Batwoman #6

Writer: Marguerite Bennett, James Tynion IV Artist: Eddy Barrows Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 16, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 7
7.0Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

"OPEN FIRE" part one! Return to the brief flash of the future seen in BATWOMAN: REBIRTH and meet Commander Kane-a battle-hardened version of Batwoman! Hurting from battles unknown, she's taken control of the deadly Colony and declared war on Gotham City! What could possibly cause Kate Kane to bring the battlefront to her home? Find out here!

  • 9.2
    Comic Crusaders - Bryan Spaulding Aug 17, 2017

    This issue, "Pax Batmana" is a perfect place to jump into the Batwoman series. You're being given what looks like it will be a really tremendous story arc, and it is based in a future none of us have really seen, so you won't feel as if you're missing anything that has happened before. The character introductions are easy to understand for new readers so you'll be up to speed in no time. If you've ever been a fan of anything related to the Batman universe, this book will absolutely be for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Lawrence Aug 19, 2017

    On the whole, this is turning out to be another incredible story arc in theBatwomanseries. I became really immersed in this dystopian version of Gotham that Marguerite Bennett and James Tynion IV have crafted. The art and coloring acutely emulates the sci-fi dystopic atmosphere of this futuristic Gotham. I am eagerly awaiting to see how Tim Drake will be integrated into the story. I highly recommend issue #6 for fans ofbothBatwoman and sci-fi dystopian films! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Tara Giovannini Aug 17, 2017

    It might not be flawless (maybe?) but the awesome bits shine so brightly they're all you can see. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 16, 2017

    A fun blast into the future is a great tale for those who like a tease. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid Aug 22, 2017

    When DC's Universe Rebirth was going to a series on Batwoman, I jumped on the chance to read it. Unlike a prissy Bat-girl or a commanding Wonder Woman, Batwoman is a blue collar of crime fighter. Despite all her setbacks and personal love tragedies, she's has the tenacity of a Batman but she's not Batman. She's a women drawn to justice and order. She'll do whatever means necessary to accomplish that mission. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Isaac Quattlebaum Aug 16, 2017

    Overall I think that this issue gives just enough to attract an interest in the arc to follow. I'm intrigued to see if or how this alternate timeline will relate to the present. If it ends up being a self-contained story I think it has enough of the essence of the character of Batwoman that it will satisfy new and old fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Aug 16, 2017

    BATWOMAN #6 is a compelling, but ultimately shallow, introduction to a potentially engaging narrative. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Noah O'Toole Aug 16, 2017

    Despite the fact this story takes place in an uncertain future, a lot of clues are scattered throughout that connect to the events happening in DC Rebirth, including some curious info on Tim Drake. A handful of surprise guest stars also make this a poignant issue for Batwoman fans. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Aug 16, 2017

    We finally get something exciting from the Batwoman book but it also disappoints due to the previous set up we had received from the book up to this point. The build up to Batwoman being a part of the Colony turned out to be in a future timeline which has seen a dystopian Gotham ruled by a future Batman. Overall, this is miles better than what we've been getting this entire series but I fear that with this most likely being a one-off issue that we will soon return to the disappointing storyline we just got away from. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Jessica Nilo Alves Aug 17, 2017

    The Fall of the Batmen will be continuing on November in the pages of Detective Comics. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Nicholas Palmieri Aug 21, 2017

    Primarily meant to hype an upcoming storyline in a different title, this issue is completely skippable unless you unconditionally love dark futures or the Kate/Renee pairing. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Aug 17, 2017

    Renato Arlem does a serviceable job following in the footsteps of previous artists who set the bar very high for this book. It's not an easy thing to follow, and the change is deeply felt, unfortunately. But more disconcerting is that Bennett and Tynion have taken this book on a hard left that's left this reader lurching uncomfortably. I have a feeling this book will absolutely divide readers. Some will love this new crazy violent direction and others will be baffled and consternated about the future direction of the series. Meanwhile, I'll just sit here on the fence and watch closely as to how it develops. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Aug 16, 2017

    If you're reading Detective Comics, I recommend you pick this issue up. If you're not and are reading this title on its own, stay far away from it and come back next month. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Oct 18, 2017

    RenatoArlems artwork is serviceable, though not dynamic. That can be said by manycomic book artists whose body of work is often under-appreciated. But they earntheir bones by maintaining a consistent level of quality, and often being thego-to guy in times of need. But Ill be the first to admit my assessment may beunfair, not being familiar with Arlems work until now. Read Full Review

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