History ComicBook / Batwoman

1st May '17 6:44:56 PM caivu
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In [[ComicBook/DCRebirth DC's Rebirth]], this version of the character co-headlines ''[[ComicBook/DetectiveComicsRebirth Detective Comics]]'' along with Batman. In October of 2016, it was announced that Kate Kane would be getting [[ComicBook/BatwomanRebirth another solo series]] in February 2017, starting with a Rebirth one-shot issue.

As with Batman himself, her portrayal has varied over the years, reaching varying points on the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism depending on the time of her writing (the campy [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] vs. the darker [[UsefulNotes/TheModernAgeOfComicBooks Modern Age]]) and the medium of the story (The Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse film, though pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable, remained [[AnimationAgeGhetto restricted in what it could show]]).

And of course, the irony of having a character introduced out of a fear of homosexuality becoming gay herself has been lost on no one.

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In [[ComicBook/DCRebirth DC's Rebirth]], this version of the character co-headlines ''[[ComicBook/DetectiveComicsRebirth Detective Comics]]'' along with Batman. In October of 2016, it was DC announced that Kate Kane would be getting [[ComicBook/BatwomanRebirth another solo series]] series in February 2017, starting with a Rebirth one-shot issue.

As with Batman himself, her portrayal has varied over the years, reaching varying points on the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism depending on the time of her writing (the campy [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] vs. the darker [[UsefulNotes/TheModernAgeOfComicBooks Modern Age]]) and the medium of the story (The Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse film, though pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable, remained [[AnimationAgeGhetto restricted in what it could show]]).

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For Kate Kane's Rebirth series, go [[ComicBook/BatwomanRebirth here.]]
2nd Apr '17 11:32:28 PM caivu
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* FriendToAllChildren: Kate loves children, to the point that she's refused to harm some who (either due to being mind controlled or because they were loyal to a villain) attacked her.
6th Feb '17 4:49:44 AM Doug86
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ComicBook/PostCrisis continuity denied that Kathy Kane had ever been Batwoman. Apart from an InNameOnly inclusion in ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanMysteryOfTheBatwoman Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman]]'' and a few other cameos over the years, Batwoman was largely absent for several decades and only returned to the comics themselves in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'', a weekly series started in 2006. The character had a cameo in issue #7 (June, 2006) and was fully introduced in subsequent issues. This Batwoman, Katherine "Kate" Kane, [[ContinuityReboot was introduced as a love interest and past girlfriend of Renee Montoya]], one of the main characters of the series. [[HollywoodHypeMachine Touted as the highest-profile gay superhero in the DCU]], she drifted from comic to comic after her original appearance until being cast as the frontrunner for ''Creator/DetectiveComics'' in 2009 with ComicBook/TheQuestion (none other than Renee herself by this point) serving as the second feature. She was replaced as the frontrunner by Batman at the conclusion of her arc and received a self-titled solo series to continue her story, with a one-shot issue #0 in November 2010, but her series suffered more than one delay and eventually launched as part of the Franchise/DCUniverse's ComicBook/{{New 52}} series of #1s in September 2011. During the delay, she appeared in a minor supporting role in ''Batman, Inc.'' which also featured the original Kathy Kane character, ostensibly as an aunt to the current Batwoman. Additionally, she appears as a protagonist in the UsefulNotes/{{WWII}}-set ''ComicBook/DCComicsBombshells'' {{elseworld}} series, and as a supporting character in the ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' prequel comic (also an elseworld series) as a member of Batman's Insurgency.

