Batwoman #7

Batwoman #7

Writer: J.H. Williams III Artist: Amy Reeder Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 14, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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Six lives on converging courses that will change them forever...Batwoman, in a hidden lair beneath Gotham Harbor, faces a horde of monsters inspired by urban legends led by Falchion, an evil mastermind.Jacob Kane waits in agony for some sign of life.Kate Kane tries to enjoy new romance as the werebeast Abbot begs for her help.Maro, an enigmatic wizard, evokes an evil that all children fear: their own reflections in a darkened mirror.Detective Maggie Sawyer is caught in a turf war between The Werebeast Cult and The Medusa Syndicate.DEO Agent Cameron Chase struggles with a new operative who refuses to be controlled.It's all coming in "To Drown the World," part 2.

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Mar 18, 2012

    Fortunately, we still have one more issue of these talented creators working together, and if it's anything like this one, I cannot wait for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 20, 2012

    Somewhat less suspenseful than the opening arc, but just as focused and driven in telling a good story. Batwoman continues to impress, remaining a solid performer in DC's line of titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Mar 15, 2012

    Not only is Batwoman one of the best books being published today, but with Issue #7, Amy Reeder is showing that she can definitely stand on her own as one of the top talents."" Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Mar 14, 2012

    Batwoman was one of my favorite books of the New 52 relaunch for its first arc. However, the series has seen a dip in quality in both scripting and art. I'm hoping that the series eventually finds its footing, because if this continues on it might get acquainted with my pull list's chopping block. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 14, 2012

    Batwoman's going through some changes and it isn't just with the art. We got used to J.H. Williams III's art but I do enjoy the combination of Amy Reeder's pencils along with Guy Major's colors. The vibrant nature of it makes the pages almost crackle with energy. (Apparently Reeder will not be working on some upcoming issues as planned). I can appreciate the new direction the series can take with Batwoman being part of the DEO but it feels contrary to what I enjoyed about her in the beginning. This clearly sets up a conflict in the story and there are some advantages to being allied with them but I'll be watching with a close eye. In some ways it feels as if a firm direction for Batwoman is needed. She has some villains of her own but some of them just don't do it for me. I am getting intrigued with where this story will go but I am a little concerned as I felt something was missing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Mar 21, 2012

    So, what we have is a problematic book with a handful of good scenes. It is the first time that an air of disappointment has surrounded the book. What it perhaps needs is to move away from the supernatural and focus itself more on its character development. Also Reeder needs to draw something suiting her style, perhaps Batwoman isn't that book or perhaps it is the plot that is the problem. But something has to change to allow this book to move on from these problems. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Mar 14, 2012

    I have a feeling my thoughts are going to be the same for the rest of this arc. Plot is nice, but I just don't dig the format. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 19, 2012

    This installment of Batwoman really did a whole lot of nothing. The series has been a visual spectacle to this point, but this issue made me realize just how much wasn't happening. It's an enjoyable read for the moment it happens, but it's also quickly forgettable. As the interstitial, setting up plot points going forward, this is a good vehicle, but I'd like to see a bit more. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Mar 14, 2012

    Does “Batwoman” #7 look good? Yes. Reeder is doing an awesome job drawing all the creepy, disgusting monsters and the page layouts are phenomenal. A lot of content gets packed into every page without becoming cluttered and the colors by Guy Major, while not the highly stylized brush strokes of the previous arc, are very strong. The only problem with “Batwoman” right now is that the story is a chore to read. Does that mean it's a bad story? Possibly not. As I said before, once this whole thing gets collected in a trade and you can read the whole thing in one sitting it should be much easier to follow and possibly quite enjoyable. But with a month in between reading each issue and such short glimpses at each of 6 stories it's almost impossible to recollect what happened in the previous installment. For that reason I can't give it a strong recommendation as a monthly title. Read Full Review

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