Batwoman #6


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Batwoman #6


  • Words: J.H. Williams & W. Haden Blackman
  • Art: Amy Reeder
  • Inks: Rob Hunter and Richard Friend
  • Colors: Guy Major
  • Story Title: To Drown the World Part 1
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Price: $2.99
  • Release Date: Feb 8, 2012

Amy Reeder takes over Batwoman's art details.

J.H. Williams steps away from art details in Batwoman #6 to solely focus on the story along with W. Haden Blackman.  The extra story focus that one would anticipate to be the result of such a move sadly is not reflected, resulting in the most lackluster issue of the title to date, one that suffers from odd pacing and construction.

The story of Batwoman #6 is decent, never rising or sinking below that standard, but for the most part strictly serves as a jumping on point for new readers.  For those who have been with the title since the September relaunch, however, the issue plods along slowly, floundering in an odd “in between arcs" state.  The pacing does little to help this issue, as Williams and Blackman bounce back and forth between characters and time frames instead of telling a focused story.

No one can fault Amy Reeder for stepping in for this arc in place of J.H. Williams.  In fact, her art serves the story quite well, with her Batwoman sequences recreating the technical flair of Williams’ intense double-page spreads quite well, while her work with Kate Kane, likewise, looks great.  Reeder is stepping into insanely large boots, with unfair expectations to face, yet she handles those expectations well.

Batwoman #6 serves the story well enough, though it fails to reach the level of quality storytelling seen in previous issues.  Amy Reeder’s art looks great, and considering the pressure on her shoulders, she must be commended.  Though not the greatest of issues, Batwoman #6 is necessary to the greater fold of Kate Kane’s story.

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