Im surprised there only been one character revealed at queer this month

For DC and Marvel Pride Month June 2024, I’m surprised there’s only been one character retcon as queer this year so far:
X-Men Academy’s Indra.

With pay reveals from Iceman to Jon Kent to Rachel Summers to Tim Drake, I thought we’d get way more this year?

What happened?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What happened?
    turns out when you write shit no one wants, it doesnt sell.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Gay fatigue.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think people are just losing interest in Pride Month.

    There's a shopping plaza/park nearby me that for the last two years spent all of June with Rainbow flags hanging everywhere and kiosks set up with Pride-related activities, which also closed off one of the primary roads involved in getting from one major area to another. This month though, it was only like that for one week, then went back to normal. I wondered if that was a sign.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >t losing interest in Pride Month.
      i live in a tiny town and this years pride march was way bigger than last years, in comics yeah its probably wading away because no one cares anymore. irl its probably another kettle of fish

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >another kettle of fish
        the frick does this mean?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          imagine typing that out and not just highlighting the text and left clicking for the search engine function

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No one who buys comics gives a shit about identity politics, and constantly preaching to a choir that doesn't actually exist, while shaming and ridiculing your actual consumer base, hurts sales.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They can't just reveal a character is gay/trans/whatever every year, they only have so many characters and they can't just make all their big recognizable ones LGBTQ, but they also don't really gain anything from making unimportant D-Listers gay.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They already have a full set and don't use them. At this point adding additional gay characters is going to piss off the gays because it means yet more time spent not showing the characters they want to see. The last few years were just a little more noteworthy because some more prominent characters were involved, but at this point they aren't making a production out of that anymore and the anthology itself was missing a bunch of the bigger names (and the Jon story was turbo stupid and had the wrong characters), so who cares?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >had the wrong characters
      And who would be the "right" characters?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If Ray and Bunker are hanging out together with a more prominent new lgbt character and his boyfriend, the correct answer is Tim because he actually knows them, unlike Jon.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Kinda weird that Tim didn't show up in the special at all.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Eh, he was just one of a number of fairly big names who sat this one out. It was a pretty missable issue overall. Kind of highlights the problem of having a bunch of characters who never get used or are clearly underused having to fight for scraps in one short anthology per year.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Still need to have someone revealed from the Fantastic Four (typical American family self insert) as queer. One of the 4, or one of the kids. Till then, it won’t stop.

    Even Power Pack, the most white bread team of a conservative heroic family, has one character as queer.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      But which one will it be?
      Reed/Susan and Ben/Alicia are married.
      Johnny is the resident dude bro/frickboi/

      That leaves the kids.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You just know it's gonna be Valerie.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          But they’ve shown she’s attracted to Ka-Zar and Shanna’s son Matthew.
          Unless she’s bisexual, which actually fits.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Unless she’s bisexual, which actually fits.

            Exactly, and bisexuals in comics only form lasting relationships with the same sex.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The only two exceptions are both men and were established as bi a while ago.
              It's basically illegal to have a bisexual woman in a stable heterosexual relationship in modern comics.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >The only two exceptions are both men and were established as bi a while ago.

                and those men are?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Daken and Constantine, though this may have been changed in recent years.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I didn't know Daken and Constantine had been established as being in long-term relationships before.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                i assume this is similar to how we're pretending catwoman also doesn't count

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Best case scenario

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nate will start dating Alex Power.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nate? Reed’s dad? Doubtful.
          And they won’t make Alex gay when Julie Power already is.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            my bad, for some reason i mixed him up with franklin
            there's always the question of who to pair them up with. nobody wants an iceman situation where there's no good love interest.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’m surprised these comic characters haven’t been revealed as queer, when their live action movie adaptation (and more widely known) counterparts were already:

    Marvel
    Rahne Sinclair
    Dani Moonstone

    DC
    Pedro the Latino Shazam kid

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Pedro the Latino Shazam kid
      I mean, pretty sure he's probably meant to be gay in the comics too, it's just that the Shazam lore has recently put the diversity kids into the background, they don't even have powers anymore.
      Freddy also doesn't have powers, but is still more active than them, for obvious reasons.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        With Pedro, that means each of DC’s major superhero “families” have one or more LGBTQ character.

