Batwoman will be allowed to be an out and proud gay woman in a new DC film.
Kate Kane, who came out as a lesbian in 2006, is front and center in the animated film, Batman: Bad Blood.
This is extremely unusual, especially for DC.
Back in 2013, the image of her engagement to Detective Maggie Sawyer went viral as a testament to how far the comic book industry had come.
But then writer Greg Rucka and artist JH Williams quit the book after DC changed their policies to mean Kate couldn’t get married.
While DC defended their actions by saying they were opposing all marriage across the New 52 titles, but it was harmful for Batwoman as it was such a waste for positive representations of LGBTI characters in comics.
Sales soon went down and the title was cancelled in 2014.
So it is incredible to see Batwoman team up with Dick Grayson to solve the mystery of Batman’s ‘death’.
‘In Bad Blood, Kate goes to a gay bar and flirts with Renee Montoya,’ Autostraddle reports. ‘She chats with her worried father about how he just wants her to find a good girl and settle down; she jokes with Dick about how it took her a long time to figure out women, too. And at the end of the film, she’s the only character whose happy ending includes a romantic interest’.
Batman: Bad Blood is available on DVD and download now.