Last week Lee posted an article on his blog titled "I'm Not Gay and Frenchie shouldn't be either" in which he rails at a comics industry that, according to him, is bent on sneaking gay characters into mainstream books. This started a whole stream of blogging including an entry yesterday by Val and Newsarama today among others.
In his blog Lee declares: "You want to make a gay superhero? Great, go write about, draw about it, and sell it like everyone else but don't make me buy it..."
Damn you gay mafia, your gay agenda, and your secret gay mind powers that make Lee buy comics with gay characters!
If only he had free will... if only.
It sounds to me though like what Lee really wants is some kind of disclaimer on the book indicating the presence of homosexual characters. Y'know something like the mature reader advisories currently branding many titles?
That got me to thinking... what sort of branding would be good enough for Lee so that he wouldn't be exposed to "teh gay," as Valerie refers to it?
Perhaps something like...
World's Gayest Comics Magazine
And what would that comic look like...?
If this sells - and how could it not with all the opportunities for hot, gay monkey lovin (cause, y'know Mallah's a gorilla) - then clearly we need to roll out other books, such as QUEER AS SUPER FOLK.
Now, don't worry, Lee. Reading World's Gayest or Queer As Super Folk won't make you gay. If Boy Scout camp didn't do it, nothing will.