Bring on the “you’ve never read a comic book in your life, so whadda you know about it?” mail, but according to the AP, Batwoman is now queer, and as it’s the 5th most emailed story at the Chicago Trib today, I felt it my duty to curl the Twisty lip into a sneer of disgruntled mockery.
Rejuvenating Batwoman as a lesbian, according to DC Comics’ press release, is part of company-wide effort to—pardon my French—celebrate diversity. Being queer, apparently, is “different” and “unique.”
The money quote comes from an unnamed blog commenter, who wrote, “Wouldn’t ugly people as heroes be more groundbreaking? You know, 200-pound woman, man with horseshoe hair loss pattern, people with cold sores, etc.?” No shit. I mean, just look at her. What’s with the dominatrix-wear? Is ‘porn fantasy cliché’ the new ‘unique’?
Give her a mullet already, you priapic geeks.
But no. Batwoman is clearly just one of those straight chicks who gets drunk at parties and wants to make out with the real dykes. Which only enhances her whack-off appeal, I suppose, since cultivating an addiction to looking at pictures of hot straight women pretending to get it on is a man-law. Pardon my French.