NYCC 2016: New Batwoman Rebirth Ongoing Announced!

Batwoman is getting the Rebirth treatment with a new ongoing series set to debut in February 2017.

Spinning out of Detective Comics, James Tynion IV and Marguerite Bennett will be co-writing the first story arc and prelude “Batwoman Begins” which starts in Detective Comics in January. The story arc will create the backdrop for her new solo series in February.

Following the ‘Night of the Monster Men,’ Batwoman and Batman discover that the venom from the defeated monsters’ corpses is being sold as a bioweapon, After Batwoman comes face to face with the villain responsible, Batman gives Batwoman a mission that takes her around the world.

Batwoman will be written by Marguerite Bennett with art by Steve Epting.


Batman Group Editor Mark Doyle-

Batwoman is yet another example of the character depth, richness and diversity present in Gotham City, Fans have really responded to her role in Detective Comics, and we all love Kate here in the Bat-office, so that made it an easy choice to return her to a solo series.

Series Writer Marguerite Bennett-

There has never been a heroine I have loved more than Batwoman, Her flaws, her ferocity, her struggle to rise above her own history and find a way to serve the greater good and those she loves, she’s always cut me straight to the bone. To be a queer woman and to see a queer woman as not just a part but a pillar of the Bat-family was life changing, inspiring and gave me the courage to pursue this career in comics. The opportunity to add to Kate Kane’s story and legacy is both an honor and a sincere dream come true.

Series Artist Steve Epting-

I am very excited for the opportunity to work on Batwoman, I love the character design and how she fits into the whole Batman mythos, and I’m looking forward to the artistic opportunities the story will provide. Batwoman has a rich visual history and I’m thrilled to be a part of it!

Batwoman will be Epting’s first work at DC Comics in 15 years, after working on amazing runs on Captain America (Marvel) and on his creator-owned book Velvet (Image) both with writer Ed Brubaker.

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Thomas ODonnell

Thomas ODonnell

My love of comics started at the age of 5, when visions of mythic beings fought their way across my TV screen. Batman '66, Super Friends, Wonder Woman, and Superman '78 filled my early childhood with imagination and adventure. Soon enough I found the spinner rack! Batman, Justice League and DC's Who's Who kept me coming back for more. I've seen the death of hope, justice broken, a light extinguished, and a universe torn! A kingdom come, the lightning return, a triumph of evil and a multiverse reborn!