Constructing a comic to be a direct reference to something else is always a tricky proposition. When it's done sloppily, it can take the reader right out of the story, like one of my least favorite Batman comics, The Cult, which is trying so hard to be the next Dark Knight Returns that you can see it straining with effort on every page. Even in the best case, if you're attempting to echo one of the greats, you're still reminding people that they're not reading the comic you're spending all this time calling back to, and it goes from being distracting to being frustrating for the reader.
It's the exact problem that W. Haden Blackman and Michael Del Mundo are grappling with in Marvel's latest relaunch of Elektra, but with the incredible, engaging storytelling that comes from both story and art, they do a solid job of it. Well, until the last page, that is, when it goes from "this might be a worthy successor" to "this is going to be incredible."
In a posting to JH Williams III'swebsite late Wednesday night, the acclaimed artist and his Batwoman co-writer W. Haden Blackman announced that due to what they described as a preponderance of "eleventh-hour changes" to stories that had been planned a year or more in advance, they're walking off the book. Among the grievances alleged by Williams and Blackman was publisher DC Comics' refusal to allow principal characters Batwoman (aka Kate Kane) and her fiancé Maggie Sawyer to get married.
On sale now from DC Comics is Batwoman #3, continuing the adventures of "estranged daughter, grieving sister, proud lesbian, brave soldier, determined hero" and New 52 breakout star Kate Kane. Written by JH Williams I
The long-awaited Batwoman series is on track to debut this September as part of the big DC Comics relaunch, and ComicsAlliance is pleased to exclusively present the cover to Batwoman #2, illustrated by the consistently jaw-dropping J.H. Williams III. On sale, October 12, Batwoman #2 will feature both a new villain and a new romance for Batwoman, a.k.a. Kate Kane.Ful
Everything we wrote yesterday about the uncommon beauty and general amazingness of DC Comics' Batwoman #1 is true, all except one thing: the book is no longer going on sale April 6. Comics retailers were informed Tuesday that the first two issues of the series, previously solicited for April and May, respectively, wi
This week marks the continued roll-out of the new Batman line at DC with Paul Cornell and Scott McDaniel's Batman and Robin, Scott Snyder and Jock's Detective Comics with a Commissioner Gordon backup drawn by Francesco Francavi
On sale now is Batwoman #0, a special teaser issue in advance of the heroine's long-awaited ongoing series that launches in February. Written by J.H Williams III and W. Haden Blackman with artwork by Williams as well as Amy Reeder & Richard Friend (from the astonishingly excellent and cruelly cancelled Madame Xanadu),
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