Batwoman #18

Writer: Marguerite Bennett Artist: Fernando Blanco Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 15, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 7
7.9Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

It's the series finale, and there's a lot of drama to resolve for Kate Kane, both in and out of costume. As Batwoman, she teams with Renee Montoya to thwart Clock King's latest time-bending enterprise: selling a drug that allows criminals to know if their crime will be successful-before it's committed. But Batwoman's facing a quandary to boot: Take this drug off the street, or use it herself to stop crime? The only fight tougher is the personal one: Should Kate and Renee give their relationship another chance?

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Keith OneShot Aug 15, 2018

    I have to say that writer Marguerite Bennett seems to truly have a great love and understanding of what makes Batwoman so great, and she has left me wanting more, yearning to see what may have come next, or even what might. As the message of this story arc says, don't worry about the future, don't dwell on the what if's or what could have beens, focus only on the here and the now, the present, and make that as beautiful and worthwhile as you can. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Sydney Cooper Aug 17, 2018

    In BATWOMAN #18, we see the beautiful and inspiring end to this chapter of Kate Kane's life! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Aug 15, 2018

    Like I said earlier, this final issue has everything I've come to expect from a comic by Marguerite Bennett, and from the rest of this incredible creative team. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Aug 15, 2018

    You really should be reading Batwoman already, but if you're not, go out and buy this issue. Marguerite Bennett's style for narrative is a truly amazing gift, and the level of thoughtfulness she brings to the Batwoman character is unmatched. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Aug 15, 2018

    Bennett wraps this all up wonderfully. The art works beautifully with it as well. The last image of the book is one of hope. I know Kate Kane will be back (she's getting her own tv series!) but this issue has a beautiful ending. It's a perfect coda for this 18 issue series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 18, 2018

    Batwoman #18 is a beautiful and brilliant conclusion to this run of the series. Its action-packed, fun, emotionally resonant, and visually gorgeous. This one comes with a strong recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 15, 2018

    This is a gorgeous, character-driven issue that I wish didn't have to end " and will hopefully get a high-profile relaunch next year when the character heads to TV. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Charlie Ridgely Aug 15, 2018

    It's a touching tribute to this character, and the journey she's embarked on over the last 18 issues. Even if you haven't read any of the series to this point, this book is worth picking up. As intended, you will put it down with more joy in your soul than when you first opened it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Chris Egan Aug 20, 2018

    A very good finale to a series with a character that hasn't always gotten her fair share. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Daniel Cheeseman Aug 15, 2018

    Appropriately, Batwoman #18 is an issue of varied quality to close out a hit-and-miss series. However, if you've been reading throughout Rebirth and you love Kate Kane, I'd definitely recommend picking it up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Aug 16, 2018

    There is a problem with Batwoman that people, including those at DC never talk about. Its nothing to do with her being a girl or a lesbian or the fact that the hair is a wig. The best stories that feature Batwoman were arguably, the Greg Rucka and J. H. Willaims III run from Detective Comics and the series written by J.H. Williams III, who supplied the art along with Amy Reeder Hadely and co writer W. Haden Blackman. The loss of these creators helped to actually push back Batwoman's cause, essentially rendering her just another hero. I am sure that as the CW show gets closer, we will see yet another restart for a character that seems to get short change from her publishers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Shanly Aug 16, 2018

    Its weird to argue that a comic book would have been better served to have the main characters go for a coffee instead of punch a supervillain, but I think it would have served what I think the creators wanted to accomplish better than what is presented here. That being said, I think that this series ends with Batwoman and her world at a good place. With a TV series on the horizon, we have certainly not seen the last of Kate Kane. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Aug 15, 2018

    Batwoman comes to an end and it was actually on a high note. This series has been a chore if I'm being honest but at least we end with a storyline that I actually could care about. The art is great and I love seeing Kate and Renee interacting again. I'm happy where we ending and I'm glad that this run has officially ended. Hopefully we will get another Batwoman book in the future and hopefully it will be much more entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Aug 15, 2018

    One thing I do appreciate about Batwoman is that she is not a super-cop likeBatman. Shes a soldier, and thinks and acts like one. It perhaps gives her anedge Batman lacks. That may make her flawed as a character, but I dont mindthat. Read Full Review

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