Posted by G-Man (19480 posts) - - Show Bio

There's been a lot going on in the pages of BATWOMAN lately. Not only do we get the story of the main character but there's been several other characters involved as well. Issue #8 promises to continue telling those stories and showing how they all intertwine.

Last issue we saw Detective Maggie Sawyer and Harvey Bullock get a hold of the Medusa agent named Sune. How this relates to Batwoman is her new boss at the DEO, Cameron Chase, wants her to extract Sune from police custody. They believe she's the sister of Maro, Falchion's second-in-command.

The reason the DEO wants her is Director Bones believes she can be turned to work for them. As a data thief linked to corporate espionage cases around the world, she could be a big asset to them.

The fact that Batwoman, in her alter ego, is dating Sawyer, is bound to make things…complicated.

BATWOMAN #8

Written by: J.H. Williams, III and W. Haden Blackman

Pencilled by: Amy Reeder Hadley

Inked by: Rob Hunter

Cover Color by: Amy Reeder Hadley

Lettered by: Todd Klein

On Sale: April 11, 2012

Six lives moving through different points in time, all heading toward a crossroads. Batwoman faces gnashing teeth, claws and otherworldly powers. But can she defeat the villains of Gotham Harbor? Maro, an arcane wizard, harnesses violent magics to create the vile creature known as The Hook. Kate Kane struggles with living multiple lives and how that affects her relationship with Maggie. Detective Maggie Sawyer transports a double agent named Sune.Jacob Kane still holds onto hope for a life that he so desperately needs in his.DEO Agent Cameron Chase covertly aids Batwoman in abducting one of the villain Falchion's inner circle.The creative team's unique take on spy stories continues!
== TEASER ==

Click each page to enlarge, especially the double page spread.

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#1 Posted by nandizzle (63 posts) - - Show Bio

Damn Kate is looking extra pale, is it even possible for her to hide in the shadows?

#2 Posted by Duo_forbidden (1119 posts) - - Show Bio

Girl fight!

#3 Posted by VioletPhoenix (307 posts) - - Show Bio

That cover is remarkably beautiful. The art in this series never fails to amaze and astonish.

#4 Posted by MyraMyraMyra (296 posts) - - Show Bio

This book always has such amazing art. It's not the characters designs, colours, and drawings themselves that look amazingly good, but the page layouts are pretty awesome as well. Love that cover.

#5 Posted by ShepRad (11 posts) - - Show Bio

Absolutely loving the 'cyber-punky' cover, J.H. as the writer - not as much. Still, one of my favourite new titles from new DC.

#6 Posted by The Poet (8179 posts) - - Show Bio

cool

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#7 Posted by Shotgun (900 posts) - - Show Bio

Love the cover but the inside pages look weird. Is Kate an albino? Because she is bone white even when she isn't in costume.

#8 Posted by Eyz (3042 posts) - - Show Bio

Agh...what's going on with the art?! some of those Batwoman faces..ugh.. that sure as hell isn't J.H. Williams, III! (still on writing duties though, nice!)

#9 Posted by FoxxFireArt (3409 posts) - - Show Bio

Regardless of anything that happens in this issue. I want to just say that I LOOOOVE that cover. If I could get a poster of that. I would frame it and put it on my wall.

#10 Posted by damekkodark (18 posts) - - Show Bio

amazing art

#11 Posted by Billy Batson (58756 posts) - - Show Bio

I like how the staff can add issues a week before its release.
BB

#12 Posted by wowylied (238 posts) - - Show Bio

I really nice cover here.

#13 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6836 posts) - - Show Bio

Very nice! Gotta love girl fights.

#14 Posted by notarandomguy (316 posts) - - Show Bio

omg I don't understand how the art keeps getting better *-* this is a great series so far I just don't get why is she looking so pale, is the only thing I don't like

#15 Posted by fables87 (1200 posts) - - Show Bio

I have yet to read the serise, but loving the art and cover work on this comic. Love Williams' work on Promethea and Batwoman: Elegy and loved Reeder's work in Madame Xanadu. Would like to see a movie or TV show with Batwoman in it at some point.

#16 Posted by The Impersonator (5803 posts) - - Show Bio

@Duo_forbidden said:

Girl fight!

#17 Posted by GeekyEverAfter (387 posts) - - Show Bio

I love the Batwoman comics there very interesting esp Batwoman:Elegy (Highly Recommend).

#18 Posted by sparty-dbq (886 posts) - - Show Bio

I detect a very awkward couples' counseling session in their future.

#19 Posted by Queso6p4 (1471 posts) - - Show Bio

@VioletPhoenix: I wholeheartedly agree. It's had my favorite art of any DC title. I'm particularly fond of the splash pages as they're just plain gorgeous.

#20 Posted by htb106 (1641 posts) - - Show Bio

loving batwoman so far but why isn't she in the night of the owls

is she the only bat book not taking part?

:(

#21 Posted by VioletPhoenix (307 posts) - - Show Bio

@Queso6p4: and the art captures the mood and tone the story sets. Just brilliant.

#22 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29515 posts) - - Show Bio

Why has no one bothered telling us how she can be so pale all over without it being makeup?

Harley's explanation was that she was put in a vat like Joker.

What's Batwoman's?

Is she just like that naturally?

#23 Posted by jcbart (341 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmm. Might be dropping this title. It started off great, but maybe it's due to me being a new DC reader, but the whole story is just so convoluted and busy. I don't really like it anymore.

Great cover though!

#24 Posted by JonesDeini (3504 posts) - - Show Bio

@Shotgun said:

Love the cover but the inside pages look weird. Is Kate an albino? Because she is bone white even when she isn't in costume.

Redheads tend to be really pale skinned. Kate lost a lot of blood when the Religion of Crime tried to sacrifice her during 52, and apparently that made her paler. Als,o she's into the goth scene her look outside of costume is informed by that.

#25 Posted by ChernobylCow (90 posts) - - Show Bio

This issue does not look good. Last issue was very weak. I want JH Williams back on art. Get the story back on track. Quit it with this pathetic "Maggie's story" "Kate's story" "Harvey's story". Ugh, the series has a LOT going for it. I honestly have never ever seen anything like JH Williams' art. Most comparable would be the work in Ex Machina.

I am stick with the series because Williams' art in the first few issues was AMAZING. The world needs more characters with diverse backgrounds. I am also interested in the X-files'-esque DEO, the mythological creatures (werewolves and squidmen, eff yes), the almost Watchmen-esque handling of costume/cameos of small-time villains. (That double panel spread against cueball and his cronies? so dang cool). The mentoring angle with Kate's cousin was also very, very good.

Amy Reeder isn't terrible but after Williams' work it's like going from a cop drama like Luther or The Killing (2011) to something like CSI: Miami or Law and Order in terms of camera work.

#26 Posted by DarkMatter23 (70 posts) - - Show Bio

@htb106: have you found out why she isn't going to be included in the Court of Owls arc? She should be, right? Or is she too far removed from Batman's world? I think she should be.

#27 Edited by RandyFemriteLeesburg (6 posts) - - Show Bio

Nothing happens when I click on the Pics.

"Loading....." but nothing.

OK, things work better with Firefox.

Not so good with IE 8 or 9.

Anyone else notice this?

#28 Posted by KidSupreme (827 posts) - - Show Bio

i been following it since the beginning and i love it