Thursday, February 4, 2016

Reason why "Batwoman" Comics Was Cancelled

Do you know why the modern incarnation of Batwoman was cancelled last March 2015? The reason was simple, she was portrayed as a lesbian and nobody is buying a comic book that feature an unnatural behavior.

The identity of Batwoman is actually shared by two heroines in mainstream DC publications; both women are named Katherine Kane, with the original straight and normal Batwoman commonly referred to by her nickname Kathy and the modern abnormal incarnation going by the name Kate.

Batwoman was created by Bob Kane and Sheldon Moldoff with writer Edmond Hamilton under the direction of editor Jack Schiff, as part of plans to expand Batman's cast of supporting characters. Batwoman began appearing in DC Comics stories beginning with Detective Comics #233 (1956), in which she was introduced as a love interest for Batman.

When Julius Schwartz became editor of the Batman-related comic books in 1964, he removed non-essential characters including Batwoman, Bat-Girl, Bat-Mite, and Bat-Hound. Later, the 1985 limited series "Crisis on Infinite Earths" retroactively established that Batwoman had never existed, though her alter ego Kathy Kane continued to be referred to occasionally.

After a long hiatus, Batwoman was reintroduced to DC continuity in 2006 in the seventh week of the publisher's year-long "52" weekly comic book. Reintroduced as Kate Kane, the modern Batwoman began operating in Gotham City in Batman's absence following the events of the company-wide crossover "Infinite Crisis" (2005).

The modern Batwoman is written as being of Jewish descent and as a lesbian in an effort by DC editorial staff to diversify its publications and better connect to modern-day readership. Described as the highest-profile gay superhero to appear in stories published by DC, Batwoman's sexual orientation drew wide media attention following her reintroduction, as well as criticism from the general public.

In December 2014, it was announced that the series would be cancelled in March at issue forty, along with twelve other series.

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