- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 1, 2015

Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, has been revealed as bisexual in the newest DC Comics issue.

Catwoman, who has been romantically entwined with Batman since her first appearance 75 years ago, kisses a female character called Eiko Hasigawa in this week’s “Catwoman” Issue #39.

Comic book writer Genevieve Valentine penned a blog post explaining that Selina’s character has “flirted around” with bisexuality for years.

“For me, this wasn’t a revelation so much as a confirmation,” she wrote. “Please be assured that Selina’s longstanding connection to Batman has not been forgotten; that is not how bisexuality (or humanity) works.”

“Eiko seemed like the right person: intelligent, driven, in that uncanny valley of Almost Catwoman, and knows enough about Selina that their honesty has become something of a shelter in a situation that’s getting increasingly dishonest for everybody involved,” Ms. Valentine wrote. “Was it a surprise for them? In terms of their sexualities, not particularly; certainly it’s no surprise to Selina that she has an attraction to a woman. Is this particular kiss a surprise? It’s definitely surprising; this is the very last thing you’re supposed to be getting into on the brink of war, and they both know it.”

Catwoman was awarded in 2004 with a GLAAD media award for its portrayal of the openly gay character Holly Robinson, CNN reported.

Her bisexual storyline comes eight years after Batwoman was reintroduced as a lesbian character.

In 2012, the Green Lantern was reinvented as gay, and Marvel’s Northstar, a member of the X-Men, married his gay partner in 2012, the BBC reported.

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