Batwoman #9

Writer: Marguerite Bennett Artist: Fernando Blanco Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 15, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 6
7.3Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

"Fear and Loathing" part three! Drugged by the Scarecrow's fear toxin and trapped in an unrelenting desert, Batwoman must find her way free of her fears as she avoids capture by the Many Hands of Death and her father's agent, Colony Prime.

  • 9.5
    On Comics Ground - Wolfy Howell Nov 20, 2017

    I really enjoyed this issue, and the last two pages really excited me for the next issue, certainly a must read. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Dayna Abel Nov 15, 2017

    I was tempted to quote Kate's speech to Scarecrow towards the end of the issue, but it's so good and so definitive of who she is that I can't bear to spoil it. Buy this one, because it's a great arc and ends on one of the most bad-ass cliffhangers I've seen in a while. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Dec 12, 2017

    An emotionally powerful script, horror-inspired art, and psychedelic colors all make Batwoman #9 one of the best issues of the series. A focus on overcoming adversity through embracing yourself resonates flawlessly with Batwoman's character in Fear and Loathing pt. 3, making this a must-read issue. Although the story suffers at times from a lackluster narrative involving Colony Prime, the cliffhanger ending is spectacularly frightening! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 15, 2017

    Scarecrow gets used a lot, but this is one of my favorite stories using him for a while. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Nov 20, 2017

    "Batwoman" aimed high and stays high as Bennet and Co. use the psychedelic excuse to further examine all aspects of Kate Kane and find out what she may become. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Lawrence Nov 18, 2017

    Conclusion A worthy foe, deep character study and wondrous, psychedelic artwork madeBatwoman #9a great read and an exciting prelude to what will follow next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Nov 14, 2017

    This issue was a satisfying continuation of the story that is diving deep into the past of Kate Kane and giving the reader great insight into the character. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 15, 2017

    Visually striking and an impressive display from Scarecrow. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Nov 16, 2017

    This has been the best issue of the current arc so far. A lot of that is due to the infinitely wonderful and macabre Scarecrow who brings his full bag of tricks into play with these lab-rat captives. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Tony Hammack Nov 16, 2017

    A solid second issue that has comedy, fear induced Wonderland landscapes, sibling rivalries, and resolution to Kates survivors guilt. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Matt Granberry Nov 15, 2017

    Witty dialogue, a unrelenting character with an iron will and great colorful art make for a really good book that no reader should miss. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Nov 15, 2017

    The artwork was the highlight for me in this issue. Fernando Blanco (with the help of colorist John Rauch) did a fantastic job of blending the themes of Wonderland with Crane's overlaying tones of imagery. Throw in some iconic images (such as Batwoman being tied up roses " presumably rope) and you've got a recipe for some beautiful full page images. The color palette was spot on as well " with the tones changing steadily but slowly throughout, indicating changes in events or emotion. Even the way Crane is portrayed changes when Kate is exposed to a different set of drugs. The attention to detail is astounding. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Nov 15, 2017

    This issue is an improvement over the last couple of issues, but it is still some way from where I, and a lot of fans, would like it to be. Hopefully, after this arc we can get to talking about Batwoman's future rather than focussing on one element of her past. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Nov 15, 2017

    Speakingof whom, hes got a bit of a new look this time around. Less farm decoration,more bio-terrorist, complete with gas mask. But is he still truly a scarecrow?Or more of a Fear-monger? Or Fright Knight? Gas Master? No, Scarecrow he is anda scarecrow he should remain, complete with burlap mask and shabby clothing. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Nov 15, 2017

    Batwoman #9 continues an already taxing story that most readers will most likely be fed up of at this point. Not only have we continued the Many Arms of Death storyline but we also revisit Kate's relationship with Colony Prime and spend most of the issue dealing with an argument that they have debatably had several times before. Nothing really changes in this issue and so far it has played out exactly as expected and that's not a good thing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Caivu Nov 14, 2017

    Wow. This was probably the best issue of the run so far. A lot of character beats for Kate and even Colony Prime, and their bickering was great. Trippy, creepy visuals, appropriate for Scarecrow. I can't say much more without getting spoilery, but this was highly enjoyable, and any flaws were minor.

  • 8.5
    SloboSOY Nov 18, 2017

    The third part, and the one I fell in love in watching the previous peak.
    Batwoman & colony prime have to team up to escape & both are under the effect of Crane's chimicals.
    This issue begin with a promess ... Seen Batwoman becoming something else & succeed to lead us her, even if that not what we expected. & Bennett do a find job to make us care for Colony prime.

    Cover : I take the variant. 2/2
    Story : Nice, I like the part Batwoman keep is intellect & use her mask to see what is really around her. Nice. 3/3
    Arts : All the trip page (Special the splash page on two page with scarecrow) is fantastic. Less when he work in the reality. 2.5/3
    Feelings : I'm not disappointed by my try. I find Blanco art reward more

  • 6.0
    Herushalaim Nov 15, 2017

    This is probably the best issue of Batwoman since the one off that tied into Detective Comics. I've been pretty down on this series as a whole but this issue certainly made me more hopeful going forward.

  • 7.5
    sebastianorellana95 Nov 15, 2017

  • 6.0
    YourGreenMuse Oct 10, 2018

  • 4.5
    Superior fan Nov 29, 2017

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