Batwoman #16

Writer: Marguerite Bennett Artist: Fernando Blanco Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 20, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 4
7.2Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

"The Fall of the House of Kane" part four! Alice's deadly plague of virus-ridden bats may have been torn from the sky, but she still roams free. Now Batman must do whatever it takes to stop her - even if that means going through her sister, Batwoman, to do it. Blood ties and betrayal wage war in a clash for control that's been in the making since the day Kate Kane put on the cowl: Batman vs. Batwoman!

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jun 21, 2018

    I'm very sad that this title will be ending soon, but if the creative team keeps up this level of quality then this run can hold it's head high as a maxi-series of outstanding quality. There are only two issues left, but there's still a lot of story to tell. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 22, 2018

    Batwoman #16 continues to impress and amaze with another rough and emotionally intense issue, this time bringing the Kane and Wayne in-fighting to a head. The storytelling is brilliant, and Blanco and Rauch do excellent work with the visuals. This one comes highly recommended. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 20, 2018

    The conclusion of "The Fall of the House of Kane" in Batwoman #16 comes with only two issues left in this series, and Marguerite Bennett undoubtedly packs a lot of emotional power and drama into this final showdown. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Charlie Ridgely Jun 20, 2018

    Batwoman has been in a valley for a couple of issues, and I was VERY worried about this big "vs. Batman" fight distracting from the quality of Kate's story. However, it proved to be exactly the opposite, and the inner battle of a symbol versus your own family quickly became a powerful message. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Jun 20, 2018

    What has always been so wonderful about Batwoman is she's unafraid to be brutally honest with herself, even if that means being harshly introspective at times. This was no exception, as the internal monologue proved. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Jun 19, 2018

    There is some great art and details in this issue, but if this were my first introduction to Batwoman as a character or my first Batwoman comic to pick up, I would have a hard time finding something in her portrayal in this issue to compel me to read the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Impulse Gamer - Mark McKechnie Jun 21, 2018

    The pacing was great, and the art was consistent and did its part to aid in telling the story. It is clear from the ending that Kate Kane's days as Batwoman may be numbered, but this adds to the issue and lends it a greater feeling of importance. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Peyton Hinckle Jun 20, 2018

    Much of what happens in Batwoman #16 is repetitive -- particularly the inclusion of Batwoman's sister. The issue redeems itself thanks to Blanco and Rauch's artwork, which is some of the best the series has seen thus far. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Jun 20, 2018

    This issue is pretty enjoyable. There's lots of great art and action and I liked the way most story points played out. I felt that it was especially appropriate for a Batwoman title. That said, there are a lot of head-scratching moments in this book. It didn't ruin this issue for me but I can see it turning off a lot of readers. A book shouldn't make me think, “well that's not how that works but okay…” The issue was pretty good though, even if the ending is a bit lackluster. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Oliver Bourne Jun 21, 2018

    With this book nearing cancellation, I wonder if DC would consider pairing Kate with Jason in a series somewhere down the line. I would buy it. With all that being said, I do think Kate comes across as a hero and has proven herself as a member of the Bat-Family despite what her detractors may argue. I understand that her methods may have come across as controversial but not everybody is the same. Something tells me that with the conclusion of this arc, that the last issue or issues will be somewhat filler and that we will forget about this whole nonsense in a few months. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jun 20, 2018

    Iam uncertain what audience this title is intended. To see Batman defeated sosimply would probably offend most Bat-fans. But its not his book, so maybe heshouldnt even be in it. Id prefer to see Batwoman challenged by her ownrogues gallery, and respectfully suggest creative efforts be made in creatingsome suitable villains for her. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Batman-News - Daniel Cheeseman Jun 20, 2018

    Even Batman couldn't save this forgettable arc which started strong but ended with a whimper rather than a bang. Read Full Review

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