I can’t help it and I’m sure a lot of you can’t, either. If you’re given a puzzle, you want to try to solve it.
So we have DC’s news that a prominent male character who was heterosexual in the old DC continuity will be introduced as gay in the New 52 in June and said character will be promoted heavily as DC’s most prominent gay character.
Courtney Simmons, DC Entertainment’s senior vice president of publicity, referred to the character as both a “he” and as “[o]ne of the major iconic DC characters.”
Scott Snyder has essentially confirmed that the character will be someone who has not already made his debut in the New 52.
So who does that leave?
Captain Marvel/Shazam (we saw him briefly, but he has not really been fully introduced – Billy Batson has, but not Captain Marvel/Shazam)
The new Green Lantern? Technically we did see him in the Free Comic Book Day 52 Comic, but that was more of a preview than an introduction, so I suppose he would count (but he appears to be a new character, so I guess he wouldn’t count).
Ryan Choi (this is the one I’d like it to be – he’s a new enough character that it is not like you’re retconning much)
That’s about all I can think of that fit “major,” “iconic” and “male.”
Unless you think one of the Earth 2 characters would count as iconic.
What do you folks think?