This proposal is terrible, Bruce.
Looks like the ultimate brooding loner is looking to settle down.
Batman #24, out today, features Batman proposing to his longtime on-again,off-again love interest Catwoman. Fun! But honestly? She can do better.
This isn’t the first time these two, known as Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle outside of spandex, have gotten engaged. In their 75+ year relationship, versions of the characters have flirted, dated, had rooftop sex, gotten married, and even had a daughter together.
But there’s a reason these two haven’t stayed together, besides the ever-changing status of comic book continuity. Batman would be a terrible spouse! He’s got anger problems, trust issues, and his man-cave is bigger than his mansion. We all have our fantasies, but tall, dark knight and handsome probably doesn’t make the best husband material.
Whether you’re excited for these impending Bat/Cat nuptials or not, I wouldn’t get too attached to the pairing. Comic characters are known to change relationship statuses faster than teens on a soap opera, so this engagement may be short lived.
Though if you’re looking for a short-lived romance, Catwoman, might I make a timely suggestion? Selina Kyle has been canonically bisexual since 2015. Wonder Woman came out in the comics as bisexual last year. Happy Pride month, fanfic writers!