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ComicBook/PostCrisis continuity denied that Kathy Kane had ever been Batwoman. Apart from an InNameOnly inclusion in ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanMysteryOfTheBatwoman Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman]]'' and a few other cameos over the years, Batwoman was largely absent for several decades and only returned to the comics themselves in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'', a weekly series started in 2006. The character had a cameo in issue #7 (June, 2006) and was fully introduced in subsequent issues. This Batwoman, Katherine "Kate" Kane, [[ContinuityReboot was introduced as a love interest and past girlfriend of Renee Montoya]], one of the main characters of the series. [[HollywoodHypeMachine Touted as the highest-profile gay superhero in the DCU]], she drifted from comic to comic after her original appearance until being cast as the frontrunner for ''Creator/DetectiveComics'' ''Detective Comics'' in 2009 with ComicBook/TheQuestion (none other than Renee herself by this point) serving as the second feature. She was replaced as the frontrunner by Batman at the conclusion of her arc and received a self-titled solo series to continue her story, with a one-shot issue #0 in November 2010, but her series suffered more than one delay and eventually launched as part of the Franchise/DCUniverse's ComicBook/{{New 52}} series of #1s in September 2011. During the delay, she appeared in a minor supporting role in ''Batman, Inc.'' which also featured the original Kathy Kane character, ostensibly as an aunt to the current Batwoman. Additionally, she appears as a protagonist in the UsefulNotes/{{WWII}}-set ''ComicBook/DCComicsBombshells'' {{elseworld}} series, and as a supporting character in the ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' prequel comic (also an elseworld series) as a member of Batman's Insurgency.



* AuthorAppeal: Creator/GregRucka, the author who wrote her ComicBook/PostCrisis reintroduction in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' and her run on ''Creator/DetectiveComics'', is fond of writing [[ComicBook/QueenAndCountry strong, female characters]] and has worked on several comics that take a deep and mature look at [[ComicBook/GothamCentral homosexuality]] and [[ComicBook/{{Whiteout}} femininity]] in confrontational and dramatic situations. Kate Kane combines all into one.

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* AuthorAppeal: Creator/GregRucka, the author who wrote her ComicBook/PostCrisis reintroduction in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' and her run on ''Creator/DetectiveComics'', ''Detective Comics'', is fond of writing [[ComicBook/QueenAndCountry strong, female characters]] and has worked on several comics that take a deep and mature look at [[ComicBook/GothamCentral homosexuality]] and [[ComicBook/{{Whiteout}} femininity]] in confrontational and dramatic situations. Kate Kane combines all into one.



** Kate Kane's conversation with Renee Montoya during her introduction in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' revealed that she had been in the closet when she and Renee had dated, with the implication that she was ''still'' in the closet as part of her SecretIdentity. However, her origin story as revealed in ''Creator/DetectiveComics'' shows that she had come out before meeting Renee, and she tried to convince Renee to come out of the closet as well. Her appearance was also redesigned with the addition of several tattoos that were not present in her earlier appearance.

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** Kate Kane's conversation with Renee Montoya during her introduction in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' revealed that she had been in the closet when she and Renee had dated, with the implication that she was ''still'' in the closet as part of her SecretIdentity. However, her origin story as revealed in ''Creator/DetectiveComics'' ''Detective Comics'' shows that she had come out before meeting Renee, and she tried to convince Renee to come out of the closet as well. Her appearance was also redesigned with the addition of several tattoos that were not present in her earlier appearance.
4th Jan '17 1:14:06 PM rafi
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* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: BadAss AntiHero type costume colors of choice.

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* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: BadAss AntiHero type costume colors of choice.
30th Dec '16 9:39:42 AM nombretomado
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As with Batman himself, her portrayal has varied over the years, reaching varying points on the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism depending on the time of her writing (the campy [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] vs. the darker [[UsefulNotes/TheModernAgeOfComicBooks Modern Age]]) and the medium of the story (The [[{{DCAU}} DCAU film]], though pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable, remained [[AnimationAgeGhetto restricted in what it could show]]).

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As with Batman himself, her portrayal has varied over the years, reaching varying points on the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism depending on the time of her writing (the campy [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] vs. the darker [[UsefulNotes/TheModernAgeOfComicBooks Modern Age]]) and the medium of the story (The [[{{DCAU}} DCAU film]], Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse film, though pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable, remained [[AnimationAgeGhetto restricted in what it could show]]).
29th Dec '16 10:21:25 AM Morgenthaler
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Proves that being a BadAss [[AnimalThemedSuperbeing Bat-themed]] AntiHero is not just a man's job.

