Monday, May 21, 2012

Batwoman 9 :: To Drown The World IV

Writers: J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman
Artist: Trevor McCarthy

Trevor McCarthy jumps on the Bat-bandwagon in the fourth chapter of "To Drown the World." Clearly, his panel style is much more similar to J.H. Williams' than his predecessor's was, and he gives each of the six main characters a distinctive page motif; however, that's just design. The artwork itself needs some refining, and despite keeping Guy Major as a colorist, the palette felt unfamiliar;  but all this is expected of a first issue. Storywise, the plot seemed to stall for all six points of view in order to focus the attention on Sune, who by now has probably gained the resentment of Maggie Sawyer's and Flamebird's fans. The puzzle continues coming together through the non-linear narrative, despite its detractors; although the final pages give off the vibe that a more sequential approach is on its way for the closing chapters of the arc.

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