DC Comics critics are accusing the comic book company of “waking up” to a new storyline in which Joker, a Batman villain, becomes pregnant and gives birth to a child.
The online furor erupted when critics began circulating a panel of the pregnant Joker from the latest issue of The Joker: The Man Who Stoped Laughing.
The panel shows the Joker discovering he is pregnant. Many took the panel as DC Comics promoting the idea that men could get pregnant, a mainstay of the LGBTQ agenda that equates transgender women with biological women.
“DC Comics makes the Joker pregnant. They target children with their satanic agenda a tweet.
“It’s amazing how DC Comics has managed to hit a new low. I didn’t think it was possible, but here we are.” answered another critic.
“The Joker comes out as a pregnant transgender man in a new DC comic.” claims another critic.
The plot, however, does not make Joker a transgender person, but rather a victim of magic. The villain asks Zatanna, a comic book heroine, to start a family with him, but instead she casts a spell on him that makes him pregnant. When he tries to give birth, he instead vomits up a pile of clay, which turns into a child with his appearance.
Not all readers were outraged by the plot. Some pointed out that the plot wasn’t meant to be in the main canon of the character, but rather from an alternate universe. Others said the comic’s tone was intended to match that of the Silver Age of comics, which took place between the years 1956 and 1970 and in which it was featured very strange elements of fantasy.
Matthew Rosenberg, the comic’s author, mocked his critics in a tweet.
“The reason people are mad at me today is the funniest reason people have ever been mad at me,” Rosenberg said wrote.
While this plot might be slightly overdone to fit within the political culture war, DC Comics previously announced that there would be a gay version of Superman in their comic.
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https://www.theblaze.com/news/pregnant-joker-woke-dc-comics Critics are accusing DC Comics of “waking up” to the comic’s storyline with the pregnant Joker character