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Batwoman (Kate Kane) is fighting crime two hours after a disastrous blind date that her cousin Bette forced/blackmailed her into going on. Kate finds herself drawing some parallels between her dating and crime fighting experiences in panels that alternate between “now” and “two hours ago”.
PAGE THREE (6 Panels).
Panel 1. Back on the rooftop: Batwoman, already on her hands and knees, gets punched again in the face by the villain Ms. X.
Valentine told me you were tough...but I'm just not seeing it.
Panel 2. On the rooftop: Kate looks up at Ms. X, from the ground, and wipes a trickle of blood from her chin.
First of all, whether villain or blind date, they all seem to know one another.
Panel 3. Flashback to a restaurant scene: Kate sits across a dinner table from a woman (AMY) maybe 5 to 10 years her senior. Dressed in a smart power suit of sorts. She's got a Rachel Maddow look. Clean and sharp, attractive but not necessarily beautiful.
Two Hours Ago.
Wait...Kate Kane? Not that Kate Kane.
Panel 4. At the restaurant: Amy has an annoyed/accusatory expression on her face, as if Kate's not so stellar reputation has preceded her.
I didn't realize it was you. I've heard of you.
I used to date [BLEEEEP].
Oh. This will be fun.
Panel 5. Back on the rooftop: Batwoman kicks Ms. X in the chest.
It's a surprisingly small world I guess. The Gotham villain pool and the Gotham dating pool.
Panel 6. The two women, hero and villain, stand on the roof slightly apart, silently sizing each other up.
As always, I remain a massive fan of Kelly Thompson. She has a column with Comics Should Be Good on CBR, she’s a voice on the 3 Chicks Review Comics Podcast (which is awesome and I urge you all to check it out), she’s a fellow CBR reviewer, and she’s just had a story approved for the media sensation, and monetary titan, Womanthology. Not only do I respect Kelly's work but I love chatting with her. It was a pleasure to have her guest star on thoughtballoons for this week and I hope you like her script, I sure did.