GeekGround Superman: Red Son -- is this pandering?

2/26/20 10:47 AM
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https://www.cbr.com/superman-red-son-establishes-major-dc-hero-lgbt/

 

There are SPOILERS at the link, but here's the point and I don't think these are SPOILERS.

WW is a lesbian and Jimmy Olsen is African American

 

So my question is, are those changes "pandering"? 

2/26/20 2:19 PM
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It is certainly a publicity grab. I might even call it virtue signalling, but not sure I would say pandering as such.
2/26/20 2:23 PM
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As long as it doesn't screw up the awesome story that is Red Son I can accept it.

Edited: 2/26/20 9:05 PM
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How could wonderwoman not be a lesbian.  On that island with all the other sexy amazonians.  Even the canon WW is bi at the very least.

2/27/20 12:02 AM
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Shit was dope. Watched twice already.

2/27/20 12:22 AM
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Red Son is an elseworlds title so anybody can be anyone. Isn't Batman russian as well?
2/27/20 9:40 AM
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Liyon - Red Son is an elseworlds title so anybody can be anyone. Isn't Batman russian as well?

Very true. Elseworld stories should always get a ton of freedom to explore and change things around.