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Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Jock
Co-feature Art by Cully Hamner
Cover by JH Williams III

Size: pages
Price: 3.99

This was the first Batwoman Detective issue that isn’t going to get five stars from me.  It’s the case of a really good writer coming up with an ambitious storytelling device, and it not really working.  It’s still a good story, but it was nowhere near apparent that this story was taking place across ten years.  A couple of people suggested Rucka should have used the tried and true “Then” and “Now” story boxes.  And while, yes, that is a guaranteed way to let people know what’s going on, Ruckas has been spoiled by working with Williams III who didn’t need to tag his story up with references, you could tell when he was telling the current story and when he was in a flashback by the massive visual shifts in style.  His flashbacks LOOKED like they were drawn twenty years ago, while his current storyline looked modern.  Jock either chooses not to use that device, or else hasn’t done it well enough that I even noticed.  Any page in this story could be taking place at any time.

And the artwork in general was good, but for the first time, I felt the Question artwork overshadowed the Batwoman artwork, and not vice versa.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 3 - Good


  1. I honestly didn’t realize there were two different times. Or maybe they were a day or two apart. So that was Bruce. Huh.

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