Holy hot lesbian, Batwoman!

DC Comics offers another look at the Dark Knight's female replacement.

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Holy hot lesbian, Batwoman!

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Having (apparently) killed off the Dark Knight, DC Comics offered another look this week at the superhero filling his shoes — or rather, replacing his shoes with fire engine red patent leather boots. The re-imagined Batwoman, who will make her comic comeback this summer as the star of the Detective Comics series, has long crimson hair, a matching cape, a black latex suit and blood-red lips. Oh, and she’s also a lesbian. That’s right: Not only is Batman’s replacement a chick — she also likes chicks. (That sound you hear? Around the world little boys’ heads are exploding.)

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So, what do we think of Batman’s hot homosexual replacement? I’d love to get fired up about the fact that the franchise is being taken over by a woman or that DC Comics has introduced an openly lesbian crusader. But my real response is: Meh. She looks like every other female superhero, which is to say: a caped dominatrix. Now, show me a butch lesbian superhero who fights crime in practical shoes and I’d get excited.

What do readers think?

Tracy Clark-Flory
Tracy Clark-Flory is a staff writer at Salon. Follow @tracyclarkflory on Twitter and Facebook.

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