Today is a good day for female Bat-character news — earlier today, DC Comics announced Dustin Nguyen as the new Batgirl artist, and here comes new details from the publisher on the upcoming Batwoman ongoing series, to be co-written and drawn by J.H. Williams III and starring the Kate Kane version of the character, introduced in 52.
Announced Friday afternoon on official DC Universe blog The Source, Batwoman will debut in November with a #0 issue, co-written by Williams and series co-writer W. Haden Blackman. Art will be handled both by Williams and Madame Xanadu artist Amy Reeder — who illustrated the above image, and is scheduled to alternate arcs with Williams.
The series proper will get started in February, will Williams handling art duties on the first arc, and Reeder on the second. The Batwoman character has received a good deal of mainstream media attention for being the “first major gay DC superhero.”
The Source post has quotes from the creative team, with Williams saying that #0 is “a real combination of everyone’s efforts due to the nature of the story and how it’s constructed.”