DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio let it slip that an established character will announce their same-sex attraction very soon, as he visited this weekend’s Kapow! convention in London this weekend.
There is much speculation among fans as to which character is still in the closet. Superman, Batman, Wonderwoman, The Flash, and Aquaman are just some of the superheroes made famous by the comic book giant, which is one of the largest in America alongside Marvel Comics.
He had previously hinted in an interview with The Advocate that he did not want to change an existing character who identified as straight.
He said: “One of the things we’re very focused on doing for these types of stories is rather than [change an existing] character, we want to make sure that this is the basis of who that character is right from the start.”
This weekend’s announcement seems to indicate a change of heart from DC Comics, as they plan to reintroduce a character who will come out to become one of the ‘most prominent gay characters’ in the series.
DiDio has been keen to set standards of diversity and inclusivity by introducing LGBT superhero characters into his comics. These have included lesbians Batwoman and The Question, gay superhero couple Apollo and Midnighter, and bisexual Voodoo.