So, given how pandery this project looks to be, and given how any nuance at all in the question of whether or not Ozymandias is meant to be gay has been handled by, well…everyone, post initial publication, I have zero expectations that this won’t be problematic at best.
Meanwhile, in the “why” category at DC…
Even though He-Man made lots of little boys in the 80s gay, I’m utterly baffled as to what a James Robinson scripted version will be like.
Other than gratuitously violent with the deaths of several supporting characters, I mean.
As Marvel continues to be needlessly coy over this whole Northstar marriage thing, the cynical part of me wonders if there’s some sort of internal conflict over the people who want to milk the “gay superhero wedding” publicity for all its worth and the people who desperately want to avoid the “comics corrupting our nation’s youth” publicity.
If I had the temperament to write a more scholarly-style blog, I’d unpack the signifiers contained in a cover featuring a retro-superhero design for a gay character.
But I don’t, so I won’t.
I admit, I am morbidly curious to see how Bluewater handles a contemporary adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s gayest novel.