Batwoman #26

Writer: Marc Andreyko Artist: Jeremy Haun Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 31, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12
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Family secrets continue to threaten the recently reunited Kane family as Batwoman delves deeper into the mysteries of both friends and enemies. Guest-starring Batman and Bones!

  • 10 - Jason Motes Jan 4, 2014

    Yeah, so this book is in good hands. As much as I loved the series before, I didn't think I could love it any more… and maybe I don't love it MORE, but I love it in a different way. Andreyko brings a fresh voice that honors the prior writers but adds so much that's brand new. Haun likewise rises to the challenge and delivers some really excellent art. I'm just going to go there: Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    GoCollect - @DocBenway Jan 2, 2014

    Although there are still a lot of loose ends to tie up, Andreyko and Haun have a tight grip on the wheel and it looks like this series will survive this rocky transition. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 31, 2013

    Batwoman #26 is a great jumping on point for new readers even if long time readers may get annoyed by the unresolved arc still dangling over Gotham.  After last month's Villains Month issue, Andreyko and Haun get to properly introduce themselves to Batwoman readers and it is a welcome hello.  Forget the crazy news surrounding the book over the past months and just start reading it.  Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Jacob Torres Jan 1, 2014

    Batwoman #26 is the must-read start of a brand new arc and a great starting point for new readers. Marc Andreyko and Jeremy Haun start off strong right out of the gate to bring a fresh new take on Batwoman that readers both new and old are sure to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jan 1, 2014

    Batwoman #26 was a pleasant surprise for me. I wasn't sure if the comic was going to keep up the quality after what happened with all the abrupt changes but things look to be turning around so far. I would like to follow-up on the events of last arc definitely, but I can make due until April for now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 31, 2013

    If you're looking for a new jumping on point for BATWOMAN, you can easily dive right in here. Marc Andreyko and Jeremy Haun take over the series and deliver a new case for Batwoman. Not only do we get to see Batwoman in action, we also see the civilian side of Kate Kane to remind us of the other part of the character. We'll have to wait for the conclusion to the previous story last seen in issue #24. That puts a slightly sour taste to this issue but with a mysterious flashback and a doosey of a cliffhanger, you should check this issue out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jan 2, 2014

    Yeah, what happened to this title was kind of fucked up, but I'm not going to sit here and pretend I thought it was perfect before, or that Andreyko and Haun don't deserve a fair shot. If you're willing to get past the drama, you'll find that Batwoman has been left in very capable hands, but is also going in a direction unique to this creative team. It's important that this title went in a different direction, because if DC had this team immediately follow up on the plot that was left dangling, it'd be insulting to the previous team and readers alike… It'll be an interesting Annual to review in April, but we'll cross that bridge when we get to it. Regardless, aside from a few small blemishes here and there, overall this was a very strong issue for the new creative team that accomplishes what it needed to in order to establish a new direction. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Dec 31, 2013

    Ultimately, though, Batwoman #26 is a stronger first issue to judge than last months Zero Year tie-in, and something of a breath of fresh air for Kate and Bette. After years of tumult and chaos in their lives, the two heroes embark on a new adventure, and in a story that actually involves smiling a lot of it! And while I suspect well soon be finding out much more about Evans nighttime activities, its still nice to see a gay character introduced as a confidant to the women of the book. Heres hoping he has a role to play going forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 2, 2014

    "Batwoman" #26 is a good start for Andreyko and Haun working together. I appreciate that they've already got their direction hammered out, and that they're making the best of a bad situation in regards to taking over from J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman and Trevor McCarthy. So far, so good. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jul 17, 2014

    I thought Andreyko and Haun brought a decent effort to their first arc. It's clear they got more comfortable with the story and characters from issue to issue, and while I would consider their effort "safe" overall, it was still enjoyable. If you didn't give this team a fair shot, then you really should. I would give this book a little bit of a higher rating, but the rocky start, and some questionable moments are keeping it from receiving higher numbers. It doesn't mean the potential isn't there though, because I strongly believe it is. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 4, 2014

    So Andreyko starts fresh with new characters, a new villain and his own ideas. Unfortunately, the offering is rather disappointing. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 2, 2014

    After a forced tie-in to "Zero Year," writer Marc Andreyko finally gets to spread his wings in Batwoman #26. But the results are less than inspiring. Read Full Review

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