- Category: Entertainment
- Published on Sunday, 29 April 2012 14:47
- Written by Lara Landis
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Comic book fans were greeted to yet another discussion of Batman’s sexuality. Although the Caped Crusader remains firmly heterosexual in canon, there are many homoerotic overtones to almost every comic book. DC writers dealing with Gotham City have not shied away from homoeroticism. Catwoman and Batwoman have been portrayed as Lesbians in the DC universe. The Lesbian Catwoman is not the same villainess who has had the relationship with Bruce Wayne.
Internet comic book wars have attracted attention before. AThe latest round was touched off by the Whatculture.com blog. Several of Batman’s defenders have declared Gotham’s Dark Knight to be Asexual.
Arguing over comic book superheroes may be a popular pastime of geeks and nerds, but it yields little results. Batman does not choose to have a long-term relationship. Bruce Wayne’s play boy persona probably has no problem locating potential bed partners.
Comic book writers and artists have chosen not to show Batman’s sexuality over the years. The days of comics being perceived as solely a children’s market are gone, but the writers and artists keep the material they display suitable for children, unless a comic is specifically marketed for the over eighteen crowd.
Asexuals, oddly enough, have not latched onto any superhero. Few characters in the Marvel, DC or Image universes fit the definition of Asexuality. Characters who actually do not experience sexual attraction are often aliens or robots. Of course, there is one alien who is a noted exception to this otherwise infallible rule.