Detective Comics Wins GLAAD Media Award

Posted: March 15, 2010 in DC Comics, Life, News
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From DC’s The Source:

This past Saturday, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation took a moment to honor writer Greg Rucka and artists J.H. Williams III and Cully Hamner’s work on DETECTIVE COMICS’ Batwoman by naming the book the year’s “Outstanding Comic Book” at their 21st Media Awards, held in New York City.

A description of the awards, from the GLAAD site: “The GLAAD Media Awards elevate and promote fair, accurate and inclusive stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, people and allies that have increased awareness, understanding and respect for the lives of LGBT people. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD’s work to amplify stories of LGBT people and issues that build support for equality.”

I have a feeling that this will be the first of many awards this year for the Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III run on Detective Comics. Congratulations to everyone who was involved with the production of this title. Other titles up for the award included X-Factor, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Secret Six, and Madame Xanadu.

J.

GLAAD honors DETECTIVE COMICS as Outstanding Comic Book/The Source

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Comments
  1. generaldark says:

    i am glaad to hear this!

    • Chris says:

      LOL. This is cool I guess. It’s just a shame that the homosexual themes (which there really wasn’t a lot of!) put so many other groups off the book due to prejudices, naivety, or plain stupidity.

  2. This is great news!!!

    I personally don’t understand why people won’t buy Detective Comics because there is a lesbian character in it. I do not agree with same-sex relationships/marriages but I don’t let my belief get in the way of my enjoyment of the book.

    Anyway congrats Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III! I hope this series wins more awards.

  3. Deemar says:

    Congrats to Rucka, JH and Cully

    Rucka is on the up swing

  4. Morlock50 says:

    The first of many awards, hopefully.

  5. Smallmaniac says:

    The hardcover is coming out in June.
    http://dccomics.com/dcu/comics/?cm=14533

  6. Dan Griffin says:

    A Ton of Fanboys are displeased by this one.

    Some saying Dark Avengers should have won for Hand being a lesbo.

    While others say both Batwoman and The Question are a disgrace to comics and should be killed off.

    Me, i’m quite happy this won.

  7. Pobra says:

    I don’t get this hang up on a characters sexual orientation. If the book is good, buy it, if it sucks, don’t. What difference does it make if the lead character “fancies other girls”. This book is extremely good, so can we all just collectively grow up and start to progress our society towards something better. People need to stop judging and hating things that they don’t understand. This is great news. Good for Rucka and Williams.

    • Morlock50 says:

      Agreed. Anybody who refused to buy this book simply because the lead character was gay really missed out on a quality comic. Their loss.

  8. kurumais says:

    well a book by the one of the big two starring two lesbians it damn well should have one

    btw doesnt gotham have a large proportion of dcu lesbians? its like the park slope of the DCU
    ( question isnt in gotham currently but she from gotham so i includre her)

  9. Mattcd42 says:

    My hope is that this can be a beacon for bigger companies like DC and Marvel to say that taking a little bit of heat for a quality book is worthwhile. That subject matter should matter as much as how the subject is handled, and that for any controversial topic there will always be polarizing parties, but that continued sales and accolades are worth the trouble such a book can cause.

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