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

Posted by November 23, 2011 Comment

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.

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…

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.

Male heterosexuality restored!

Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London.

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Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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