The new Aqualad is yet another product of social justice mentality
This March, Aqualad Jackson Hyde will join the ranks of DC's most powerful young heroes in Teen Titans #6.It's more like Aqualad sinking...into a quagmire of SJW balderdash. Say, if the mother's being made out to look bad, what are the chances they've brewed up an attack on parents, conservative-leaning or otherwise? This is no different from the time when Scott Lobdell wrote up a gay teenager in the Titans called Bunker. It's just an excuse to shoehorn a gay character into almost every series produced by a mainstream publisher, and shove the agenda down the audience's throats.
Writer Benjamin Percy will bring back the character -- last seen in DC Universe: Rebirth #1 being berated by his mother for being gay -- into the series in a story fittingly titled "Aqualad Rising."
This might be one of the reasons why, according to Movie Web, Aqualad won't be part of the Aquaman movie's cast. It practically underscores the differences in marketing: whereas the filmmakers may want to appeal more to family audiences because they know that's where the real dollars lie, the comic publishers, obsessed as they are with leftist politics, have deliberately ghettoized themselves, proving they don't want audiences as big as other mediums, even though, as the Arrow, Flash, Supergirl and Archie TV shows, and even the recent Disney live action remake of Beauty and the Beast from 1991 proves, they're careening off the rails too.
The new Aqualad was a co-creation of Geoff Johns, already known as one of the worst writers to befall DC since the turn of the century. I'm not sure if he's the one who characterized Hyde as gay, but it's pretty apparent he has no issues with it either.