I’m 5 stars for the art. Not only does she stand alone as a great character, but she doesn’t rely on the Batman mythos to make her great. This origin is a little too earnest and After School Special, but by comic book standards, it’s surprisingly respectful and emotionally honest for contrast, Marvel’s gay characters, like Moondragon, Martyr, Hulking, and Wiccan, tend to be ridiculous, with lines like, “Why, yes, I think we should go after this villain, and did I mention that I am in a loving relationship that is just as valid as other relationships? Jessica Hopper’s Night Moves is a dozen thorny roses for the city that keeps blowing its windy-ness beneath her darkly comic wings. When my brother loaned me this book, knowing that I really dislike DC comics as a general rule exceptions being Secret Six and Gotham Central , he warned me that I was supposed to read it for the art, not the story. It made the action scenes a lot more engaging and cool and gave them a sleek feel I don’t think I’ve seen before in comics.

Archived from the original on Tim, thanks for the tip. Batman publications and storylines. Rucka said of DiDio’s involvement, “He has positively backed this thing from the start, and the number of hits he’s taken on this, we’ve lost count. I feel like I’m now prepped and ready to hit the first volume of her new series! Then came the previews. Escapism, drug empires, mysterious industrialists, and much more in store with this story from Dick in his prime. Okay, so the storyline with Alice was a little difficult to follow.

What could have been Lifetime movie of the week melodrama in the hands of some becomes almost Homeric here. As someone who enjoys stories of vigilantes and stories of cults, I certainly like the mix of elegj from this book.

The esteemed oral historian, Timuel Black, turns the microphone around to capture his amazing journey through 20th Century black America in Sacred Ground. This book was stunning.


Batwoman: Elegy by Greg Rucka & J. H. Williams III « Intellectus Speculativus

The panel layout is unique and freaking awesome. Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers by Kat Hooper “Topical” rather than “optimistic” is a good description. According to series writer Greg Rucka, DC Comics had intended to do either a Batwoman ongoing or mini-series prior to the release of the year-long Other books in the series. We receive referral fees for all purchases not just books. From Wikipedia, btawoman free encyclopedia.

I have been looking at this anthology, and your enthusiasm for so many stories in it has tipped the scales.

Perhaps the best reason to pick up this book is to watch a major formalist experiment in ellegy and narrative unfold in front of you. They’re silent, subtle, and powerful. Volume 0 of Batwoman contains many 2-page spreads but its never clear which sequence one should follow to read it. I like that Rucka can write a lesbian character without the topic being beaten to death like many books with diverse characters. Her name is Alice, and she speaks only in lines from the Alice books.

Notify me of new comments via email. I really like the way they portrayed her kidnapping.

I like that she’s tough but still feminine. The first half of the book revolves around a new leader for the followers of the crime bible, first off I have to say what a stupidly long name for a criminal organisation. See the other authors section. Rather ironic, given her current incarnation, don’t you think? One was pretty great and the other batwomna Batwoman: She keeps a poisoned razor blade under her tongue, but you wouldn’t know it for how much she talks.

As complex as Kate was, the main antagonist of this Volume-Alice, was equally flat. Current Giveaways Thoughtful Thursday: I mean, her dad saves her on two batwojan and on another a weird band of animal people save her.

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Batwoman first appeared in Detective Comics in It helps that the artwork is so well done, clearly conveying the urgency of the storyline though an overlapping series of beautiful, often frantic, frames. Hendee, Barb and J. What I especially love about the artwork in this book is that Williams shifts to a completely different style when Batwoman is not in costume. Which I imagine is meant to reflect the mood or era of that portion of the story. However, the layouts can sometimes get a bit too clever for their own good, getting a touch confusing.


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Greg Rucka writes a woman with depth and nuance. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. The Long Halloween Batman: Elegy collects batwomzn of Detective Comics in a single-volume, glossy, hardbound edition.

When I first read leegy Batwoman, my initial reaction was: Oct 24, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Griffith, Clay and Susan. That means no car to toodle around in during lunch or after work, and I’m now in the exact opposite direction of the comic shop I used to go to.

Child of Dreams Batman: I am pretty much entirely unacquainted with Batwoman or Kate Kane who plays Batwoman in the comic book adaptation of her life.

I still remember that I was taken aback by the red and black, and I wasn’t sure I could like this. Greg Rucka likes and is good at olot strong female characters.

If Rucka was going to include a dead bawtoman who quotes Alicethen those are really the only three things that I, as a reader, care about.