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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, Batwoman, Batgirl, and Bat-Mite, 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.