April 23, 2014
Guest Post: Batwoman: Three Authors; Three Kinds of Queer Experience

dcwomenkickingass:

Last week I made a comment about being by what the the current Batwoman writer Marc Andreyko said in an interview about DADT as part of Kate’s story. Andreyko later stopped by the blog to clarify things. I also received some input on my comment from a reader of the blog, Moira Phippen, which turned into a short discussion on where Batwoman was a character and her thoughts on Andreyko as a writer. I was so taken with her insights that I asked her to expand on them in a guest post. Here she discusses the three different authors that Kate Kane has had and their differing approaches to the character’s queer identity. Her thoughts follow and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

I found Kate Kane just around the time of my life that I was beginning to come out, to my friends, family, community, partners, and even to myself. As a character, she is so crucial to me. Seeing a queer-identifying character take on the “Bat” name, and not just a girl, but as a “woman,” self-assured, confident, aware of herself and who she was… I can’t express how much an image like her was meaningful to me as a young adult coming to terms with a conclusion about her sexuality that she had tried her very best to avoid. No matter the writer, Kate has always embraced who she is, no apologies offered. Rucka, Williams, and now Andreyko have become some of my most treasured authors due to the care each have taken with Kate.

As I have grown older, I’ve embarked on my own path to being more like Kate: I try to be brave like her, bold like her, uncompromising like her. My relationship with each writer’s Kate - because they are, all of them, different Kates - has developed with me. In a way, they each represent different kinds of interpretations and portrayals of the queer experience and identity, all of which hold some unique and different value or impact. 

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April 12, 2014
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JH Williams III

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JH Williams III

April 8, 2014

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From Detective Comics 854, pencils and inks by JH Williams III, colors by Dave Stewart.

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April 1, 2014
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April 1, 2014
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March 14, 2014

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March 6, 2014

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ruckawriter:

JH Williams III’s original design sheets for Kate Kane/Batwoman design in preparation for beginning work on Detective Comics 854.

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March 1, 2014
comicbookwomen:

JH Williams III

comicbookwomen:

JH Williams III

February 28, 2014

A kick in the teeth is good for some
A kiss with a fist is better than none

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January 30, 2014

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