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Batwoman #6

by Hussein Wasiti on August 16, 2017

Writers: Marguerite Bennett and James Tynion IV

Artist: Renato Arlem

Colourist: Adriano Lucas

Letterer: Deron Bennett

 

I was confused while I was reading this issue. It depicts a weird post-apocalyptic Gotham City where Batman has taken control and has enforced a militia to walk the streets and enforce his law. I thought this issue came out of nowhere, although it was teased in the Rebirth issue, but I still felt it was unnecessary. It turns out this is just a tease for the upcoming Detective Comics arc. I won't spoil the title or the nature of the story, since it is revealed towards the end of the book.

 

It's not fair to regular readers of this book to have two consecutive issues have essentially no bearing on the overall plot. The last issue told us a story we pretty much already knew, and this issue teases an arc for another book. I'm assuming the next issue of this series is going to be entirely separate from this future Batman story, which frustrates me further. And to make matters worse, it wasn't even interesting. The story caught my attention in the final page or so, however.

 

Renato Arlem's art was alright. He overexaggerated the age of the characters depicted, and I don't know why it could have been a bit more subtle. It was decent overall, with some nice colouring in the book opening page's by Adriano Lucas.

 

If you're reading Detective Comics, I recommend you pick this issue up. If you're not and are reading this title on its own, stay far away from it and come back next month.

Our Score:

5/10

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