Batwoman is DC Comics’ First Headlining Gay Superhero

A “lesbian socialite by night and a crime-fighter by later in the night”, Katherine “Kate” Kane is subbing in for the Caped Crusader while he remains, well– dead.

The red-haired detective has been out since 2006, but it’ll be Detective Comics 854, coming in June, where she make her first headlining appearance. Writer Greg Rucka says “We have been waiting to unlock her… Yes, she’s a lesbian. She’s also a redhead. It is an element of her character. It is not her character”. We have the first five kick-ass pages for you, after the jump.