Batwoman, Vol. 3
Batwoman continues her triumphant return with her own series in Batwoman Vol. 3, as a part of DC Universe Rebirth!After her deadly trip around the world hunting the infamous Many Arms of Death, Batwoman returns to Brussels, the site of her most brutal losses and memories. As the clock begins to tick on a new cycle of violence, Kate must overcome her haunted past to ensure her terrorist foes don't begin the New Year with a bang!Written by Marguerite Bennett (DC Comics Bombshells) this stunning conclusion to the series ends this chapter of Batwoman's history! Batwoman Vol. 3 collects issues #12-18.

Batwoman, Vol. 3 Details

TitleBatwoman, Vol. 3
Author
ReleaseJan 22nd, 2019
PublisherDC Comics
ISBN-139781401285777
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Dc Comics, Lgbt

Batwoman, Vol. 3 Review

  • Wing Kee
    January 1, 1970
    Thank thank that this series is ending.World: The world building is aight, it’s still pretty fractured and over the course of 18 issues the full scope and design of the Many Arms of Death was a bit muddled and unclear, making the overall narrative and the world meh. The pieces that Bennett uses are from a lot of the past of Kate and it is nice to see that, that being said the pieces don’t really fit all that well together and when they do there are logic leaps and holes in the world that don’t r Thank thank that this series is ending.World: The world building is aight, it’s still pretty fractured and over the course of 18 issues the full scope and design of the Many Arms of Death was a bit muddled and unclear, making the overall narrative and the world meh. The pieces that Bennett uses are from a lot of the past of Kate and it is nice to see that, that being said the pieces don’t really fit all that well together and when they do there are logic leaps and holes in the world that don’t really make that much sense. Story: I am sorry but I am glad this series is over, this series needed to die after the first trade cause it was not doing what Kate deserves and what readers deserve in a Batwoman title. This arc is the culmination of the Many Arms of Death story and to be honest it does play out more sequentially and paced normally than the other books of the series, but the reveals was lackluster and pointless, the villain a groan, and using Beth again and again like this is getting old for Batwoman writers. In the end all the revelation and the final monologue that is suppose to resonate with readers in the end comes up hollow because this series so far has been hollow due to the subpar writing. The story emotions are fractured and the logic doesn’t make a lot of sense, with the relationships and the family and the history and pushing them all together. Then there is the out of character portrayal of Batman to make the story work, it’s just the very visible hand of the story and it’s not fun to read. Characters: Kate is okay at time and inconsistent a lot of the time. I don’t mind flawed characters and I don’t mind impulsive and illogical character if they are that way but I don’t like inconsistent writing and characterization to fit the story, the characters are not fully fleshed out and internally inconsistent making it very apparent that how Kate and all the characters are acting because of the plot which is oftern choppy and nonsense. I want Kate to be amazing, I want her book to be dark and brooding and painful and jagged and her being able to overcome it and also deal with mental health and PTSD and family issues and gender issues and so much more. What we have for 18 issues is fragmented choppy nonsensical character choices in a forced plot. DC, do better!Onward to the next book!
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  • F.
    January 1, 1970
    Current sexuality: Batwoman kicking ass.
  • The Lost Dreamer
    January 1, 1970
    After being deeply esceptic with the first volume, I've grown more and more in love with these adventures of Batwoman. But the final issues of The Fall of the House of Kane are absolutely enjoyable. Pure action and fun, there's no other way to put it. It's deeply unfair that DC has cancelled this series. I assume that the TV show has something to do with that, but it doesn't make it fair. You see Kate Kane grow and evolve along these issues. You understand her addictions and her ghosts and, in t After being deeply esceptic with the first volume, I've grown more and more in love with these adventures of Batwoman. But the final issues of The Fall of the House of Kane are absolutely enjoyable. Pure action and fun, there's no other way to put it. It's deeply unfair that DC has cancelled this series. I assume that the TV show has something to do with that, but it doesn't make it fair. You see Kate Kane grow and evolve along these issues. You understand her addictions and her ghosts and, in the end, that's all I want with this character. I love the way Bennett has put an end to this run of her story. Beautiful, tasteful and woderfuly drawn. The final pages are simply a delight. It's a shame that it's the end by now, but it's a great ending. Congrats
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  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    Secrets are revealed, Clock Kings are punched, and sibling rivalry gets taken to a whole new level as Batwoman's latest solo series barrels to its conclusion in this final collection.Before we hit the meat of the volume, there's a one-off story here to set things off that reveals some of the secrets of the Lost Year that has plagued Kate since this series began, with art from previous fill-in artist Scott Godlewski (who gets everywhere, it seems). It's more of a preamble than anything else, so y Secrets are revealed, Clock Kings are punched, and sibling rivalry gets taken to a whole new level as Batwoman's latest solo series barrels to its conclusion in this final collection.Before we hit the meat of the volume, there's a one-off story here to set things off that reveals some of the secrets of the Lost Year that has plagued Kate since this series began, with art from previous fill-in artist Scott Godlewski (who gets everywhere, it seems). It's more of a preamble than anything else, so you'd be forgiven for plowing through it to get to