Thursday, September 20, 2012

Batwoman #0

Writers: J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman
Artist: J.H. Williams III

Batwoman received her first zero issue back in 2010, and even though it happened before DC's relaunch, it is intended to be connected to the New 52 continuity. Now Batwoman gets a second zero issue, and this Interlude fills some of the gaps in the story originally told in Elegy. From the years following the death of her mother and sister, to the months after being forced to leave West Point, to the days when she hit rock bottom and her fateful encounter with Batman, new aspects of Kate's story are explored and told from her own point of view.

Batwoman's two #0 issues. The first one in 2010, the second one in 2012.

None of the zero issues published thus far has been this personal, this deep; it welcomes new readers with Batwoman's origin, and pleases old followers with a walk down memory lane when presented with that life-changing scene on the airplane with Alice, plus the added benefit of further details of Kate's years prior to donning the cape. An impeccably written and illustrated issue that makes it worth having to wait one more month until the current World's Finest arc resumes.

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