Lesbian Batwoman to Take On the Bat-Mantle
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Batman may be about to meet his doom, but, luckily, here comes Batwoman to take up the franchise -- although, alas, not in her own series.
As all the boys fight over who gets to be the new Batman, the much-hyped Batwoman will finally get her day (well, year) in the sun this summer, as she takes over DCâ€™s longest-running series.
With Bruce Wayne "elsewhere" (and thatâ€™s all DC is saying about that), 2009 will see its first lesbian superhero in its longest running book as Batwoman takes over Detective Comics. DC super-writer Greg Rucka and artist J.H. Williams will be taking over the reins of the flagship title for "at least" twelve issues. Although Batwoman is not the first openly gay character to star in a DC series -- her former partner Renee Montoya is just finishing up starring in Final Crisis: Revelations, also written by Rucka -- this does represent the most high profile title starring a gay superhero for the publisher.