Batwoman (2012)


As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics – The New 52, Batwoman’s new series begins from the team of J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman! Who or what is stealing children from the barrio, and for what vile purpose? Will Kate train her cousin, Bette Kane (a.k.a. Flamebird), as her sidekick? How will she handle unsettling revelations about her father, Colonel Jacob Kane? And why is a certain government agency suddenly taking an interest in her? These are some of the questions that will be answered in these spectacular stories!

From: DC Comics

Notes on This Title

Volumes 5 and 6 (Webs and The Unknowns) feature a thematically challenging relationship between two female characters that verges on domestic abuse, in addition to featuring an abusive relationship between a queer woman and her ex-husband. Volumes 1 – 4 form a stand-alone narrative and can be read separately from the fifth and sixth volumes.

This series spins out of Batwoman: Elegy and is continued by Batwoman (2017), but can be read separately from either.


2014 Autostraddle Comic and Sequential Art Award Shortlist — Favorite Big Two Book (DC or Marvel)
23rd GLAAD Media Award Winner for Outstanding Comic Book
24th GLAAD Media Award Nominee for Outstanding Comic Book
25th GLAAD Media Award Nominee for Outstanding Comic Book


“Following her stunning introduction as a solo character in Batwoman: Elegy, the enigmatic Batwoman, aka Gotham socialite Kate Kane, gets her own series and slips into a unique subgenre of Gotham City crime. With the disappearance of several children by a supernatural abductor whom witnesses describe as La Llorna (the Weeping Woman), Batwoman and her alter ego’s love interest, Det. Maggie Sawyer, must delve into Gotham’s occult underbelly in the hope of finding these children alive. However, the things that go bump in the night aren’t the only dangers facing Batwoman. A clandestine government organization has taken an interest in her nocturnal activities, and their intentions are less than noble. Right out of the starting gate, Batwoman faces a maelstrom of hazards and obstacles.

Verdict This volume is art in every possible sense. Williams and Blackman write a perfect story, and Williams as illustrator offers a flowing, nonlinear style that pulls the reader onward as if through a dream—a dream that is sometimes pleasant, sometimes a nightmare, but always vivid.” (Source: Library Journal)


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