Batwoman #28

Writer: Marc Andreyko Artist: Trevor McCarthy, Jeremy Haun Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 19, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
8.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

As Batwoman reels from Maggie's surprising revelation last issue, the two must work together to discover the secret of the Wolf Spider. Who hired him and what are his deadly plans for Gotham?

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Feb 19, 2014

    This issue was probably my favorite issue of Batwoman in quite some time. Andreyko and Haun hit that perfect mix of personal and vigilante drama, not relying too much on Kate's life as Batwoman or vis versa. While the ratio between personal life to hero life was great, it all wouldn't mean much without reason for the reader's to care, and the scenes between Maggie, Kate and Jamie in this issue really felt like a natural and authentic relationship, which is sort of rare in superhero books these days. Aside from a seemingly rushed Zero Year issue, I'd say Marc Andreyko's run on Batwoman so far has been really strong, this issue being his best yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 19, 2014

    Batwoman #28  is the best issue in Marc Andreyko's run and the best in almost a year.  By making it personal, Andreyko is also making it powerful and real.  Jeremy Haun's art is the perfect compliment to the story and is equally impressive.  Overall, this is just a great issue.  Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - KateCoenen Feb 21, 2014

    Overall, this issue did a great job at emphasizing who Kate Kane is and how her role as Batwoman shapes her. She is resilient but troubled; she is strong but vulnerable; she fights to protect the people she cares about but is careful not to let her own pain show. Batwoman is complex and contradictory, and the cape and cowl is only part of her dual identity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 22, 2014

    Yes! This issue was everything I was hoping to get from Mark Andreyko's Batwoman! I was as sad as anybody to see J.H. Williams III go, but I knew Andreyko's work, and I knew he could pull off some things that Williams couldn't " and this is it! We finally get some really good characterization between Kate and Maggie, and both we and Kate finally meet Maggie's daughter! It's amazing to realize that Williams' tenure focused so much more on Batwoman than on Kate. I hope this is a good sign of what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Melissa Grey Feb 19, 2014

    While Kate's characterization is a highlight of the issue, there are other elements that feel somewhat anemic in comparison. Bette's voice continues to elude Andreyko's dialogue, but more significantly, the unifying plot thread at the heart of this arc -- the stolen art and the secrets it hides -- continues to be an underwhelming affair. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Feb 20, 2014

    From page one we can see both artist Jeremy Haun and colorist Guy Majors are working better together, with Batwoman #28 finally starting to step away from JH Williams' shadow Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 20, 2014

    The occasional rough spot aside, "Batwoman" #28 shows a creative team that's settled well into their new title. The sudden changeover in creators could have proven to be disastrous, but "Batwoman" #28 works. The book is definitely a more traditional superhero comic now, but it's also a well-crafted superhero comic. I'll miss the old creative team, but the new one has proven itself well enough that I'm definitely sticking around. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Sam Hawkins Mar 17, 2014

    This is another enjoyable issue of Batwoman. Whilst some may be put off by the move away from the Wolf Spider storyline, the focus on Kate and Maggie this issue felt natural and deserved. I'm definitely curious as to just where Kate will go from here. Read Full Review

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