Comic Vine Review


Batwoman #5 - Hydrology, Part 5: Evapotranspiration


Kate's identity becomes compromised and a proposition from an adversary rests before her. Will she accept an offer that could pit her against Batman, himself?

The Good

Blackman and Williams III deliver another outstanding issue that will have readers on the edge of their seats. The plot thickens and the story becomes more dense in the series' fifth issue. Kate continues to be an incredibly provocative character in a book that is both visually breathtaking as well as thought provoking.

The fifth issue of her series presents Kate with a series of challenges including a proposal from an enemy. What do you do when your greatest adversary gives you an offer you can't refuse? The offer is a double edged sword and Kate will be jeopardizing both herself and those she holds near and dear to her regardless of her final decision. The reader will be left wondering whether she will accept the offer and ultimately betray her own convictions? The creative team has, so far, been very consistent in depicting Kate as this very level-headed character who strives to do the right thing, so it will be very interesting to see the outcome of this story.

Readers get a glimpse at Kate's work ethic and the way her mind works. How does she defeat the Weeping Woman? While Batman wracks his brain until he comes to a solution, Kate takes a far different approach which we see exemplified here.

The Bad

Nothing bad here. Perfect issue.

The Verdict

If you are looking to be completely blown away by a comic book this week then be sure to put BATWOMAN on your pull list as it is sure to do the trick. If you thought things were heating up before, then you haven't seen anything yet. Definitely not where new readers want to start reading. Gorgeously illustrated, incredible story. I can't wait for issue #6.