Batwoman #12

Writer: W. Haden Blackman, J.H. Williams III Artist: J.H. Williams III Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 15, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14
8.7Critic Rating
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J.H. WILLIAMS III returns as artist on this new story! An adventure of epic proportions begins here, with BATWOMAN and the werebeast zealot, ABBOTT, hot on the trail of the urban legend BLOODY MARY. The trail leads to a twisted carnival and an abandoned HALL OF MIRRORS, where they face nightmarish versions of themselves Batwoman seeks an unexpected ally: WONDER WOMAN!

  • 10
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Aug 20, 2012

    It's more than refreshing to have Williams back on art forBatwoman #12 and judging by the unique pairing between the titular character and Wonder Woman, this next arc is gearing up to be amazing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Aug 30, 2012

    So, Batwoman is back on top form due to an engaging script, stunning visuals and a well executed guest appearance. The spark the title had has been recaptured, with the memories of the last few issues erased. Everything is balanced here and the overbearing mystic elements of the previous arc have been tamed due to a better definition of what Batwoman is up against. Let's hope this quality continues. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Aug 20, 2012

    About as perfect an opening to a story arc can get. It offers you everything you'd want: meticulously crafted writing, breathtaking art, superhero fan service (in the most innocent sense of the word) to beat the band, and, most importantly, gripping, engrossing stories. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Jimmy Aug 19, 2012

    Batwoman #12 is masterfully crafted, and though I don't care for how Williams draws werewolves, he has given us the second best Wonder Woman art in The New 52. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Aug 19, 2012

    Batwoman is an absolute joy to read. The story is top notch, the art is just as good, if not better, and together it makes for one of the tightest packages around. With a story that's been going since the first issue, it's not exactly easy to jump on, but if you haven't been following the book, you should give it a try anyways, because it's one of the best things happening in any superhero book around. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Aug 15, 2012

    I was expecting this book to be an improvement, but I wasn't expecting it to be this good. The new dynamics between characters, the return of J.H. Williams III on art, and the potential represented by the Wonder Woman team-up have me as excited about this book as I am about any other book on the shelves. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Aug 20, 2012

    This issue is just the beginning of a larger story, but it functions well as a starting point. True, the impetus for Kates mission to meet Diana is based completely on the events of the prior eleven issues, but enough information is shared in monologue to get the reader going. The true treat here, however, is seeing Kate Kane finally begin to interact with the larger DC Universe. I didnt know how much I wanted to see a Batwoman/Wonder Woman team-up until I grabbed this issue. Now I cant imagine why I havent been screaming for it nonstop since last September. Diana is every bit as compelling and ferocious as she is in her own title, but knowing that the two heroes are on their way to being fast friends? Thats been well worth waiting for. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 16, 2012

    As much as I appreciate Williams getting the extra time between the storylines he draws to have someone else step in and give him some breathing room (and I'd love to see Trevor McCarthy back on art again), there's nothing quite like having Williams draw "Batwoman." His and Blackman's stories just shine a little more under their care, and the book changes from a "really want to read" to a "must read" in terms of priority. Great stuff from the duo, once again. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Aug 17, 2012

    Batwoman feels like it's back in the saddle again - not that it was ever really off. It still feels like a breath of fresh air for the series, though, and come on - Batwoman and Wonder Woman. That's gonna be a cool team-up no matter how you slice it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Aug 20, 2012

    A great issue with minor flaws…but no comic is perfect right? Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jason Bowles Aug 19, 2012

    The book was starting to lose me, but this issue won me back over. It wasn't just Williams' art, although that was welcome. But it seems like a fresh, reinvigorated start. It moved along briskly, yet filled in a lot of information. I'm excited to see Batwoman step out of the gritty, supernatural norm of this series and venture into the over-the-top world of super heroics alongside Wonder Woman. Though they only meet briefly, I'm intrigued to see how they work together. And we also get several personal developments involving many cast members. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Aug 15, 2012

    With all my problems with the non linear nature of the last arc, I have to say, I do enjoy how this is actually just one big story. That being said, I kind of wish we had more Kate/Diana interaction in this issue, but I understand the need to sort of establish who both these characters are, while showing how similar they are to each other. If anything, despite the lack of interaction, this issue got me excited on how the two will play off each other in this arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Aug 17, 2012

    And despite the crossover content, this is an excellent jumping-on point for those of you who haven't been following “Batwoman” this far. J.H. Williams' art is the heart and soul of this title, and it couldn't more beautifully exhibited here. Meanwhile, a new storyline is kicking up, and it's looking to be a pretty wild one at that. “Batwoman” hasn't had a perfect run so far, but this encounter with Wonder Woman, while slightly arbitrary, is being handled with flair. This will be an arc worth following. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Vanessa Gabriel Aug 16, 2012

    J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman are shooting straight from the hip in Batwoman #12. Williams makes his signature splash with his return to interior art duties. The story structure and art ebb and flow for a beautiful, nicely-paced issue. Read Full Review

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