Friday, March 16, 2012

Batwoman #7

Batwoman's world expands considerably in the second chapter of "To Drown The World" with the formal introduction of an entire rogues gallery composed of both new and familiar faces. The non-linear narrative in this arc adds yet another level of mystery as readers try to connect the different pieces in a cohesive manner that leads to the fateful confrontation between Batwoman and Falchion's monsters. Amy Reeder's pencils get only better here, although it is worth of mention that it is noticeable how throughout the issue she slowly transitions from the layouts and page design themes established by J.H. Williams III, to the more traditional panel-based artwork. It is a shame that after such a long wait, Reeder is leaving the series with only a few issues under her belt. With a great combination of character development, all-out action, and plot progression, this is a fun and entertaining issue.

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