So, anymore help? Trying to keep this from bumping too far back into the page count
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The Flash new 52 issue 8, 9, 12 and 23
Wow, so few, but I sort of expected it, with how little Hartely seems to be used (from what I've read), but I'll be adding those to my ComiXology wishlist to make sure I buy them
What about David? I assume he's also in those issues, but is he in few more issues?
Wait, I looked up those issues. What issue 23 are you talking about? There are 4 listed: #23, #23.1, #23.2 and #23.3
I think Pied Piper played a part in the Gorilla Grodd warfare arc
Which issues would those be?
He has done almost nothing in the New 52, lol. His worthy stories are with Geoff Johns' Flash.
Yeah, I kind of figured, Hartley doesn't seem to be used that much, but I like finding and reading comics with gay characters in them. Mind telling me what issues Hartley is in for Geoff John's Flash series?
So, I sort of want to read the New 52 Flash for the Hartley/David sub-plot, but I was searching and wasn't able to find what issues their sub-plot appears in. I was able to find some image captures of a couple scenes, but nothing more
So, can anyone help or point in the right direction of how to figure this stuff out?
I have a feeling Midnighter and Apollo would be a good source to take inspiration from but then I haven't read anything on them, just a hunch.
@vata_raven: This sounds like it could be quite interesting, hope you'll be keeping us up to date as the project progresses :)
I hope so. I plan to do stories in arcs, so you can read each on their own, but character progress would move along with each arc. I came up with the idea because I'm a fan of Japanese boy-love (not the 1-shot, instant love BS), and I read some American comics. I got into X-factor because of Rictor and Shatterstar, and Young Avengers for Wiccan and Hulking, but I was annoyed that they seem to shove them into the background (not so much with Young Avengers). I know the writers don't do it on purpose, but that's the issue when you have a comic with larger casts, they do a character rotation and each issue can focus on a different member of the team.
So, I started to think of ways to fix that, and the simple thing was this, just make a comic that focuses on 2 characters and not a large cast. And maybe add a few more along the way (which I am doing, I think the total will be 5; 3 guys and 2 women, with the women being a lesbian couple), but make sure I don't stray from main 2 characters
If you are going to create a gay characters, do as you said and don't make them stereotypes.
In general, stereotypes annoy me. Fire Emblem from Tiger & Bunny, while I like him as a characters (he's not my favorite), they could've toned down
Yeah, when I KickStart the project, I would tell people the direction of the character development (the homosexuality that's planned). But I feel it's not something that should be shoved in your face, because someone might find the plot & characters interesting, but you don't want to ruin that by making it awkward for them...if that makes since
If I had to compare my project to a series along on the market, would be close to Young Avengers and Teen Titans. In fact, I like how they wrote Wiccan & Hulkings relationship
I think doing as you described it is probably the best way to handle it. Make it as naturalistic as possible. I would say let it be an element of the book and an open one but perhaps not the constant focus of the plot (there can of course be sub-plots where it crescendos more into the spotlight), but that's just my opinion. I would also say focus more on the relationship part than the homosexual part. Not that it should be ambiguous that they're gay but that it should just be a given and the growth and development of the relationship, the same as a heterosexual pairing might get, should be what's focused on. The audience will know the leads are gay, they won't need repeated painstaking reminders.
I'm planning a coming to be get kick started, and I wanted some input from some readers about the characters
It's a 50% superhero & 50% slice-of-life, with it focusing on a cast of 2 older teenager boys (they'd be in 11th or 12th)
I want to make the 2 leads gay (it's planned) 1 is a bit more open, while the other slowly admits to liking the other (it's a build up, since this one has dated women, and has never shown interest in men)
As is, I'm already planning to make them far from the gay stereo-type (where they act flamboyant and very girly), I just want to craft "normal" people
I wanted to know, what would make it less awkward for you (the reader) to read a comic with a homosexual relationship as a main focus point? Keeping in mind, I already have no plans to show sex, maybe imply it, and not over-do it on the more "cute" stuff
@ReVamp: @BlackArmor: I know it's yaoi, I support that couple because they're like the DC versions of Wiccian and Hulking from Marvel. It's a common picture I see, so I wasn't sure if the scene came from the comic or what, so figured I would ask.