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Exclusive Preview: BATWOMAN #21

What's going on with Killer Croc? Who saved him and why? What's this have to do with Batwoman? Find out in this issue.

Next week the latest issue of BATWOMAN is out and we'll not get to find out more of Killer Croc's fate. We haven't seen Croc since issue #16 (after his crazy transformation). This is where we find out what happened to him after. We also get to see Francesco Francavilla do the art in this issue!

Check out this exclusive preview courtesy of DC Comics.

BATWOMAN #21

In the aftermath of the Medusa ordeal, Killer Croc is rescued by a mysterious cult...but what connection do they have with Batwoman, and why do they need to see her die?

Written by: J.H. Williams, III, W. Haden Blackman

Art by: Francesco Francavilla

Cover by: J.H. Williams, III

Variant Cover by: J.H. Williams, III

Color/B&W: Color

Page Count: 32

U.S. Price: 2.99

On Sale Date: Jun 19 2013

26 Comments
Posted by jwalser3

Heck yeah! I love Aliens!

Edited by jangcrow

Francavilla's Art = ❤

Edited by Justthatkid

It looks more like a Killer Croc comic.

Edited by Mucklefluga

Why'd you have to tease me with that Francavilla art DC! I don't buy Batwoman but damn, how can i resist Francavilla artwork.

Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose

Oh hey, I'd wondered if we'd see more of Claire, now that Abbot's gone.

Now, we know that the Batwoman creative team weren't allowed to do a Killer Croc villain month issue. This comic is titled Interlude III, so like Interludes I and II, this will probably be a break in the main story. The fact that a different artist drew this suggests that it could have been done in a hurry, with Trevor McCarthy unable to do it.

Could this mean that this is the story that they planned to be used during villain month? If not, maybe this could give clues as to what they were planning on doing.

Posted by DonFelipe

[speechless in awe]

Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

Wait, new theory. Maybe there's a different artist on this issue because they had to scrap the original, what with DC stopping them pursuing the planned story?

Posted by Fhiz
Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

@fhiz: I know, but I don't know how far in advance these things are done, so I thought maybe the decision had been made a while ago.

Posted by SupBatz

Can't wait to get my Batwoman fix. The Interlude issues are always interesting so I have high hopes. Plus, the art looks pretty sweet.

Edited by fables87

Batwoman's art is eye candy! GIVE ME MORE!

Edited by ChillinVillain

Can anybody explain to me what Killer Croc's characterization is in the New 52?

I mean in Red Hood and the Outlaws, he's Arsenal's alcoholism sponsor but then in other Batman/Batwoman issues he's still seems to be just another villain...

Edited by ChiSoxRox

New Batwoman day: the best day of the month. I like the interludes so far: the first one was the zero issue that showed Kate's strength through the rigor of her training, and the second was a look into the world of her fiancee. This is a new look (both art and perspective), but I'm curious to see what it'll be like. But I can't wait for the wedding with Mags.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Great Cover as usual. Man this book has the best artists all the time!!

This is my second favorite bat book.

Posted by lifeboy

Awesome cover on this! And croc is very well drawn in the interiors, but I don't know if I like this look as much as I did the crocs first appearance in the first few new 52 batwoman..

Edited by iragulasuperbia

I know Killer Croc has never gotten a whole lot of respect. In his original appearance, he was like a precursor to Bane, and he's since dwindled into an animalistic brute who cannot operate alone. Regardless, I've always been something of a fan, so I am really excited for this issue. It looks good, I like his voice in the narration, and I can't wait to read this.

Edited by tim_mik

Croc is getting a lot of press lately. Popping up everywhere

Posted by Saren

DC is finally opening their eyes to the glory and promise of Waylon Jones. I have waited years for this....

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Posted by clayscarface

@jangcrow: Really? Kind of not doing it for me...I saw he's been doing more of Wonder Woman too lately and I'm not sure how I feel about him taking over from Chiang and Williams when I like their art SO much...

Edited by jangcrow

@clayscarface: Chiang and Williams have been killing it on both books, really great art from both. I just always find it cool to see Francavilla on anything as I really dig his pulpy art style.

Edited by Holuntron

Francavilla does look pretty good but I still just cannot stand it when anyone but Williams does the art. I know that it is a ridiculous expectation to assume only he can do it but it just never seems like Batwoman without him. He really fleshes out the story and no other artist so far has even come close to what he can do with the character in my opinion. It's probably because he did the original Batwoman Detective Comics run. Ha I know I'm just weird that way. The art does look like the best non-Williams so far. Really I am excited.

Posted by End_Boss

Francavilla is doing the art now?

I'm okay with this.

Didn't even read the panels because SPOILERS. But looks good.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

I really thought they were the Court of Owls for a moment and that had me psyched but still, from what I read of those panels, this looks great even if they aren't! I'll definitely check this out.

Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose
Posted by End_Boss