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Posted by RedLanternSuperman (348 posts) 1 year, 1 month ago

Poll: Should the idea of Spiderman being gay for a male MJ be tested? (74 votes)

Yes 11%
No 80%
Unsure 9%

Should we diversify the comicbook world more by making an iconic hero gay?

#1 Posted by blkson (785 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll wait till the Supe fans get here. They are among the most sensitive on the site. So this thread should make for good entertainment.

#2 Posted by martyyy15 (1223 posts) - - Show Bio

#3 Edited by Cezar_TheScribe (2614 posts) - - Show Bio

There's no reason for this.

You want "gay" comics make your own comic company.

#4 Posted by XImpossibruX (5171 posts) - - Show Bio

Andrew Garfield you magnificent troll.

#5 Posted by Alak (926 posts) - - Show Bio

No, it's really stupid to change a character with a long, well-known history just for the sake of pushing a political agenda. If Marvel wants to appeal to the gay community, then they should just create more gay characters and make them awesome enough to get into the limelight. I'll admit that I don't mind B-list characters getting remixed for alternate universes. Spider-man is a household name and altering his relationship with MJ would infuriate the majority of his fanbase. Just look at the reception to "One More Day".

#6 Posted by XImpossibruX (5171 posts) - - Show Bio

@alak: Oh god, not One More day... anything but that crap.

#7 Posted by Gambit474 (1467 posts) - - Show Bio

I vote no..There's gay characters in Marvel and DC..use them instead of changing established characters. I grow tired of the gay lifestyle being added into things to break continuity just to appeal to the gay audience.

#8 Edited by Killemall (18536 posts) - - Show Bio

I have no problem with homosexuality in general, but why do we have to put up such gimmicks here.

If its done for the purpose of plot, then so be it, but i cant think of a plot that would necessitate Spiderman being gay, if its just done for gimmick i hate it, always have.

#9 Posted by Immortal777 (7357 posts) - - Show Bio

Idc either way, I don't read superhero comics to know about a superhero's relationship status so whether their straight or gay doesn't matter to me it's all about the heroics.

#10 Posted by i_like_swords (13997 posts) - - Show Bio

I have no problem with homosexuality in general, but why do we have to put up such gimmicks here.

If its done for the purpose of plot, then so be it, but i cant think of a plot that would necessitate Spiderman being gay, if its just done for gimmick i hate it, always have.

This

There's no reason for this.

You want "gay" comics make your own comic company.

And this

It's as simple as this. Spider-Man is a straight comic character. He should be translated into the movies as straight. There is no good reason to change his sexuality.

#11 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6256 posts) - - Show Bio

Alternate universe maybe?

Also, just remember that in real life, some people have straight relationships before coming out as gay, so really any character that you believe is straight, could really just be in denial about their true sexuality. Or they could be bisexual, but they've only ever been shown in straight relationships.

#12 Posted by SoA (4777 posts) - - Show Bio

no just simply no . i think garfield just has a major man-crush on michael b jordan and feels the movie will benefit from it just so he can get a smooch from him

#13 Edited by StrangeMan (410 posts) - - Show Bio

Only the internet can take an obvious joke and blow it out of proportion...

It's like that one friend of yours who you can't mess around with because he always gets offended.

#14 Posted by i_like_swords (13997 posts) - - Show Bio

Alternate universe maybe?

Also, just remember that in real life, some people have straight relationships before coming out as gay, so really any character that you believe is straight, could really just be in denial about their true sexuality. Or they could be bisexual, but they've only ever been shown in straight relationships.

If that was the case, then said closet character's solo series' would have fitted in somewhere them thinking to themselves about the fact they are in the closet.

Spidey hasn't been having personal thoughts of being gay, so it's safe to say he isn't in the closet and never could be, unless he's hid it from the readers all these years?

#15 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6256 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose said:

Alternate universe maybe?

Also, just remember that in real life, some people have straight relationships before coming out as gay, so really any character that you believe is straight, could really just be in denial about their true sexuality. Or they could be bisexual, but they've only ever been shown in straight relationships.

If that was the case, then said closet character's solo series' would have fitted in somewhere them thinking to themselves about the fact they are in the closet.

Spidey hasn't been having personal thoughts of being gay, so it's safe to say he isn't in the closet and never could be, unless he's hid it from the readers all these years?

Probably true, but it seems possible that it could happen. We don't see every single moment of a characters existence, so we don't necessarily know what they think, or do, off-panel.

