'They’re real-life super-heroes. It’s like when you read a comic, you’re not surprised when you see a panel where Superman is holding up a planet, right? It’s an absurd idea, but you would never think that was ridiculous. In the same instance, if I tell you that in secret, Einstein and Von Braun built a space station in secret, you’d be like “okay.” You know? You just kind of buy it, so yeah, you can get away with a whole lot just because those guys actually were that amazing. When you twist it and say “what if they weren’t just geniuses, what if they were super evil geniuses with agendas and plans and machinations,” there’s a lot of rope there.'
- Batman 256
“Save the humor and bow. You’ve become an instant star.”
Every time I see this panel I’m torn between thinking “adorable dorks” and “what is that white stuff dripping off them jfc”
Hell-aciously busy with work, but I really wanted to draw this comic.
This is what super heroes are all about
My abuse was mostly emotional rather than physical
But it hurt just as much and superheroes were one of the things that gave me a way to escape from how utterly miserable I was all the time, at school and at home. Pretty much all my happy memories of my childhood are thanks to the various stories I had that kept me going…
And even now when I’m feeling unhappy, the fictional heroes that I love are one of the things that help make me feel better…
HUGS YOU TIGHT
I know haw you feel…
It was superheroes that made me feel comfortable with myself for the first Ike in my life…some of my friends think I’m getting too old for it but screw them because these characters were here for me when they weren’t.
HUGS YOU BACK
You are NEVER too old for the things that you love hon…there is nothing wrong with loving superheroes no matter WHAT age you are <3
And I’m so glad that these characters and these stories have such a positive effect on your life and have helped you feel good about yourself and who you are…it is so wonderful that they have been able to do this for you :)
NOBODY WARNED ME THERE WOULD BE FEELINGS.
Those jokes (moan)
tony i don’t understand
In the alternate universe where Ultron is invading the world, Captain Britain comes to a decision…
In September, the Batwoman team of J.H. Williams III and Haden Blackman announced they were leaving the book with issue 26. The firestorm around the reasons they were leaving led DC to move up their departure by two issues and hire a new writer. While replacing a long running team is always a challenge for any writer coming on board during such a volatile transition makes it even more challenging. The writer chosen to replace Williams helped mitigate some of the controversy - Marc Andreyko who had written the DC fan favorite Manhunter.
Andreyko’s run starts this week with issue #25 (preview here, new replacement cover below ) which is now part of DC Comic’s mini-event centered around Batman Zero. He’ll be joined next month by his Manhunter collaborator Jeremy Haun, who I spoke to last month.
When Andreyko was announced there was some speculation DC chose him for the job because he is an out gay man. But as the email interview I did with Andreyko earlier this week shows the idea of his joining Batwoman wasn’t DC’s idea.
So Marc how did you find out you were the new writer on Batwoman?
When I called and asked if the project was available it was the quickest job I’ve ever gotten in comics and couldn’t be more excited!
What excites you about the character?
So much! The richness of Kate as a person, her psyche, her interaction with her cast, and the chance to explore her place in Gotham and the Bat-Universe.
When we last saw Batwoman she was in the middle of battling Batman as a way to save her family and getting ready to settle down with Maggie. Where do we find her under your pen? What are you thoughts on where you want to take Kate and Maggie?
My first act is sort of a fresh break. The story the was unfinished from #24 will be dealt with and wrapped up in the “Batwoman Annual” scheduled for spring 2014. And i want to take Kate and Maggie the places you’d take any couple: what works with them, the outside complications that life throws their way, the complexities of sharing your life with another person.
You and Jeremy Haun worked together before on the Manhunter back-up in Streets of Gotham. It must be nice to have a previous relationship with your artist. How does that help you in picking up the book?
Jeremy is such a pro that working with him again is great. We don’t talk often, and we really don’t need to because the shorthand we developed on the Manhunter backups is still there. He’s doing great work, and when you see his designs for the new villain, you’ll be dazzled.
So this is your second Kate after Kate Spencer. How are the two characters alike beyond their names? How are they different? And who would take who in a fight?
Well, they are both strong women who defy societal norm as to what women should be. They are opinionated, driven, passionate characters who are ruled by strong senses of justice and right and wrong.
And they are as different from each other as Superman and Batman. They share a gender and a name, but they are as different as, say, Kate Jackson and Kate Bush.
In a way you took over from J.H. Williams when you put his character Cameron Chase into Manhunter. Did you ever speak to him about the character?
Very briefly. I told him how much i loved her and we chatted a bit, but Jim was and is a gracious creator and i think he was happy to see Cam in the spotlight again. I love Chase and hope to find a way to keep her around.
Given that Cameron and Kate Spencer were college roomates I think a lot of readers (including me) are hoping she shows up in this book. In fact, when I interviewed last year you told me you thought she was still the DA in Gotham. So is it a good bet?
The departure of Williams has left a lot of readers ambivalent about continuing to read the book? What do you say to them?
I just want them to know that i love this character and have nothing but respect for those who created her and brought her to where she is today. I take my job here very seriously and hope the fans will give the new team a chance and keep reading. “Batwoman” is an important character and i’m gonna do my very best to continue the great stories and adventures of Kate Kane and her friends and family. And some villains, too. ☺
Original Krazy Kat Sunday strip by George Herriman, originally published by King Features Syndicate, September 17, 1919.
Reprinted in Krazy & Ignatz 1919-1921
But you and Iron Fist broke up, right? Because I’d like to take a shot at that action.
New Avengers (2004) #53