Tuesday, April 6, 2010
One of the biggest news to come out of WonderCon was that Greg Rucka would no longer be working with DC comics. Rucka has been writing Detective Comics ever since the reshuffling of the the Bat-titles after Bruce Wayne's death, starring the (relatively) new character of Batwoman. Batwoman was first introduced in 2006 during the weekly series 52, and got quite a lot of press because of the character's sexual orientation (more specifically, the character of Kate Kane is a lesbian), and DC has been hinting for quite some time that she would get her own ongoing title since then. That hasn't happened yet, but she starred as the main character of Detective Comics, written by Greg Rucka and drawn by J.H. Williams III.
Ever since the shift to Batwoman starring in the main role, the series has been critically acclaimed and won many accolades in that time, fleshing out the character and her history in more detail. For the most recent arc of the series, Williams was replaced by another artist (Jock), and it was widely speculated that it was because he was starting to work on the Batwoman solo series. The announcement of Rucka leaving DC to work on his creator owned titles and novels, has left the future of Batwoman in limbo. Williams has stated that he is committed to the character, so there is a possibility that he will work on a Batwoman series, but without Rucka writing it.
So that's the question for the readers, would you read a Batwoman series with Williams on art but penned by another writer? Who could, if anyone, replace Rucka? Let us know in the comments section.