DC Comics: Rehire & return creative control of Batwoman to Williams and Blackman
  • Petitioned Bob Harras

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Editor-in-Chief, VP, DC Comics
Bob Harras

DC Comics: Rehire & return creative control of Batwoman to Williams and Blackman

    1. Christine Abbott
    2. Petition by

      Christine Abbott

      Baltimore, MD

In a statement on his blog, JH Williams III wrote,

"Unfortunately, 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.

We’re both heartbroken over leaving, but we feel strongly that you all deserve stories that push the character and the series forward. We can’t reliably do our best work if our plans are scrapped at the last minute, so we’re stepping aside. We are committed to bringing our run to a satisfying conclusion and we think that Issue 26 will leave a lasting impression."

This petition is for those who are against DC's actions and want to see JH Williams III and W. Haden Blackman return to Batwoman with full creative control and no editorial interference from DC.

Bob Harras, Editor-in-Chief, VP, DC Comics
Please rehire & return creative control of Batwoman to JH Williams III and W. Haden Blackman. I do not agree with DC's editorial interference with the series and wish to see Williams and Blackman continue their hard work on the series.

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 50 signatures
    2. Shout out from JH!

      Christine Abbott
      Petition Organizer

      While this is by no means an endorsement from the man, JH Williams III totally replied to one of my Tweets about the petition. He wrote, "Thank you. Your support means a lot to me." :D Let's keep gathering signatures to show DC how much we support JH Williams III and W Haden Blackman!

    3. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Sharp Chris TOKYO, JAPAN
      • about 1 year ago

      Comics should support people from all walks of life. Comics are often celebrated by the minorities and outsiders, it makes no sense not to support love between two women. These writers did AMAZING things. Boo for perpetuating homophobia in a first world country in the 21st century. DC comics should feel ashamed of themselves for not allowing Batwoman to marry her lover.

    • Ewen Dubourg FRANCE
      • about 1 year ago

      Because Batwoman without these wonderful and talented artists would not be the same.

      • about 1 year ago

      Because it's ridiculous. Ultimately DC has undone the entire plot of this amazing stand-out comic, one of the top 3 in their current line-up which is for the most part almost unreadable.

    • Katrin Wheatley BETHESDA, MD
      • about 1 year ago

      This is one of the finest creative teams to ever work on comics. Let them do what they do best, DC, and stop micromanaging your staff.

    • Josh Atwell MEMPHIS, TN
      • about 1 year ago

      I have been reading DC comics for almost 25 years. When all your creative talent and all your fans are giving up on you, it's time to take a look in the mirror DC.


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