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Art by AMY REEDER and RICHARD FRIEND
Cover by AMY REEDER
Variant cover by AMY REEDER
Size: 32 pages
Batwoman is one of those books that a comic reader just can’t wait for and not even really for the story but for the art and thats whats had me back reading the same issue over and over the week I buy it. When i opened this issue I was slightly disappointed to see that we had a guest artist. It was bound to happen sometime but man I just love the art, lets hope its not too bad. Well I’m very happy to say that I wasn’t just pleasantly surprised I was astounded at how well the art was. I had never heard the name Amy Reeder but now I’m ashamed of my ignorance because while it wasn’t exactly at the normal quality the book had some very strong splash pages, one in particular made me sit back and say “wow”.
Now all of that said I have to sadly be the overly critical jackass I am and mention that the story is told in vignettes…this is something I never like in comics. Well let me elaborate, its ok sometimes but not when it jumps around in time. This to me is unneeded and creates a lull in the normally stellar presentation. Though I have to give big propps to the “Jacobs Story” and “Maggie’s Story” for just brilliant character development (also a honorary mention to Kate’s story which also bare’s mention). Yet really all of that can be chalked up to personal taste. The only real issue with this book is that its a “set-up” issue that teases some amazing things to come but I can’t give it the praise I can heap on previous issues.
In Short: The fill-in artist is amazing and the character development is great but the overall story isn’t particularly moved along like it is in previous issues.
Art: 4 - Very Good