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Batwoman Is Back as a Lesbian

ArnoldZArnoldZ PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
What is DC comics thinking? This kind of coming out has no place on comic books, specially in superheroes comic books. Children should not be exposed to this crap!

The outing of Batwoman created a furor of opinions on Web sites devoted to DC Comics. Opinions ranged from outrage to approval.

And it looks that this won't be the end of it. Expect religious groups to go all out against DC. Maybe even ask comic book buyers to boycott DC comics.


Batwoman Is Back as a Lesbian

AP/DC Comics
"We wanted to make her a more unique personality than others in the Bat-family," explained a VP at DC Comics on Batwoman's new direction.

NEW YORK (May 31) - Years after she first emerged from the Batcave, Batwoman is coming out of the closet. DC Comics is resurrecting the classic comic book character as a lesbian, unveiling the new Batwoman in July as part of an ongoing weekly series that began this year.

The 5-foot-10 superhero comes with flowing red hair, knee-high red boots with spiked heels, and a form-fitting black outfit.

"We decided to give her a different point of view," explained Dan DiDio, vice president and executive editor at DC. "We wanted to make her a more unique personality than others in the Bat-family. That's one of the reasons we went in this direction."

The original Batwoman was started in 1956, and killed off in 1979. The new character will share the same name as her original alter ego, Kathy Kane. And the new Batwoman arrives with ties to others in the Gotham City world.

"She's a socialite from Gotham high society," DiDio said. "She has some past connection with Bruce Wayne. And she's also had a past love affair with one of our lead characters, Renee Montoya."

Montoya, in the "52" comic book series, is a former police detective. Wayne, of course, is Batman's true identity - but he has disappeared, along with Superman and Wonder Woman, leaving Gotham a more dangerous place.

The "52" series is a collaboration of four acclaimed writers, with one episode per week for one year. The comics will introduce other diverse characters as the story plays out.

"This is not just about having a gay character," DiDio said. "We're trying for overall diversity in the DC universe. We have strong African-American, Hispanic and Asian characters. We're trying to get a better cross-section of our readership and the world."

The outing of Batwoman created a furor of opinions on Web sites devoted to DC Comics. Opinions ranged from outrage to approval. Others took a more tongue-in-cheek approach to the announcement.

"Wouldn't ugly people as heroes be more groundbreaking?" asked one poster. "You know, 200-pound woman, man with horseshoe hair loss pattern, people with cold sores, etc.?"

DiDio asked that people wait until the new Batwoman's appearance in the series before they pass judgment.

"You know what? Judge us by the story and character we create," he said. "We are confident that we are telling a great story with a strong, complex character."

DiDio spent most of the morning fielding phone calls from media intrigued by the Batwoman reinvention.

"It's kind of weird," he said. "We had a feeling it would attract some attention, but we're a little surprised it did this much."


  • at gagampanan ko ang papel na DARNA!

    aihihihi!!! :)


  • ArnoldZArnoldZ PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Who is Darna?
  • a wonder woman wannabe
  • ArnoldZArnoldZ PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Looked up Darna in the Internet and came up with this



    The Pilipio Komiks have a Mayo 27, 1950 date in it! Is there Pilipino Komiks published in the Philippines still? The cover looks veruy good and seem to show that the Filipino comic book writers then have lots of imagination. And the drawings are more than comparable to current US superhero comics! I wonder if there are people who have copies of Pilipino Komiks in a collection?

    But going deep into the website, it turned out that earlier the original Pinoy wonder woman is Varga!


    Bulaklak Vol. 4 Nos. 17 --July 23, 1947

    If only there are more Mars Ravelo now.
  • crazy legscrazy legs PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    When is Batman and Robin coming out of the closet and reveal their homosexual love affair?

  • tingnan nyo may hubog, maganda at seksi si DARNA kaysa kay batwoman.

    aihihihi!!! :)


  • Why? What kind of ideas/ideologies has a place in comic books? Why should children not be exposed to such ideas? Furthermore, what's with the outrage? Are you being compelled to purchase this for your children in any way? Or is the mere existence of a comic book that dares to air controversial ideas enough to cause you offense? Maybe you should reserve your outrage for when your kids are forcibly exposed to such literature (but then your outrage will be spent on those who do the forcing, not on the ones who published it).
  • kympaxkympax PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    di ba dapat nasa entertainment forums itong thread na to? tanong lang po...
  • funzenfunzen PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    I love comic books.. i love them..

    I have not seen any of the comic books for the new Batwoman (the Batwoman I know is Chief Gordon's daughter)... but a gay superhero?! i say yes! *well, i'm gay so there's that*...

    As Oneiros said, no one's forcing you to but the comic book for your kids. If they ask, you can always say no.. *and wait for them to be old enough to buy it themselves* :D
  • Moving thread to proper forum
  • ^errr...Batwoman was Kathy Kane. Batgirl was Barbara Gordon, aka Oracle.

    So Batwoman is gay. Big freakin deal. What's the outrage all about? There are other gay comic book characters like Ultimate Colossus, Ultimate and Earth 616 Northstar, The Rawhide Kid, etc...

    Oneiros, did you get your name from The Sandman? Just askin.
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