She first swung into action 50 years ago, helping her boyfriend Batman rid Gotham City of villains until she was killed off in 1979.
Now Batwoman is making a comeback, replacing Batman - who is missing, presumed dead - in the popular DC Comics series.
And this time around the superheroine's alter ego, Kathy Kane, is a red-headed lesbian.
Billed as a "lesbian socialite by night and a crime-fighter by later in the night," the new Batwoman is clad in a figure-hugging black outfit with knee-high red stiletto boots.
She is set to appear in at least 12 issues of the Detective Comics, the first of which will appear in June, the BBC reports.
"We've been waiting to unlock her - it's long overdue," DC Comics writer Greg Rucka said.

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