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...which has been an event since 1988, in the USA, UK and, for some reason, Switzerland.

Initially for coming out as gay, but since extended to include coming out as being anywhere on the LGBTQA+ spectrum.

Now, some people find they come come out without effort, and that's fine, some people put it off, or never come out for whatever reason, and that's fine too (and of course, in some cases it's just not safe to do so), so there is no pressure to come out, but if the focus helps some people, then more power to them!

So how do the comics handle such things?

In recent times it's been a lot more straightforward, as identifying as nonstraight is not automatically the social outcast but 26 years ago... not so easy.


From 1991 Flash #53 )

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Years ago on this board, I said that comic book fans want Peter Parker to be Barry Allen, not Hal Jordan. Barry got super powers through random chance. Hal was chosen because he's special.

I should have added a caveat: WE DO NOT WANT BARRY ALLEN TO BE PETER PARKER.
4 pages after the cut.

You're a liar, Barry )
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Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico
Colorist: Ivan Plascencia


So since the second issue has come out recently, let's discuss the first issue of the new Flash series.

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"I feel like the Speed Force is one of the many constants within the DC Universe and I think that grounds Flash to these big events. And because Barry has the ability to be in so many places at once, it's easy to tie him to everything. He has an ability to travel through time and different alternate realities but he also has so much heart, which gives him a really great perspective on a lot of things.

And my opinion is, and I know not everyone agrees with me, that [Barry] enjoys being a superhero more than anybody in the DCU. He genuinely enjoys it. And that level of enjoyment puts him right in the middle of everything.
" - Joshua Williamson

Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico
Colorist: Ivan Plascencia


So since the second issue has come out recently, let's discuss the first issue of the new Flash series.

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Their magnitude makes that an impossibility, unless you're as much as they are.

They have to be solved in a way that works around, instead of against, what they pose to whatever meets them.

The Flash found himself so stymied recently.

" This is how your story ends, Flash. "

Who said that couldn't ever cause it with only his hands. )
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"I think it’s hardly surprising and entirely healthy for us to want to sample and revisit classic stories and characters from different eras.It reflects the richness and diversity of the DCU and its long history, and adds to the mythology that makes the DCU such a compelling place. You can be nostalgic for the eras of the past and still love the present incarnations. Just ask any Doctor Who fan." - Dan Abnett

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Flash #122

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Mark Waid writes about a superhero in a red costume who leaves his hometown and moves to the West Coast.


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"Andy Lanning and I are no longer working together, and indeed haven’t worked together since early last year except to finish commitments. The very long-standing relationship was no longer working, and the split was for the best. I am very much happier now working solo." - Dan Abnett

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"Deathstroke’s murder of Ryan is someone’s favorite story, and rightly so. I would never seriously disrespect the fans who love it..." - Tom Peyer

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"I've loved the multiverse concept throughout my long association with DC. Some see DC's history as a stumbling block, but all I see is endless possibilities. So having taken the time to establish the New 52, I think it's a perfect time to revisit previous incarnations and celebrate just how enduring these characters are, and how many great ways there are to play them." - Tony Bedard

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"A superhero is someone who, at some point or in some way, inspires hope or is the enemy of cynicism. Even if you bog it down with political allegory ... You still need to take the cynical out of it." - Mark Waid

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Now I am very tempted to suggest Jason Todd 1.0 or Tim Drake for this one, for taking on the role of Robin, each in their own way (Sorry Jason Todd 2.0 fans, I appreciate your POV, I just happen not to agree with it)

Technically Dick Grayson was not the first Nightwing, but since no one on Earth had any real clue about an identity that Superman used when he wanted to be a Batman-esque superhero when visiting Kandor, I think that would be a stretch too far.

Mile Morales would be another fine candidate, but instead I’m going to be just a little obvious and go for the first sidekick actually achieve what had only been intimated in the past (and which Dick had actually subverted by becoming his own, different, hero)

A guy I first knew as Kid Flash



Wally West )

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