Batwoman #16

Batwoman #16

Writer: W. Haden Blackman, J.H. Williams III Artist: J.H. Williams III Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 23, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11
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  • 10 - Jason Motes Jan 26, 2013

    I hate that this wasn't the culmination of the story, mostly because everything was just becoming so frantic and seemed to be building up to the big climax… next issue better really deliver, or I'm going to be severely disappointed! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jan 23, 2013

    The This issue might not be the most... let's say, "involved," issue in the story telling department, but god damn if I don't care. From the start, I've loved the whole vibe this Batwoman Wonder Woman vs the Gods arc has given us. It's big, beautiful, and epic, despite how much I hate to use that word. This issue definitely continues the trend, and I'm looking forward to the conclusion next month (but not Williams' leaving art duties). Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    IGN - Poet Mase Jan 23, 2013

    There are a ton of fantastic comics being made by an army of creators today. For my money, though, you can't find a better product than when Williams, Blackman, and their talented colorist, Dave Stewart, are firing on all cylinders. Action, emotion, and a promise of more to come. There's really not much more you can ask for, so stop wasting time and buy this book! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Jan 23, 2013

    Batwoman #16 goes big, but gets all the little things right, and that's where it goes from good to great. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 27, 2013

    A tad slow to reach the grand finale and ever so slightly repetitive in certain parts of the script, but a wonderfully rich issue nonetheless, and the art puts it over the top. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Jan 24, 2013

    Batwoman #16 does leave a bit to be desired in terms of bringing the current Medusa story to a close, but everything else will slate your thirst. The writing is fantastic, the art is breathtaking, and together they form one of the most unique comic reading experiences ever. If you're looking for something totally different and completely beautiful in every way, start reading Batwoman. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Jan 24, 2013

    So, although the script has pacing issues and lacks some characterisation, the book is still an excellent read. Williams art is a triumph in story telling as he takes us on a visual journey through the violent streets of Gotham. Mythic imagery merges with a suitable plot to deliver the best looking book of the month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jan 29, 2013

    Batwoman is one of the biggest reasons to buy comics at all, with it being an overall feast for the eyes. But one of the best things going in the medium is hampered a bit by the digital format. The best comics work best as actual hard-copy comics. Could it succeed in a digital form? If designed differently, perhaps... but then it wouldn't quite be Batwoman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 27, 2013

    By all accounts, this is the best drawn book of the year. It's amazing. I completely understand why Williams took a break with last issue so that he could pencil these beautiful splash pages. If you've never read Batwoman, you won't understand. It's simply amazing. Colorful, detailed, dark, other-worldly, with characters who clearly stand out. Williams draws amazing versions of Batwoman, Wonder Woman and Medusa. It's a stunningly drawn book. But I just don't love the montage of narrations as much as I would have loved a more real-time story. I realize the scope of the battle is huge, but I think they could have done a lot better focusing more on the moments themselves than what was happening in the characters' heads. It slowed everything down at a time when I wanted the story to speed up and kick ass. Thankfully, we have one more issue to go in this story! And I'm more excited than ever! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Jan 24, 2013

    As an art book "Batwoman" #16 is five-stars, easily; as a comic book, I can only see giving it three and a half stars. I wish it could be more, truly, as the jaw-dropping art and care that clearly went into that aspect of the book is something I want to reward, but the book is overwhelmed by too much narration and too many narrators. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Vanessa Gabriel Jan 24, 2013

    Despite the defining character dialogue, Williams and Haden Blackman's story is too dense. It lacks forward momentum and the bit of exposition that we do get feels forced. Batwoman #16 is not a gratifying read as a single issue. Still, visually " it is a hell of a comic. Read Full Review

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