Batwoman #2

Batwoman #2

Writer: Marguerite Bennett, James Tynion IV Artist: Steve Epting Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 19, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 16
7.6Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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"The Many Arms Of Death" part two! The criminal haven of Coryana has changed completely in the years since Batwoman left! The biggest change of all? Her closest friends are now her enemies - or they're corpses! It's time for Kate Kane to cut to the heart of what's happening here, and find out who brought the deadly bioweapon Monster Venom into Coryana...but she might get her own heart cut out in the process, by the unbeatable assassin known as the Knife!
RATED T+

  • 9.5
    PopnComics - Leinaala Sallander Apr 19, 2017

    Right off the bat with issue #2 we are getting a sneak peak of flashback material, it's just enough to give us an idea of what the lost year held for Kate. With a flash forward to current Coryana we see Batwoman holding the body of an old friend Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Apr 23, 2017

    This second undertaking of an underutilized character in the DC universe is perfect. It has a real chance of bringing her and her story into the light and, I'm always here for complex, solo female (anti)heroes. The writing makes her interesting and adds a layer of dimension to her that I'm happy to see. The art team does ethnicity well in its drawing and color choices making it so that it doesn't feel like we are just looking at a homogeneous group in different shades and,, they do so without making other ethnicities look like caricatures. Overall, I can't wait to see what this team does with this character and arc because, if this issue is any indication there's so much talent happening that it can only keep going up from here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Tiffany Khelfa Apr 19, 2017

    Once again, Epting and Cox didn't miss a beat with the artistic layers in this issue. I am more impressed every time I see it. Tynion and Bennett were able to tie this issue in with the first very well, and they provided plenty of important information. The comic ends smoothly, while also making us wonder what the next move will be for the "Many Arms of Death." Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Lawrence Apr 22, 2017

    For those who have waited as long as I have for Issue #2; you will not be disappointed. Marguerite Bennet and James Tynion IV have done a grand job of depicting this strong female hero, but giving her a layer of humanity to her character. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Apr 19, 2017

    The story continues to be compelling as it opens up new avenues with the introduction of new characters and the flashbacks to Kate's introductions to these potential allies. The artwork is great and really helps propel the story along and the VO moments are some of the best I've read so far. Continually engaging. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Pop Break - Sheena Fisher Apr 19, 2017

    Like I said, this issue was intense. The action as well as the plot blended pretty much perfectly. My interest was held. I did not want to stop reading. I look forward to learning more about the evil corporation that has tainted Coryana, finding out where Safiyah has gone, and why Tahani wants to kill Kate. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 25, 2017

    Batwoman is one of those titles that you want on a monthly cycle because of the quality of the writing and especially the artwork. It's also a title you want on a bi-weekly schedule because it's a dense work and moving at its own pace and you want more of it now. That feels even more reinforced with this second main installment as I'm craving more of this story to understand it and dig into it. Kate's background has been intriguing from the Rebirth issue for me, having not read her prior series or known much about her beyond the Bombshells incarnation, so this is fresh and fun for me as we get to know her in past and present and the supporting cast that's cropping up as well as the potential villains. It's a very strong book that I really get the feeling will be a fantastic collected read as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Apr 20, 2017

    Feels like we're still in ramp-up mode with Batwoman, but what a ramp! Bennett and Tynion are building some very interesting dynamics between Kate, her old flame Safiyah, and her presumed mark"the Many Arms/Hands/Feet whatever they are. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Noah O'Toole Apr 19, 2017

    Despite the few hiccups, this is a solid book with enough familiar Bat symbolism to appeal to the readers who love the Bat-family, yet different enough to give readers a fresh approach with a diverse cast. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 19, 2017

    An okay issue that's visually great, but it's easy to lose touch with the island politics and why we should care. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Apr 22, 2017

    In all honesty the plot is a little convoluted yet it is more straight forward than the first issue. It appears like a true mystery the answers will be doled out as the story progresses. One thing though the pacing is good as each issue seems shorter than they are in reality. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Jessica Nilo Alves Apr 20, 2017

    This is a flawed issue, but the negative sides are outweighed by the positive. With compelling new characters and some revelations made about the main threat, Batwoman #2 is an essential plot point for this story arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 22, 2017

    The mysteries of the new Batwoman series continue to deepen in an issue spent mostly establishing new characters, settings and adversaries. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - David Lee Martins Apr 25, 2017

    It's a decent issue with excellent art that does its job in setting up further issues. However, I found it rather average on its own. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - Jeff Lake Apr 20, 2017

