Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Some thoughts about Batwoman #1
Kate can't help but questioning her place in the Batman family and start remembering some of the darkest aspects of her past that will decide what happen in her future.
The proper beginning of this series is here and at the very least, it was better than the Rebirth issue.
James Tynion IV and Marguerite Bennett deliver a new chapter where they develope a whole new story based on Batwoman's classic theme of facing the supernatural. Is cool that both writers understand what makes her stand out among the rest of the Batfamily and are putting her in the right direction. Plus, for the first time in a while there's a flashback about Kate's past that doesn't deal with her origin, bravo!
The characterization is pretty solid with Kate's portrayal being pretty faithful with previous ones and it was cool that they're using Julia Pennyworth in this title as Kate's own Alfred while developing their relationship (And knowing Bennett they will probably end-up having sex, if they're not doing it already).
The plot is interesting enough but hope there are more reveals in upcoming chapters.
Steve Epting remains in art duties and his work is still appropriate for the character thanks to his dark style that still allows for clear storytelling and expressions.
Solid stuff, let's see where this goes.