Batwoman #15

Writer: W. Haden Blackman, J.H. Williams III Artist: Trevor McCarthy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 19, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11
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The Batwoman/Wonder Woman team-up continues!

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 21, 2012

    It's a risk spending so much time developing a character who's not the star of the show, but for Williams-Blackman it pays off beautifully. Maggie Sawyer might not become a supporting character in the popularity league of Lois Lane or Aunt May, but she proves to be just as fascinating a figure as her more famous girlfriend. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jason Motes Dec 22, 2012

    This was a good solid one-off issue that a new reader could probably pick up and comprehend pretty well, having not read the previous 14. It retained the vibe of the Batwoman issues, but had a slightly different feel to it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Dec 19, 2012

    The The fact that this was a bit of a momentum blocker wasn't exactly a surprise, but I did find myself way more invested in the story than I thought I would be. I'd like to say it reminded me of the old Chase series, but it's been a while, so I can't say for certain. Regardless, the change of style and the nice character beats made for a pretty good read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Dec 19, 2012

    Williams and Blackman are going to keep our heroine hanging – in mid-air – for one more month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Dec 20, 2012

    The fact that this issue completely interrupted an epic story line for a slow and wordy character development does not affect the actual quality of the creative team. Everything in Batwoman #15 is written and drawn very well. It continues to be an emotional story; this one just happens to be one almost devoid of Batwoman herself, which is a bit of a letdown. The overall score may not reflect the score of the script and the art, but rather the impact the issue had on the storyline. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Poet Mase Dec 19, 2012

    In a down month for the title, Batwoman shifts storytelling gears dramatically, eschewing the boundlessness of Williams' art in a supernatural setting for the boundaries of crime drama. Unfortunately, the progress and insight offered by the story are smaller still, leaving this ambianced issue with a hollow ring. The tease at the end is enough to hope for better next month, but this book is a little underwhelming. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Dec 23, 2012

    This done-in-one interlude looking at Maggie Sawyer adds a different perspective and some extra information on what's been going on in this book with Medusa and her nefarious forces, and while it was a bit of a surprise, it wasn't an unwelcome one. It certainly helps that I've become a big fan of Maggie over the course of her relationship with Kate Kane, but this is, plain and simple, a solid character study that can be enjoyed by all (although those final lines are tragically ironic for readers who have been following the series). Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Dec 21, 2012

    The "Batwoman" ongoing always had very big shoes to fill after the exceptional "Batwoman: Elegy" from Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III's "Detective Comics" run that set the stage, but issues like this don't even come close to that quality. It's not a "bad" comic but it's hard to not compare it to what we all know it can be, especially since we've seen it before. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Dec 21, 2012

    Batwoman #15 is a very average issue. It's nothing but boring filler, where the only thing that is accomplished is a few Asian guys getting shot. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Dec 23, 2012

    So, the book is both narratively and artistically mute. McCarthy's art never compels one to sit back and admire it. The fact it can be directly compared to Williams doesn't help. But the narrative is also lacking due to some overworked narration. It maybe an interlude before the big battle and focuses on a character we haven't seen in a while, but it is mishandled in such a way that the overall product is neither utterly terrible or at all interesting. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 22, 2012

    Oh disappointment, they name is Batwoman. This is normally one of the most amazing comics on the stands. The art is the best in the business, and the stories usually hold up to that high standard. But this issue fails on all accounts. The art is by someone new, and while serviceable, is no replacement for Williams. The story is rubbish. Maggie Sawyer has been beating her head over these missing children since issue #1, and it's getting old, so her heavy-handed narration didn't help. Nor did the minor threat of a missing husband, who was found and saved with little problem. So nothing of note happened in this issue, nothing really happened to Maggie, and all it did was delay the eventual arrival of what could potentially be this series' best issue yet. Bad form, Batwoman. Read Full Review

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