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Sunday, September 23, 2012 

Buffy comic gets a gay vampire hunter

In more news about left-leaning Joss Whedon, his Buffy comics are going to soon have a gay vampire slayer added to the cast. What Whedon and his staff are doing isn't really new; the TV series had a woman named Willow who was a lesbian introduced around the middle of the run, and for the comic series, it may not be that new either, but it's certainly a snoozer of an idea by now, and doesn't take much to figure out that it's just another tired addition to the already cliched insistence on "diversity" in comics. First it's abortion issues they just had to concern themselves about, and now this cliche. It's getting very old of tooth.

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Don't forget that the lesbianism was shoe horned in- the Willow character started as a nice normal Jewish girl and it all rolled downhill from there.

As for the homosexual male slayer- it violates established plot points and canon in so many ways it's just ridiculous. It's also yet another attack on the original feminist subtext so nice going Whedon.

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