I don't really think it would happen with Spider-Man though. He's too big a character for them to take such a risk with, as there probably would be a lot of backlash.

I think it could work in an alternate universe though.

#16 Posted by i_like_swords (13997 posts) - - Show Bio

@i_like_swords said:

@v_scarlotte_rose said:

Alternate universe maybe?

Also, just remember that in real life, some people have straight relationships before coming out as gay, so really any character that you believe is straight, could really just be in denial about their true sexuality. Or they could be bisexual, but they've only ever been shown in straight relationships.

If that was the case, then said closet character's solo series' would have fitted in somewhere them thinking to themselves about the fact they are in the closet.

Spidey hasn't been having personal thoughts of being gay, so it's safe to say he isn't in the closet and never could be, unless he's hid it from the readers all these years?

Probably true, but it seems possible that it could happen. We don't see every single moment of a characters existence, so we don't necessarily know what they think, or do, off-panel.

I don't really think it would happen with Spider-Man though. He's too big a character for them to take such a risk with, as there probably would be a lot of backlash.

I think it could work in an alternate universe though.

Yeah that's true too. Suppose they could introduce it for some characters. Only if they do it right, though.

Nah me neither. It'd be hard to get away with doing it to Spidey, or a lot of other characters.

Yeah I wouldn't mind seeing the idea explored in an alternate universe.

#17 Edited by M3th (2083 posts) - - Show Bio

NO! Try it out in the comics first if out want but not in the movies.

#18 Posted by cameron83 (7202 posts) - - Show Bio

@i_like_swords said:

@v_scarlotte_rose said:

Alternate universe maybe?

Also, just remember that in real life, some people have straight relationships before coming out as gay, so really any character that you believe is straight, could really just be in denial about their true sexuality. Or they could be bisexual, but they've only ever been shown in straight relationships.

If that was the case, then said closet character's solo series' would have fitted in somewhere them thinking to themselves about the fact they are in the closet.

Spidey hasn't been having personal thoughts of being gay, so it's safe to say he isn't in the closet and never could be, unless he's hid it from the readers all these years?

Probably true, but it seems possible that it could happen. We don't see every single moment of a characters existence, so we don't necessarily know what they think, or do, off-panel.

I don't really think it would happen with Spider-Man though. He's too big a character for them to take such a risk with, as there probably would be a lot of backlash.

I think it could work in an alternate universe though.

I would be interested to see it in an alternate universe as well...

#19 Posted by warlock360 (28050 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope, Go hard or go home. No testing. There's probably a version of that somewhere in the multiverse anyway.

#20 Posted by Joygirl (19446 posts) - - Show Bio
#21 Posted by frogdog (3246 posts) - - Show Bio

It's nothing more than a pointless publicity stunt.

#22 Edited by Wolverine08 (41143 posts) - - Show Bio

In a comic book world where people want to pick up pitch forks because a white superhero is made black, there is 0 hope for any straight hero being turned gay.

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#23 Edited by cameron83 (7202 posts) - - Show Bio
#24 Posted by frogdog (3246 posts) - - Show Bio

In a comic book world were people want to pick up pitch forks because a white superhero is made black, there is 0 hope for any straight hero being turned gay.

Alan Scott says hello.

#25 Posted by frogdog (3246 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl said:

@ximpossibrux said:

Andrew Garfield you magnificent troll.

Wait,he was trolling?

He was joking about it in a interview. Gotta love how out of context qutoes can be made into useless story.

#26 Posted by Cybrilious4 (1766 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Batman getting head by Superman would be a good comic book.

#27 Posted by Joygirl (19446 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Batman getting head by Superman would be a good comic book.

Doesn't everyone?

#28 Posted by Wolverine08 (41143 posts) - - Show Bio

@frogdog:

I meant any top tier hero like Batman, Superman, Spiderman, etc

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#29 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6256 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Batman getting head by Superman would be a good comic book.

A whole issue of just that?

#30 Edited by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

All the overreactions. Mmm. Tasty.

#31 Posted by cameron83 (7202 posts) - - Show Bio

All the overreactions. Mmm. Tasty.

Is it weird if I read that in a very deep,venom voice? XD

#32 Edited by Sky_Pirate2 (65 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't believe how much attention, a simple joke made by an actor (not the movie's writer, director, producer or anyone else, with creative controll), can get on the internet.

I don't really understand the thread's question. Should Spider-Man become gay...? Which one? Spider-Man's a person, in a costume and a mask. But, it's not always Peter Parker behind the mask.

