Oh, Batwoman! Winged vigilante of the night! Into the abyss of contrived, titillating and nonexistent lesbian characters you descended, with your impossible red hair and your seductive red lips and your authentic, organic story — and lo, you won the hearts of fanboys and fangirls everywhere! Then Greg Rucka left you for dead, and we thought you were gone forever. We gnashed our teeth and rent our garments in twain! And then like a balm to our self-inflicted misery, DC announced that JH Williams was drawing and writing you into your very own solo title. And, oh, how we celebrated!
The time for Batwoman #0 is almost upon us, and DC has finally rolled out the first look at the artwork for the story that will bridge the gap between Batwoman: Elegy and Batwoman #1, due out in February of next year.
CBR.com recently posted a candid and refreshing interview with Williams, in which he talks about the collaborative creative process for Batwoman’s new solo title and where he hopes to take the critically-acclaimed series.
CBR: In your artwork for Batwoman in Detective Comics, I see a lot of your work trying to solve problems and bringing more elements to the story instead of just depicting people — you use style, color, mood, composition and even page layout to get some larger points across. But with you simultaneously drawing one arc and writing for another artist, how do your tendencies to get so much across with your art conflict with you “just” being the writer for Batwoman?
The entire interview is a great read.
Are you getting stoked for Batwoman #0?