Catwoman Comes Out: She's Bisexual

DC Comics character kisses another woman in latest issue
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2015 7:27 PM CST
Catwoman Comes Out: She's Bisexual
Eartha Kitt poses in character as Catwoman for the television show "Batman" in this 1967 file photo.   (AP Photo/File)

The new issue of Catwoman features a noteworthy kiss—between Catwoman herself and another woman, notes the Hollywood Reporter. And though it may not come has a huge surprise to longtime fans of the DC Comics character, it's the first real proof that Catwoman, aka Selina Kyle, is bisexual. That's no mere reading between the lines: The comic's author, Genevieve Valentine, writes that the issue does, in fact, establish Selina as a "canon bisexual" on her blog. "She's flirted around it—often quite literally—for years now. For me, this wasn’t a revelation so much as a confirmation.”

Valentine also knows that fans might be wondering how a certain caped crusader fits into all this. Not to worry: "Please be assured that Selina’s longstanding connection to Batman has not been forgotten; that is not how bisexuality (or humanity) works." At io9, what blogger Rob Bricken likes most about the revelation is how DC Comics announced it, "which is to say, not at all." No press release, no fanfare. "By not making a big deal about Catwoman's sexuality, they're sending the unspoken message that this is actually a normal thing to be, and that's exactly what they should be doing." (The Green Lantern previously was revealed to be gay.)

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