Batwoman: 50 Years Later

Batwoman, who first appeared in July 1956, has not been seen since September 1979 when she was killed by the League of Assassins and the Bronze Tiger.

However, according to our friends at the BBC, she's back, with a new look - and a new outlook:

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. In her latest incarnation, she is a rich socialite who has a romantic history with another "52" character, ex-police detective Renee Montoya.

[Other "52" characters] include Mexican teenager Blue Beetle - who replaces the character's previous white incarnation - and the Great Ten, a government-sponsored team of Chinese superheroes.

Regular characters Firestorm and The Atom, meanwhile, have been reinvented as black and Asian heroes respectively.

You go, girl.

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