Batwoman #5

Writer: J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman Artist: J.H. Williams III Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 11, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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"Hydrology," the first arc of the critically acclaimed new BATWOMAN series, reaches its powerful conclusion! After the horrors Batwoman has faced, she has a final showdown with The Weeping Woman a specter with the power to dredge up Kate's deepest pain. Can she finally forgive herself so she can dispel this evil? And how will she respond when Chase and the DEO tighten their grip, forcing Kate to make an impossible decision?

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Jimmy Jan 15, 2012

    Overall Batwoman #5 continues to be one of the top books of the relaunch, getting a perfect 5 out of 5 star rating. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Jan 16, 2012

    Although I strongly the move towards digital for use tech-savvy, fast-paced fans, I cannot recommend enough to you to go pick up Batwoman #5 and enjoy each page. I have a feeling that after being captivated by the artwork and story, you will be just as excited about next month's issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Jan 11, 2012

    If you are looking to be completely blown away by a comic book this week then be sure to put BATWOMAN on your pull list as it is sure to do the trick. If you thought things were heating up before, then you haven't seen anything yet. Definitely not where new readers want to start reading. Gorgeously illustrated, incredible story. I can't wait for issue #6. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jan 11, 2012

    Annnnnd that's a wrap on arc #1 of Batwoman, and I've got to say, this turned out better than I could have expected. Beneath JH Williams III's beautiful art, we got a nice conclusion to the Weeping Woman, and a flawless transition into the bigger story on top of everything. There really isn't anything to complain about with this issue, just fantastic stuff. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Jan 11, 2012

    If you haven't bought into Batwoman yet, that needs to be corrected immediately. Many Bat-fans consider Kate Kane the black sheep of the Bat-family, instantly writing her off because of it. That's a dumb thing to do, to put it bluntly. Since the character operates on the fringe of the Bat-universe, it gives the creative team handling the book the creative freedom to come up with some truly unique and genuinely engaging stories. "Hydrology" has been a great example of this series' potential. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Outer Realm Comics - Matthew S Jan 12, 2012

    Thematically, this book is an absolute wonder. Deconstructing it through the pages, a lit major would have an absolute field day. And that's just this issue alone. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 12, 2012

    A remarkable arc in every way for Batwoman's first time out solo, resting on her own laurels. This is easily one of the finest offerings DC has in its collection of titles, and absolutely deserves every bit of praise it's been given. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Jan 18, 2012

    So, Batwoman yet again entertains. Not just as an artistic spectacle, but as a narrative as well. Although The Weeping Woman storyline lacked any real impact, it has at least been given a decent send off. What does stand out is the new direction the creative team are taking the character. It's definitely an exciting time to be a Batwoman fan. Read Full Review

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