via Comic Book Resources– Just weeks away from National Coming Out Month, DC Comics sticks to its commitment of creating a more modern and diverse DC Universe with the New 52, and announces the introduction of a gay teenage superhero to Teen Titans.
Meet Miguel Jose Barragan, a queer teen from a small village in Mexico called El Chiar. Miguel, also known as Bunker, is a fun loving teenage boy who’s out to his family and entire village about both his powers and sexuality.
The new character is referred to as “The Wall” because of his ability to “create small force field that looks like bricks.” You can catch Bunker in the background of the cover of the first issue of the relaunched Teen Titans which premieres on September 28th, as well as on Teen Titans November issue where he is introduced to the series.
Some people may be on the fence about this one, but I think it’s awesome. There is something about looking at a picture frame and actually seeing your face in the photo. Bunker’s character isn’t about portraying heterosexual notions of masculinity or keeping his sexual identity hidden.
He’s out, he’s open, and I’m looking forward to reading up on him in the coming months.