Batwoman is the name under which several superheroines operated. The first Batwoman was Katy Kane. She was created by Edmond Hamilton and Sheldon Moldoff. Batwoman debuted in Detective Comics #233 in 1956. Kathy Kane was introduced as a love interest for Batman, but the character later retired. In 2006, a new Batwoman, Kate Kane, was introduced as a lesbian socialite who takes up the mantle of Batwoman to fight crime in Gotham City. Kate is an expert in hand-to-hand combat and various weapons and uses her military training to help her in her vigilante work.