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March 15, 2010

Batwoman Run In Detective Comics Wins GLAAD Media Award Against Limited Competition


Greg Rucka and JH Williams III are formidable comics creators and their run of Batwoman adventures in the comic book Detective Comics demands to be taken seriously. Moreover, having a character with the word "Bat" in it and making that character gay has brought with it a lot of a certain kind of attention that simply wouldn't be there for a new character in some translated manga or an indy-alt comic of note. That said, that run of comics winning a GLAAD Media Award gets cut into a bit by the fact that those awards seem to by default define comics expression as mainstream genre books that work against some sort of pop-culture expectations, expectations that may be more shameful for their existence than the publication of countervailing examples is brave.
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