight before you post.

Ok so it must be some other MCbean who is asking in another forums if this is true.

YOU are talking to ME about getting facts straight? ;p

Leave'em alone.
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