Batwoman Takes Over Detective Comics

Posted by G-Man (18922 posts) - - Show Bio
Batwoman is finally coming out...of obscurity and taking over Detective Comics with April's issue #854.  This is great.  There really hasn't been much action with Batwoman since her debut.  The fact that she'll be taking over Detective Comics (even if it's just temporary) makes me even happier.  She deserves a high profile comic like that. 

It's funny, last week, I saw a video from ABC News (I believe) and it sounded like they had no idea that Batwoman was a lesbian character.  I thought this was all over the news when she first came on the scene in "52."

Batwoman's story arc will be written by her 'creator' Greg Rucka and illustrated by J.H. Williams III.  According to Atomic Comics, DC has been hesitant to giving Batwoman her own series since she's controversial "solely because of her sexual orientation."  Give me a break.  What Century are we in?

I know this has already been announced.  I try to avoid the advanced solicits because I like to be surprised when possible.  For those, like me that hadn't heard, here ya go.  Plus, Kate deserves to be in the news.
#1 Edited by pixelized (62883 posts) - - Show Bio

Perez Hilton reported on this a few days back. How her sexuality makes her a controversial character is beyond me, i just hope that's not all that's focused on with her. Make it more, "btw, i'm a lesbian" instead of "I Like girls!"

#2 Posted by G-Man (18922 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it was first announced at NYCC.  Babs must have forgotten to tell us.

#3 Posted by inferiorego (28313 posts) - - Show Bio
pixelized said:
"Perez Hilton reported on this a few days back. How her sexuality makes her a controversial character is beyond me, i just hope that's not all that's focused on with her. Make it more, "btw, i'm a lesbian" instead of "I Like girls!"
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Perez Hilton's opinion doesn't count
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#4 Posted by pixelized (62883 posts) - - Show Bio
inferiorego said:
"pixelized said:
"Perez Hilton reported on this a few days back. How her sexuality makes her a controversial character is beyond me, i just hope that's not all that's focused on with her. Make it more, "btw, i'm a lesbian" instead of "I Like girls!"
"
Perez Hilton's opinion doesn't count
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IT WAS THE ARTICLE!
Free from his opinion!
#5 Posted by G-Man (18922 posts) - - Show Bio

It's just ridiculous that it's even remotely an issue.  I mean wasn't it in 1992 when Marvel announced Northstar's preference?  That was freakin' 17 years ago!  Of course Marvel had to make him look all angry about it.  Maybe the intention was that he was yelling out to the world?




#6 Posted by inferiorego (28313 posts) - - Show Bio
Northstar as you've never known him before: As the singer for Journey....

pixelized said:
"inferiorego said:
"pixelized said:
"Perez Hilton reported on this a few days back. How her sexuality makes her a controversial character is beyond me, i just hope that's not all that's focused on with her. Make it more, "btw, i'm a lesbian" instead of "I Like girls!"
"
Perez Hilton's opinion doesn't count
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IT WAS THE ARTICLE!
Free from his opinion!
"
I'm 95% positive he couldn't write an article without being bias.

Staff
#7 Edited by DEADPOOL (2638 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it may be "controversial" because they may be accused of trying to line their pockets by giving a lesbian character her own series, which obviously get horny, lonely comic fans picking up the comic every month hoping to see some lesbian action, or anything that could be considered as such.

Fan 1: Did you see the way they looked at each other?!
Fan 2: Yeah, totally hot!

lol. Anyway, is DC having it's own "Secret Invasion"? But instead of the heroes getting replaced by Skrulls, they're getting replaced by lesbians. First Question, and now Batman.

#8 Posted by Darkchild (41473 posts) - - Show Bio
G-Man said:
"It's just ridiculous that it's even remotely an issue.  I mean wasn't it in 1992 when Marvel announced Northstar's preference?  That was freakin' 17 years ago!  Of course Marvel had to make him look all angry about it.  Maybe the intention was that he was yelling out to the world?




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I dont get the comics, i mean who the hell cares if a character is gay or not. When i got the issue where Northstar "came out" i shrugged my shoulders going "Cool." it wasnt a big deal to me, yeah i got the issue a few years ago when i was collectin Alpha Flight but still its the fact that being of same sex is a big deal in comics.

Ya would think that the pervs of the comic world would rejoice at the fact Batwoman being a lesbian but all ive heard is bitching an from one person "We have enough bleeps in the world why in our comics." to which I told him to go bleep hiimself. I just dont get some people, and people who cant take art specially comics are people i really just cant stand.
#9 Posted by G-Man (18922 posts) - - Show Bio

The sad thing is, there are still people that would get 'offended' for some strange reason.

#10 Edited by Darkchild (41473 posts) - - Show Bio
G-Man said:
"The sad thing is, there are still people that would get 'offended' for some strange reason.
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Sad yeah thats one thing id call it but the truth of it all its just stupid and annoying hearing them whine an complain.

My usual comment since a few of my family/friends are of the Bi/Gay/Lesbian "Piss off or STFU"

But soemtimes those four words never work with some people
#11 Posted by defunkt (63 posts) - - Show Bio

#12 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

To be fair with DC about being hesistant they intended to make her big ever since Rucka was on the works of her on 52, that the media made a big deal out of it kinda ruined that, which is stupid.

The sexual orientation of a character is as important as her race..so nothing

#13 Posted by TwilightThunder (246 posts) - - Show Bio

let's hope Greg and Williams III Make something good outta this, i'd like to see Batwoman in action (vigilante-related, no girl on girl you pervs! LMAO) In the gutters of Gotham City.

#14 Edited by No_Name_ (12593 posts) - - Show Bio

I personally think giving her this series is a mistake. But what do I know. DC seems to think that Detective will continue to be one of the highest selling books in the DCU even with Batwoman as the headliner; but I think there are better ways of introducing Batwoman into the mainstream without giving her her own book.

However, Im interested in seeing her backstory..

#15 Edited by DEADPOOL (2638 posts) - - Show Bio
TwilightThunder said:
"let's hope Greg and Williams III Make something good outta this, i'd like to see Batwoman in action (vigilante-related, no girl on girl you pervs! LMAO) In the gutters of Gotham City."
It's a good thing you cleared that up, because I was going to suggest some Batwoman "action" myself.

Nah, I'm kidding; I hate lesbians... because they don't love me and I have rejection issues, lol.
#16 Posted by Media_Master (2189 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know enough about her to make a sound judgment call..

#17 Posted by Virago (1005 posts) - - Show Bio
pixelized said:
"Perez Hilton reported on this a few days back. How her sexuality makes her a controversial character is beyond me, i just hope that's not all that's focused on with her. Make it more, "btw, i'm a lesbian" instead of "I Like girls!"
"
Agreed. It'll be controversial to the conservative parents and southern baptists, but it really shouldn't matter. I can't wait to read this!!
#18 Posted by starman1994 (303 posts) - - Show Bio

I personally can't wait.

#19 Posted by MrMiracle77 (1659 posts) - - Show Bio

There are clues to this, and many other elements in the 'Battle for the Cowl' 2-page ad that has been running for the last 2 months or so.  Batwoman was in the background, but holding a magnifying glass.  This indicates she will be playing the detective role for the duration of the 'Battle' storyline.

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