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Old 06-01-2006, 04:00 PM
Batwoman reintroduced as a lesbian

By LARRY McSHANE, Associated Press Writer
Wed May 31, 6:12 PM ET



NEW YORK - Years after she first emerged from the Batcave, Batwoman is coming out of the closet. DC Comics is resurrecting the classic comic book character as a lesbian, unveiling the new Batwoman in July as part of an ongoing weekly series that began this year.

The 5-foot-10 superhero comes with flowing red hair, knee-high red boots with spiked heels, and a form-fitting black outfit.

"We decided to give her a different point of view," explained Dan DiDio, vice president and executive editor at DC. "We wanted to make her a more unique personality than others in the Bat-family. That's one of the reasons we went in this direction."

The original Batwoman was started in 1956, and killed off in 1979. The new character will share the same name as her original alter ego, Kathy Kane. And the new Batwoman arrives with ties to others in the Gotham City world.

"She's a socialite from Gotham high society," DiDio said. "She has some past connection with Bruce Wayne. And she's also had a past love affair with one of our lead characters, Renee Montoya."

Montoya, in the "52" comic book series, is a former police detective. Wayne, of course, is Batman's true identity but he has disappeared, along with Superman and Wonder Woman, leaving Gotham a more dangerous place.

The "52" series is a collaboration of four acclaimed writers, with one episode per week for one year. The comics will introduce other diverse characters as the story plays out.

"This is not just about having a gay character," DiDio said. "We're trying for overall diversity in the DC universe. We have strong African-American, Hispanic and Asian characters. We're trying to get a better cross-section of our readership and the world."

The outing of Batwoman created a furor of opinions on Web sites devoted to DC Comics. Opinions ranged from outrage to approval. Others took a more tongue-in-cheek approach to the announcement.

"Wouldn't ugly people as heroes be more groundbreaking?" asked one poster. "You know, 200-pound woman, man with horseshoe hair loss pattern, people with cold sores, etc.?"

DiDio asked that people wait until the new Batwoman's appearance in the series before they pass judgment.

"You know what? Judge us by the story and character we create," he said. "We are confident that we are telling a great story with a strong, complex character."

DiDio spent most of the morning fielding phone calls from media intrigued by the Batwoman reinvention.

"It's kind of weird," he said. "We had a feeling it would attract some attention, but we're a little surprised it did this much."




Hmm..interesting
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Old 06-01-2006, 04:32 PM
*KACHING!*


sooo I assume its gonna be PG-13 where they innuendoly flirt w/ each other?

Now if its was an RRRRRRRRR think that scene in Femme Fatale in the bathroom. Now thats HOT LESBIAN SCENE
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Old 06-01-2006, 10:09 PM
A lesbian huh? Sounds like they are trying to appeal (even moreso) to the horny male crowd.
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Old 06-03-2006, 10:03 AM

The point of DC and the whole Batwoman/lesbian angle is to show that the DC universe is becoming more diversified. However, from all the promotion I have seen pertaining to this, I have to say that I sincerely hope the new Batwoman isnt defined by her sexual preference.

And remember kids, this is Batwoman (kathy kane) we are talking about. Not Batgirl (Barbara Gordon).

There seems to be some confusion with this I believe.
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Old 06-03-2006, 12:52 PM
Just as long as I don't have to read "I'm the goddamn Batwoman."
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Old 06-05-2006, 01:25 PM
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Originally posted by Tyler_Durden_208
Just as long as I don't have to read "I'm the goddamn Batwoman."
"Are you retarded? Don't you know who I am?!"
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Old 06-05-2006, 08:58 PM
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Originally posted by Patrick Bateman
The point of DC and the whole Batwoman/lesbian angle is to show that the DC universe is becoming more diversified. However, from all the promotion I have seen pertaining to this, I have to say that I sincerely hope the new Batwoman isnt defined by her sexual preference.
I don't think DC is doing that at all. It seems that every news organization that's reporting on this are the ones making a big deal.
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Old 06-05-2006, 10:31 PM
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Originally posted by Patrick Bateman
The point of DC and the whole Batwoman/lesbian angle is to show that the DC universe is becoming more diversified. However, from all the promotion I have seen pertaining to this, I have to say that I sincerely hope the new Batwoman isnt defined by her sexual preference.

And remember kids, this is Batwoman (kathy kane) we are talking about. Not Batgirl (Barbara Gordon).

There seems to be some confusion with this I believe.

WAIT WAIT WAIT. HOLD THE PRESS!!!!!

If Batwoman is a lesbian how did she and Batman make Batgirl!?!?!?
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Old 06-05-2006, 11:31 PM
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Originally posted by jolanar
WAIT WAIT WAIT. HOLD THE PRESS!!!!!

If Batwoman is a lesbian how did she and Batman make Batgirl!?!?!?
Robin.

Oh no, wait.
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Old 06-06-2006, 07:22 AM

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Originally posted by Badbird
I don't think DC is doing that at all. It seems that every news organization that's reporting on this are the ones making a big deal.
It's no secret that DC is now making a solid attempt to appeal more to minorities. Now if this will actually work is the question. You are correct on news organizations making this a much bigger deal than it honestly should be. But again, I believe some of the reason why is because there are some people thinking this Batwoman is actually Batgirl. As I've stated in my previous post.

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Originally posted by jolanar
WAIT WAIT WAIT. HOLD THE PRESS!!!!!

If Batwoman is a lesbian how did she and Batman make Batgirl!?!?!?
NEWSFLASH! ... or should I say ... NEWSARAMA!!!

Please consider that this was an article that was written before the recent announcement, but hopefully it will shed some light and explain a few things.
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Old 06-09-2006, 11:34 PM
Niiiiice,

Let's get an R-Rated film adaptation underway with Elisha Cuthbert as Batwoman!!

AROOOO!!!
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