Well my my my… Look at Marvel go, bringing another character out of the closet.
Only this time it’s one of their big-guns – Wolverine. Except it isn’t really.. sort of.
It’s still Wolverine, but it’s not the main universe’s Wolverine.
Ok, so there’s this alternate reality/universe within the Marvel Universe, and the Wolverine from that reality is gay.. and hot to trot for pansexual demi-god Hercules. Oh, and they’re into leather apparently. Hahaha 😉
I read some comments regarding this, and many were complaining that it’s just some ‘other’ Wolverine, and that it was a cop-out on Marvel’s part.
I completely disagree actually. If anything, it’s actually quite logical. It would be impossible and completely unrealistic to change the sexuality of the current/main universe’s Wolverine as that would destroy the character’s continuity and back-story.
Also, an alternate reality version of the same character could be gay.. alternate realities aren’t an exact duplication of our own, so it makes sense there might be subtle changes to a character’s make-up in that other world.
Some out there even may say that Marvel (and DC) are just doing this to gain more readers and make more money, especially after the realitive successes of Marvel’s Northstar getting married (Click HERE for previous post) and DC’s Green Lantern from Earth-2 coming out (Click HERE for previous post).
Well.. duh! But that’s obviously not the only reason for repeating similar things with other characters.
The way I see it, it’s more than just a business decision to gain some new readers.. it’s also a way to be more inclusive of the world around us. I personally remember as a young boy reading the comics and not really connecting with the heterosexuality of their universes, despite enjoying the comics themselves.
Though I didn’t understand it at the time, I used to drool and admire how the male superheroes were drawn.. Hell, I still do sometimes. LOL