Batwoman Vol.1 by Marguerite Bennett

Batwoman Vol.1

Batwoman returns with her own series in BATWOMAN VOL. 1, as a part of DC Rebirth!The newest chapter of Batwoman’s life begins here! Monster Venom is the hottest new bioweapon on the market…and to break up the syndicate spreading it around the world, Batwoman’s going to have to return to the place where she spent some of her darkest hours! With writing from Marguerite Bennett (DC BOMBSHELLS) and James Tynion IV (DETECTIVE COMICS), as well as...

Details Batwoman Vol.1

TitleBatwoman Vol.1
Release DateOct 31st, 2017
PublisherDC Comics
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Dc Comics

Reviews Batwoman Vol.1

  • Wing Kee
    Pretty bad. World: The art is okay, it's a bit bland and the sense of motion and contrast in shadows is not really there, rather forgettable. The world building, the first 3 pages of Rebirth was good, the rest was rather ho hum I don't care. I want to love Kate and I do, Williams III built an amazing world for Kate to play in and I am comparing this world to that and this world, is bland, poorly constructed and the motivations are wonky and just ...
  • Cat (cat-thecatlady)
    kinda sad that this was my first encounter with batwoman... there's not a thing I liked about this, except for the art of stephanie hans. the story is pretty boring and full of self entertaining monologues. didn't quite feel like this was a batwoman story, almost any characters could kinda fit into this plot. and the overall art wasn't necessarily bad, it just wasn't my thing.disappointed but don't plan on giving up on this character just yet
  • Sad Sunday, Cursed by DNF
    NetGalley review.Wow. The artwork was pretty nice. As for the storyline - not so much. I would have preferred more linear storyline, since loads of jumping and inconsistency happen, and sometime it's hard to tell who is who and what is happening. I am fairly new to comics but I know who the Batwoman is, and it was hard to understand what book was about - her youth, her adventures, her nemesis, her becoming Batwoman or else. Beware, loads of kissi...
  • Danielle
    Review to come
  • Kristy K
    I am fairly new to superhero comics and though I have a read a bit of Marvel, DC has been limited to mainly Batgirl and Nightwing. I enjoyed those and was hoping Batwoman would fall along the same lines. However, I felt the story line was forced and didn't care about what was happening. The story was not quite an origin story, not quite fighting the villain plot.I've read one other DC rebirth comic and didn't like it, so I think this DC universe ...
  • Norman
    I feel like whoever wrote the dialogue feels like there is more characterization than there actually is. What bothers me the most about the title is the facade of intended deeply rooted character analysis. It just tastes like a really boring plot-heavy exposition. I feel duped.Art is cool though. I liked the juxtaposition of written colors and drawn colors. Or I guess just “red” since Kate is the “red.” Maybe I didn’t like the art that ...
  • Jessica Woods
    Batwoman Vol.1: The Many Arms of Death is a dark and gritty but beautifully drawn graphic novel. Kate Kane is the female equivalent of Batman, a womanizing, rich, tortured soul fighting crime with her own Pennyworth watching her back. With a childhood shaped by violence, she turned to her own vices before she shaped into the crime fighter she is. A crime fighter not afraid to work with criminals to take care of business. Story lines that include ...
  • Shelly
    Batwoman is one of my favourite superheroes and this new ongoing series is just perfect. I've loved Margueritte Bennett and James Tynion IV's previous works so I'm so thrilled that their wonderful work continues with this one. If you're not typically into graphic novels, I still think that this is one that you should definitely pick up, especially if you're not familiar with Batwoman's compelling story already.
  • Amanda
    The art is exquisite. This was my first go round with Kate Kane. I rather enjoyed it.
  • David Watson
    I have to say off the bat that I don’t know a lot about Batwoman. Not to long ago I met a woman whose favorite superhero was Batwoman so when I saw this on Netgalley I decided to give it a try. Batwoman Vol.1 : The Many Arms of Death collects issues 1 through 6 of the new ongoing series plus a one shot called Rebirth 1. The book includes writing from Marguerite Bennett and James Tynion IV along with art from Steve Epting and Ben Oliver.Right aw...
  • Chris Lemmerman
    [Read as single issues]It's been a while since Batwoman had her own series; after the New 52 one kind of lost its way, she's mostly been a supporting character, and the lead in Detective Comics as part of Rebirth. However, she's now launching back into solo adventures with writer Marguerite Bennett (with an assist from Detective writer James Tynion IV).This volume collects the first five issues, as well as the Rebirth one-shot which reintroduces ...
  • Juan
