Batwoman Continues To Begin In Detective Comics #949

Although some of you may already be looking ahead to next month’s milestone issue, none of us should forget about this week’s installment of Detective Comics, which may very well continue the trend of being what’s arguably the best Bat book on shelves today.

Continuing the “Batwoman Begins” two-issue story arc, the latest offering from writing team James Tynion IV and Marguerite Bennett serves as a backdoor pilot of sorts to the upcoming Batwoman series set to launch next month (well, obviously). Not only that, but it seems as though tensions between Kate Kane and her cowled cousin are heightening. We do expect them to put any differences they’ve had aside before long, but you have to admit they’ve had a pretty rough last few months.

Another highlight of this issue undoubtedly has to be the gorgeous artwork provided by Ben Oliver, whom you may remember from his Batwing days early on in the New 52. With the Batwoman solo series set to have the mighty Steve Epting as its regular artist, it only makes sense that this prelude employ someone who can match his talent.

With the “League of Shadows” arc kicking off in ‘Tec next month, you may want to keep your eyes peeled in case any seeds may be planted. In the meantime, be sure to check out an official synopsis for Detective Comics #949 below before picking up a copy this Wednesday, January 25.

“The mission faces a deadly complication—the Colony wants Jacob Kane back, and they’ll kill to set him free!”