DC Shocker: Marc Andreyko Takes Over Batwoman, Williams and Blackman's Run Not to Finish? Updated: It Won't.
Source: Bleeding Cool
Multiple websites are reporting that Marc Andreyko has been announced as the new writer of Batwoman at Baltimore Comic Con. According to Bleeding Cool, Andryeko will take over as writer of the series as of Issue #25, which will tie into Zero Year, a large Batman crossover set in the past. Departing creative team JH Williams III and W Haden Blackman were previously solicited on the issue, which was to be the penultimate chapter in the current storyline. While Williams and Blackman said they were going to finish up the current storyline, which was to run through Batwoman #26, those plans are now in doubt.
Bleeding Cool has put up a video with Dan Didio discussing Batwoman at Baltimore Comic Con, in which he stresses that as a Bat character, Batwoman is not allowed to have a happy personal life and asked the panel to name another publisher that's committed to not allowing their characters to grow (or something like that. You can listen to it below.
UPDATE: It was confirmed on Monday that Blackman and Williams would not be allowed to finish their run, even though issue #25 was already written. Making matters more frustrating, Williams appears to have found out the same way we did - from this story:
Sadly, I guess with a new writer starting on Batwoman 25 means that the issue 25 we wrote already isn't coming out. And...— J.H. Williams III (@JHWilliamsIII) September 8, 2013
As far as we can tell, he never finished that thought. Maybe the tweet was canceled before the end.
Anyway, looks like we won't even get a proper ending to the run.
Sad we will not be able to finish our arc. 25 was written, WAS starting 26 with the revisions today. 24 (if published) is major cliffhanger— J.H. Williams III (@JHWilliamsIII) September 7, 2013
@KyleDYoung at this point in time it does not appear to be the case. Having two chapters cut from an arc does story damage— J.H. Williams III (@JHWilliamsIII) September 8, 2013
If only Mark Waid had been able to warn him...
@JHWilliamsIII Thanks, sir. Sorry for your rough week. Should have warned you how vindictive DC execs can be.— Mark Waid (@MarkWaid) September 8, 2013
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