Batwoman #5

Writer: Marguerite Bennett, James Tynion IV Artist: Stephanie Hans Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 19, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 10
7.8Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

"THE MANY ARMS OF DEATH" epilogue! In this special one-off issue with art by Stephanie Hans (Angela), learn the truth of what went down between Kate and Safiyah, which led to the future Batwoman having to leave Coryana for what she was sure would be forever!

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Philip Lawrence Jul 20, 2017

    Marguerite Bennett, James Tynion IV, Stephanie Hans and the whole creative team have delivered another worthy entry to Batwoman's Rebirthseries! The artwork is absolutely beautiful and the pages deserve to be framed and hanged in an art gallery. Stephanie Hans, you have a bright future ahead of you in the comic book industry! Marguerite Bennett and James Tynion IV have done a remarkable job of expanding upon the character of Kate Kane. I look forward to what path the scarlet haired crimefighter will walk next. Batwoman #5 reinforces the reason why Batwoman" out of the three series I'm reviewing- is my favourite series to review! I deeply implore you all to pick up your issue ofBatwoman #5ASAP! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    On Comics Ground - Jessica Brake Jul 22, 2017

    Wow! This comic reads like a lesbian pulp novel. I love it so far. The dark water color style reminds me so much of a romance novel cover. This is actually the first DC title I've really read and I'm impressed and so glad I took on Batwoman. My cousin is a huge Kate Kane fan and I asked her some important questions before I read the books. "What do you admire about Batwoman? What does she represent?". The answers were her independence and intelligence. I see it as well. I'm excited to read more and you can now count me as a Batwoman fan. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Noah O'Toole Jul 19, 2017

    While this issue in particular doesn't take place in the present, it's Kate Kane's past that makes her so interesting. Needless to say, I relish the issues that fill us in on what happened to her during the "lost year" and this flashback delivers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Jessica Nilo Alves Jul 20, 2017

    Aside from the sublime artwork on this issue, the tale also helps us understand where Kate, Safiyah and Tahani stand on each other. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 22, 2017

    A great flashback issue with absolutely gorgeous art comes too late to save the opening chapter it's providing context for. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid Aug 29, 2017

    The Batwoman, who fights and has the determination of Bruce Wayne's Batman, is painted a different picture in this comic book series. The early life of Kate Kane, is a far shadow cry from what she will later become as Batwoman. Kate seems to lack focus in her life and clings to those offering a deep friendship. I give this a Go read this series. Look forward to more Batwoman action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 19, 2017

    A strong romantic story with great character work, but it may be too slow for many. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Jul 19, 2017

    If you were wondering what happened between Kate Kane and Safiyah on Coryana that led up to the events of the Many Arms of Death storyline, Marguerite Bennett and James Tynion IV will fill you in for an issue. It's a nice character study, but hard to tell whether what little additional information we're provided here will add much to the overall throughline of Batwoman's rebirth. Stephanie Hans' artwork, meanwhile, is quite gorgeous and makes the ride worth taking, even if the scenery is already well-trod by the story that came before this. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Oct 18, 2017

    Thepainted artwork by Stephanie Hans is quite impressive. In some ways it remindsme of the illustrations I remember from my childhood, but with greaterattention to detail. The remarkable thing is Hans conveys that detail withminimal effort. So while the story may not be altogether satisfying, theartwork certainly is. Read Full Review

  • 5.1
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Jul 19, 2017

    This run on Batwoman continues to disappoint and I wanted it to be the best book that I read but it's honestly in the running for the worst book that I read. We get a more in depth look at Kate and Safiyah's relationship during “the lost year” but ultimately, if you haven't bought into this story at this point, this issue will feel slightly different but mostly the same. This series suffers from chronic laziness and clearly nobody is looking at this and saying, “Let's try a different angle.” Does this book even have an editor at this point? What a mess… Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jul 19, 2017

    In one of the most skippable issues I've ever read, Bennett and Tynion decide to go back to Coryana for yet another story featuring Safiyah and Tahani. Hans' art is worth looking at but you should avoid this issue entirely. Read Full Review

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