Thursday, September 20, 2012

Batwoman 0 :: Interlude

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

Batwoman receives her first zero issue back in 2010, and even though it happens 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 gaps of 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 as told from her own point of view.

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 in the airplane with Alice, plus the additional 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.

Batwoman's new and old #0 issues

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