What an annoying turn this title has taken.
With the ‘demise’ of Batman all the Bat titles have been revamped, and for some mysterious reason the oldest and most venerable of them all, Detective, has been made over to the Not Very Interesting Batwoman. Detective in fact predates even Batman, and used to be a generic crime title starring the likes of Slam Bradley, plainclothes detective.
Violent, decompressed, and difficult to follow, this title is now really hard to get into. The art is lovely, and writer Greg Rucka is ordinarily very good with stories about powerful women. They have tried to make a big deal about how Batwoman is the first major lesbian heroine. But, fatally, My Eyes Glaze Over. I have over 40 years’ worth of this title, and I am seriously considering dropping it.