Batman Voice Actor Thanks Fans For Supporting His DC Pride Story

Voice actor Kevin Conroy penned an excellent autobiographical tale in DC’s Pride anthology.

Kevin Conroy, known to many as the voice of Batman/Bruce Wayne in the classic Batman: The Animated Series, has thanked his fans for their ongoing support. The voice actor recently penned a story in DC Pride 2022, DC Comics’ non-annual anthology for Pride Month. The story was called “Finding Batman” and comes at the end of the anthology.

The story is autobiographical, detailing Conroy’s early life, from being a closeted gay boy growing up in a Catholic household to his early years as an actor. The story talks about keeping his private life away from his professional one and the loss of friends and mentors during the AIDS crisis. It’s frankly heartbreaking and real.

It also highlights when Conroy got the opportunity to play the lead role in Batman: The Animated Series. Conroy explains that he brought himself to the role, relating to the dual identities of Bruce Wayne and the trauma the character had to undergo before he became Batman. It’s the story of how he leaned on his past to truly become Batman for generations of folks.

“Finding Batman” is a fantastic story to end the anthology on, moving a bit away from the fictional to the real. The story was written by Conroy, drawn and colored by J. Bone, and lettered by Aditya Bidikar. The editor was Jessica Chen and the adaptation editor was Arianna Turturro.

In a video on Twitter today, Conroy thanked the outpouring of support for the story. “I just wanted to take a second to thank all of you for the reactions I’ve been getting to the story that I wrote for DC Pride,” he said. “It’s been overwhelming and it is so appreciated. Whenever you share something that personal, you risk. And you all made that risk so worthwhile.”

For many fans, this was the first time they’d heard that Conroy was gay. The actor has been a big part of the DC universe for years, voicing Batman in not only the original animated series, but also Batman Beyond, Justice League, Batman: Gotham Knight, Batman: Assault on Arkham, and many of the other DC Universe Animated films. He was also the voice of Batman in Rocksteady’s Arkham trilogy and most recently in Multiversus, the Warner Bros fighting game.

DC Pride 2022 is available on Amazon Kindle/Comixology, Apple iBooks, Google Books, or in stores at comic shops this week. The book costs $9.99 for a total of 104 pages.