Batwoman #22

Writer: W. Haden Blackman, J.H. Williams III Artist: Ray McCarthy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 17, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
7.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Batwoman discovers that the D.E.O. are bringing in Gotham Citys most dangerous villains for questioning. Their real target? Batman! Plus, Hawkfire continues to plan a strike against the D.E.O.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Jacob Torres Jul 19, 2013

    I had a lot of fun reading through this issue, especially the parts with Bette, Jake, and the Murder of Crows. In fact, aside from its few problems, Batwoman #22 is possibly my favorite issue so far this week. Williams III and Blackman have given us another great issue and, with the big showdown just on the horizon, I look forward to what they have in store for us next month. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jul 17, 2013

    This book is absolutely amazing and this is issue is one of the best yet. I adore how Bane is written, I love Batwomans idea of interviewing and interrogating Batmans rogues about his mentality, his methods and any possible weaknesses he possesses. Its a series of amazing scenes that do a great job setting the tone of the book along with the scenes of Bette training with the elite squad The Murder of Crows. If theres one thing this book knows how to do, its establish tone, but if there are two things, they are: establish tone and provide a consistent level of excellence. Batwoman is the best Bat-book youre not reading and you owe it to yourself to start as this is actually a pretty good jumping-on issue (but scoop up the last two if you can, theyre both great). Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Jul 19, 2013

    It's a slow-moving book, but it remains one of DC's best, because it never feels like it conforms to expectations. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 22, 2013

    A solid transition issue to the big fight with the Batman himself, though we get little insight into how Batwoman plans to do it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jul 22, 2013

    Overall, this is a really strong start to this new story-arc on Batwoman. If you aren't already on board with this title, then I seriously urge you to take a look at this issue at your local comic store. Oh, and then buy it of course. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Graphic Policy - scottselden Jul 24, 2013

    I love everything about Kate Kane/Batwoman as a character, and the art on this book is some of the best. Its too bad #22 is such a let down. Heres hoping next months issue will be much better. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Jeff Marsick Jul 19, 2013

    This title's been idling on the tarmac for too long, though, and is past due for lift-off. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 20, 2013

    Maybe it's just me, but not enough really happened in this issue to win me over. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jul 17, 2013

     This series remains enjoyable in both plot and art, but structural issues continue to bog it down for me, and once again, this issue just ends very abruptly. It's just rather unfortunate, because the story is good! I just wish I came away from each issue with a more satisfied, complete feeling. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Jul 21, 2013

    Batwoman is a fun book. J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman don't always quite explain everything as thoroughly as maybe they ought to, but a close reading often allows a filling in of the blanks, which sometimes works better. And while Williams is still missed on art duties, Trevor McCarthy seems to be getting better with every issue, which is saying something, because he was already pretty good to start with. I don't rightly know how my DC pull will look come October, but I have a funny feeling that Batwoman will still be there. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 22, 2013

    "Batwoman" #22 is in many ways a middle of the road comic. It's not bad, but it doesn't dazzle either. It gets the job done, though, and there's a real promise given here of big stories to come in the next couple of issues. If those deliver, the transition time here will have been well worth it. Read Full Review

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