New Batwoman is lesbian crime-fighter

This is too cool.

Batwoman – real name Kathy Kane – will appear in 52, a year-long DC Comics publication that began this month.
In her latest incarnation, she is a rich socialite who has a romantic history with another 52 character, ex-police detective Renee Montoya.
52 will be published in the UK as a graphic novel by Titan Books in 2007.

I love it. And I don’t even read comics. (Though I may now.)
Random question: Why was it necessary for the above article to describe the new Batwoman as a “lipstick lesbian?�

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