next week, issue #4 of Batman Black and White hits stores and It’s a pretty important issue to me. The title itself was a dream project when i was trying to break into comics, it’s also what lead to the prestigious statue line by DC of the same name. I was assigned 2 statues for that line ( Batman and Batman Beyond), but having never gotten to draw a story for it, it never felt complete. So..this is one goal fulfilled.
I feel a lot of people dream of breaking into DC or Marvel to get on a big team book, something top seller, change the industry, and be wildly famous- as did I. But in the end, i found out what made me happiest ( and stress-free), was just telling a few good Batman stories. It’s all i ever wanted to do at DC. Of course, you hear people say that all the time. So, here’s one more i guess.
I’ve drawn Batman before in multiple titles and books, thousands of panels, and sketched him more times than i’ve backed out of my own driveway. But this issue- 8 pages i got to write and draw myself, this is pretty much the milestone for me. After this short story, and this past year’s run of Lil Gotham, if they never let me draw another Batman story again- i think i’ll be okay with that (:
Here’s a page from the story.
Considering that the New 52 has the whole ‘superhero vs superhero’ trope going on right now, it honestly wouldn’t surprise me to see Batman vs Huntress in the crossover. They did this for years with Helena Bertinelli’s Huntress, and we even saw an antagonistic father-son relationship with Bruce and Damian Wayne. I can’t imagine they’ll do much differently with the Huntress as Helena Wayne.
Supergirl may factor into Power Girl meeting the mainstream Superman since she is her only link to the mainstream Super family. It is just as possible that Power Girl decides to run into Kal-El herself and mention her meeting with her doppelgänger to legitimise her story. Supergirl does at least have a good relationship with Power Girl at the moment, so this may well work in her favour. Then again, mainstream Superman is a pretty angry lad who isn’t even close to Kara in this universe, so that too is a 50/50.