Sometimes a social issue overrides spoiler warnings. Headlines across the web have announced the news: In Batwoman #17, which came out yesterday, the superhero proposed to her girlfriend. It's a first for DC comics. But is this too little, too late for the company that has outraged fans by hiring anti-gay activist Orson Scott Card as a writer?
Kate Kane, wearing her Batwoman costume, proposed to her long-time girlfriend Maggie Sawyer in the issue's final panel. It was a sweet moment, and one that finally catches DC up to Marvel (whose superhero Northstar married his beau in May of 2012) and Archie (whose character Kevin Keller married his boyfriend even earlier, in March).