Batwoman, the DC comic book superheroine, who first appeared in 1956 and was killed by the League of Assassins and the Bronze Tiger in 1979, is (she’s alive!) making a comeback as a wealthy socialite and lipstick lesbian (an unbeatable combo) who also happens to fight crime, as is so often the case with femme dykes. Born Kathy Kane, the new – and some would say improved (by artist Alex Ross) – Batwoman will show up in 52, a yearlong DC Comics series that will be published as a graphic novel in the UK next year. And, yes, Ms Kane’s a practicing lesbian who’s been around the block a few times with another 52 character, butch ex-police detective Renee Montoya. That’s hot.