Williams is on the “better second issue bandwagon” too. He’s not dealing with introducing the cast and their problems, he’s just moving the story along. Kate and Maggie Sawyer go on a date. It’s not all that interesting, except for Blackman and Williams’s boring dialogue… oh, wait, I got it backwards. It’s interesting because Williams’s style on Kate Kane is to make her practically part of the background. Not easy to do with shock red hair.
But it’s the opposite of what he does with Batwoman. She’s vibrant and practically shining against the drab background.
Batwoman is a book about great comic art. It’s never going to be Promethea, but Williams still does come up with some wondrous stuff. The last page, with a simple image of a bridge, is absolutely stunning.
It’s a good comic, even with the ludicrous revelation supernatural creatures are commonplace in the new DC Universe.
Hydrology, Part Two: Infiltration; writers, J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman; artist, Williams; colorist, Dave Stewart; letterer, Todd Klein; editors, Janelle Asselin, Katie Kubert and Mike Marts; publisher, DC Comics.