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Dermie

In Reply To
Baal

Subj: Re: Add two more to the roster (sorry)
Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 at 07:20:35 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: Add two more to the roster (sorry)
Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 at 11:31:23 pm EST

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> > Then there's the Living Lightning who Slott (or Austen) outed.
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> It was Slott.
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> >>I tend to assume anything these guys put out is happening in an alternative reality anyway (the land that dialogue forgot). Lightning is the only Avenger on record to invite a girl back to his room and turn up at the breakfast table with her the next morning.
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> Yep, Miguel did have girlfriends before coming out...but that is hardly an unusual situation for young gay men in the closet.

I think we need to table the Living Lightning debate until his sexuality isn't the punchline of a dumb joke. Slott had a joke to tell and used an Avenger no one cared about. When a writer has a more serious storyline use for Miguel we'll see if he's gay or straight then.


> I think we need to table the Living Lightning debate until his sexuality isn't the punchline of a dumb joke. Slott had a joke to tell and used an Avenger no one cared about. When a writer has a more serious storyline use for Miguel we'll see if he's gay or straight then.

Its true that there is room for another writer to reverse the LL orientation if they choose to. But, at the moment, the on-panel position is that Miguel is gay. It wasn't about being the punchline of a joke--Dan needed to "out" an Avenger to set-up Flatman gaining the courage and inspiration to come out himself. Dan and Tom Brevoort went through the list of Avengers, looking at which ones could realistically be revealed to be gay, and they decided on Living Lightning. It wasn't just a random thing.



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