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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

“To Drown the World” has left me so cold these last few months that I don’t have much left to say about its conclusion.

It’s better than the rest because it is, mostly, more linear. I do like non-linear storytelling, but Williams and Blackman just don’t seem to have the hang of it, I guess. It’s also a very difficult thing to make work in a serialized, six-part story, in which each part comes a month after the one before. I appreciate the attempt to try something different and like the individual plot threads and things, but there simply wasn’t much reason for the structure that I can see: at most it manufactured a few reveals that we wouldn’t have had if things had been told in order.

This is a fine issue. The five preceding it in this story can sometimes be very hard to follow, but this issue itself wraps up the story fine and sets up the next, and gives us a few good character moments to boot. If you have been reading BATWOMAN through “To Drown the World”, don’t let this be the first issue you choose not to pick up: it’s more like what we came to expect from this book’s first arc, and, after all, it is the end of this arc.

On to better things.

Story: 3 - Good
Art: 4 - Very Good

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