She’s got nine lives, two preferred sexes, and LOTS of issues!
Batman’s sometimes archenemy/sometimes leading lady has officially come out of the closet — and not to steal your pearl dress either!
In Catwoman #39, Selina Kyle officially came out as bisexual, sharing a kiss with ingenue and fledgling femme fatale Eiko!
See the moment after the big reveal (below)!
Selina is the one NOT in the Catwoman costume — Eiko has taken up the mantle as the next Catwoman.
And if you think that means Selina is hot for herself, well DUH! Like she NEEDS to wear latex to burgle. LOLz!
Catwoman writer Genevieve Valentine confirmed the coming-out party on her blog, writing:
“When I was first plotting out what I expected to be a six-issue arc, there were a few emotional beats I considered indispensable…
And one was establishing Selina as canon bisexual.
She’s flirted around it ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ often quite literally ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ for years now; for me, this wasn’t a revelation so much as a confirmation.”
But Valentine wants fans to know this doesn’t mean Catwoman and Batman are through. She writes:
“While I don’t want to spoil what can’t yet be spoiled, please be assured that Selina’s longstanding connection to Batman has not been forgotten; that is not how bisexuality (or humanity) works. Selina doesn’t care easily, but when she does care it strikes deep, and there will be plenty of that coming up.”
This is a bold move in the not-always-LGBT-friendly DC Comics — in 2013, they cancelled plans to have confirmed lesbian Batwoman marry her partner, causing the creative team to quit entirely.
Obvi Catwoman isn’t the marrying type, but for now we’re just happy to hear they’re making progress!