Batwoman, Vol. 2
Batwoman continues her triumphant return with her own series in BATWOMAN VOL. 2: WONDERLAND, as a part of DC Universe Rebirth!Return to the brief flash of the future seen in BATWOMAN: REBIRTH and meet Commander Kane--a battle-hardened version of Batwoman! Hurting from battles unknown, she's taken control of the deadly Colony and declared war on Gotham City! What could possibly cause Kate Kane to bring the battlefront to her home?With writing from Marguerite Bennett (DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS) and James Tynion IV (DETECTIVE COMICS), as well as spectacular art from Steve Epting (CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER) and Ben Oliver (THE MULTIVERSITY), this new series spins directly out of the smash-hit DETECTIVE COMICS series! BATWOMAN VOL. 2: WONDERLAND collects issues #7-11.

Batwoman, Vol. 2 Details

TitleBatwoman, Vol. 2
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 5th, 2018
PublisherDC Comics
ISBN-139781401278717
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Dc Comics

Batwoman, Vol. 2 Review

  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    [Read as single issues]Trapped in a remote desert with only a Colony soldier for company, Batwoman thinks she's at her wits end until she finds herself at the mercy of the Many Arms Of Death and their next operative, the Scarecrow!I'm a sucker for Scarecrow. If he's done right, he's a super creepy villain and I just love the whole fear aesthetic since it opens up so many opportunities for storytelling, which Bennett capitalizes on easily here to explore Kate's psyche and her relationships with h [Read as single issues]Trapped in a remote desert with only a Colony soldier for company, Batwoman thinks she's at her wits end until she finds herself at the mercy of the Many Arms Of Death and their next operative, the Scarecrow!I'm a sucker for Scarecrow. If he's done right, he's a super creepy villain and I just love the whole fear aesthetic since it opens up so many opportunities for storytelling, which Bennett capitalizes on easily here to explore Kate's psyche and her relationships with her father and Batman. The bickering between her and the Colony guy are a bit tiresome eventually though, and I do find it a bit odd that an organization like the Many Arms have been in business with Scarecrow for so long and it hasn't come up before, but these are minor quibbles. Bennett knows how to get into Kate's head easily, and she knows how to make the story give her the opportunities she needs for that.Fernando Blanco joins the series here, and his moody artwork fits really well with the book; I've been a fan since he was on Phantom Stranger, and he has some clever linework that makes his art extremely distinctive; it's stretched to the limit when Kate starts hallucinating, but he rises to every challenge.Batwoman's sophmore adventure isn't perfect, but it's got some good character work, one of my favourite villains, and great art. What else do you need?
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  • Kim Dyer
    January 1, 1970
    This second volume of Batwoman felt a little disconnected and didn't quite capture me like the first did. While the main story is wonderfully surreal and contains some fantastic art, it doesn't really do a lot to advance the overall plot. The only moments of true significance come at its very end, creating an interesting thread for Kate to follow into the next trade.Yet the final issue of this trade felt as though it belonged in a totally different series. It didn't really connect to the previou This second volume of Batwoman felt a little disconnected and didn't quite capture me like the first did. While the main story is wonderfully surreal and contains some fantastic art, it doesn't really do a lot to advance the overall plot. The only moments of true significance come at its very end, creating an interesting thread for Kate to follow into the next trade.Yet the final issue of this trade felt as though it belonged in a totally different series. It didn't really connect to the previous issue and was particularly nasty, marking the darkest that Batwoman has gotten since Rebirth began. This issue was not written by Bennett and it showed, containing none of the character depth or surrealism that we have enjoyed in the series to date.Still, based on the cliffhanger, I am willing to hang in for at least one more volume to see if things pick up. Hopefully the next instalment will be stronger than this one.
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  • Michelle Hart
    January 1, 1970
    check itcan i be real a second?for just a millisecond?let down my guard and tell the people how i feel a second?while i'm glad that marguerite bennett, a queer woman, is writing batwoman, and while i think that she writes the character well, with intelligence and snappy dialogue, batwoman as a character has been irreversibly ruined by the dumb fuck decision to make her father the villain of the series. think about when the 2009 batwoman first started out: expelled from the marines for being gay, check itcan i be real a second?for just a millisecond?let down my guard and tell the people how i feel a second?while i'm glad that marguerite bennett, a queer woman, is writing batwoman, and while i think that she writes the character well, with intelligence and snappy dialogue, batwoman as a character has been irreversibly ruined by the dumb fuck decision to make her father the villain of the series. think about when the 2009 batwoman first started out: expelled from the marines for being gay, she returns home to gotham and to her father, a former marine himself, who, instead of shunning her because of her expulsion, he HELPS her get back on her feet and become a force of good. kate's father is essentially her alfred, a wise and benevolent father figure who knows her better than she knows herself. their relationship was very well-drawn in the beginning, touching and necessary.i understand the impulse to pull the rug out from underneath a character as a means of shaking things up, but the point of kate's father was to show that she wasn't alone--no matter how much she craved solitude and insisted on going it alone, he was always there. the decision to have kate's father be this villainous mastermind hellbent on stopping batman and USING kate as a means of fighting this war is a horrendous decision. until this idiotic idea is reversed, the title, for me, is unreadable.
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  • John H
    January 1, 1970
    Goodreads still doesn't have the name correct on this volume. WTH?
  • Gareth Brown
    January 1, 1970
    Better than the previous volume, improved artwork but get Kate back to Gotham.
  • S
    January 1, 1970
    Very trippy. Good art once more.
  • Kb
    January 1, 1970
    I am so confused.
  • Elisabeth Young
    January 1, 1970
    Issue #11 wasn't written by Bennet, felt really out of place in this book, and was just plain awful... but aside from that, I enjoyed it.
  • Kelsey
    January 1, 1970
    A better effort than the first volume, that's for sure. I'm still not crazy about it taking place outside of Gotham for so long. but Scarecrows there and now I have a better understanding of who Prime is and how I connect to Kate's father. Still hate that storyline, still think that they're doing a disservice to Kate and Jacob. but this is a more solid effort. and I really liked the one-shot in issue #11 with Professor Pyg. it was a really nice bit of gritty detecting
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