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“Batwoman” is not a fixture in comics known to garner respect from the mainstream news outlets. Recent events regarding the impromptu passing of the torch to new writer Marc Andreyko has made a very public spectacle of DC comics.
Original writers for the new 52 initiative revamp on the “Batwoman” title were J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman. These two intended with every creative right to stick to the original idea that Batwoman’s alter ego Kate Kane was a lesbian in love. At first it seemed like DC and its editorial staff was all for this creative decision, but soon the wiry thorns of editor Dan DiDio became wilted with conscience. Dan, the editor in chief at DC, pulled the plug on a story arc where Batwoman marries her series companion, policewoman Maggie Sawyer. The exact excuse for this discrimination was quoted from the horses mouth as, “No one in the DC universe will ever be married policy.” This seemingly quick flatulated policy was a response to keep DC comics in the family arena. Since “Batwoman” as a title is obviously aimed at an older crowed, fans are crying afoul. DC’s image is also hurt by the fact the two creative heads of the title J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman, were dropped two issues in advance of their departure issue number 25.
Maybe one day Batwoman will find her soul mate, but until then NO ONE is aloud to get married at DC comics. That means all those years growing up with Superman and Lois Lane, the Flash Family, Black Canary and Green Arrow, were just figments of a comic book readers imagination. Good luck on your new policies DC. Maybe the death of your Vertigo imprint was a little early, because that would be a great publisher to tackle these very serious policies.