After some technical difficulties earlier this week, I’m proud to present the first week of our Batwoman Book Club!
The format of this round of Book Club is slightly different than the last two rounds. FanGirl and I are pre-recording our discussions rather than live-streaming, which allows me to do fun things like break the video into segments, insert the interior pages we mention, and occasionally turn FanGirl into an anime character with hearts for eyes.
This embed is the first of four parts of our Week 1 discussion – each video ends with a link to the next part.
This first week sees us covering Batwoman by Greg Rucka and JH Williams III in its entirety. It was Batwoman’s first solo story, and nearly a decade after its release it still feels like the pinnacle of superhero comics craft.
In our videos, we spend time discussing Batwoman identity as a lesbian, the color looks from Dave Stewart that separate the many parts of Batwoman’s life, why speaking entirely in Alice In Wonderland quotes can be a bad thing, and why you can get away with more tragedy as a writer when your characters have agency.
Want to catch up with the reading assignments all this month? Here’s our full schedule for the month – visit the Guide to Batwoman to learn how to collect these issues.
- Tuesday, March 6: Detective Comics (1937) #854-863
- Tuesday, March 13: Batwoman (2011) #0 & 1-11
- Tuesday, March 20: Batwoman (2011) #12-24 & 0
- Tuesday, March 27: Detective Comics (2016) #934-940 & 948-949 + Batwoman (2017) Rebirth & #1-6