Updated on 16 October, 2021
In her latest solo comic, "Batwoman" artist Rebekah Brooks takes us back in time to the early days of the Batman franchise. This new Batwoman series focuses on the adventures of the famous Batwoman and how she deals with day-to-day life in Gotham City. It's a refreshing look at this iconic character and her relationships with both the dark knight and the everyday citizens of Gotham.
The first story in this new 52 series focuses on the death of Commissioner Gordon. There's been a lot of changes since the last batman movie, but none are as drastic as the death of Gordon. Because he was the top cop, Gordon had the ability to get any problem solved. He was also a close friend of Batman, which is why his death has such a big impact on the Dark Knight. Since Batman has just lost his best friend, the detective must step up his game and become the top investigator in the city.
After losing her husband, Batwoman decides to start a new life in Gotham City. She teams up with Batman and begins investigating crime after a series of brutal murders. It's clear from the very beginning that Batwoman isn't the type of woman to kill for a job. It takes the help of Batman to get her to agree to take on the formidable task of solving crimes.
It's clear right from the start that Black Canary isn't part of the team. She's a tough, independent woman who prefers to do her own investigating instead of follow the team. This makes her the perfect foil for Batman and gives readers a different take on this long-running superhero. There's plenty of action and adventure in "Batwoman" and it's sure to keep readers hooked through all the pages of this exciting new series.
It's a natural for writer Rebekah mediali to draw the female detective in a compromising position. It's not easy for her to come to work knowing that her friend, batman, is outed as a hero. The new Batwoman has to be a strong, confident presence in the midst of turmoil. In this first issue, she's confronted with an attack by a mugger who wants to shoot her and then throw her in the sewer.
It's an intense scene and one that will bring this new Batwoman into the line of fire. Rucka takes the time to establish what an incredible feat she is, but she has to deal with her past as well. It's clear that some of the recent events have made her need to go back to Batropolis to deal with some of the trauma she's witnessed. Rucka accomplishes this through the use of dark, atmospheric colors. The story's tense moments are further highlighted by Batwoman's stoic expression as she stands firm against the attacker. This scene and the way it ties into the main storyline is important for serious readers who want to know how this crime is solved.
Following up on the successful debut of Rucka's Batwoman Vol 1, this new limited series features the return of batman in the title role. He's not out to save the city the way he was when he was Batman, but he's determined to do what he can to bring the criminals who framed his beloved wife. With this new look of batman, we get a much more optimistic take on the Dark Knight's character. It's evident that Rebirth Batman is a fan favorite and fans are eagerly awaiting the second year of this highly entertaining adventure.
The writers clearly feel that this new version of batman is far more dynamic than the original. The introduction of Rachel Dawes as Batwoman provides a very human and sympathetic foil to Batman. Rebirth is a huge step forward for the Batman franchise, and this latest event proves that Rucka has the material to build on the success of his debut. I would look forward to any of the many guest stars that Rucka has managed to secure for future Batman titles.