    This volume was hard to rate but my determining factor on why I went lower is because with the structure of several different plot lines being given in a nonlinear way makes a really interesting story less effective. This volume should open up with the one-shot rebirth issue before the actual series. The one shot throws a lot of information at us with not much making a whole lot of sense until you have read and re-read the volume more than once. ...
  • Kaye
    **Spoiler heavyI'm feeling divided. I was really enjoying this. Kate's history with Coryana and Safiyah was sad and tragic, but also beautiful. The art is gorgeous. It was written so well. In my head I saw myself giving this five stars.Then in issue #5 the art changes and that always puts me off in any comic. It can really change the tone of the narrative. Issue #5 then goes to explore a POV on Safiyah and how she ended up falling for Kate. The w...
  • Jim
    Should I have read The Monster Men first? There was obviously a segueway from that story to this one. I’m not sure this was a good jumping on point. But it was good to see references to some of the previous Batwoman comics I really enjoyed. I miss Maggie Sawyer. Does Kate? All of civilization is built upon the taming of the wilderness.Translation: “All of white people taking over the world is built on destruction and/or enslavement of indigen...
  • Isaac
    This was a great start to the next chapter of Kate Kane's ongoing story, and even works a bit like a complement to her New 52 series; this has more of a spy focus while the previous series was more horror, though there's definitely overlap.I loved how this first arc establishes so many elements for the series: the nature of the Many Arms of Death themselves, Julia Pennyworth being a double agent for Batman, and Kate's past history on the island o...
  • Nathaniel Darkish
    Though certainly a major improvement over the Batwoman New 52! arc, I still didn't really get into this story. And that's a shame, because I feel like the way that Batwoman has been incorporated into the Bat-family in the Rebirth line has been quite good so far.I guess I feel like the biggest problem with this story is that it feels very contrived. The idea of an island run by a warlord (warlady?) that everybody just adores as they work for is a ...
  • Wendi Lee
    You know those action movies that come out in summer, the ones that take place in a dozen different exotic locations, with a whole cast of supporting characters that you can't keep track of? Well, that's what this incarnation of Batwoman feels like to me. If you didn't know Kate Kane's backstory, you would be very confused reading this graphic novel. There are a few fragmented flashbacks, but otherwise we speed straight ahead. There's a mysteriou...
  • Lauren
    I received an advance reading copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. First of all - the art in this book was gorgeous and seriously dynamic. It carried energy and motion throughout every panel. That being said, the storytelling was a little scattered, with the plot seemingly jumping from point to point. My hope had been that it would be a good starting point for the series but it definitely is one where you need a l...
  • Chelsea Gouin
    ARC provided by Netgalley.What a disappointment. :( I am pretty unfamiliar with Batwoman and figured Rebirth would be the perfect opportunity to start. However, other than the gorgeous artwork, there wasn't much appeal to this initial volume. With a vague and choppy backstory, there was little motivation or clear path to taking on the cowl. I was a bit surprised at the storytelling and lack of dialogue for the first few volumes collected here. No...
  • MC Bonet
    I don't understand why comic writers they keep re-telling stories. It gets old pretty fast. Not impressed with this Batwoman book. The art was up to standards and neither was the story. On a side note, just because Batwoman is gay, doesn't mean that every other panel has to involve some "hot steamy lesbian sex" scene. THAT I think was the most disappointing. Writers are just milking the lesbian-porno angle for male readers.
  • Mortisha Cassavetes
    First let me say that I loved the Illustrations and it was Comic Gorgeous all the way! The story line was interesting but I believe the lesbian angle was pushed way too much. I enjoy reading diverse characters but there is a point of going overboard. I am glad I got to read this graphic novel and will recommend it to others that I know will enjoy it.
  • Eri (Airy Reads)
    3.75 stars I liked this and love Kate, but I'm not 100% sold on the storyline for now. I really do enjoy Kate in Detective comics, and I hope the next arc will be more my thing.
  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    3 1/2 Stars.Review to follow.
  • Judith
    I'm dropping out of this series at issue 4. It's fair to say the art outclasses the story at many points. Still, I'm glad I at least finished the first arc.
  • Christy
    Kate's costume is AMAZING. Loved this and can't wait to see what she does next.
  • Trece
    Disappointing that this is very uninteresting and flat
  • Mainon
    Coverage embargoed til release date.