Batwoman, Volume 2: To Drown the World

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  • Hardcover
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  • Batwoman, Volume 2: To Drown the World
  • J.H. Williams III
  • English
  • 17 March 2019
  • 1401237908

About the Author: J.H. Williams III

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10 thoughts on “Batwoman, Volume 2: To Drown the World

  1. Jayson says:

    B 73% More than Satisfactory NotesStrained by dull contrivance, it s swivel necked and dizzy ambling inarticulate through the land of forever prologue.

  2. Anne says:

    The art is still great, and the plot would be awesome if it wasn t so confusing to read.Too much jumping around on the timeline is one problem, but also too many stories As in, so and so s story Eh, it s cool every now and then to see what s happening from another character s point of view, but this volume was overloaded with it.I m not giving up on this title yet, though.

  3. James DeSantis says:

    Merry Christmas Everyone So I finished up Batwoman volume 2 last night and I m glad to report it s as good as volume 1 I can t believe I waited this long to read New 52 Batwoman Now I know why people love her So kids have gone missing and Batwoman is on the case Simple enough, right This book jumps around through various timelines to show you how each character is building towards confrontation A mixture of mystery, drama, love life, and death all combined to make a compelling, dark, twis Merry Christmas Everyone So I finished up Batwoman volume 2 last night and I m glad to report it s as good as volume 1 I can t believe I waited this long to read New 52 Batwoman Now I know why people love her So kids have gone missing and Batwoman is on the case Simple enough, right This book jumps around through various timelines to show you how each character is building towards confrontation A mixture of mystery, drama, love life, and death all combined to make a compelling, dark, twisted tale here Will Kate be able to save the children Who s behind the kidnapping Gotta read this volume to find out Good The art is a lot better in this volume for me Easier to follow and the way it flows is great I m really digging the character development for Kate Similar to Bruce in some ways, but a lottrusting in others The villains are all interesting and twisted in such ways I can only expect in Gotham Bad The storytelling of this volume can be a bit jarring and confuse people Overall, really fun and exciting volume I m liking this series a lot, I hope it stays this good

  4. Crystal Starr Light says:

    Bullet Review Well, now, THAT was a major disappointment I waited all this time for the paperback collection and I get THIS Six disjointed stories, slapped together helter skelter, some of them contributing little to nothing to the main storyline or others repeating the same notes I mean, do we really need Kate s story if we have Batwoman s What does having her father s story contribute, other than he is incredibly obsessed over his niece And is it really necessary to have a story for Chase Bullet Review Well, now, THAT was a major disappointment I waited all this time for the paperback collection and I get THIS Six disjointed stories, slapped together helter skelter, some of them contributing little to nothing to the main storyline or others repeating the same notes I mean, do we really need Kate s story if we have Batwoman s What does having her father s story contribute, other than he is incredibly obsessed over his niece And is it really necessary to have a story for Chase when hers overlaps so much with Maggie s and Kate Batwoman s Oh, and let s not forget to throw in some Is my girlfriend cheating on me subplot no one can get enough of that one We can t possibly have a lesbian couple stick together and NOT be susceptible to cheating Oh, no, of course not And then, if all of the above isn t bad enough, let s not wrap up the storyline at all what storyline you can follow from the disjointed, multiple POV s, multiple timeline threads and drop in a cliffhanger AGAIN Joy of joys Massively disappointing I m considering dropping this title, it s so disappointing A shame, because after reading Hydrology , I was really on fire for the title About the biggest compliment I can give it is the artwork is well done minus albino Kate Batwoman Seriously, why is she white no, really, WHITE when every other Caucasian character is pinkish It makes absolutely no sense

  5. Mike says:

    Catching up with the rest of my GR friends, I noticed they generally rated this volume lower than both the first and the later ones And you know what I can t disagree with them, at least I won t say this is better than the last volume.First off, the art s a helluva step down not that anyone could easily step into JHWIII s shoes, and this is no exception Weak pencils, weaker finishes hard to take seriously, let alone whether it s the gorgeous artwork of before Second, the narrative time Catching up with the rest of my GR friends, I noticed they generally rated this volume lower than both the first and the later ones And you know what I can t disagree with them, at least I won t say this is better than the last volume.First off, the art s a helluva step down not that anyone could easily step into JHWIII s shoes, and this is no exception Weak pencils, weaker finishes hard to take seriously, let alone whether it s the gorgeous artwork of before Second, the narrative time jumps didn t contribute to my enjoyment of the story only once did I find it was worth the effort, and that was when a foreshadowed moment was shown to be a complete red herring Otherwise the jumps felt unnatural andin service to the page size than as any pacing or narrative fluidity Third, there s a lot of subplot I ve forgotten since reading vol 1 last year, and I can t seem to piece it together from the narrative here Medusa, werebeasts, Rush, Medusa, Chase, DEO ugh Maybe this would go better if I d just been regularly reading this series Finishes OK seems like they tied up most of the plot threads and created somemenace for Kate and others to deal with view spoiler such as the new leader of Medusa and the gargantuan Killer Croc, fully croc d out now hide spoiler Unfortunately, the emotional hooks fall flat and I m left wanting desperately to connect with this too clever by half storytelling.The art is all over the map Changing artists, generally not as good as JH a Williams is at drawing although probably as good as he is at writing It s painful to see JHW not putting his prodigious artistic talents towards the pencils here The only redeeming factor is that the colourist is at least great at making Batwoman s uniform pop

