I haven’t a clue what homoeroticism in literature means, I just know that the Flash looks good in tights. I started reading the Flash and Superman and Captain America when I was just a kid, at first because it was fun. I liked the stories and I liked the pictures. It was a great escape from all the shit that was bugging me and my mom didn’t want me to read them.
But later on when I realised, that I was gay, I read them for a different reason, because in ways that maybe nobody intended, these superheroes were a lot like me. At work, they are meek and unappreciated. They’re the guys that never get laid. When they are around other people, they can’t let anyone get too close for fear that their true identities would be discovered. Yet with all the villains and the monsters and the evil forces that are trying to destroy them, somehow, they survive. Even the one thing that can kill Superman, the one thing that which he has no immunity: Kryptonite. Ultimately, you know that he’ll survive that and he’ll go on to save the world. I believe the same about us. Thats what comics have shown me. That despite everything, we’ll survive, and we’ll win. Michael Novotny, QAF S2E6 (via shadowkatya)