Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Renee Montoya in DC Comics

Police Officer renee Montoya fan art
BTAS 33 - Officer Montoya
by ~basement24
  There are increasing numbers of token and mainstream gay characters in Marvel and DC Comics, but one of my favourites is Renee Montoya.

Renee Montoya is a Latino police officer, from a small religious family (her parents own a small store, her younger brother is becoming a firefighter). She's a very good cop, she's tough, she's smart and she's gay.

Renee becomes the girlfriend of the other central lesbian character - Kate Kane, a.k.a Batwoman (who is also getting her own series soon). So yes, lesbian kisses and strong female characters abound.

52 Week Eleven (11) (DC Comics)
52 Week Eleven (11)
(DC Comics)
Renee Montoya as The Question
Renee Montoya as The Question
by *OtisFrampton 
 She's also one of the main characters in several different graphic novels from DC Comics, in Gotham Central, 52, Detective Comics, One Year Later, Final Crisis and Blackest Night (so far). Most of her stories are written by one or both of Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker.

She was also a supporting character in several previous Batman-related story lines, although her sexuality wasn't mentioned. She was originally created for Batman: The Animated Series and was voiced by Ingrid Oliu (season one) and Liane Schirmer (season two).
Renee Montoya in
Batman: The Animated Series 

And to round out this entry, have some fan art of Renee Montoya with Batwoman from some DeviantART artists with very good taste.
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