JH Williams III Walks Off Batwoman Over Editorial Decisions

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J.H Williams III Announces that he has left Batwoman over editorial decisions for her character. Those reasons? They wouldn’t let Batwoman get married, because shes lesbian. Batwoman has won two GLAAD Awards for its portrayal of gay characters which makes this all the more confusing as to why it is an issue. She is a popular character that carries the Bat name and it’s sad that her story could suffer because creative freedoms were not allowed. The relationship of Kathy Kane and Maggie Sawyer is something which should have been explored.

On his blog he explains why he and WH Blackman made this decision;

in recent months, DC has asked us to alter or completely discard many long-standing storylines in ways that we feel compromise the character and the series. We were told to ditch plans for Killer Croc’s origins; forced to drastically alter the original ending of our current arc, which would have defined Batwoman’s heroic future in bold new ways; and, most crushingly, prohibited from ever showing Kate and Maggie actually getting married. All of these editorial decisions came at the last minute, and always after a year or more of planning and plotting on our end.

We’ve always understood that, as much as we love the character, Batwoman ultimately belongs to DC. However, the eleventh-hour nature of these changes left us frustrated and angry — because they prevent us from telling the best stories we can. So, after a lot of soul-searching, we’ve decided to leave the book after Issue 26.

The problem here is that this is not the first time something like this has occurred. Not being for the same issue, but happens none the less and is not good for business on their end.

Jideobi is the Comic Editor at Analog Addiction where he writes all things comics and comic related(especially if X-Men). Also follow him on Twitter @Siphen0.

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