Batwoman Comes Out of the Closet

batwomanwithfriend1.jpgIt looks like the Batcave will soon be put to different uses while the new Batwomyn (sp?) may be purchasing a lot more lipstick. From the AP:

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.”

James Joyner isn’t so happy about the redesign:

Conversely, I hate radical redesigns of established characters. For example, I almost invariably dislike movie adaptations of television series because they tend to tarnish the originals. While it was a good action flick, “Mission Impossible’s” turning Jim Phelps into a villain for shock effect was an insult to fans of the series. They even do it with comedies. The “Beverly Hillbillies” and “Dukes of Hazzard” movies turned the Clampetts and Dukes into caricatures.

I’m just waiting for the next Gotham superhero action movie to come out.

posted by Stephen Gordon
  • Paul Pace

    I think Batwoman typically acts independently of Batman proper, though they operate in the same city and often cooperate, I wouldn’t expect to see much of her in the Batcave.

    The series they are talking about is 52, a weekly series that takes place in real time, really a great series.

    And I’ll take a Batman Begins type movie over any of the Burton or Schumaker stuff anyday. Batman is a psychological hero, give him a psychological movie.

  • Sandra Kallander

    I don’t know about Batwoman, but I’m glad I’m not the only one who felt defrauded and insulted by MI: to the point that I did not see the 2nd one, and won’t see the third unless it’s for free. I vote with dollars.

    In this case, at least they’re letting people know in advance what they’re getting.

  • Daniel

    I must be totall ouf of it because when I read about this a couple of days ago, I did not know what the term “lipstick lesbian” meant, I had to look it up.

  • http://www.arkanssouri.blogspot.com John

    What’s next, a bat-bondage lifestyle for Batmite?

  • GreginOz

    Oh CUM ON! Adam West just HAD to be humping Burt Ward in the TV series, there hasn’t been a campier show (well, mebbe “Are You Being Served aside). Nuthin’ like a warm, leather Battplug, ummm ummmmmm.

  • Mark

    Personally, I am tired of the homosexual agenda and the minority of the population trying to make their lifestyle mainstream. Why does sexual orientation have to enter into it? I miss the days when a SuperHero embodied the positive traits that young people would try to emulate and be like. Good thing my children don’t read the comics.

  • Adamson

    The “Homosexual Agenda”:

    6AM Gym

    8AM Breakfast (oatmeal & egg whites)

    9AM Hair appointment

    10AM Shopping

    12PM Brunch

    2PM Assume complete control of the Federal, State & Local Governments as well as all other governments, recruit all straight youngsters to our debauched lifestyle, destroy all healthy heterosexual marriages, Replace all school counselors in grades K-12 with agents of Colombian and Jamaican drug cartels, establish planetary chain of “homo breeding gulags” where over-medicated imprisoned straight women are turned into artificially impregnated baby factories to produce prepubescent love slaves for our devotedly pederastic gay leadership, bulldoze all houses of worship, & secure total control of the INTERNET & all mass media for the exclusive use of child pornographers.

    2:30PM Get 40 winks of beauty rest to prevent facial wrinkles from stress of world conquest

    4PM Cocktails

    6PM Light Dinner (soup, salad, with Chardonnay)

    8PM Theatre

    11PM Bed