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    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."
    "Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.” -- Gen. George S. Patton

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    Wow... There hasn't been a batwoman since 1979?
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod
    NEW YORK — Years after she first emerged from the Batcave, Batwoman is coming out of the closet.
    a lesbian batcave???
    A little more volume in the headphones please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InTheBeginning
    a lesbian batcave???
    Her batcave is closed to "The Batman".
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    Anxiously awaiting the movie adaptation!

    So who would play Batwoman, and who would play her girlfriend?
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    For Batwoman, Angie Everhart.



    Her partner? Jessica Alba comes to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking
    For Batwoman, Angie Everhart.



    Her partner? Jessica Alba comes to mind.

    if so, it'll be the highest grossing movie of all time.
    Im getting in line for tix now and pre-ordering my dvd...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jd5150
    Anxiously awaiting the movie adaptation!
    Brokebat Mountain.

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    Im thinkin Halle Berry and Jessica Alba
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    File this under

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junior
    Brokebat Mountain.
    I was thinking Brokeback Batcave myself.
    A little more volume in the headphones please.

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    does batwoman get to intetogate the woman prisoner..

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    I like her being lesbo....I'm picturing her speaking with a heavy Russian accent.....

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    Also introduced is a new bad guy, er...girl - um, guy called "The Licker", to be played by Sandra Bernhard...

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007
    Also introduced is a new bad guy, er...girl - um, guy called "The Licker", to be played by Sandra Bernhard...
    I love the concept...but the actress...well, you're runining it for me!!!

    quick, someone else....quick!!!
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