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Batwoman Snags Her Own Series

Batwoman, DC Comics' First Openly Lesbian Superhero, Snags her own Series

Batwoman, DC Comics' First Openly Lesbian Superhero, Snags her own Series

Batwoman, the first openly lesbian superhero, is getting her own comic book title. The sly and sexy angel of darkness is making her way into the brand of DC Comic Books as the first gay superhero. The comic's heroine, reintroduced in 2006 as a lesbian, has finally garnered her own series. "I'd like to think of it as not a big step, but really something that's well deserved."

Batwoman, the first openly lesbian superhero, is getting her own comic book title.

The New York Daily News reports that the sly and sexy angel of darkness is making her way into the brand of DC Comic Books as the first gay superhero.

The comic's vigilante heroine, originally introduced in 1954 and reintroduced in 2006 as a lesbian, has finally graduated to her own series, which will begin later this year.

Batwoman, whose civilian identity is Kate Kane, has recently been the lead feature in Detective Comics, while Batman has been on an indefinite hiatus.  Her starring role in that series was all part of DC's strategy.

"We wanted to make sure she was introduced properly and that people got to know the character," said Dan DiDio, DC's executive editor. "The response has been so strong that we decided to spin her out to her own series."

"I'd like to think of it as not a big step, but really something that's well deserved."

"We had some negativity at the early stages when we first introduced her, but people have really embraced the character over the past three years," he added. 

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