Look, no-one said I was or wasn’t writing Coulson in Secret Avengers as gay. One beautiful thing about fiction is that we fill it with our own meanings. For example: was Coulson really created and written straight, instead of, let’s say, bisexual? How do you even do that unless you explicitly identify him as straight and choose to believe the character is telling the truth? You see my point? In case you don’t: fiction is infinitely malleable. There is no certainty, and there is no certainty in the universe, except perhaps change.
I sense a certain dose of entitlement in your request — which, by the way, says a lot about you and nothing about the fiction you consume. I don’t react to entitlement well, but I am transforming my initial reaction into something positive here, and perhaps you’ll use that as a guiding light for yourself, too. Perhaps the question you want to ask yourself is, “Why am I so hung up on my perception of a fictional character’s theoretically heterosexual identity, and does me being hung up on it have anything to do with my possible uncertainty regarding my own sexual identity?”
It might. It might not. U-decide.
I just became a fan of Ales Kot. Now to figure out what he writes and buy it.
A short list (aka the ones I’ve been reading/planning to read): Iron Patriot (mini-series no longer running? should be in TPB soon? features Rhodey, his niece, and his dad!); Secret Avengers (led by Maria Hill! with Fury, Coulson, Barton, Romanoff, Drew, and MODOK); Bucky Barnes: Winter Soldier (coming sooooooon!).
Oh man! So I’ve already BOUGHT his stuff… I just haven’t read it yet. *looks at comic book pile* *weeps*
Definitely moving Iron Patriot up the To Read list!