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DC Comics’ Teen Titan Will Include A Gay Superhero

Series artist Brett Booth has announced that one member of the Tenn Titan Comic series will be gay, His name is Bunker.

Comic Book Resources has the story:

Series artist Brett Booth has revealed that Bunker will debut in November?s Issue 3 ? he?s referred to as ?The Wall? in the solicitation text ? where he?s depicted as an openly gay teen from Mexico who ?can create small force fields that look like bricks.? The character, whom the artist describes as ?happy, fun-loving,? appears in the background in the cover of the first issue and again, more prominently, on the one for Issue 3.

?We?re trying to make being gay a part of who he is,? Booth wrote last night on Twitter.

Bunker isn?t the first gay Titan ? that was probably Hero Cruz of Titans L.A., although there was a lot of fan speculation about Jericho when he debuted in 1984 ? but he?s (likely) the first gay teen introduced into the post-Flashpoint DC Universe.

Teen Titans, by Scott Lobdell, Booth and Norm Rapmund, premieres on Sept. 28.

Series artist Brett Booth has published the description of Bunker on his blog:

His real name is Miguel Jose Barragan. He was raised in a very small Mexican village called El Chilar. He was very loved by his family and the village as well ? and they were as accepting of his homosexuality as they were to his super powers when they first manifested. To that end he grew up in an angst-free environment. He was born out of the closet and so he has a very refreshing outlook on life.

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