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The first animated series to feature a gay superhero lead will feature him going up against Nazis

The first animated series to feature a gay superhero lead will feature him going up against Nazis

Raymond Terrill will be the CW's openly gay superhero

We now know more about the first animated series to feature a gay superhero lead following an announcement by the CW at Comic Con.

Joining hit series like Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl, the network has given us the first look at Freedom Fighters: The Ray.

The trailer has revealed Raymond ‘Ray’ Terrill will be part of superhero team Freedom Fighters in a world where the Nazis won World War 2 and have taken over America.

Ray is a reporter who discovered a group of government scientists working on a secret project to turn light into a weapon of mass destruction.

But before he could report on the findings, the project head exposed Ray to a ‘genetic light bomb’ that was intended to kill him but instead gifted him with light-based powers. He then joined the Freedom Fighters to fight violence and oppression.

The Nazis have their own supervillain team, the Reichsmen. It turns out they are evil, Hitler-loving versions of Flash, Green Arrow and Supergirl.

Joining the Ray will be Black Condor, Phantom Lady, and Red Tornado – who’s appeared in live-action during the first season of Supergirl. Whether the character will ever cross over from Earth X to Earth One and live-action is unknown.

Freedom Fighters: The Ray will debut on CW’s online platform in the fall.