Batwoman Volume 1: The Many Arms Of Death Review

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Batwoman Volume 1: The Many Arms Of Death

By Marguerite Bennett, James Tynion IV, Steve Epting

I received a free copy of Batwoman Volume 1: The Many Arms Of Death from DC Comics in exchange for my honest opinion.

If you want to check out the other book in DC Comics Rebirth series that I have read and reviewed, click here.

If you want to read my review of the previous volumes in this series, click here to read my review of Batman: Night Of The Monster Men.

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 spectacular art from Steve Epting (CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER) and Ben Oliver (THE MULTIVERSITY), this new series spins directly out of the smash hit DETECTIVE COMICS series!

BATWOMAN VOL. 1 collects issues #1-6 and the one-shot special BATWOMAN: REBIRTH #1.

Summary from Goodreads.

If Batman is too tame for you, then Batwoman will be right up your alley. Having not read about Batwoman before (apart from in the crossover event, Night Of The Monster Men), I found it very interesting how they managed to weave in her origin without making it purely an origin story.

Lets start with the art style. I have been constantly amazed by majority of the art style used in the DC Rebirth comics, and Batwoman took it to another level. At times it seemed to be like a better version of a watercolour painting, with things seamlessly blending together. The colours used complimented each other and Batwoman’s red hair did not overpower the panels.

The storyline was a tad hit-and-miss for me. Whilst I did enjoy reading about how and why Kate Kane decides to become Batwoman, the present day events surrounding the leftover Monster Venom is just confusing. Not much seemed to happen surrounding Batwoman finding the Monster Venom and what did occur seemed very anticlimactic compared to the history between the characters.

I suspect they story will just keep getting better from here, but worth the read just for the art work.

3/5

Have you read Batwoman Volume 1: The Many Arms Of Death?  Do you agree with my review? Let me know your opinion in the comments below!

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