Detective Comics #863
Greg Rucka continues to deliver a great read with the latest iteration of Batwoman in the pages of Detective Comics and Jock, stepping in for JH Williams III (who was delivering some of the cleanest art seen in a book this decade), almost makes you not even miss JH. The story showcases the juxtaposition of Batman and Batwoman facing off against the same foe at different points to a satisfying effect. This is the only other ‘bat-book’ besides Batman & Robin even worth reading.
Look at that cover: Franken-castle blasting away at nazi creatures straight out of the dream sequence in “An American Werewolf in London.” How can you NOT buy this. This is why comics were created, and thankfully Marvel is letting Rick Remender take a franchise character in a different (and entertaining as hell) direction for a while until Mephisto retcons it all out for you purists. As consumers we need to encourage creativity like this, becuase lets be honest, what was left to do with the Punisher anyway? For those that need their hardcore vigilante mafia killer, Jason Aaron is delivering in spades on the MAX imprint. I highly suggest you enjoy this ride while it lasts, and that Tony Moore art more doesn’t hurt one bit.