The superhero world mourns the loss of Kevin Conroy, the prolific voice actor considered by many to be the quintessential voice of Batman, who passed away this week at age 66. In addition to a pioneering career in animation, live-action and video games, Conroy made his debut as a comic book writer earlier this year via DC Pride 2022. The 100-page anthology highlights many of DC’s LGBTQ+ characters and creators, and this year’s episode concluded with “Finding Batman,” a story written by Conroy with art by J. Bone and lettering by Aditya Bidikar.
After Conroy’s passing, DC has made it easier than ever for fans to read (or re-read) “Finding Batman”, making the entire DC Pride 2022 anthology available for free through the DC Universe Infinite app. As DC’s website readsthe story is made available “in tribute to his impact on all of us.”
What is Kevin Conroy’s? DC Pride story about?
“Finding Batman” Tells How Conroy Rolled In Batman: the animated series intersect with his personal experience as a gay man, amid the trauma of the AIDS epidemic. As Conroy shared on social media after the release of DC Pride earlier this year, he was blown away by the “extraordinary” positive response surrounding the story.
“Hi, this is Kevin Conroy. I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all for the responses I’ve gotten to the story I’ve written for DC Pride‘ said Conroy. “It’s been overwhelming and it’s so appreciated. You know, when you share something personal, you risk, and you all made that risk so worth it because the support and appreciation has been extraordinary. I just wanted to make sure you knew that. I also wanted to take a moment to thank the people at DC who contributed to this. J. Bone, Arianna Turturro, Jessica Chen and Aditya Bikar. They were so supportive and helpful. But again, never underestimate how much I appreciate you all and what you give me in return for my performances. It means the world to me. Be careful.”
Our thoughts are with Conroy’s family, friends and fans at this time. May he rest in peace.
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