We may not have time to review every book on our pull-lists but we do aim to provide a snapshot of what's been released over the past week, encompassing the good, the bad, and those that lie somewhere in between.
This week we welcome Jo S to the PCG gang...
Writers: Marguerite Bennet & James Tynion IV
Art: Steve Epting & Jeromy Cox
Matt C: When Batwoman was reintroduced to the DC Universe, writer Greg Rucka and artist J.H. Williams III had such a personal take on the character, and were so instrumental in establishing her new identity, that it’s difficult to imagine anyone else bringing the same kind of depth and intensity to the table. Whether Bennet, Tynion IV and Epting are the team to take the baton based on this issue alone remains unclear, but it’s certainly a promising opening. It’s hard to get a bead on things due to there being lot of hopping back and forth between time periods, meaning there isn’t a chance to dive completely in and get a sense of whether they’ve got the right take on the character, but what is here suggests an understanding of what makes Kate Kane unique, and that bodes well for things to come. Epting obviously brings a touch of class to the proceedings along with a sense of atmosphere and adventure and while I’m slightly dubious about how the ending positions things, there’s plenty here to convince me to stick around to see where this all goes. 7/10