Graphic Novel Review: Batwoman, Vol. 4: This Blood Is Thick by J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman, and Trevor McCarthy

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Batwoman, Vol. 4: This Blood Is Thick by J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman, and Trevor McCarthy (Illustrated by Francesco Francavilla, Walden Wong, Sandu Florea, and Derek Fridolfs, colored by Guy Major) is a continuation of the DC52 series introducing kate Kane as the new Batwoman. This graphic novel collects comics #18-24.

  • 160 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401246214

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Thoughts:
After the excellent Batwoman Vol. 3: World’s Finest, I was looking forward to the next installment, crossing my fingers that the creative team is on a roll. The good news is that they are, Batwoman, Vol. 4: This Blood Is Thick by  J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman and  Trevor McCarthy (Illustrated by Francesco Francavilla, Walden Wong, Sandu Florea, and Derek Fridolfs, colored by Guy Major) continued to expend the Batwoman world with style, action, and an excellent story-line.

The story-line not only highlighted Batwoman, but also her girlfriend Detective Maggie Sawyer (and old favorite of the DC Universe) who certainly proved she can handle herself without the protection of her vigilante girlfriend.  The relationship between Maggie Sawyer and Kate Kane is really developing nicely and brings a more humane dimension to the characters.

The art, again, is really good and enjoyable to look at. I think it could have moved the story a bit better and a bit faster in some places, but overall I have no issues with either the artwork or storytelling in this issue.
Except one … what happened at the end?
Who’s decision was this?
To be honest, it was so strange I’m sure that the creative team got handed an ending and was “asked” to go with it.

I highly recommend the book and the series as a whole. The stories got better as they moved along, the characters are more familiar, and Gotham as dangerous as ever. I’m eagerly looking forward to the next installment.

Synopsis:
After finishing up the last story-line, taking down the evil Medusa, Kate Kane, a.k.a. Batwoman, thinks her life will get a bit easier.
Isn’t that special?

Instead, the Department of Extranormal Operations, the D.E.O., sets their sites on Batman and they know exactly who they can blackmail to help them identify the person underneath the mask.

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Zohar — Man of la Book
Dis­claimer: I borrowed this graphic novel from a friend
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