Batwoman

Batwoman

Volume 6, The Unknowns

Book - 2015
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The new storyline "Batwoman and the Unknowns" starts with new artist Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)! Batwoman is neck-deep in danger with her new allies Ragman, The Demon, Clayface and Red Alice! What is going on and how did Batwoman end up here?

Collects BATWOMAN #35-40.
Publisher: New York : DC Comics, 2015.
ISBN: 9781401254681
Branch Call Number: YA Andre
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.
Alternative Title: Unknowns

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Agent_21
Nov 29, 2019

A disappointing end to such a great series. Ever since Williams and Blackman left the series, it hasn't been the same. It feels like a different series, a shell of its former self.

During the first arc, it felt like the writers were taking their time and it unfolded like a season of great premium television, which this felt too rushed and lacked that level of care that Williams and Blackman had. I didn't care about the new supporting heroes introduced and not enough time was spent with them for me to get to know them. Even this existing characters like Alice and Maggie, not enough time was spent on them, I have no idea what's going on in their heads, or how they've changed since last vol.
Since they split their attention between Vampire Girlfriend/Morgaine le Fay, there wasn't enough time for me to get invested in either of those plots. And I see no point in introducing this whole new Morgaine le Fay element, the last book was building up to Kate being bit by Vampire Girlfriend, so I was expecting her to be the main conflict, but she wasn't. We didn't learn more about her origin, or even her motives. And at the end when Vampire Girlfriend and Moraine le Fay teamed up, it felt contrived since their plots had nothing to do with each other for the majority of the book.
I wasn't a fan of how the plot was structured either. The story wasn't linear, there is one issue that takes place a head of the others, then they jump back to explain what's going on, but it didn't do much for the story.

I'm not a fan of the art, it's not atrocious, but it does nothing for me.

1.5/5 stars. I'd only read the first 3, or first 4 vols. This feels like a whole different series and that's probably the most disappointing part.

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Keogh
Apr 27, 2017

Something of a step down from the previous creative team, this collection feels all over the place at times as Batwoman assembles a motley band of odds and ends to take on an Arthurian villain. It probably doesn't help that the core part of the story is divided up, with stories that lead into the narrative in between.

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cborriello
Dec 27, 2015

This book is beyond atrocious. The story and title character are rendered bland beyond belief, the new characters are dull, the old characters border on nonexistent, the closer is a completely depressing waste of paper, and...it's rather offensive with what it extrapolates from the previous volume.

This book is terrible. It and the immediate previous book in the series deserve only burning. Please avoid.

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duane767
Nov 07, 2015

The previous creative team is missed. I am a Marvel fan but the fact that this volume reads like a Marvel book is not a great thing. DC has taken a character which was complex and intriguing with her own edge and watered her down. One can only hope that she regains a distinction which goes far beyond simply being a lesbian.

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