Batwoman returns with #0 of a new on-going series. And about damn time too. Greg Rucka and J. H. Williams III last year presented us to Elegy, one of DC's most finest comics to come out in a long time focusing on the story of Kathy Kane, the new socialite in Gotham with an Bat-alter-ego. Upon initial release of this character, the comic geekworld greeted the character with scorn and controversy, mostly due to her sexuality seemingly playing a big part of her characterization. Feelings didn't finally settle until readers read the Elegy arc in Detective and saw that she's mroe than just a lesbian but a solid character with a great foundation and backstory, along with a supporting cast, villains, motivations, etc. DC surely had a winner on their hands.
With this new series, Williams III returns as writer and artist with the help of W. Haden Blackman (co-writer) and Amy Reeder Hadley (co-artist). For new readers, this #0 serves as a jump on point and a recap issue told through the eyes of Batman. We get a sense of the character of Kathy Kane, her abilities and motivations, her cast, etc. For fans already, all this isn't new but its a welcome back embrace and a return to form. The story seems like it's heading us back to the strong elements of the character with the beautifully crafted artwork by William III. And those lay-outs--OH THOSE LAYOUTS!!! The colors by Dave Stewart works perfectly and leads readers to anticipate this wonderful creative team in telling us more about Kathy Kane.
Bring it on, Batwoman team. Bring it.
Greg, thank you for your insights.Benderbrau:
Greg: Unwrapping the riddles of the black man since 2006Starlord:
I swear if you were gay and I wasn't married we'd make the perfect fuck buddies.Greg:
I'd do many things. Coke is not one of them.Benderbrau:
Greg hates all things white.Benderbrau:
Emma, you could learn a thing or two from Greg. Greg does threesomes. That's bi done right.