Is Batman gay? Major DC Comics character to come out of the closet | Mail Online I just don't get the urge to "make" a character gay. I don't care if a character is planned as homosexual, or if an alt-universe one is (like ultimates Colossus) but "changing" a long-time character for the sake of... what? Controversy? Publicity? Not sure what they're getting out of it, but it's annoying to me.