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Proves that being a BadAss badass [[AnimalThemedSuperbeing Bat-themed]] AntiHero is not just a man's job.
30th Nov '16 6:23:34 AM ProgmanX
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* InformedJudaism: Averted. The Kane family itself is Jewish, and has occasional mentions of [[UsefulNotes/JewishHolidays the various holidays]] and [[BilingualBonus occasional Biblical Hebrew references]]

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* InformedJudaism: Averted. The Kane family itself is Jewish, and has occasional mentions of [[UsefulNotes/JewishHolidays the various holidays]] and [[BilingualBonus occasional Biblical Hebrew references]] references]]. Plus, Kate once went out of her way to ask Alfred to make everyone ''Bat-Gelt'' with her logo on it.
29th Nov '16 4:00:20 PM caivu
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* RunningGag: Bette getting saddled with uncool codenames, whether by choice or otherwise.

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* RunningGag: RunningGag:
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Bette getting saddled with uncool codenames, whether by choice or otherwise.otherwise.
** Kate fighting Shard and kicking her ass every time, even though whenever they face each other Shard has more extensive cybernetic implants.
21st Nov '16 3:44:36 PM caivu
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In [[ComicBook/DCRebirth DC's Rebirth]], this version of the character co-headlines ''[[ComicBook/DetectiveComicsRebirth Detective Comics]]'' along with Batman. In October of 2016, it was announced that Kate Kane would be getting another solo series in February 2017.

As with Batman himself, her portrayal has varied over the years, reaching varying points on the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism depending on the time of her writing (the campy [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] vs. the darker [[UsefulNotes/TheModernAgeOfComicBooks Modern Age]]) and the medium of the story (The [[{{DCAU}} DCAU film]], though pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable, remained [[AnimationAgeGhetto restricted in what it could show]]). How much of the history of her original appearance will carry over into her new continuity is being slowly revealed, with some information already contradicting her original history, while other points seem to match.

Of course, the irony of having a character introduced out of a fear of homosexuality becoming gay herself has been lost on no one.

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In [[ComicBook/DCRebirth DC's Rebirth]], this version of the character co-headlines ''[[ComicBook/DetectiveComicsRebirth Detective Comics]]'' along with Batman. In October of 2016, it was announced that Kate Kane would be getting [[ComicBook/BatwomanRebirth another solo series series]] in February 2017.

2017, starting with a Rebirth one-shot issue.

As with Batman himself, her portrayal has varied over the years, reaching varying points on the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism depending on the time of her writing (the campy [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] vs. the darker [[UsefulNotes/TheModernAgeOfComicBooks Modern Age]]) and the medium of the story (The [[{{DCAU}} DCAU film]], though pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable, remained [[AnimationAgeGhetto restricted in what it could show]]). How much show]]).

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of the history of her original appearance will carry over into her new continuity is being slowly revealed, with some information already contradicting her original history, while other points seem to match.

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course, the irony of having a character introduced out of a fear of homosexuality becoming gay herself has been lost on no one.


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19th Nov '16 11:52:30 PM caivu
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* StatuesqueStunner: Kate's official height is 5'10", and multiple characters have mentioned that they find her very attractive.

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* StatuesqueStunner: Kate's official height is 5'10", 5'11", and multiple characters have mentioned that they find her very attractive.



* ThouShaltNotKill: Referred to as "The Batman Rule" in-story. Like many other heroes, a violent pummeling is okay, but Batwoman will not actually go so far as to kill a foe, and even intervene when others are going use lethal force themselves (See TechnicalPacifist above). However, she does have limits - when she learns that Abbot [[spoiler: knew Alice was her sister the whole time]], she threatens to kill him and the rest of his group if they come near her family ever again.

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* ThouShaltNotKill: Referred to as "The Batman Rule" in-story. Like many other heroes, a violent pummeling is okay, but Batwoman will not actually usually go so far as to kill a foe, and will even intervene when others are going use lethal force themselves (See TechnicalPacifist above). However, she does have limits - when she learns that Abbot [[spoiler: knew Alice was her sister the whole time]], she threatens to kill him and the rest of his group if they come near her family ever again. Also, this restraint is more out of the respect Kate has for the Bat symbol she wears, and not out of any personal moral qualms about killing.
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