Writing for The Advocate, Dan Avery examines the “new wave” of lesbian superheroes, specifically, DC Comics characters Batwoman, The Question, Knockout, Scandal, Grace, Thunder and Catwoman (Holly Robinson):
Are these queer avengers here to stay — and stay gay? Knockout was recently murdered and, in a recent issue, it looked like Thunder was evicted from the Outsiders. But [DC Comics Executive Editor Dan] DiDio promises both Question and Batwoman will have “prominent roles” in 2008, after the current Crime Bible series wraps in February. As more writers who are gay — like Phil Jimenez (Wonder Woman), Andersen Gabrych (Batman), and Allan Heinberg (Young Avengers) — and gay-friendly, like Winick and current Wonder Woman scribe Gail Simone, break into the comics field, it’s inevitable we’ll see more and better depictions of LGBT characters.
The final issue of Crime Bible: The Five Lessons of Blood, which stars The Question, is set for release on Feb. 27.