Pictured: Batwoman fending off editorial incompetence and homophobia
DC Comics’ PR has taken multiple hits this week, and this weekend is a major convention, so you know what that means: DC higher ups giving unsatisfying responses to fan outcry at Baltimore Comic Con. Specifically, we’re talking about DC co-publisher Dan DiDio saying that superheroes should never have happy personal lives, and that a new writer will be taking over Batwoman with issue #25.
Heroes shouldn’t have happy personal lives. They are committed to being that person and committed to defending others at the sacrifice of their own personal interests.
That’s very important and something we reinforced. People in the Bat family their personal lives basically suck. Dick Grayson, rest in peace—oops shouldn’t have said that,—Bruce Wayne, Tim Drake, Barbara Gordon and Kathy Kane. It’s wonderful that they try to establish personal lives, but it’s equally important that they set them aside. That is our mandate, that is our edict and that is our stand.
In his pre-panel statement, DiDio revealed that Marc Andreyko, the openly gay writer behind last decade’s Manhunter ongoing, will be taking over Batwoman starting with issue #25. This is one issue earlier than Williams and Blackman said that they would be wrapping up their last story arc on the title, leaving the status of their final issues in question.
Article doesn't mention that the first issue under Andreyko will be a crossover event tie-in, ugh. Has anyone else been following the fuckery on Twitter?