Can't wait for her sidekick, Bat-Dildo
"Comic book heroine Batwoman
is to make a comeback as a 'lipstick lesbian' who moonlights as a crime fighter, a DC Comics spokesman has confirmed. Batwoman - real name Kathy Kane - will appear in 52, a year-long DC Comics
publication that began this month," it sez here.
"In her latest incarnation, she is a rich socialite who has a romantic history with another 52 character, ex-police detective Renee Montoya.... The series is set in a world in which established superheroes Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman
do not play a part."
Batwoman was "born" in 1956, and killed off in 1979.
From The World Encyclopedia of Comics
: "But during the middle 1950s, many of the original creators [of Batman] left the strip and this ushered in a low-point in the Batman
feature. Saddled with new and outlandish characters like Bathound,
and crippled by poor science-fiction scripts about monsters, robots, aliens, time travel and crackpots, Batman quickly slumped in sales and popularity."
Well then, Batwoman sure sounds like a winner!
A bunch of DC characters have also been reinvented. The white Blue Beetle
is now Mexican; Firestorm
is black; The Atom
is Asian. Who the heck are they, you ask? Well, it's not like Supes
can go black. That's a major character, mon. People would notice.