DC pays tribute to Kevin Conroy by releasing his heartbreaking story ‘Finding Batman’ for free as the late actor becomes a beacon of hope for LGBTQ+ fans

Kevin Conroy’s passing has taken the world by sudden surprise as the iconic actor and voice actor succumbed after his battle with cancer at the age of 66. His role as Batman was one that will always be remembered when he brought the caped crusader to life in 1992. Batman: The Animated Series.

Kevin Conroy
Kevin Conroy with a life-size Batman cutout.

It was just the beginning of the actor’s formidable career and to honor him, DC has made his comedic work, Finding Batman free for all fans to be mesmerized. The comic has spoken a lot, ranging from his struggles as an actor to finally becoming the hooded hero. His fans are all mourning his loss, however, this DC move gave audiences a taste of what it was like to be Kevin Conroy.

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Kevin Conroy’s Legacy He Left Behind

Finding Batman talked about Kevin Conroy’s life before and after he became Batman. From being a gay actor in Hollywood to having an alcoholic father and a schizophrenic brother. The comic is about his journey as a closeted actor and the homophobia he had to deal with. November 10, 2022 became a tough day for fans around the world as Kevin Conroy was no longer a part of this world.

Kevin Conroy at Comic-Con

His journey from Batman: The Animated Series was the start of it all, with him going on to voice the character for various other shows, as well as portraying Batman from a different universe in batman for the CW’s crossover event for the Arrowverse. Conroy as Batman was a household name as he not only became a fan favorite but also brought great success to the series.

His acting career had already started before he became the iconic character. lolita on Broadway was his very first step into acting, which would then go on to several other shows where he became a part of Hollywood.

Kevin Conroy

The comic itself is part of DC’s Pride initiative for 2022, where they released many works by various actors, voice actors, artists, and writers who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community and wanted to share the stories of their journeys. Among them were creators such as Devin Grayson, Alyssa Wong and Travis G. Moore. It also featured several DC characters, such as Poison Ivy, Jon Kent, Harley Quinn, Dreamer, and Batwoman.

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Jon Kent’s coming out story has inspired fans around the world

Jon Kent’s story release was one that held the hearts of many fans all along. Jon Kent was seen kissing Jay Nakamura in a comic book issue in 2021. Superman, the character is a symbol of hope, and to see him come out in such a fascinating way, he became the hope many people from the LGBTQIA+ community.

Jon Kent and Jay Nakamura in the comics

“It was an opportunity to do something different, something never seen before. And that this Superman represents people who have never been represented before and couldn’t see themselves in Superman.

A different perspective for Jon, who would be like his father, Kal-el, DC decided to make some changes to the character, and National Release Day became the beginning of Jon Kent’s story.

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