In this preview to Batwoman #18, via Newsarama, we see the Kate and her partner, the newly code-named and recovered Bette Kane, meet up with the king Bat himself.
No solicit yet, but Francesco Francavilla will be on art which is very good news.
Today’s issue of Batwoman is the last issue that J.H. Williams III will draw for the foreseeable future and his last issue is filled with two huge cliffhangers. One of which is incredibly ironic given some recent controversies.
Batwoman #17 is out tomorrow and it is the last issue for the foreseeable future with J.H. Williams III on art (he’ll continue to co-write the book with Haden Blackman.) While I think Trevor McCarthy has been doing a good job handing art on the alternating issues, the loss of Williams is a significant one. Williams has been the signature artist on the character since her arc in Detective Comics almost four years ago. He created the character’s post 52 look and has been the creator associated with the character the longest. I am going to greatly miss his art on this book.
Here’s a look at the issue also wraps up the arc with Wonder Woman.
The winner of yesterday’s matches were Batman and Catwoman and Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon. They join Friday’s winners Lois Lane and Superman and Kate Kane and Renee Montoya.
Twenty-four couples came into the contest but only two couples will go to Thursday’s final. You will decide who they will be.
Kate Kane/Batwoman and Renee Montoya/The Question
and Match 2
Bruce Wayne/Batman and Selina Kyle/Catwoman
Barbara Gordon/Batgirl;Oracle and Dick Grayson/Robin;Nighwing
One vote per person. The polls will close at 8:30 PM EST.
Batwoman is being played right into a confrontation with Batman…and that’s the least of her problems after the final page of issue #20!
Written by J.H. WILLIAMS III and W. HADEN BLACKMAN
Art by TREVOR McCARTHY
Cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III 1:25 B&W Variant cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
On sale MAY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
The winner of Wednesday’s matches were Wally and Linda Park West and Stephanie Brown and Tim Drake. That means there are just 8 couples left in the canon tournament! We’ll have two semi’s today and two Monday. I’ll put up a post in a bit about what happens now through Thursday! But first, here are the first two matches!
Lois Lane and Superman
Green Arrow and Black Canary!
Big Barda and Mr. Miracle
Kate Kane/Batwoman and Renee Montoya
Voting is open until 8:30 EST Today.
The first round of the canon tournament is over with Apollo and Midnighter taking the final slot in their win yesterday. The tournament is seeded so the most popular couples don’t enter until this round so if you haven’t seen your favorite, they may show up in this round … like today.
In this corner:
Barda and Scott Free!
Maggie Sawyer and Kate Kane!
No non-canon match today; the winner of yesterday’s was Huntress/Power Girl.
Polls are open until 8:30 PM EST. One vote per person, please.
This is the penultimate issue of the Batwoman/Wonder Woman arc. Also Williams is on art.
This issue features the art of Trevor McCarthy and it looks good. It’s nice to see Maggie Sawyer get some attention as well.
Wonder Woman and Batwoman continue their team-up in next week’s issue and here, via ‘Rama, is a preview.
And we’re back with the next round! Yesterday I posted the list of the women who made it into this round if you haven’t been following the tourney.
As I said, this is only going to get harder.
And here is today’s first match, and it is a battle of red heads from the Bat-verse!
Hmm, that really doesn’t narrow down the list that much does it?
Okay, in this corner a woman who kicks ass and leaves her logo doing so
Kate Kane, Batwoman!
and in the other corner, a woman who “leaves” her enemies wishing they’d not run into her
You can vote in this tournament here
Voting ends at 8:30PM EST.