Batwoman #17

Writer: Marguerite Bennett Artist: Fernando Blanco Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 18, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 6
7.3Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Kate Kane's latest assignment is leaving her cold-it's a cold case that forces her to team up with GCPD Detective Renee Montoya, and which, as usual, has Gotham City running out of time. Is this the start of a beautiful crime-fighting partnership? No spoilers, but expect sparks and punches to fly!

  • 9.2
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Jul 18, 2018

    The perfect balance between words and art, Bennett and Blanco make a perfect pairing. The literal and figurative use of time creates a complex opening to what is shaping into a terrific story arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Mary Swangin Jul 22, 2018

    Batwoman #17 is teasing the return of the relationship between Kate Kane and Renee Montoya, however, the Clock King plotline serves as a backdrop for this. The issue feels a little rushed and is desperately trying to tie things up since there are only 2 issues left. If you enjoy the romance between Kate and Renee than this issue is for you. Just don't dig super deep into a flimsy plot. It's all about teasing the romance. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Peyton Hinckle Jul 18, 2018

    Because Batwoman is ending soon, it's hard to enjoy this issue without wondering how Bennett is going to finish the whole series. Still, from an individual perspective, Batwoman #17 tells an interesting story that hasn't been told before. Without considering the series' future, this issue can definitely be called successful. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jul 18, 2018

    With the recent news that Batwoman may be getting her own series on The CW network, one can only hope that it's a huge success, allowing the character to come back to her true home, the comics. For now though,the clock is ticking… Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Keith OneShot Jul 18, 2018

    This issue of Batwoman was my first experience reading the character in her solo run, and I'm very happy that I did because what I found was a strong, beautiful and confident woman, a positive role model for the LGBTQ community, a well crafted mystery written with love for the characters and artwork that ties the bow all together. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 18, 2018

    Bennett's run on the Bat-family for now ends with next issue, but she's proved in this run and her other recent work that she's one of the most creative and talented writers working in the DCU right now. I hope the editors have big plans for her. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Shanly Jul 19, 2018

    While I miss the globe-trotting take on the character, this is a solid issue. Ill be sure to see where the next issue is going. You should too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Jul 18, 2018

    This was an interesting issue, though it did feel like it was a little all over the place. It'll probably feel less so once we understand how everything fits together, but right now it feels like two plots were crammed together. It's nice seeing the effects of what happened in Batman #50, even if that isn't a terribly pleasant thought, at least we know they're not going to drop it and pretend it never happened. As for Kate's plot"it'll be interesting to see if and how Safiyah fits into all of this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 24, 2018

    Batwoman #17 is another great issue of the better Bat of Gotham. The book takes a drastic turn here, laying out a new future for Kate Kane and her crew. Its fun, endearing, and compelling. Blanco and Rauch turn in more great work here too. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Daniel Cheeseman Jul 19, 2018

    Bennett makes an excellent case for Batwoman to continue beyond August 2018 with overdue character development and an exciting, well-paced new storyline. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jul 23, 2018

    "Batwoman" #17 picks up the pacing of the series and introduces readers to a fan-favorite DC antagonist. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 20, 2018

    Batwoman is a book that's flying a little under the radar but it's still telling solid detective stories and further exploring Kate Kane. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Jul 18, 2018

    Blanco's art is serviceable to the narrative, but there are moments where it feels like the art is too subdued because there isn't much going on in the story and that's a shame. The framing of many of the panels is great, but the art felt like it was gearing up for moments that never happened. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Charlie Ridgely Jul 18, 2018

    Batwoman remains perhaps the most beautiful DC comic on the shelves, but the start of this latest arc isn't anything special from a story perspective. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Jul 18, 2018

    This issue is beyond boring. It's a basic premise that is being stretched out to fill a trade. If we're being honest, this probably should have been the final issue with all the aspects of an epilogue that are strung throughout the issue. All the loose ends from the previous storyline are being tied up and it really feels like an ending that doesn't have a proper end. It's left a bad taste in my mouth. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jul 18, 2018

    Andheres the non-spoiler: A clock-like drug vending machine, for a drug thatoffers the user a narrow window to the future. Hmmm. Which of Gothamscriminals could THAT possibly be? Read Full Review

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