Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I have always been a fan of Katana and I am glad that DC is finally giving her the increased exposure that she has always deserved. Once a C-List character, she is now being featured in her own self titled series, as a member of The Justice League of America, and will be appearing alongside Batman in the upcoming Beware the Batman CGI TV series. I used to enjoy the relationship that she had with Halo in Batman and the Outsiders, and I hope that she will be brought back as well, perhaps in the pages of Katana's series?
Katana has gone through a few looks over the years, and I do like her most recent one. Of course, my favorite will always be her original, as designed by the legendary Jim Aparo. She sported that look in her first published appearance, an ad promoting the then upcoming BATO series. I was fortunate enough to be able to purchase the original art to that page, and it is my favorite piece in my collection. I look at it every day while making these covers: