Batwoman #6

Writer: J.H. Williams III Artist: Amy Reeder Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 8, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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Artist Amy Reeder and inker Richard Friend join the Batwoman team with this new arc, as the epic "To Drown the World" begins!Six lives, inextricably linked in the past and present, each on a collision course with the others: Batwoman, fighting for duty and vengeance against a threat of arcane power. Detective Maggie Sawyer, investigating a case that could end her career. DEO Agent Cameron Chase, commanding a vigilante she despises. Colonel Jacob Kane, clutching at a life that's slipping away. Maro, a new villain corrupting Gotham City. And Kate Kane, wrestling with decisions that will test her loyalties.

  • 9.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Feb 18, 2012

    Batwoman is, without a doubt, the most interesting title on DC's list. If I were forced to choose only one Bat title to read, I drop all of them except for Batwoman…it's just that good! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Feb 13, 2012

    There were a lot of cooks in the kitchen on this one and they all helped to produce an exquisite blend of art and story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 11, 2012

    Very much a prelude issue, complicated by a somewhat complex structure and an artistic readjustment. In the end, though, the series feels quite as solid as it ever was. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Feb 13, 2012

    The main thing to take away from this is, while we'll certainly miss the treat for the eyes that Williams' art is, Reeder is certainly no slouch, and she does a great job of maintaining the mood and tone that has been established with this series. Thus, Batwoman is still good stuff. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Feb 8, 2012

    The real story is how awesome Amy Reeder's art is. While she is clearly taking some cues from JH Williams' style in stuff like layouts, she brings a whole new dynamic feel, with warped perspectives, and other neat little tricks. It's hard to match up to JH Williams, but Reeder doesn't really need to. She managed to carve out her own style within the book, and it works. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Feb 8, 2012

    The biggest disappointment about Batwoman #6 is that the plot doesn't move anywhere. I'm all for stories that slow down to shed some light on the emotions of the characters, but the vignette approach here doesn't leave enough room to really dive head first into any one character's mindset. Batwoman #6 is a slight lull in an otherwise outstanding series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 8, 2012

    "Batwoman" #6 isn't a bad debut for Reeder, although I do wish that her first storyline had given her a slightly more memorable script. Still, there's no doubt in my mind that as we wade deeper into "To Drown the World," that problem will be solved. Until then, though, it's a good start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Feb 29, 2012

    So, on the whole this issue just doesn't fly as high as Batwoman's previous outings. But it isn't all bad as the narrative still works. However with Reeder on pencils it looses it's identity and with that it's emotional connection. Her art isn't bad it is just not suited to the world Williams and Blackman have created. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Feb 8, 2012

    This is definitely a pretty book. If you haven't been reading BATWOMAN from the release of the first issue, or feel like you want to be caught up on what has happened so far then you will definitely want to pick this up; otherwise it does seem like the creative team is simply going over what has already happened in previous issues. The two most important parts are the reveal of the people behind the Weeping Woman and the moment that solidifies Kate's cooperation with Cameron Chase and the D.E.O. Other than that, this issue doesn't feel terribly important or necessary to the progression of the plot, although it is great to see Amy Reeder's take on BATWOMAN and she definitely did a fantastic job. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Feb 8, 2012

    It's clear from Batwoman #6 that Williams and Blackman have big plans for this arc, but this first chapter was so scattershot and so much of a recap that it could easily be skipped. On the other hand, if you haven't been reading this series, issue #6 might be able to catch you up on what's been happening for the past 5 chapters. Read Full Review

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