Thursday 15 January 2009

If It’s Not On TV, It Doesn’t Exist…

Via Protein Wisdom:
SPIDER-MAN creator Stan Lee is to unveil the world’s first gay superhero.
Not accurate – Marvel have had gay superheroes for a while (’Northstar’ being one of the first).

The only thing ‘new’ about this one is it will be a TV series, rather than a comic book, which tells you a lot about what is considered important by publicists.
Former Marvel Comics boss Stan, 86 — who also created the Hulk and the X-Men — will unleash the character in an hour-long TV drama being shot in the US.

If it’s a hit there it will cross to the UK.
Oh, joy! Can’t wait to see what the TV reviewers make of it. If it’s a success, perhaps a crossover with ‘Torchwood’ beckons…?
A TV insider said: “It was only a matter of time before we had our first gay superhero. And if there is one man who can make him a success it is Stan Lee.

“There’s a real buzz among comic book fans.”
There is? If you say so…


Anonymous said...

So Batman and Robin weren't gay?

JuliaM said...

Only in the new playground-epithet sense, i.e. embarassingly lame...