Batwoman Vol. 5: Webs (The New 52) by Marc Andreyko (illustrated by Jeremy Haun and Trevor McCarthy) is a continuation of the story of Kate Kane, the new Batwoman who is not so much part of the Bat family. This graphic novel collects issues of Batwoman #25 – #34 as well as Batwoman Annual #1.
- 272 pages
- Publisher: DC Comics
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1401250823
I was on my merry way to reading the graphic novels in this series and was very glad to borrow Batwoman Vol. 5: Webs (The New 52) by Marc Andreyko (illustrated by Jeremy Haun and Trevor McCarthy) from my friend. I noticed was that the creative team has changed, which could go either way – I’m always game.
The first thing I noticed is that this Batwoman is not the same Batwoman that has been established in the previous graphic novels. She’s corny, has some cheesy lines and the stories seemed rushed.
I liked the new villains and enjoyed the team that Batwoman surrounds herself with. I enjoyed the art, it was not as unique as the previous issues but it was less confusing as well.
The previous Batwoman seemed, to me, more edgy and interesting. The character actually took a step backwards and instead of becoming more of an adult, actually became more immature. This is due to the internal monologues we are privy to, it’s fine once in a while but throughout the book those gave an indication of a whiny little girl playing with the big boys (and girls).
The ending of the previous issue’s cliffhanger was disappointing at best, as if the creative team was just trying to finish off the storyline to start one of their own. This is an OK graphic novel, but it would be difficult to follow the previous team.
Zohar — Man of la Book
Disclaimer: I borrowed this graphic novel from a friend
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