Batwoman #17

Writer: W. Haden Blackman, J.H. Williams III Artist: J.H. Williams III Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 20, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
8.9Critic Rating
10User Rating

Its the massive conclusion to the current storyline as Batwoman and Wonder Woman struggle to defeat Medusa and a horde of villains! Dont miss the start of a surprising new status quo for Batwoman!

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Danielle Luaulu Feb 27, 2013

    This is a great issue and a great conclusion to the massive Batwoman storyline, not only making it go out with a bang, but setting up the reader for the next big bad in the Batwoman series. It's positively addressing the issue of gay marriage is something I applaud it for and it's a bold choice for the writers to make. Williams' art is as beautiful and pleasing to look at as ever and is reason enough to collect the whole series, let alone this issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Feb 20, 2013

    I'm also just glad this story is over, though enjoyable, it's gone on for a while (since #1). But though I got a bit exhausted of the story, this issue really closes a lot of doors, and opens new ones for the book to go into. Kate cutting ties with the DEO, her and Maggie's relationship, Bette coming back into the picture, as well as Alice, there's just a lot to look forward to in this book moving forward. This issue has left me a lot more excited for the title than I have been in a while. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Feb 20, 2013

    Batwoman #17 does not disappoint in either its delivery of the conclusion to the Medusa story, the events that take place between, the setup for the next issue, or the art. Everything about this comic makes it an absolute must buy that anyone who can appreciate good art and innovative story telling will enjoy. Read it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 23, 2013

    And the art, oh my god, the art. If you've never read a Batwoman comic with J.H. Williams III's art then you do not know what you are missing. When he's firing on all cylinders, like this issue, then nothing can possibly compare to Batwoman. It is the best drawn comic book ever. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Feb 21, 2013

    However the conclusion doesn't negate the excellent work on display here. Yet again the series delivers an issue with jaw-dropping art and excellent character development. J. H. Williams and W. Haden Blackman's take on Batwoman continues to be DC's most beautiful title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Feb 24, 2013

    There are some narrative missteps in the issue, but it still manages to feel like an appropriate conclusion for this story arc. This is doubly true as a conclusion to Williams' run as artist for the series, as he somehow manages to outdo himself yet again, raising the bar ever higher for comic book artists everywhere. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Jason Motes Feb 24, 2013

    If I have to find any fault, it's that this issue felt rushed. This is a story that has sprawled across 16 prior issues only to be entirely wrapped up in one issue. There were a few odds and ends that were resolved in the past issues, but a LOT was packed into this one installment. But despite that, it felt GOOD to end all of what has come before. Plus, we get a couple of excellent twists at the end, setting the stage for the next arc. I, uh, just hope that one doesn't drag on for 17 issues. But otherwise, excellent issue of, what I consider the best comic on stands. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Feb 21, 2013

    Overall " between the consistently wonderful art and the careful, nuanced writing " this is a satisfying if somewhat cramped finish to a thoroughly surprising arc. And while it's a shame that J.H. Williams won't be doing the art for the next little while, Trevor McCarthy's work has risen to the challenge before, and should make for some fun reading in future. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - MelissaGrey Feb 20, 2013

    The surprise proposal towards the end of the issue introduces a politically timely element to the title by situating itself within the larger cultural conversation about marriage equality. Though the "Will you marry me?" remains unanswered as of yet, this new direction could signal a fundamental paradigm shift in Batwoman's world but one suspects her happiness will be short-lived as it so often is for people who lay claim to Bat-related monikers. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 24, 2013

    I still consider this to be one of the most consistently well-told series on the stands right now, where even when it's not as good as it can be, it's still very good. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Feb 21, 2013

    This is such a frustrating book. After all the build-up and world-ending threat; that's how the bad guys go down? There is playing the long con and then there is not knowing how to wrap a story and I feel J.H. Willams III and W. Haden Blackman's latest is the latter. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Hatmasta Mar 8, 2013

    Over the past few years, I've only given a few comics a 10.0 grade, but this one wholeheartedly deserved it. I was cheering in my seat reading this's all just so masterful: the art, the writing, all of it. This issue wraps up the story of the past 18 issues, since the beginning of the New 52. And what a phenomenal ending it was! JH Williams III on art....that's a no-brainer. He's the best in the business currently, and I'll argue that point indefinitely. The real feat that has elevated this book has been the writing. Haden Blackman (scripter, I'm guessing?) has truly evolved as a writer. His first year or so on-title was decent, but never fantastic. However, since the beginning of Wonder Woman in the title, he's been on fire.

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