Review by: ghostmann

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Written by J.H. Williams III & W. Haden Blackman
Art by Trevor McCarthy
Cover by J.H. Williams III
Variant Cover by J.H. Williams III

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

Ghostmann’s Review THEN:

This is why we collect comics.

we muddle through the countless cross-overs, the endless events that numb our minds. We tread over the waste of newsprint at our feet and four-colored faces that stare back with the same grimace. Step after step. Page after page. But we don’t give up because just over that hill will be a lilly covered valley and a flowing river of life we’ve been looking for. Our salvation lies ahead.

Too heavy a praise for a comic book? I don’t think so. The art alone is, every panel of it, frameable. J.H Williams III refuses to be tied down to traditional comic book boarders, he pushes our perceptions of they way things should be right the edge. And right before we slip off he pulls us back – with a smile. It’s an exhilarating way to read a comic.

But without a story pretty art is just pretty art. Thankfully the story of Batwoman #1 is suburb and only enchances Williams’ gorgeous pages. There is something special going on here and I’ll be damned if I miss a month of it.

This is why I collect comics.

Pick of the Week my friends


Ghostmann’s Review 9 MONTHS AGO:


You ever read Promethea? Alan Moore’s and J.H Williams fantastic comic that is quiet possibly the most metaphysical thing ever put to newsprint. This was also my first introduction to Williams’ amazing artwork. His page layouts in Promethea need to be seen to be believed. It blew me away.

He is continuing to champion the art of comics with his work here on Batwoman – and unlike Promethea – get exposure to a wider audience. I find it so unreal that for 2.99 anyone can walk into a comic shop and buy a masterpiece of modern art. The only that Batwoman is lacking that Promethea had is a worthy story to go along with those stunning drawings.

Not that what Williams and Blackman are writing here is bad, it’s not. In fact I think its some of the most honest and realistic writing of most of the New 52 to date. Kate Kane is portrayed not as an untouchable superhero that talks and thinks only of the next bad guy to punch, but as a woman with an open heart and closed lips. As a woman that has love to give but unsure if she should risk it considering her night-time activities. No, the story and dialog is good and the pacing is flawless, it’s just I wish I was reading Alan Moore’s words.


Ghostmann’s Review NOW:


What the fucking fuck happened?! Well for starters J.H Williams III stopped drawing the damn thing, and they got some copy-cat artists (but you can’t copy-cat J.H Fucking Williams III!), then the story went off the rails and I stopped giving a fuck about Batwoman. Why should I give a fuck about Batwoman when the creators have clearly stopped giving a fuck about her? Sad, sad case. Batwoman is the Titanic of the New 52. Fuck.

Story: 1 - Poor
Art: 3 - Good

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