10 DC Comics Characters We’d Love to See Get a Gay Interpretation
Come on, DC Comics! Make our favorite heroes gay!
DC Comics released a new graphic novel titled Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed by Laurie Halse Anderson, Leila del Duca, Kelly Fitzpatrick and Saida Temofonte. This graphic novel is a new Wonder Woman origin story that decides to change “Steve Trevor,” Wonder Woman’s ally and lover, into a gay couple. That’s right, they didn’t just make the man Steve Trevor gay; they turned him into two characters who are married to each other. Truly iconic.
But what if some of our other DC Comics favorites got this treatment? We have a few names that we’d like to see reimagined as gay for a standalone comic. Or, fingers crossed, a little more permanently. See who we have in mind and weigh in.
Here are 10 DC Comics characters we’d love to see get a gay interpretation:
1. Nightwing / Dick Grayson
Come on. Did you really think we wouldn’t add Nightwing to the list? Ever since he became his own man, Dick Grayson has become one of the hottest guys in the world of comics. It doesn’t hurt that he has a great butt already. He might as well put it to work.
2. The Joker
Hear us out here. What if Joker’s obsession with the Bats had an extra layer to it? And with Harley Quinn hanging out with Poison Ivy, it’s not like Joker’s got someone else to take up his time.
3. Red Hood / Jason Todd
I mean, come on. Do we even have to explain this one?
4. Roy Harper
Yes, another “bad boy” superhero. This time he comes with a bow and arrow.
Honestly, this one’s more for jokes and that “wild factor” than anything else. I mean, picture it. A gay Lobo? Wouldn’t that be a crazy ride?!
6. Superboy / Conner Kent
Or, you could go with the golden boy with a bit of an edge. Bonus points if you pair him up with the next guy.
7. Red Robin / Tim Drake
How many of us have fantasized about close friends and crime fighting partners Superboy and Red Robin hitting it up in a romantic way? Make it happen, DC Comics!
8. Catman / Thomas Blake
An often forgotten character with a great look and body. Since he’s so unknown, might as well bring him back as a gay reiteration.
9. Static Shock / Virgil Hawkins
A classic. Honestly, this one was hard to add because he’s great as he is. But who can remember his romantic interest in the comics or on the show? No one! But what we do remember is that his best friend on the cartoon was based on a gay character in the comics. Why not see the two friends fall in love? At least for one comic. Just one. Please?!
Honestly, I have no real explanation for this one. I just want to see it.
What are your picks? If you could pick anyone — and I mean anyone — in DC Comics history to be gay, who would you pick? We’re sure it’d be a great choice.
This article was originally published on December 8, 2020. It has since been updated.