Batwoman Vol. 1
Hydrology (The New 52)
Publication Date: June 19, 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics—The New 52 event of September 2011, Batwoman's new series finally begins! The creative team of J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman launch the ongoing Batwoman series, as Batwoman (a.ka. Kate Kane) faces deadly new challenges in her war against Gotham City's underworld–and new trials in her personal life.
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 new 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 this long-awaited series!This deluxe hardcover colllect issues 0-5 of Batwoman, part of the DC Comics—The New 52 event.
J.H. Williams entered the comics field in 1991 and immediately began getting attention for his finely crafted work on such titles as Batman, Starman and Seven Soldiers of Victory. William's went on to co-create and pencil the hit series Promethea with comics legend Alan Moore. His recent works include Batman: The Black Glove with Grant Morrison and Batman: Detective with Paul Dini.
“Truly a work of art.” – USA Today
“The most satisfying read of the new DC 52.” – The New York Times
“Visually stunning.” – Entertainment Weekly
“Absolutely enjoyable. . . Batwoman has the bragging rights of the best all around artistic team on any of DC's New 52. From Williams to Dave Stewart on colors and Todd Klein on letters, these guys are as pro as it gets and it shows. Batwoman...is a tour de force of superheroics, mystery, and sheer artistic glory" – IGN, 9.0 rating
“Put away your misconceptions about female heroines and pick up this book.” – Complex Magazine
“Make no mistake about it, the plots handled by Blackman and Williams are fantastic, but it’s Williams' art that's the real highlight here…these pages could be hung up in a museum.” – Complex Magazine
“Gorgeous, stylized and unique…the story's pretty much non-stop.” – Publishers Weekly
“The bottom line: it is an excellent book.” – PopMatters
“There is action, detective work, personal conflict born of both romance and animosity, and internal discord rooted in hubris, innocence, and wrath. In short, this series has the makings of an all-time classic.” – IGN
“J.H. Williams’ art is still just as stunning as it ever was. Highly recommend for Bat-fans.” – Ain’t It Cool News
“The kind of evocative writing that could open a great horror movie or novel. And the art is painterly and gorgeous.” – Time Out Chicago
“This is graphic storytelling unlike any other book on the stands right now…every new page is another rousing success. Seriously rousing: I want to cheer when I read this book, it’s so good.” – The Onion AV Club
“It's an astounding usage of the comics medium.” – Comic Book Resources
“Williams and co-writer W. Haden Blackman show exactly how one relaunches a title for new and old readers…Simply put, BATWOMAN is the superhero comic, perfected.” – Newsarama