Rachel Maddow (Hearts) Batwoman

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Batwoman has had many back stories and many backgrounds.

But Julie Newmar will always be sexy.

As will Eartha Kitt.

Meow!
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doesn't matter how much lipstick you put on it: DC SUCKS.
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@1, only you would mention solely Catwoman actresses on a Batwoman thread, slandering by omission the gorgeous Lee Meriwether, the Batwoman of my faggy heart.

Bitch.
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@4, I'm going to assume that's a typo, since Lee Meriwether played Catwoman too. But mostly I just want to give Yvonne Craig some love- she was a fantastic Batgirl. Has anyone ever even played Batwoman? I don't think it's happened yet.
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No, my childhood memory outweighs all facts about Lee Meriwether. She was Batwoman, for she was married to Batman and they were very saucy. See, this is what I get for blowing a fuse at the World Cup. Thanks, jen. Will, you are a bitch though.
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And good point Jen, Yvonne Craig was spicy and perky, not easy to do. Good lord, of course I see she has a website!
http://yvonnecraig.com/
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I liked it. Paul's right, it could have been stronger, but the art is Beeyootiful and it has historical significance for me because of the lesbian superhero angle. I showed it to a dyke friend of mine (who doesn't really read comics) and her eyes lit up like firecrackers. Priceless...
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Greg Rucka is a pretty decent writer; Perfect Dark: Initial Vector was about the best possible book about Perfect Dark that could have been written. For what that's worth.
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@9 are you the Greg Rucka? Pretty funny, if so.

Anything with art by J.H. Williams is worth picking up -- the Promethea series he did with Alan Moore a few years back was nothing short of amazing, like Neil Gaiman's Sandman crossed with Wonder Woman crossed with a PhD dissertation on the nature and semiotics of magic symbols.

Speaking of Wonder Woman, Greg Rucka's work on that character was pretty darn good...
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Wait there's a Bat Woman?
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@11, there's been at least two Batwomen in the Batman comics since the 1950s. The original, Kathy Kane, was introduced as a heterosexual love interest for Batman after psychiatrist Dr. Fredric Wertham wrote a bestseller called "Seduction of the Innocent" in 1954 that alarmed parents about rampant immorality in kids' comics, such as a "blatantly homosexual relationship" between Batman & Robin. Ironically, the latest incarnation of the character, Kate Kane, is a lesbian and DC/WB made a big media splash promoting that aspect of her character when she was introduced four years ago.
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@4 mea culpa. She was nice.