First, I’m just floored and humbled that Batwoman was honored by GLAAD with the Media Award for Outstanding Comic. I don’t know exactly what we are doing right, but I hope it has to do with the fact that we haven’t shied away from Kate’s sexuality, and have tried to make her well-rounded and human… Even if that means sometimes making mistakes. Check out the full list of recipients – very inspiring company.
Most fans already know that the talented Amy Reeder is no longer working on Batwoman. I’m extremely grateful for all her hard work, especially in bringing Bloody Mary to the page. Her last issue, #8, comes out on April 11th.
And while it’s sad to see someone leave the series, both Jim and I are very excited to welcome aboard Trevor McCarthy from Gates of Gotham and Nightwing. Clearly, he’s no stranger to Gotham City. His first issue will be #9. I’ve already seen some of the pages, and they are incredible – a great complement to the work that Jim and Amy have already done. The storyline will continue from right where Amy’s run leaves off, still following six different characters and Batwoman’s attempts to bring down the villain Falchion. For those of you enjoying the slightly unorthodox story-telling, thanks for all the kind words; for those who aren’t, I’d just ask that you stick with it until the end of the arc and see how it all comes together.
In other news, the first issue of Darth Vader & The Ghost Prison is slated for May. Agustin Alessio’s art for the series is gorgeous — he really captures the humanity of the characters well, and still makes Vader incredibly imposing. And, we get more covers from Tsuneo Sanda.
Finally, sometime in the next few weeks, I should be able to announce my first original comic and provide some details…