Batwoman One Shot #0

Batwoman One Shot #0

Writer: J.H. Williams III Artist: J.H. Williams III Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 24, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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"I suspect that Batwoman is socialite Kate Kane. I intend to prove it beyond a shadow. I need to know if she can be trusted, what her motivations are. I'm going undercover." Batman: Mission Log Entry 2756Featuring a unique story composition that combines the art of Eisner Award-winner J.H. Williams III (DETECTIVE COMICS, PROMETHEA) and Amy Reeder (MADAME XANADU), this special #0 issue acts as a new introduction into the life of Batwoman! Things pick up roughly where the BATWOMAN: ELEGY HC left off, and this issue acts as a primer for the upcoming new series featuring multiple award-winning creators!

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - SoldierHawk Nov 25, 2010

    An extremely strong beginning for Batwoman and her new title. While this issue had much more dependence on Batman than I'd have liked, the writing and especially the artwork is still top-notch. Everything about it demands a buy, and a preorder of issue #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Nov 24, 2010

    Clearly Batwoman is in great hands moving forward as Williams and Blackman gear up for the character's ongoing, which hits stores in February. The only real complaint I have about this issue is that it didn't deliver enough story pages. It's hard to look at a four-page preview of Batwoman #1 and seven-page preview of Detective Comics #871 as much added value, even if the 16 pages of story does manage to justify the $2.99 cover price. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Nov 28, 2010

    In the end, Batwoman seems to pass muster with Bruce; truly, her shallow faade as the jaded socialite is a role not dissimilar to his spoiled playboy. If Williams can keep sharing art and writing duties with this level of stylish execution, I'm definitely on board for her upcoming solo series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland Dec 3, 2010

    The only thing I don't like is the same thing that prevented my getting Kate's run when she was the lead in Detective Comics. This art is too stylized for my tastes. Kate, with her very pale skin and vibrant lip color make her look like the Joker. I also find the oddly shaped inset pictures to be visually jarring. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Dec 1, 2010

    Overall, Batwoman #0 doesnt really tell a groundbreaking story, but does do a good job of reframing for new readers Kate Kane/Batwomans character within the whole Batman Inc. storyline. Its much more of an introductory tale, than a probing of Kates deep and troubled psyche, but when this series goes monthly it has the potential to become a must read book. Batwoman as a character hasnt been around too terribly long in this incarnation, but if Batwoman reads as well as it looks, she will be. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill and Thom Young Nov 28, 2010

    In two parallel narratives, Batman watches Batwoman going through her paces . . . but will he find her worthy? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Nov 28, 2010

    On the other hand, I will gladly pay the difference for Williamss artwork. He has probably become my favorite illustrator currently working in comics--joining the ranks of Neal Adams and Marshall Rogers as the favorite illustrators from my younger days. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Nov 29, 2010

    DC missed a great opportunity to experiment with format. this zero issue contains only 16 pages of new story and art. The rest of the comic is filled out with preview art and a teaser from another Batman family comic. It's a shame that DC didn't just publish the 16 pages on their own and price this promotional/introductory issue at $1.99. Others have experimented with the format; Image Comics published Warren Ellis and Ben Templesmith's Fell and Matt Fraction and Gabriel Ba's Casanova that way, and they were well received. DC has made an important step away from the $3.99 price point and format. A cheaper, 16-page comic might've been another step in the right direction. Oh, and the logo... definitely a misstep as well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Benjamin Birdie Nov 25, 2010

    Overall, "Batman" #0 is a pretty slight book, almost half of it is previews for upcoming issues of the title and other Batman books. But new J.H. Williams III art is worth pretty much any price. It's hard to tell if his take on the book and the character will be as compelling as Rucka's was, but its clear that the most urgent problem the book needs to solve is finding the perfect inker for Amy Reeder so that every other storyline of the book is up to the other one's high standards, art-wise. Read Full Review

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