  6. Sam Quixote says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I read the first issue of Batwoman, Volume 2 To Drown the World , put down the book, and re read the first volume because I had no idea what was going on Having re read it, I m still not sure I know what s going on in this book In Hydrology , the first book, we find out that Batwoman Kate Kane s dad, retired General Jacob Kane, got up to some questionable activity while in the service and with that information soon to be made public, it seemed that the General would spend the rest of his re I read the first issue of Batwoman, Volume 2 To Drown the World , put down the book, and re read the first volume because I had no idea what was going on Having re read it, I m still not sure I know what s going on in this book In Hydrology , the first book, we find out that Batwoman Kate Kane s dad, retired General Jacob Kane, got up to some questionable activity while in the service and with that information soon to be made public, it seemed that the General would spend the rest of his retirement behind bars That is until a talking skeleton, Mr Bones, showed up offering protection to her dad if Kate would work for his organisation, the Department of Extranormal Operations DEO , which she readily accepts In the past, the DEO have been charged with regulating superhero activities so it was interesting and baffling to see them recruiting a superhero to their ranks Interesting because, as Batman warns at the end of Hydrology , that puts her against him and Batman Inc So I expected this book to see Kate maybe tussling with, if not the Dark Knight, then any of the Bat family crowding the streets of Gotham, Nightwing maybe, Batgirl, or the Birds of Prey But instead, that possible, farinteresting storyline is completely ignored to have Batwoman go up against a new criminal organisation called Medusa and some new, supernatural villains all of whom are bland and uninteresting.Batwoman is now officially the spooky book in the Bat line of DC titles Her remit is to fight ghosts, vengeful spirits, and all manner of things that go bump in the night maybe because she looks kinda vampiric buton that later indefinitely for the DEO Does she have a plan to somehow escape this obligation Will she be able to protect her dad if she could If she turned to Batman, would he use his considerable resources to offer the same protection the DEO offer without the need to be a masked ghostbuster None of these questions are even considered, all we know is Batwoman seems quite happy in fighting the supernatural baddies Her dad meanwhile is sat by the bed of Bette aka Flamebird who s in a coma That s her dad s and Flamebird s entire storyline for this book His behaviour towards her is odd too, she s just his niece but he acts like she s his daughter I know they re family but I thought his attitude to her condition in this book was way over the top And here s where the plot really breaks down Batwoman is trying to save some kids from a bad guy called Falchion and that s her motivation for the entire book Fair enough, but who is Falchion and why does he want these kids It s nothing sexual by the way, it seems to involve magic, but Falchion s character is barely written in this book, he just pops up out of nowhere and acts as a de facto villain, kids in chains being visual shorthand for bad guy And there s a lot of character underwriting in this book The other bad guy is an Asian sorceror called Maro whose magic feeds on the belief of fear, conjuring up Bloody Mary that thing from school where you say Bloody Mary into the mirror 3 times and an evil spirit shows up it s real in this book among others, and who he is, what his motivations are, are also never revealed Then there s this new evil organisation called Medusa what they are, where they came from, what they re about, it s all ignored Suddenly the Religion of Crime from the last 2 books I count Elegy as the first book and Hydrology as the second is marginalised for some reason but they re still about My point about motivation and character development is twofold if we don t know who these characters are, we don t care about them, and if we don t know why they re behaving like they do, then we care even less This book is essentially about Batwoman trying to stop an unknown group of spooky villains from doing something, somehow, somewhere, for some reason It s makes for a very uninvolving and completely confusing book It s not helped either by the worst plot device I ve seen used in comics for a long while Williams Blackman structure the story so that it jumps about in time every couple of pages, centring on a different character each time So we get Batwoman s story Now Chase s story 1 week ago Kate s story 28 hours ago Jacob s story 3 weeks ago Maro s story 1 month ago Maggie s story 15 minutes from now aargh, it s so damn choppy The story is convoluted enough read through the prism of this narrative structure, it s becomes doubly confusing and frustrating to read as the events supersede and overlap I m all for innovative narrative tricks in comics, I m not looking for just linear stories, but this plot structure is so clumsily written, it derails the book rather than streamlining it Hydrology was rightly lauded as the best looking New 52 title but in To Drown the World Williams has handed over art duties to Amy Reeder, choosing to draw the covers only, while colourist Dave Stewart has been replaced by Guy Major Reeders art is fine but it seems that she s been instructed to draw like Williams, which she does quite competently, even down to the creative splash pages he s famous for, but the difference between the two creative teams is noticeable and I ve a feeling this second book won t be as celebrated for its visuals as the first book Speaking of visuals, Batwoman sure is white isn t she I mean, REALLY white Her skin is so white she makes albinos look tanned Does she take her baths at Ace Chemicals Is there going to be a reveal in a future book that she s the Joker s daughter It s one thing to draw someone pale but when you do it to this extreme, and no one questions it, it draws evenattention to it and looks very peculiar Also, I think DC have overplayed the gay card too much I know there aren t many LGBT characters out there and it s great that Batwoman is gay and so popular, but do we need reminding in literally every issue At almost every major plot juncture in the book, Kate s sexuality plays a part in it and I don t know why I haven t got a problem with hers, or anyone s, sexual orientation but to write about it this often is a bit much I think the writers should write fewer scenes highlighting Kate s sexuality and focus instead on creating meaningful characters and plot, both of which were missing in this book Batwoman Vol 2 fails to deliver a well written and entertaining story, or even decent villains for Kate to battle, an issue that s plagued this title for three books now But even by Batwoman standards the villains in this book are massively underwritten the one familiar face being Killer Croc who gets his New 52 makeover here though why he s working for Medusa is never explained, he just is especially as motivations and backstory are eschewed for scenes of laughable villainy I will eat your corpse, Batwoman Eat her body This blade has bathed in ian blood now it will bathe in yours , etc Great, so, uh, why are you obsessed with Batwoman again What s so special about Gotham Who are you What are you doing here What the hell is going on in this book There wasn t a single moment in the book that stood out for me that I can point to and say that was memorable or that was good It was all just one big jumbled mess of scenes flashing backwards and forwards in time between two dimensional characters all moving in some plot that s never explained I find this series requires too much mental legwork for very little payoff so I m abandoning it now Maybe Batwoman will be a great title one day but I don t think Williams and Blackman are the writers who re going to do that

