Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Letter to One Million Moms

Dear One Million Moms,

While I can honestly say that I have never heard of you until about 20 minutes ago, I have to say that you have immediately gotten on my bad side. Your "current issue", which happens to be focused on Northstar marrying his boyfriend, Kyle, in next month's "Astonishing X-Men" #51 and DC's announcement that a "major iconic" hero will be homosexual soon, is rather ridiculous. I would like to take a few moments to prove to you exactly why you are wrong.

Gay People Do Need Role Models
"Why do adult gay men need comic superheroes as role models?"
Why do they need superheroes as role models? Why shouldn't they be represented in comic books as well. I mean honestly...if you're going to have sexual orientation be part of comics, then it's only realistic to have gay, bi-sexual, and even transgender people represented among the ranks of comic book superheroes. 

Comics Aren't Just For Kids...
...if anything, they're for teenagers, young adults, and adults. If you ever read a comic book, you know that comics are generally focused for adults. Now sure, both companies put out series (Green Lantern: The Animated Series from DC and Ultimate Spider-Man for Marvel) that are focused for kids but if you look at the comics that are put out each month by the big two (Marvel and DC) are focused for older people. Teenagers can understand the concept of gay marriage. Young adults and adults understand it even more. If you ever crack open a comic, you'd realize how much more grown up they are than they were in the 50s and 60s. Go buy one comic. Go get one issue of "The Flash" or "Green Lantern" and you'll see exactly how much for kids these comics are.

Last Time You Tried This, It Failed
You guys tried this with the even-less popular "Archie Comics" series when there was a gay marriage issue. If anything, you guys helped bring attention to the issue and probably helped it sell out in the first week. So I'm predicting that "Astonishing Comics" #51 will sell out in the first week or so after it's release and also whatever issue DC's new gay hero is released in will sell out soon after we figure out who the hero is and which series it's gonna be in. So thank you for your contributions to the comic sales! You should do this every month!

I'm sure there are many more points that I could make negating your statements mentioned in your call-to-action, but I honestly am tired of dignifying it with a response. Thank you for your time!

-DC Comics Fan Caz

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