        Though notably these don’t:

        New Gods (unless I’m forgetting one)

        Birds of Prey (none of the major members are queer). Unless you count…yuck….Harley

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >that means each of DC’s major superhero “families” have one or more LGBTQ character.
          Pretty sure that's the idea.
          ]>New Gods (unless I’m forgetting one)
          I wouldn't consider the New Gods major at all, they're a pretty niche concept.
          >Birds of Prey
          Same with Birds of Prey, they're just a team, each individual member usually has their own "family" that already has one or more LGBTQ tokens.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah, but New Gods is not just a franchise but a whole race. With the way DC is nowadays, I’m surprised not one of the New Gods have retcon queer as such. Not even the Forever People.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              They're not important or marketable enough for anyone to be gay, DC doesn't need them to have a gay token because they're just very irrelevant nowadays.
              That said, they did show up in the newest DC Pride special, and I think there were some non-specific gays there, so gays probably do exist there, they're just not important enough to get some big push.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Captain Marvel/Carol and/or Spider-Woman not being made officially LGBT yet straight characters like Iceman getting retroactively made LGBT will never stop fricking me up.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        that's just what happens when you get near kitty's magical poison vegana

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Carol’s current normal human counterpart, Yuna, is queer.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Captain Marvel/Carol and/or Spider-Woman not being made officially LGBT
        This wouldn't be any different than ruining Iceman. Female characters don't sell, making them gay would further exacerbate that.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Rahne Sinclair

      Yeah no if I remember correctly when Shatterstar and Rictor revealed they were a gay couple Rahne had a fricking meltdown

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That’s just that religious hypocrisy she was raised with.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think companies are giving up on rainbow capitalism. I'm seeing less random rainbow stuff in stores, less corporate accounts with progress flag profile pictures.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I wish.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I wish.

      It might be because it's an election year and we all saw what happened with Bud Light

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What happened with Bud Light?

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    harley is the only one recognizable. who the frick know or cares about the rest.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Should have been StephCass

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just want the big two to fail at this point so just keep throwing more moronic homosexuals into the mix. Lots of boring stupid dykes too, because while the books wont sell at least i'll get some hot tuna-on-tuna fanart action.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pride Month is subdued hard
    I don't see rainbow logos at all
    Hell, when Halo celebrated Pride Month everyone laughed because they were the ONLY ones doing it

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I filter any words related to pride month out of my Twitter feed so I don't know anything about that, is it really just not getting much attention now?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I see Pride month stuff, I think it’s now just a thing rather than an excuse to gay wash a corp.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I guess

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      corporate posturing has never actually been particularly effective with the gays, who might buy some of the novelty merch but are still quite happy to shit on the company for it's actual practices. it's like the weird narrative that somehow disney has become a creature of the left when it was for decades and continues to be almost persona non grata among them because all of its actual messaging contained in its products, not its marketing, is just mild heterosexual tradshit. the token gestures it makes to gay characters are immediately recognized as such and rejected.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        DC just sent out emails today shilling pride merch.

        If they actually had a sexy coffee cup with an Apollo Midnight image somewhat similar to this (just an example of recent images they slapped on merch - posters to be specific) which wouldn't work with coffee mug, even a tall one would look meh), I'd buy one.

        I know some dykes who have Ivy Harley posters on their wall but don't read comics. I've tried to get them into it, but the most you can do is get them to watch clips of that stupid HBO Max cartoon. But these are people that don't even watch Pixar or the big animated movies from Universal or will even go see Corpse Bride or Nightmare for the holidays.

        On the other hand, I've see people get excited about X-Men '97 who are gay who aren't interested in necessarily having Logan be gay in the cartoon but like fan art of say that Logan with that Scott. These are people paying for Disney Plus. But they would probably pay for it even without an X-Men cartoon.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Weird

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Most gay people older than their early-20s remember that corporations, at best, didn't give a single shit about them until around a decade ago and respond accordingly. Lesbians don't love Subarus because they started slapping a rainbow on adverts in June two years ago but because they walked the walk since the 80s. However, in general I think corporations are cutting back on Pride Month because the novelty has worn off and they have enough data to see the exact value they get out of engaging it allowing them to adjust to maximize profitability.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Then why does DC and Marvel still do Pride specials each year?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Because they still think Twitter is a good metric for the consumer base.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Capitalism

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Judaism
              FIFY

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Your complete misunderstanding of the Pride specials.

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