DC Comics has flirted with the idea of Catwoman Selina Kyle being bisexual for many years now, with small teases and suggestions, but the latest issue confirms without a doubt that the much loved anti-hero thief is indeed a lover of both men and women.
In the latest run of the popular comic book series Selina Kyle has moved away from her costumed identity of Catwoman and has taken up a position as a mob boss. With the Catwoman role vacant rival mob family member Eiko Hasigawa steps in to fill the void.
With Selina and the Hasigawa family on he verge of all out mob war readers might have been surprised when she and Eiko shared a tender kiss on a rooftop.
The writer, Genevieve Valentine, shared some thought on the choice to have the lesbian kiss on her blog;
‘She’s flirted around it – often quite literally – for years now; for me, this wasn’t a revelation so much as a confirmation. Was it a surprise for them? In terms of their sexualities, not particularly, certainly it’s no surprise to Selina that she has a 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. But this isn’t the first intense moment between them.’
‘While I don’t want to spoil what can’t yet be spoiled, please be assured that Selinas long standing 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.’
While some people are calling the kiss a ‘grab for attention’ from DC, many fans of the series and the character feel that it fits perfectly into the series and a character history that has long been suggested at.