The Butt Shot That Was Heard Around The World – Teen Titans #3

This stuck out in the new issue of Teen Titans, rather. Bunker, the new gay Teen Titans character, in his second out-of-costume appearance in the issue. We've already seen the first appearance in promotional pieces.

The Butt Shot That Was Heard Around The World – Teen Titans #3

And there has been comment on the character's apparent flamboyance and prissiness, leading artist Brett Booth to comment "It is a very difficult line to walk, will he be as I've read in some of the comments 'fruity'? Not that I'm aware of. Will he be more effeminate than what we've seen before, the 'typical' gay male comic character, yes."

But on the next page…The Butt Shot That Was Heard Around The World – Teen Titans #3

Two eggs in a hanky. Blimey. I can feel a little homophobic hankling rising in one or two readers. But Scott Lobdell has your back, as it were, and gives Brett Booth the following to draw on the facing page.

The Butt Shot That Was Heard Around The World – Teen Titans #3

Male heterosexuality restored!

The Butt Shot That Was Heard Around The World – Teen Titans #3

Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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