|Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Base of Operations|
|Normal human with excellent acrobatic, motorcyclist and hand to hand combat skills.|
Bat-Purse: Shoulder bag containing a vast array of offensive and defensive devices including sneezing powder puffs, tear gas perfume, expandable high-tensile hair-net, smoke bomb lipstick and a periscope lipstick case. Strap of bag is a detachable bola and wrist bracelets were disguised handcuffs.
Batcycle: Motorcycle modified for performing circus stunts.
Detective Comics #233 (July, 1956)
Note: There were two pre-crisis Batwomen, one of Earth-1 and Earth-2.
Batwoman of Earth-2 retired her crime-fighting career and became a prominent citizen of Gotham City.
Batwoman of Earth-1 met a more tragic fate. She briefly retired and shortly after donning the costume again was murdered by Bronze Tiger as a ploy in the struggle between Rās al Ghūl and the League of Assassins.
Both Batwomen were omitted from history during the Crisis on Infinite Earths.
|Ed Hamilton & Sheldon Moldoff|
A circus stunt-cyclist and trapeze artist Kathy Kane long admired the Batman. Receiving a considerable inheritance she decided to become a costumed crime fighter patterned after her idol. She constructed a mansion atop of an abandoned mine tunnel, filling it with a state-of-the-art crime-lab, constructed a Batcycle, designed a costume and embarked on a career as Batwoman.
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