Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Batwoman 4 :: Estuary

An issue not for the faint of heart, "Estuary" picks up right after the end of last month's chapter and introduces in a gruesome way a new menace to Batwoman's world.  The intensity of the opening pages is something I had never seen in a "conventional" comic book, and while it might provoke an uproar among the non-readers, it was tastefully done.  If anyone was on the fence regarding Cameron Chase, you will make up your mind here, and if you like Flamebird, there are huge developments for her.  With the exception of the first and last pages, the story is told in its entirety in double spreads, without sacrificing content.  Williams III and Haden Blackman are building a masterpiece that will for sure reverberate beyond the world of comics for many years to come; the storytelling, the art, and the characterization make of this book an absolute winner.

Batwoman #4
by J.H. Williams and W. Haden Blackman

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