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DC Comics announce more queer female superheroes, but this time they’re queer together

After confirming Wonder Woman is not straight, DC Comics have announced two other female characters who are not only queer, but are in a relationship with each other.

In DC’s Bombshell comic series, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy are definitely a couple and their relationship will be a pivotal focus in an upcoming chapter.

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In a move that is unsurprising to some but controversial to many, DC Comics announced via Twitter that Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy are officially a couple in the Bombshells comics series.

DC’s Bombshells comic series re-imagines female superheroes on the front-line fighting World War II with leading ladies Batwoman, Wonder Woman and Supergirl.

The announcement is a shock to some fans but completely expected by others. The superhero duo have been acquainted since the 1990’s Batman: The Animated Series. Since then they have had a flirty relationship depicted in the comics which have kept readers guessing. In last year’s Bombshells #42 the anti-heroes shared a passionate kiss which stimulated even more interest in their relationship.

DC comic fans showed their divided opinions on Twitter – does their relationship align with their back story? Are DC Comics utilising the ‘sex sells’ tactic?

The Advocate shared some preview pages of #79 as well as a link to download the digital copy.

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January 24, 2017