‘BATWOMAN’ CREATIVE TEAM LEAVES over DC’S CONTINUAL EDITORIAL F**KERY.
The hot topic in the comic book world today. The Batwoman creative team of J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman have exited the title, citing continual DC fuckery regarding the trajectory of their story lines. The most prominent complaint of theirs is that DC refused to allow Kate Kane to marry her fiancee Maggie Sawyer.
In a posting to JH Williams III’s website late Wednesday night, the acclaimed artist and his Batwoman co-writer W. Haden Blackman announced that due to what they described as a preponderance of “eleventh-hour changes” to stories that had been planned a year or more in advance, they’re walking off the book. Among the grievances alleged by Williams and Blackman was publisher DC Comics’ refusal to allowprincipal characters Batwoman (aka Kate Kane) and her fiancé Maggie Sawyer to get married.
In their co-authored blog post Williams and Blackman said their approach to Batwoman was based on avoiding a status quo, with each successive story arc designed to that end.
“Unfortunately, in recent months, DC has asked us to alter or completely discard many long-standing storylines in ways that we feel compromise the character and the series,” wrote Blackman and Williamst. “We were told to ditch plans for Killer Croc’s origins; forced to drastically alter the original ending of our current arc, which would have defined Batwoman’s heroic future in bold new ways; and, most crushingly, prohibited from ever showing Kate and Maggie actually getting married. All of these editorial decisions came at the last minute, and always after a year or more of planning and plotting on our end.”
Despite not reading Batwoman (only so much dough, only so much time, but I realize I suck), I’m generally saddened by the team’s departure. To the best of my knowledge the title was a specific gem, and the duo were creating stories far outside of what you come to expect in a comic that contains the Bat in its title. Typical Big Two editorial cheese. Lame.