- Bob HarrasEditor-in-Chief, VP, DC Comics
DC Comics: Rehire & return creative control of Batwoman to Williams and Blackman
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.
- 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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