Comic book publishing giant DC Comics has captured fan interest with a new engagement: The publishing label will release an all-queer version of Justice League later this year, if fans show enough interest. .
DC, the label behind iconic heroes Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, made the announcement as part of a new reader engagement campaign designed to help the publisher guide its production.
Dubbed the “DC Round Robin,” readers will vote on a number of potential titles they want from the company and the winner will hit newsstands later this year.
One of those potential titles: Justice League Queer. A brief plot synopsis describes the story as follows: “Eight young queer heroes investigate a series of monstrous protests around the world and find that something far more terrifying is to come.
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While interest online has already started to swell around the possibility of a new queer superhero squad, Justice League Queer still has fierce competition. The potential book is one of 16 possible titles that DC is considering.
Others include Green Lanterns: Underworld On Fire, a team between popular Green Lantern characters Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner; Suicide Squad Seven, in which Harley Quinn will lead a group of super-criminals against an evil cult; Paws Off the Justice League, which would follow the adventures of “super pets”, the animal companions of Superman, Batman, and. Al. And Robins, a story in which all of the old Robins (and in the comics, there are a few) come together to tell their adventures.
The first round of voting has already started, with Justice League Queer taking on Robins in a tournament-type match. As of this writing, Robins has a significant lead, with 53.8% of the vote. However, there are five days left in the countryside, so that may still change.
Interested fans can take the poll on Twitter through the official DC Comics Twitter account.
The Justice League Queer possibility follows DC’s growing commitment to diversifying its comic book titles and their subsequent spinoffs.
DC made history with the debut of Batwoman in 2019, the first superhero series to feature a lesbian main character. The next Green Lantern Corps. The series will also star Alan Scott, an openly gay version of the Green Lantern. Last month, the publisher also announced a special pride anthology featuring stories about its LGBTQ characters.