Batwoman #35

Batwoman #35

Writer: Marc Andreyko Artist: Georges Jeanty Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 15, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
4.8Critic Rating
4.5User Rating

The new storyline Batwoman and the Unknowns starts now with new artist Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)! Batwoman is neck-deep in danger with her new allies Ragman, The Demon, Clayface and Red Alice! What is going on and how did Batwoman end up here? Find out beginning in this issue!

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Oct 16, 2014

    A solid chapter in a new storyline that might have been better off split across two or postponed one month, Batwoman #35 has a lot of visual fun, but just feels out of place as a 180 degree shift and jumping on point. Im committed to the book because I think the concept of the Unknowns is outstanding. Im hoping fans will have the patience to see where its going before taking a leap away. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Kate Coenen Oct 18, 2014

    Overall, with this issue and Batwoman: Futures End both throwing the reader into the middle of the action with little set-up, readers might be better off waiting for this story arc to be collected as a trade and see how this issue works as part of a larger whole. This story arc shows a lot of promise, with the opportunity to see Batwoman lead a team and reconcile with her sister, but readers will need patience to see the story coalesce. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 15, 2014

    Batwoman in Space is a fun premise and that coupled with a pretty awesome team make for an issue that's high on mystery, but low on actual story.  I am excited to see the bigger picture in the near future, but I hope the art improves a bit because what we got so far was a little rough around the edges.  In the end, Marc Andreyko has me intrigues enough to come back next month to see how all this craziness came to be. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Oct 15, 2014

    Batwoman #35 was a major dip in quality for the book due to the poor decision of just dropping the audience in the middle of the story with no context or explanation for anything. If it offered something in the way of explanation, just anything, the issue might not have been so bad — but combined with that and the below average artwork, this felt like a huge letdown. Skip until you can get the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Kate Kane Oct 16, 2014

    Another confusing issue for this weeks Batwomanonly provokes readers to continuing scratching their heads. As the new team tries to find its feet, we are now hopefully going to get the fill that will explain everything that has happened to the heroine. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Oct 16, 2014

    While I don't feel that this issue was absolutely terrible, there was also nothing rewarding or redeeming about it either. After I read it, I felt like I had actually wasted the previous fifteen minutes. Because of that, I can't recommend this issue in good faith. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 20, 2014

    While there is absolutely no solid indication that their mission was successful before "Batwoman" #35 runs out of space (no pun intended), this may wind up being a much better story once more of the foundation is under it. For right now, "Batwoman" #35 seems like the idea wall after ideas have just been thrown at it and these are the pieces that were sticky enough to not fall to the floor. With this ragtag bunch of characters in place, I'm willing to come back for a couple issues to see how this all shakes out, but presently, it seriously seems as though it could all end with Kate Kane waking up saying, "I just had the strangest dream!" Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Oct 16, 2014

    Hopefully, DC will put this book out of its misery soon. We've already seen how Kate dies. I don't think that the character needs to be dragged through the mud any further. When Andreyko was announced on the book, I was hoping he'd be able to provide a unique perspective as one of the few openly gay writers in comics. Instead, he's stripped the book of everything that's made the book unique and traded bigger emotional stories for cheap thrills that, unfortunately, aren't all that thrilling. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CharlieRock Nov 2, 2014

    Okay, I'm lost ... how did we end up in space? Why is Ragman and Clayface here? Last I read we were dealing with a vampire ...

  • 2.0
    xiombarg Oct 16, 2014

    Question: What is a sign that a book is out of ideas? Answer: When it's sent into outer space. Ok, so Batwoman in space. Hmmm. Deep existential metaphor? Or how about a dream sequence? Or how about she's been drugged? Nope, this is in fact about as silly of an idea as you're likely to find in comics these days. I mean let's face it, Batwoman has no business being in space throwing punches and doing Batwoman stuff. Not only is it just out of place for the character, it's just plain dumb. The one interesting quality about this issue is that it reminds us how far comic book plots have progressed since the late 70s and early 80s, back when putting a super hero into a astronaut suit and have them fist fight in space was relatively common. But back then everyone was still in a post Star Wars daze, so at least they had an excuse. I'll just end by saying it's odd to see what high potential this character had when she was originally introduced in the "52" limited series and then to see how she's slowly been frittered away. Even when the art has been noteworthy, the character development and plotting has gone from mediocre to just awful.

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