'Young Justice' Co-Creator Says LGBT Characters Are Already On The Show

Sunday, 08 January 2017 - 1:24PM
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Sunday, 08 January 2017 - 1:24PM
'Young Justice' Co-Creator Says LGBT Characters Are Already On The Show
It's no secret that comic book companies have been upping their game lately in regards to representation and diversity. In the past two years, comic fans have experienced their first black/female Iron Man (Riri Williams' Ironheart), their first female Thor, and their first black Robin (Duke Thomas). And it looks like both DC and Marvel seem committed to continuing that trend.

The most recent example, however, may come in the form of a character that comic fans are already familiar with. Recently, when a fan asked Young Justice co-creator Greg Weisman about the possibility of LGBTQ characters appearing in the show's third season, he responded by saying they've been there all along.  


It's a bit unclear who exactly Weisman means by this, however. If there are LGBTQ characters on the show, the writers/animators certainly haven't made their sexual orientation apparent as of yet. This could potentially foreshadow a coming out story in the third season, or it could play out in a much more subtle manner. As Young Justice is still considered a children's show, it's somewhat surprising to hear that they'd be going this route; mainstream cartoon networks have mostly been averse to the idea of representing LGBTQ relationships with their primary characters thus far. Yet Weisman seems to be committed to representing characters from all walks of life, so it'll be interesting to see how far he's able to take the idea.  



Young Justice was recently resurrected through online support from fans after it was canceled following its sophomore season in 2013. The third season is currently in production, and though no air date has been given as of yet, fans can likely expect to see Robin, Kid Flash, Miss Martian, and the rest of the DC universe's sophomore superheroes take to the small screen once again by the year's end.
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