I like Greg Rucka’s Gotham Central series, and given the context, it makes sense that he’d kick-off the new Detective Comics, featuring a lesbian Batwoman. Read all about the Elegy Deluxe Edition GN at OneMetal. Here’s a snippet:
Another masked redhead swings into Gotham’s troubled heart, declaring war against its criminal infestation. A mighty symbol emblazoned on her costume, the new Batwoman fills the city’s streets with more than nervous electricity: She sparks a little controversy, as well.
Greg Rucka has handled lesbian issues before, particularly with DC’s own series Gotham Central, and now he’s back steering the army brat Kate Kane through tumultuous relationships and putting her in the thick of Gotham’s miscreant welcome brigade. Kane, military cadet turned superhero, faces the city’s second most famous Lewis Carroll nut, the cult leader “Alice” whose religious ties nearly cost Kane her life once before. The lavishly dressed villain converses purely in rhyme, and the High Madame oversees the thirteen covens with merciless, sadistic attention. Kane’s vengeful strike against Alice’s latest homestead attracts the interference of the cult’s supernatural sect, shape-shifters known as the True Believers. When the fight escalates, taking to the skies, Kane learns a secret that disrupts her moral compass and awakens unhappy family memories.
What do you think of Kate Kane?