the rest of the book.The Fall Of The House Of Kane itself is probably the most Batwoman-y story that this series has attempted, and not just because of the return of Alice to the fold. It manages to tie up the plotlines regarding the Many Arms Of Death as well as tying into the ongoing Detective Comics story about Kate and her relationship with the Bat-Family, with some more gorgeous art from Fernando Blanco too. These four issues are worth the price of admission alone, if you ask me.Then we end on a peculiar two part story called The Time Of Your Life that pits Kate and Reneé Montoya against the Clock King - these are very reflective issues, which makes for a good ending in theory, but the Clock King is hardly a worthy threat after Alice in the previous story. It's an odd choice, and I wonder if the series was either meant to continue and then cancelled too early to wrap this up properly, or if DC asked for another two issues to fill out this final trade. They're not bad at all, but they don't feel like exactly how you'd expect a series to end. Blanco also draws these two issues so there's no complaints on the art front, however.Batwoman's solo series has been a bit shaky after a strong start, but a strong finish helps it stand up next to the previous series with pride.
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  • Mel
    January 1, 1970
    4 stars basically for the art alone. Fernando Blanco is just so fantastic. The last page is beautiful.Story-wise, kinda meh. I like the idea of the lost year filling in the gaps in Kate's history and making her come to grips with her tendency towards addiction. But the nuts and bolts of the big confrontation/reveal at the end don't hold up to scrutiny and I can't imagine anyone making heads or tails of it without having read Elegy or the prior run, not to mention Detective Comics.Gosh that art, 4 stars basically for the art alone. Fernando Blanco is just so fantastic. The last page is beautiful.Story-wise, kinda meh. I like the idea of the lost year filling in the gaps in Kate's history and making her come to grips with her tendency towards addiction. But the nuts and bolts of the big confrontation/reveal at the end don't hold up to scrutiny and I can't imagine anyone making heads or tails of it without having read Elegy or the prior run, not to mention Detective Comics.Gosh that art, tho. And I do love Kate getting some peace and choosing to be happy for once. Cool that this is such a woman-centered story, too! Except for Bats and the Clock King, there's hardly any men. I'm pretty happy with this series and I think it's a good thing to end it here, looking to the future with the family Kate chooses.
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  • Juan
    January 1, 1970
    I read these as single issues and, for the first time in this series run, I felt like I truly enjoyed myself and looked forward to the next issue. At the same time, it kinda feels kinda crappy knowing that the best arc was saved to wrap up this writing tenure to an otherwise less than stellar run.I liked the fact that the lost year chapter of Kate's life wrapped up although maybe in a quicker manner then I would have liked. It almost seemed uneventful to find out that Kate's ex was not the true I read these as single issues and, for the first time in this series run, I felt like I truly enjoyed myself and looked forward to the next issue. At the same time, it kinda feels kinda crappy knowing that the best arc was saved to wrap up this writing tenure to an otherwise less than stellar run.I liked the fact that the lost year chapter of Kate's life wrapped up although maybe in a quicker manner then I would have liked. It almost seemed uneventful to find out that Kate's ex was not the true mastermind behind everything. I liked the fact that the writing help make sense of just how much Kate's presence on the island effected a variety of people. I liked that the story tied back in the second arc where Kate winds up on an underground lab somewhere smack dab in the middle of a desert, which by itself seemed odd. Lastly, I loved the twist with Alice. I personally have no knowledge or experience knowing Alice's story so this really inspired me to dig into previous volumes and get caught up so I can understand why that twist seems the more perfect. To end my review, I have to say that the one issue epilogue that ends the series was really sweet and made me feel hopeful that Kate will be able to live a more peaceful life even after really making bad decisions (i.e. Clayface from the Detective Comics series). I appreciate the editors for helping me place timeline wise where this falls among the other series.
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  • Kim Dyer
    January 1, 1970
    I am a little sad that this series is over as it has really grown on me. While this conclusion of the Many Arms of Death story line did not hold many surprises, it was really rather enjoyable. The art of this series is still gorgeous and the story itself was very enjoyable. It finally revealed how Kate's Lost Year came to a bitter end, as well as allowing her an opportunity to seize a more optimistic future.While, like so many of the other Rebirth series, it felt a bit rushed in its conclusion, I am a little sad that this series is over as it has really grown on me. While this conclusion of the Many Arms of Death story line did not hold many surprises, it was really rather enjoyable. The art of this series is still gorgeous and the story itself was very enjoyable. It finally revealed how Kate's Lost Year came to a bitter end, as well as allowing her an opportunity to seize a more optimistic future.While, like so many of the other Rebirth series, it felt a bit rushed in its conclusion, I still found that I was satisfied. I liked the positive note that this series ended on. It was a long time coming, but I did like it ended on a hopeful note, which I hope will be picked up on by some future writer.All in all, I wasn't disappointed and would certainly pick up another Batwoman series in the future on the basis of this one.
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  • Donna Noble
    January 1, 1970
    I want more...
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