Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Detective Comics #975

Although she isn't present for the proceedings, Detective Comics #975 convenes the rest of the Bat Family to discuss Batwoman and her choice to kill Clayface. While Batman sits largely silent, each member of the team presents their case for or against the woman they all saw as an ally.

While Nightwing, Red Hood, and Red Robin all come down basically as you would expect from each of the characters, it's Batgirl whose thoughts prove the most enlightening (not on how the team should necessarily deal with Batwoman but how Batman's actions helped lead to this tragedy that left one member of the team dead and another shattered). She makes a strong argument against Batman's decision process to bring Batwoman into the fold.

While she doesn't deal directly with any of the other heroes in this issue, Batwoman does make a choice which will no doubt put her at odds with Batman and company, regardless of the outcome of what occurs in the Batcave. Despite nagging doubts regarding her actions, Batwoman has chosen her side. Worth a look.

[DC, $3.99]

No comments: