Hayden Horner
3 minute read
11 Oct 2019
2:49 pm

The world could do with vigilantes like Jewish lesbian Batwoman

Hayden Horner

The series is refreshingly welcome and timely, especially given what appears to an evident rollback in LGBTQI+ rights around the world.

Ruby Rose in 'Batwoman'. Picture: The CW

Same-sex superheroes are not new to comic books, with Marvel’s crime-fighting hero Northstar having in May 2018 proposed to his boyfriend in an X-Men comic issue. Of course, DC Comics followed suit with their print and digital comic book version of Batwoman #17 where the openly gay heroine (aka Katherine Kane) proposes to her police detective girlfriend Maggie Sawyer. Although we still do not know if Maggie will say yes, what we do know is that the first episode of the CW’s new Batwoman live-action series is awesome and already has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 73%. With Gotham City...