Batman is gay and that's the reason people like it. Or at least that is what Grant Morrison, superstar comic book writer, shared with Playboy during an exclusive interview.

The 52-year-old Scottish comic book writer is known for his successful runs on titles such as The Invisibles, New X-Men, Fantastic Four, All-Star Superman and Batman.

Morrison, who is set to launch the new Batman Incorporated comic series, told Playboy that “Gayness is built into Batman.”

“Batman is very, very gay. There's just no denying it. Obviously as a fictional character he's intended to be heterosexual, but the basis of the whole concept is utterly gay. I think that's why people like it. All these women fancy him and they all wear fetish clothes and jump around rooftops to get him. He doesn't care. He doesn't care – he's more interested in hanging out with the old guy and the kid.”

Morrison called Batman a “sexual deviant.”

“I got interested in the class element of Batman: He's a rich man who beats up poor people. It's quite a bizarre mission to go out at night dressed as a bat and punch the hell out of junkies. And then he goes home and lives in this mansion. There's an aspirational quality to him – he's an outlaw and he can buy anything. He has a new Batmobile every movie. He's very plutonian in the sense that he's wealthy and also in the sense that he's sexually deviant.”