About five minutes, after I started reading Spider-Man comics, Peter was replaced by Ben Reilly. Kaine's also donned the suit twice (not to mention Spidercide and all the other clones, that showed up). And Doc Ock is currently Spider-Man.

Mattie Fraklin started out, as Spider-Man, by disguising herself as a man.

Mac Gargan's also been known as "Spider-Man". And Miguel O'Hara.

MC2 had Jessica Drew's son adopt the Spider-Man identity..

The Ultimate universe's current Spider-Man is Miles Morales. It's also the home of a Jessica Drew, who's a clone of Peter Parker (with his memories) and appears to be attracted to men.

And we've been showed a universe, where several others (Bruce Banner, for example), became Spider-Man, instead of Peter Parker.

So, you could very well have a gay Spider-Man, without having to make Peter gay (as he's far from the only one, who've used the name).

#33 Edited by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

@innervenom123 said:

All the overreactions. Mmm. Tasty.

Is it weird if I read that in a very deep,venom voice? XD

It'd be weird if you didn't.

#34 Posted by frogdog (3246 posts) - - Show Bio

@frogdog:

I meant any top tier hero like Batman, Superman, Spiderman, etc

Midnighter & apollo are almost like the gay versions of Batman & Superman.

#35 Edited by consolemaster001 (5275 posts) - - Show Bio

Lol is this based on what andrew gardield said in that interview ?

#36 Posted by Black_Claw (2971 posts) - - Show Bio

@consolemaster001: Yes. Never thought a simple joke would get this much attention. Lmao.

#38 Posted by cameron83 (7202 posts) - - Show Bio

@alak said:

@cybrilious4 said:

I think Batman getting head by Superman would be a good comic book.

Pfff...that's a terrible idea. What if Superman sucks too hard? Do you know just how traumatized all the readers would be after reading that? O_O What was seen cannot be unseen...

....Why did you just do that?

#39 Edited by frogdog (3246 posts) - - Show Bio
#40 Posted by JulieDC (923 posts) - - Show Bio

no. the end.

#41 Posted by XImpossibruX (5171 posts) - - Show Bio

@frogdog: And in an Alternate Universe Tony and Cap are gay for each other. Alternate universes are fine if you want to change a character around, just leave the canon alone.

#42 Posted by DocStrange (152 posts) - - Show Bio

I fail to see the cultural relevance. Personally, I prefer my characters diverse and my gay characters original. Scott Allen should not have changed when they could've given the ring to a new character (preferably with enough taste to not sport such a ridiculous ensamble) and CarolDanvers doesn't need to rely on Capt. Marvel's mantel instead of developing her own.

#43 Posted by DocStrange (152 posts) - - Show Bio

I fail to see the cultural relevance. Personally, I prefer my characters diverse and my gay characters original. Scott Allen should not have changed when they could've given the ring to a new character (preferably with enough taste to not sport such a ridiculous ensamble) and CarolDanvers doesn't need to rely on Capt. Marvel's mantel instead of developing her own.

#44 Edited by frogdog (3246 posts) - - Show Bio

@ximpossibrux said:

@frogdog: And in an Alternate Universe Tony and Cap are gay for each other. Alternate universes are fine if you want to change a character around, just leave the canon alone.

Same my friend. Speaking of spider-man

Marvel outdid themselves with a worst than pairing old magneto and rogue

#45 Posted by TDK_1997 (14702 posts) - - Show Bio

I have no problem with homosexuality in general, but why do we have to put up such gimmicks here.

If its done for the purpose of plot, then so be it, but i cant think of a plot that would necessitate Spiderman being gay, if its just done for gimmick i hate it, always have.

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#46 Edited by Mr_Ingenuity (7422 posts) - - Show Bio

No offence but....

I'll go now.

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#47 Edited by Gambit474 (1467 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think people seem to care much if it was a joke since the times we live in now it wouldn't be a surprise if they went through with such a thing

#48 Posted by snarkybits (337 posts) - - Show Bio

@frogdog: And in an Alternate Universe Tony and Cap are gay for each other. Alternate universes are fine if you want to change a character around, just leave the canon alone.

The canon of...the movieverse?The same movieverse which is its own ADAPTATION?

I'm okay with it.

#49 Posted by Sufferthorn (1739 posts) - - Show Bio

Nobody wants this...

*looks at poll*

Alright....MOST people don't want this.

#50 Posted by turoksonofstone (13199 posts) - - Show Bio

No. Though I would not rule it out. You people give away too many ideas for free.