Niglet, I come from a place of experience here. Just because I didn't go through it, doesn't negate that I had buddies that were gay and knew others that were lesbian.
The cases in which people got in trouble for it were further and fewer between than not, especially as we got closer to 2010, and especially after 9/11.
So yes, It is immensely forced to have Batwoman be discharged for her fucking lesbian bullshit.
And before you start making all kinds of dumbshit assumptions of my character. I don't have a problem with characters being gay, but do it in a way that's tasteful. You don't need to be persecuted to be seen as an effective homosexual in media.
You don't HAVE to be marginalized to be something other than white to stand out as a character of color.>>110635770
Comic "sales" are a misnomer and are not indicative of the consumer-base because the sales numbers are based on brick and mortar single-issue stock-buy as opposed to consumer-sales.
This is one of the biggest reasons behind brick and mortar stores dying, due to them being considered the customer. Distribution of IDW, Image, Dark Horse, Marvel and DC is done through Diamond Comic Distributors.
So this little sales chart you're posting is less sales and more how many people from a brick and mortar bought a bunch of issues thinking it would be good, or being fucked by Diamond and being told she would be the next big thing and urging them to buy shitloads.
So Batwoman sold =/= how popular she is.