Batwoman #2

Writer: J.H. Williams III Artist: J.H. Williams III Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 12, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 5
8.9Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Horror! A terrifying new villain stalks the innocent children of Gotham City! Intrigue! A threatening government agency is hot on Batwoman's trail. Romance! Kate Kane's new relationship is heating up!Can Batwoman stop the new evil rising from the damp back alleys of Gotham's barrios? And overcome the many challenges she faces as both Batwoman and Kate Kane? 2011's most anticipated new series intensifies in this exciting second issue!

  • 10
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Oct 16, 2011

    Every page seems to be different from the next, holding onto different color schemes on each one its 20 pages. It goes from bright and exciting colors, to faded and dull color schemes, all of which are appropriate for the mood Williams wants to set for specific scenes. All of this combined with the mysterious and spooky storyline has me wondering if this title will become one of my favorites in DC's new line of titles". Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Oct 12, 2011

    This is the most gorgeous book at DC Comics right now. J.H. Williams III is an incredible artist and he and W. Haden Blackman work incredibly well together. The story is still accessible to new readers, although I recommend picking up the first issue before you dive into this one. Very well written story that is getting more and more exciting as time goes on. I absolutely cannot wait for the third issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Oct 13, 2011

    It's already a pretty hefty web of intrigue being woven here, and with art this beautiful and ideas this intriguing, we have to cross our fingers and hope that enough people are noticing, and this is going to be one of the New 52 that lasts a long, long time. The only quibble is this 'look, Kate, you're the only person in the world with this ashen-alabaster skin, and Batwoman has it, too, along with the same shade of shock red hair.' Which is likely just an artistic choice to make her stand out to the reader, but still, it has a feeling of Nightwing, where if you're trying to kill Dick Grayson and fail, then a minute later, a guy with the same exact build and look in a domino mask comes after you - he's not Dick's protector, he's Dick. But hey, comic books. That's the stuff you take with salt grains. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - SoldierHawk Oct 14, 2011

    Do I really need to say it? BUY. THIS. BOOK! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Oct 19, 2011

    This is exactly what you expect from not only a Batwoman book, but a anything Williams draws and it is a bonus that both he and Blackman have enhanced the characters. It is a great improvement from the last issue and puts Batwoman firmly in the “must buy” pile. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Oct 12, 2011

    If you read comics and you're not reading "Batwoman" I just don't know what you're doing and you should maybe consider giving up this whole "comics thing". This book is breaking boundaries and being a hell of a good read while it does so. You just can't ask for more than that. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Oct 12, 2011

    There's a little bit for everyone here, and, although the mixture of styles and modes may test the boundaries of some readers' patience, each aspect is done with virtuoso skill. The themes of chaos and destruction as represented by water are expertly referenced through the book in the Weeping Woman, the gang's serpent logo, and the Williams' page borders, each foreshadowing the direction of the narrative. There is action, detective work, personal conflict born of both romance and animosity, and internal discord rooted in hubris, innocence, and wrath. In short, this series has the makings of an all-time classic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Oct 16, 2011

    I've been going on and on about how DC isn't doing so hot in their representation of women, and I'm happy to say that Batwoman bucks that trend. However, while it's great that the book's lead is a strong female character, the reason you should be reading this is because it's a great comic book. The writing is great, the art is arresting, and the interplay between the two is wonderful. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Oct 18, 2011

    There has been some criticism about Kate's sexual orientation. Public opinion of the issue aside, I liked that her and the detective's interest in each other was not this over done girls gone wild type of moment. It felt as normal as can be and the thought of seeing a gay couple on the panels never entered my mind. While this is a book in the “Bat-Family”, it has a different feel to it as the only thing that reminds me it's a Bat book is the red bat on her costume. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Oct 17, 2011

    Sometimes, these take the form of small touches, such as the inset X-Ray panels during the opening fight scene. These indicate the surgical, precise nature of Kate's attacks without resorting to Frank Miller-esque captions breaking down exactly what bones are breaking and exactly how long it'll take before the bad guys will walk again. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Oct 12, 2011

    This is a beautifully drawn and colored book. Maybe the best! There's no doubt about that. And if you're already a fan of Batwoman, then you're probably going to love this book. Everything I hear from fans of Rucka's Batwoman run on Detective Comics is nothing but positive. But if you're like me and have only known Kate Kane since last month's issue #1, you'll find that the art, Kate Kane and the people in her personal life are the real draw here. Not Batwoman. Read Full Review

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