Monday, 11 January 2010

Batwoman and the 'Bird of Doom'

From the explosive finale to Greg Rucka's and J H Williams fantastic run on 'Batwoman in Detective Comics', Kate confronts her father following a visit to the hospital where she's been expecting the results to some very important DNA tests.

Good news is that Rucka and Williams are to return after a short break to steer this title as an ongoing series, at least that's what the guys down at Forbidden Planet told me. Not only that, but this great final issue landed me a new 'bird species in comics', so see if you can find a Barn Owl in the scan above. Thanks Mr. Williams!

A nice find, but myths surrounding Barn Owls don't bode well. The English poet, William Wordsworth, had it down as the 'bird of doom', it's cry also signaled that a witch was nearby, and the Native American Indians believed that evil people were reincarnated as Barn Owls. So whichever way you look at it the appearance of this 'Ghost Owl' in the pages of 'Batwoman in Detective Comics' can only mean one thing, Trouble.


Anonymous said...

Have you ever read "Found" magazine?
It's an entire mag devoted to stuff people have found, mainly discarded notes and photos. There's a good online version of it here:

Dom said...

ermm that last comment about found magazine was me by the way.

pulpsfromthebothy said...

Thanks Dom, yes I had Found Magazine in my Blog List for a while. Maybe I should put it back in there.