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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Batwoman #13

Batwoman #13 is amazing! 

This is part 2 of "World's Finest", the team up of Batwoman and Wonder Woman, as they travel to the Greek Myth version of Arkham Asylum and face Greek monsters while searching for Medusa. Batwoman #13 is proof a team up book of the Women Bat and Wonder by this creative team, J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman, ought to be a regular thing. 

The artwork by Williams  is unbelievable. There's a two page spread of Batwoman and Wonder Woman going through a maze shaped like her Bat symbol littered with the corpses of Amazons and monsters that I would hang on my wall. I mean, look at this:

The character beats between Diana and Kate Kane are fascinating, as they get to know, evaluate, anticipate, and slowly try to trust one another. I also really like everything going on in this two page spread:

Batwoman and Wonder Woman are both warriors, two of the best in their fields, regardless of gender. Gender is never an issue. Their competence is never an issue. They both kick ass, can do what needs to be done, are fearless, ready for anything, can beat anything or anyone. (Just like the man in the Bat costume and the Amazon's current alien boyfriend when they tag up.)

There was a lot of Wonder Woman in DC Comics' output this week. She was in Justice League, Batwoman, and in her own book, but I liked her with Batwoman the best of the three, which is saying something considering how good her own book is. 

Guys, I'm in love with Batwoman. It's serious. And Batwoman and Wonder Woman should take this show on the road permanently.