Comics Legend Stan Lee Creates Gay Superhero

Character will debut in a 1-hour Showtime special
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2009 1:44 PM CST
President George W. Bush presents the 2008 National Medals of Arts to comic book creator Stan Lee, Nov. 17, 2008, at the White House.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Is the world ready for the first homosexual superhero? Comic legend Stan Lee has created the character Thom Creed, a high-school basketball player who must deal with his sexual orientation as well as untrained superpowers, the Telegraph reports. The character, adapted by Lee from the novel Hero by Perry Moore, will make his first appearance in an hour-long special on Showtime.