I realized last week that I’ve been so caught up whining about DC’s multiple delays and Greg Rucka’s decision to leave the series that I’ve completely neglected Amy Reeder, the only female member of Batwoman’s new team. Let’s take a minute to rectify that now, shall we?
Actually, it’s perfect timing because yesterday Reeder posted several Batwoman variant covers on her blog.
Too bad DC has decided not to publish any of them.
Sheesh, DC. Look at your life. Look at your choices. These things are gorgeous. I’d buy this one as a framed print for my office right this second.
But this post isn’t about DC’s incompetence; it’s about the awesomeness of Amy Reeder, who will be taking over Batwoman’s interior art from Williams for the story’s second arc. Reeder isn’t actually a classically trained comic book artist. She graduated from college with a teaching degree, and while she was looking for a job, she decided to enter a 20-page manga contest, which she went on to win. After working for a while with TokyoPop, she caught the attention of DC editors, and now she’s drwaing one of the most celebrated books in the industry.
In an interview with Newsrama last year, here’s what Reeder had to say about drawing Batwoman:
After seeing Reeder’s variant covers — click through to her blog to have a look at all four of them! — and listening to her talk about her vision for Batwoman, I am psyched on her second-arc art run.
What do you think of Reeders’ variant covers? Will you be picking up a copy of Batwoman #1 next week?