"Batwoman" #17 Puts Marriage Equality in the Spotlight
Amid the backlash over DC Comics' decision to hire author Orson Scott Card, an outspoken opponent of same-sex marriage, to contribute to its "Adventures of Superman" anthology, the latest issue of "Batwoman" introduces an unexpected plot twist: a proposal.
"Batwoman" #17, by J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman and Dave Stewart, concludes the Medusa story arc with Batwoman, Wonder Woman and Hawkfire (Bette Kane) victorious, and Kate Kane revealing her identity to Maggie Sawyer, whom she's been dating. Before the Gotham City police captain can react, Batwoman says, "Marry me, Mags," and kisses her.