Monday, September 09, 2013

Still More on Batwoman

So, Marc Andreyko is not only taking over writing chores on Batwoman, he's doing so earlier than expected. The last two issues of Williams and Blackman's Batwoman, due to end with issue 26, which would've mostly wrapped up the current storyline, are being scrapped, so we've got just issue left and I'm sure we'll be left hanging. Or rather, those of us like me who will stop buying the comic will be left hanging. Perhaps Andreyko, a writer I admire for his strong female characters, will wrap up the current storyline while propelling the book into Year Zero, something I care nothing about, but I wanted to read what Williams and Blackman had planned. So, I'm pissed.

This leaves Red Hood and the Outlaws and Nightwing as the mainstream DC books I'm reading, plus Fairest and the delightfully odd Ame-Comi Girls. I once read as many as 30 DC comics a month. DC was pretty much all I read. Thankfully, these days, I've found a lot of really good comics to fill my pull list. And I'm wondering how long I'll be able to keep reading RHATO and NW, given the current editorial climate at DC.


  1. Dumping the last couple of issues on Batwoman is just spiteful of DC. And I fear that it will probably come back to bite them at some point.

    I like Andreyko, and this isn't his fault, but still...I wouldn't be surprised in the least if DC ends up doing something horrible to him as well.

    1. Seriously. Is there any talent they haven't dumped on lately?

  2. Possibly Jim Lee and Geoff Johns. It is probably only a matter of time.