    Steve Epting's art is as gorgeous and well constructed as ever, but with so little context his characters read as more stock than anything else. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - husseinwasiti Apr 19, 2017

    Bennett and Tynion IV clearly care about the character of Batwoman and want to do right by her, but the very nature of her story here is contrived, mostly because of the Night of the Monster Men story looming ever so ominously over the title. Kate's mysterious past lacks a spark, and the story wasn't engaging. The one saving grace was Epting's art, which was genuinely great. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Apr 21, 2017

    This book is not shaping up at all. We're three issues into the Marguerite Bennett/James Tynion IV/Steve Epting run and we don't have much to show for it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Apr 21, 2017

    There were no red flags"nothing jumped out and screamed that what I was reading was a bad comic, but then again, nothing really impressed me either. This one is just alright, so if you're vested in the series, pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Apr 19, 2017

    Batwoman #2 is at best predictable and at worst a complete waste of my time. Batwoman is one of my favorite comic book character of all time. I shouldn't be bored by her comic. This issue simply throws exposition at the readers and expects them to remember it but it doesn't give us a reason to remember. At this point, it all seems like a bunch of arbitrary details that will be slightly important for this story arc and this story arc alone. In addition, for all the praise that the artist has gotten, I expect some far better art than we are getting at this point in this book. A die hard Batwoman fan like me can't even get behind this book so far. What hope do we have for a new reader? I'm begging for this book to get better but I have yet to see anything that's going to keep my attention long. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Superior fan Apr 19, 2017

    Underwhelming

  • 7.5
    daddyT Apr 21, 2017

    the art is simply breathtaking. if the story was even half as good as the art, this would be a very highly rated book. it isn't.....

  • 7.0
    OHardy Apr 24, 2017

    A little plot and dialogue heavy, and not the kind of story arc that you want to use to begin a new series. Batwoman begins her series dropped into a setting we've never seen before, full of characters we don't care about.

  • 6.0
    Jack's Yattering Apr 23, 2017

    I really like this character. I liked her in 52 and I loved her first solo run in, Greg Rucka's, DETECTIVE COMICS. Unfortunately, none of her self-titled series have managed to hold my interest beyond a few issues. Suffice to say, I was, eagerly, anticipating the REBIRTH era of BATWOMAN. James Tynion had proven that he had a good handle on the character in his DETECTIVE run and Steve Epting is a great artist (although Batwoman has never lacked for great art). Unfortunately, history repeats...Not only have I been disappointed by the new BATWOMAN, I can't even find anything in its pages to look forward to (the REBIRTH issue left me concerned when nothing, from its peek at the future caught my eye). I'll look in on this book from time-to-time...and the, inevitable crossover will prompt me to pick up the occasional issue, but, for now, I'm going to have to stick to DETECTIVE COMICS for my Batwoman stories... SCORE: 5.8

  • 5.5
    Cyberman993 Apr 23, 2017

    I love Kate Kane/Batwoman. I think there is huge potential for her character and I couldn't wait to see how her new series under the Rebirth initiative would serve her. Unfortunately, despite the exciting and well drawn art, there seems to be little going for this series, at least as of now. We are only two issues (three if you count the one shot) into this series and the most I can say for the story thus far is that it's a bit underwhelming. Not only that, it was even confusing at times. There were so many new locations/characters/concepts introduced to us so fast, that it was really hard for me to keep track of what was going on half the time (the flashbacks didn't help). Motivations seem really hard to grasp at times and even the death of a character that Kate had a past didn't have the power you'd think it should have. We barely now these characters, so why should we care about them? I have hopes for things to pick up as this arc goes on but as of now, I might just drop this and wait for the trade to come out if this arc turns out to be good after all. But as of now, I have many other books that interest me more. It sucks for Batwoman, but hopefully things will be looking up for her in the future.

  • 10
    Xtian95 Apr 19, 2017

  • 9.0
    Jason The Dude Apr 20, 2017

  • 8.0
    ComickerPerson Apr 19, 2017

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Apr 21, 2017

  • 7.5
    EDiakota Apr 19, 2017

  • 7.5
    Peaches Apr 22, 2017

  • 6.0
    Super17 Apr 19, 2017

  • 9.0
    gmm2 Apr 24, 2017

  • 8.5
    Caivu Apr 18, 2017

  • 8.0
    Veido Apr 24, 2017

  • 7.5
    EvilPenguin543 Apr 26, 2017

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