24The Original Batwoman Was Bruce Wayne’s Love Interest
In the 1950s, psychologist Fredric Wertham “outed” what he believed was a romantic coded relationship between Batman and Robin. In response, the creative team behind the comics wanted to create a new love interest for Bruce Wayne
to quell the rumors. Kathy Kane was initially infatuated with just Batman, which is what prompted her to emulate his crime fighting. Once Batman uncovered the identity of the woman behind the mask, she became an extension of the Bat Family.
Kathy and Bruce entered into a relationship at one point, but it didn’t last. Despite her not appearing in comics for years, Catwoman remained the more popular love interest.