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DC Comics To "Fully Embrace" Life Of A Single Gay Male In Midnighter

MIDNIGHTER-color_580_54d44587ae0d50.88049035It looks like the embargo has been lifted on a press jolly the DC Comics crew had with selective members of what they euphemistically like to refer to as their "media partners". Talking about their June mini-relaunch, they confirm pretty much what Bleeding Cool has been reporting this month, including the previews of June books in stand alone original eight page stories in the back of every Convergence May title from the book's creative teams.

But along the way, we read that they are not shying away from the Midnighter title, a rare example of a gay male straight lead character getting their own book. CBR quoted DC co-publisher Dan DiDio as saying,

We were just talking to [Steve Orlando] about it — what he found most intriguing about the story is a single male character. We've seen Midnighter and Apollo together in relationships, what he wants to is tell the story about a single male character, and ultimately, what is his place in this society? How is he working with others? He's on this journey by himself, and he's making mistakes, and everything that comes along the way. I think that's really exciting. You want to root for him. You want to root for all our characters, and you want to see them go through all the trials and tribulations, because you want to empathize with them, and hope that they win at the end.

It's a gritty story. It's a gritty character. This isn't a book that's going to be shy about what it is or who he is. It's fully embraced.

You can read more about DC's June mini-relaunch here.


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