Caped Crusaders

Is coming out as gay easier if you have a mask and superheroic strength? Just ask Batwoman. DC Comics is making her a lesbian in a new serial. The goal: to increase DC characters' "overall diversity," says company veep Dan Didio. Batwoman is not alone in being a member of the League of Social Justice. A host of fictional heroes are emerging to fight for real-world causes.

BYE-BYE, POPEYE Bill Clinton teamed up last year with SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer to promote children's fitness and nutrition--and to get kids to eat their veggies.

NO JOKER In Frank Miller's upcoming Holy...

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