Anonymous asked: Not that i want to defend DC (i dropped all the DC books i was buying when nu52 started), but is it possible they just want no weddings period, for all the mishegasit causes in big two superhero comics, and it wasnt targeted at the LGBT characters?
I actually believe that’s precisely what’s going on. It has nothing to do with their sexuality, but rather a company edict of the New 52.
That said, it’s also impossible to separate. Their justification - sound or not - makes no difference to the appearance. DC could have the best of all reasons for not wanting characters to marry, but in the case of Maggie and Kate, there’s a message being sent, regardless of intent. One hopes they’ll untangle it somehow. Rather than labeling it as homophobia, I think it’s rather a tone-deafness.
Unfortunately, to a community that has been under-and-miserably-represented for the most part, there’s really no way to see it as anything other than another slap in the face.
Just my opinion.
In which Greg Rucka articulates my thoughts better than I ever could.
I just don’t understand why they let the proposal happen in the first place if they didn’t want to follow through. Was the hope to kill Maggie? Break them up? I suppose we’ll find out. A grieving Kate would take the comic to very dark places. But they still could have been married first. The fear of marriage in DC seems a little tone deaf and condescending to the readership. Do they think we’re all going to go “ewwww mawwiage!” ?
Superman was no less cool married to Lois then when they were dating. In fact considering DC’s history of portraying marriage
Our reaction to characters marrying is going to infinitely more mature than these storylines.