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Batwoman writers quit after DC Comics bans gay wedding

Two writers depart the lesbian superhero series after they felt DC tried to 'compromise the character and the series’
Two writers have quit after claiming DC Comics refused to allow them to show a lesbian wedding.

Two comic book writers have quit after DC Comics banned them from showing Batwoman marrying her girlfriend.

JH Williams III and W. Haden Blackman have claimed one of the largest comic book companies asked them to ‘compromise the character and the series’.

Earlier this year, Kate Kane asked her girlfriend Maggie to marry her in the first ever superhero proposal.

‘We were told to ditch plans for Killer Croc’s origins, forced to drastically alter the original ending of our current arc, which would have defined Batwoman’s heroic feature in bold new ways; and, most crushingly, prohibited from ever showing Kate and Maggie actually getting married,’ he said.

‘All of these editorial decisions came at the last minute, and always after a year or more of planning and plotting on our end.’

On Twitter, Williams has suggested DC were more concerned about showing a gay wedding, rather than having gay characters.

Last year, DC Comics reinvented the original Green Lantern Alan Scott as gay in Earth 2.

Batwoman was relaunched in 2010 as a standalone story with Kane forced to leave the army after allegations arose she was gay – a storyline about the US Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.

Williams and Blackman’s last issue will be #26.

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