What I’m about to discuss is the type of thing you don a full-body hazmat suit for (I kid, I kid … maybe), and that is far from restricted to games and gaming as an issue. However, it’s such a big topic that I could easily lose the discussion for the sake of the examples, so – on with the show!
Although I will mention this show because it kind of crystallizes a lot of the complaints versus reality of queer content being inherently inappropriate for children/children’s programming and het content being viewed as so neutral the people complaining about queer content don’t even notice it’s there.
Not that I think any of the relationships and interactions on Steven Universe are inappropriate for younger viewers, but the only pair we see get up close and … fluid swapping is the m/f pairing of Lars and Sadie. Although Sapphire apparently does kiss away one of the tears on Ruby’s cheek earlier in their dance.
This issue marks the start of Catwoman Year Two, which I can say … is at least not as bad as Her Sister’s Keeper.
Seriously. This issue implies that Catwoman gets the idea for wearing a purple costume from the Joker. And has her let the Joker, Two–Face, and Penguin out of prison. Just to distract Batman so she can pull off a heist.
In case you missed it, Catwoman finally got her own A Celebration of 75 Years hardcover collection. And it is very possible you indeed missed it. I could (rather rightly) blame life circumstances for my missing the book’s release date, but in the course of trying to track down a table of contents to sate my curiosity (and then to write this when I found out a certain comic was included) I found more people surprised to hear that she had one and that it was already out than information on the book’s contents.
This … may speak to the amount of care and effort that went into curating the collection and to promoting its release, even given the spotty nature of collections in general. And it may make it not all that surprising that I have to give a content warning. Over a celebration/best of collection. So, discussion of the selections for the collection under the cut and warning for rape/rape aftermath and domestic violence. And general whorephobia and terrible narrative treatment of women.
But mostly warning for the cover and first page of the issue they picked to kick off the post-Crisis, pre-New52 section of the collection/continuity.