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Another Iconic DC Comics Superhero Just Came Out

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Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy are together, the new Superman and Robin are both bisexual, and this other iconic DC superhero just came out — it's a good time to be a queer DC Comics fan!

In the latest issues of Harley Quinn: The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour (based on the HBO animated series), legendary superhero and Justice League member Vixen has come out, and is currently dating a beautiful woman named Elle.

Harley Quinn: The Animated Series: The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour

The series is created by Tee Franklin, Matt Sarin, and Marissa Louise, and follows Harley and Ivy on their whirlwind honeymoon after the events of the Harley Quinn season 2 finale when Ivy left her fiancé Kite Man for Harley.

Vixen was first shown to be gay a few issues ago in Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour #4, when she stepped into a limousine with her girlfriend Elle, and channeled the powers of the giraffe – and it’s 21-inch tongue – while quoting Beyoncé and saying “driver, roll up the partition please.” (Excuse me!!!)

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Now, in the sixth, and final issue of the mini-series, Vixen and Elle are back helping Ivy rescue Harley after she’s kidnapped by the supervillian Mephitic. At first, Vixen is reluctant to help Ivy, seeing as the two have had their fair share of fights in the past. But when Elle learns that Harley has been kidnapped, she convinces her girlfriend to help.

When Ivy is taken up to Vixen and Elle’s apartment, she sees the two lovingly interacting, showing her that love is possible, even for her. “The dynamic of their relationship seems so loving, fun, and non-toxic,” she thinks, “And after everything Harley and I have been through, we both need and deserve that I have to change my ways and open up more.”

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The couple is also significant in that it shows two queer Black women in love. Unfortunately, relationships between two Black women are pretty rare in media, and so it’s great to see another one. Hopefully the two will show up on the Harley Quinn TV show soon. Elle also is disabled, having one leg and using crutches, bringing even more representation.

Vixen isn’t the only iconic DC superhero to come out recently. Last August, the Tim Drake version of Robin came out as bisexual and asked out his friend Tim, and the two went on a date.

Additionally, Clark Kent's son Jonathan Kent, who is Superman in the comic Superman: Son of Kal-El, also came out as bisexual and is now dating the male reporter Jay Nakamura.

Even Wonder Woman and Supergirl got in on the queer action in an Elseworlds title, Dark Knights of Steel, which imagines DC heroes in a medieval setting. The two powerful women are a couple in that series.

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