Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Batwoman #28 Review

Written by: Marc Andreyko
Art by: Jeremy Haun
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: February 19, 2014

Hurts So Good

Marc Andreyko is officially on this book.  The Zero Year tie-in was a bit of a forced entry, but each issue following has been better and better.  Last issue ended with a great cliff hanger and BANG!  This issue is his best and maybe the best the series has seen in almost a year.  I hate to beat a dead cat, but even fans of J.H. Williams III have to recognize that Kate, Maggie and the rest of the gang are in good hands.

In case you missed last issue, *Spoiler* Maggie's daughter, Jamie, kind of discovered Kate was Batwoman.  This issue deals with that problem between Kate and Maggie, but it goes deeper.  Maggie is afraid the Kate has seen to much horrors and violence and wants her to seek professional help.  Seriously, every superhero should have a Maggie Sawyer in their life.  It not only makes sense, but shows the strong love she has for Kate. 

Meanwhile, the Wolf Spider's plan and boss are revealed a bit more.  It's still a mystery, but the art he has been killing for is adding up to something much bigger.  However, Kate isn't going to sit a lick her wounds, she wants to know who her enemy is and is willing to break bones and spill blood to get it.

Marc Andreyko is putting his stamp on this book with a balancing act between personal and superhero life.  We see Batwoman kicking ass and taking names, but we also see the turmoil this is causing to Kate and the people she loves.  It is so good and the juxtaposition makes both lives much more meaningful.  Comics usually show the bumps and bruises, but Andreyko is showing it goes deeper than that.  It is so natural and real. 

This is still a superhero comic and those that want action will not leave disappointed.  Batwoman is pissed and she is taking it out on every low life scum in Gotham.  

Jeremy Haun nails it again this month.  I have gone on and on about Andreyko working the personal side of Kate and Haun's work accentuates that perfectly.  Out of costume Kate looks so good which really compliments the story.

Bits and Pieces: 

Batwoman #28  is the best issue in Marc Andreyko's run and the best in almost a year.  By making it personal, Andreyko is also making it powerful and real.  Jeremy Haun's art is the perfect compliment to the story and is equally impressive.  Overall, this is just a great issue.  Highly recommended.



  1. Did anyone else notice the tree in the center of Kate's operations room in her and Maggie's apartment? I doubt Kate made the room so identical to the one destroyed by the Hydra that she put a dead or artificial tree section in it.

    1. Good call. I didn't pick that up until you mentioned it