Batwoman Vol. 2: To Drown the World (The New 52)

Batwoman Vol. 2: To Drown the World (The New 52)

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by J. H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman, Amy Reeder
     
 

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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Six lives, inextricably linked in the past and present, each on a collision course with the others: Batwoman, fighting for duty and vengeance against a threat of arcane power. Detective Maggie Sawyer, investigating a case that could end her career. DEO Agent Cameron Chase, commanding a vigilante she despises. Colonel

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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Six lives, inextricably linked in the past and present, each on a collision course with the others: Batwoman, fighting for duty and vengeance against a threat of arcane power. Detective Maggie Sawyer, investigating a case that could end her career. DEO Agent Cameron Chase, commanding a vigilante she despises. Colonel Jacob Kane, clutching at a life that's slipping away. Maro, a new villain corrupting Gotham City. And Kate Kane, wrestling with decisions that will test her loyalties.

J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman continue their stellar BATWOMAN run, joined by senational artists Amy Reeder and Trevor McCarthy!

Collecting BATWOMAN #6-11

From the Hardcover edition.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Truly a work of art."—USA Today

"The most satisfying read of the new DC 52."—The New York Times

"In our world, barriers slowly erode; in superhero stories, they get smashed."—Rolling Stone

"Shatters expectations."—Complex Magazine

"Gorgeous, stylized and uniquèthe story's pretty much non-stop."—Publishers Weekly

"The bottom line: it is an excellent book."—PopMatters

Library Journal
A New York Times best seller, Williams in this latest volume expands on the supernatural in Gotham. Medusa, a group consisting of mythological monsters and maybe a Batman villain or two, is snatching the city’s children, and Batwoman will do anything she can to get them back. However, this is not the only story being told. Katy Kane, when she is not Batwoman, is dating Maggie Sawyer, the lead detective searching for the kidnapped children, and hates Batwoman. Katy’s father stands by the bedside of her cousin as she fights for her life. All of these story lines go back and forth in time, keeping the reader off balance.

Verdict Williams continues his stellar work with his lead female superhero. While the chronology of the stories gets confusing, it allows for multiple views of the overarching plotline. The artwork, however, remains confusing throughout, with poor panel layout. Regardless, this graphic novel is great for fans of the Bat Family, stories of the supernatural, and gothic horror cases.—Ryan Claringbole, Chesapeake P.L., VA

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401237929
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
09/24/2013
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
200,748
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"Truly a work of art."—USA Today

"The most satisfying read of the new DC 52."—The New York Times

"In our world, barriers slowly erode; in superhero stories, they get smashed."—Rolling Stone

"Shatters expectations."—Complex Magazine

"Gorgeous, stylized and uniquèthe story's pretty much non-stop."—Publishers Weekly

"The bottom line: it is an excellent book."—PopMatters

Meet the Author

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 writing and drawing the critically acclaimed DC—The New 52 title BATWOMAN as well as drawing Neil Gaiman's return to the legendary SANDMAN series.

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Batwoman Vol. 2: To Drown the World (The New 52) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
This was the first Batwoman collection I haven’t loved and it boils down to J.H. Williams not doing the artwork. While Amy Reeder and Trevor McCarthy do a fine job it pales in comparison to Williams’ work. I really did like the use of abstract panel layouts which Williams is known for but the pencils themselves were lacking. This story was also the first I really noticed the absence of Batwoman’s creator Greg Rucka. While Williams and Haden do a decent job the dialogue seems less fresh and the plot is pretty convoluted. Overall, the story and art are okay but not awe-inspiring as the book has been in the past.
mjm101 More than 1 year ago
This is a hard one to review, because there's so much to love in this story. Kate Kane/Batwoman is an excellent character, complex and badass at the same time. The narrative structure of this one is great, too, and kept me turning the pages quickly. However, I just don't find myself drawn into the whole Medusa/DEO story and have little interest in picking up the next volume to see where it goes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I say different in a good way like the story was continued from volume 1 and it's VERY good! This is also different in a bad way since the art has changed drastically to a cartoony style from the dark art in volume 1, get it together DC!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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