One of the most memorable and well-done stories in recent history over at the DC of comics is Greg Rucka’s Detective Comics featuring Batwoman and his creation of the antagonist, Alice. When J.H. Williams was chosen to relaunch Batwoman on her own title, he made it clear that Alice would only be revisited with the utmost of care because he had so much respect for what he and Rucka had done previously. While he was on the book, Alice was revisited in his final arc, and I think he did a fine job.
Batwoman Annual is the resolution to Alice’s story from Williams’s “This Blood is Thick” arc. It proves to be OK for a standalone issue, but for someone who is super fond of Alice – it’s a bit disappointing. I do hope we haven’t seen the last of Alice and whoever writes her again imbues her with the violently bizarre psychosis that made her such a fantastic villain.
You can read my Rapid Review of Batwoman Annual HERE. While you’re there, check my review of Rachel Rising #25 and Lindsey’s reviews of Vertigo Quarterly and Shadowman End Times. Cheers, nerds.