Batwoman #13

Writer: W. Haden Blackman, J.H. Williams III Artist: J.H. Williams III Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 17, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 2
9.1Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Batwoman and Wonder Woman team up! Batwoman and Wonder Woman team up! (Were so excited we had to say it twice!)

  • 10 - Jason Bowles Oct 20, 2012

    This issue needs to win awards. It's not just satisfying, it's mind-blowing! You may have read ‘Batwoman' before and been impressed with its style and quality, but you've never read a comic book like this! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bloody Disgusting - Melissa Grey Oct 20, 2012

    If you only pick up one book this week, make sure its Batwoman. With unparalleled art, stunning design, and a masterfully paced narrative, its far and away one of the best damn comics Ive ever read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Oct 22, 2012

    This is truly a wondrous piece of work. Williams and Blackman have outdone themselves with this issue. It begs to be read and with such a rich visual identity and compelling story it would be a shame to not include it in your weekly hauls. The title may have struggled with its previous story arc, but this is something else. In fact its something special. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Oct 17, 2012

    The Fantastic art, met with a great narrative tone to the story, makes for a great package. Batwoman and Wonder Woman are a duo that don't make much sense on paper, but they totally work, thanks to some intangible elements. Everything just clicked in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    IGN - Poet Mase Oct 17, 2012

    I honestly can't think of a reason that you wouldn't dig into your pocket for this book's $3 cover price. Maybe this won't be your absolute favorite comic like it is mine, but I can pretty much guarantee that it'll be in your top five. With a living legend like J.H. Williams III on art and W. Haden Blackman doing some of the best work of his career, there really is no other conclusion to be made. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 20, 2012

    If you want to see the World's Finest women, Blackman-Williams are making a pretty good case that these ladies are it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Oct 23, 2012

    Batwoman #13 shows Willians and Blackman back in top form, and it's a refreshing change of pace from most superhero fare. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Oct 21, 2012

    Batwoman #13 is a horror/superhero comic done right. In fact, I think this arc could give the first arc of Animal Man a run for its money if it stays at this caliber of quality. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Oct 19, 2012

    Oh, and did I mention that the story continues to be amazing? And all the characters feel like real and distinct characters? And that Williams and Blackman manage to fit in virtually every single relevant character they have in the series in these twenty pages? 'Cause those things happen to. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 18, 2012

    By the time we get to the end of "Batwoman" #13, we've seen Williams knock out slight variations on his art style (the last few pages remind me of having just a touch of the late John Severin and his western-genre comics), each matching the story that he and Blackman tell. I'm sad that Williams is going to be stepping off of the art chores soon (to presumably tackle the new "Sandman" mini-series written by Neil Gaiman), but he's given us an amazing ride and also proven himself a good writer alongside Blackman. Once again, another great issue from the duo. No complaints here from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Oct 17, 2012

    What more can I say? I found very VERY little fault with this issue. This team keeps bringing it over and over again. With so much obvious talent backing this series it's a wonder to me why it doesn't receive more recognition. More people should be reading this comic. More people should be talking about this comic. Just because Batwoman is a bit left field for the status quo of Bat titles does not mean it is any less deserving. Try something different with Batwoman. But I suggest jumping on a few issues back if you can, back to where Batwoman and Wonder Woman team up at the very least. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Oct 22, 2012

    This series is truly a cut above most titles in the DC Comics catalog. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Oct 19, 2012

    Overall there's really nothing to complain about in this issue except the bare bones of the thing: did this crossover really have to happen? It was made more than clear in the #0 issue that Kate is a rich character indeed, and surely there's plenty of interesting stories for her to live out sans help from a certain lasso-wielding superheroine. Still, it's exciting to watch Blackman and Williams tackle the challenge, and even as they stay true to the essential personalities of these characters, and cogently portray the different worlds they inhabit, it still feels like they're coming up with something entirely new. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - J. Skyler Nov 24, 2012

    An interesting development in this storyline is that Jacob Kane has agreed to train his niece Bette in the same way he did Kate. Batwoman previously attempted to stop her cousin's exploits as a superhero because she lacked what she considered to be a proper motivation. Now that Bette has more or less recovered from a grueling physical mutilation, she's more determined than ever to prove she has the resolve to be just as effective as any hero out there, especially her cousin. Like a Phoenix, Flamebird may emerge as a more dynamic character than her previous incarnations as the series progresses, but will she continue to try and partner herself with Batwoman, or will she strike out on her own? Read Full Review

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