DC Comics is gearing up to introduce their first gay comic book character.
Details about the character’s details were revealed over the weekend, at the Kapow Comic Convention in London. Dan DiDio, DC Comics co-publisher previously announced that the superhero will be coming out of the closet in an unspecified upcoming edition.
According to comic blog BleedingCool.com, DC Comics has gone on record in the past saying that no sexuality changes should be expected for existing characters in DC universes. Comic fans asked why DC characters have changed in other fundamental ways, such as race, and of the recent change, DC VP Bob Wayne indicated that much like the President, DC’s stance on gay characters has “evolved.” Not even a year ago, DiDio reflected the brand’s previous position in an interview about an upcoming gay DC character in The Advocate. At the time, he explained: “One of the things we’re very focused on doing for these types of stories is rather than [change an existing] character, we want to make sure that this is the basis of who that character is right from the start.