  7. Eli says:

    This was a littlecomplex than the other ones The weird magical villain organization called Medusa made their debut and there was just a lot of weird monsters and mutants and stuff It was slightly interesting But the real kicker was that this comic was all over the place in terms of POV and time For example, two pages would be of Kate s dad two weeks ago, then four pages of Kate now, then two pages of Maggie an hour ago, then some new character three months ago It wasn t as confusing a This was a littlecomplex than the other ones The weird magical villain organization called Medusa made their debut and there was just a lot of weird monsters and mutants and stuff It was slightly interesting But the real kicker was that this comic was all over the place in terms of POV and time For example, two pages would be of Kate s dad two weeks ago, then four pages of Kate now, then two pages of Maggie an hour ago, then some new character three months ago It wasn t as confusing as it sounds oddly enough.I will probably continue this series just because Batwoman is a new favorite, but the plot isn t that captivating I loved Elegy, though Volume 0

  8. Mike says:

    Growing up, I had two big hardcover books of Batman stories not listed in GR, as I gave them away and cannot recall the exact versions Something like greatest stories and from the 50 s, 60 s, 70 s and 80 s You always knew where you stood with the Batman Gadgets were consistent and understandable Relationships were fixed and straightforward, whether apprentice or villain or femme fatale Allegiances were black and white Time was linear.Which is, for me, the opposite of the Batwoman exper Growing up, I had two big hardcover books of Batman stories not listed in GR, as I gave them away and cannot recall the exact versions Something like greatest stories and from the 50 s, 60 s, 70 s and 80 s You always knew where you stood with the Batman Gadgets were consistent and understandable Relationships were fixed and straightforward, whether apprentice or villain or femme fatale Allegiances were black and white Time was linear.Which is, for me, the opposite of the Batwoman experience I m good with the fractured flashback and multiple POV storyline in these issues it works to develop plot tension nicely, but be aware it is far from linear But allegiances seem to shift, or appear out of nowhere, without warning Gadgetry is magical, and the relationship driven parts of the subplots seem to be based on challenge and conflict and secrets, rather than actual relationships.Or maybe this is just the way the world is today And really, the story and art and colors and characters are all good Objectively, at least 3.5 stars Subjectively, it was decent for me but just decent And how does anyone no, everyone how does EVERYONE not notice that Kate Kane and Batwoman both have the same unique, completely astonishing hair color

  9. Sesana says:

    There are some serious issues with the story here The most obvious is the way that the narrative jumps around constantly, seemingly at random So on one page you may be reading a scene with Chase that happened a month ago, the next you re reading the battle scene that s happening now Which makes the battle last for the entire six issues collected here Telling the story non linearly might have been a good idea, but here it feelslike the pages were dropped and put back together at rando There are some serious issues with the story here The most obvious is the way that the narrative jumps around constantly, seemingly at random So on one page you may be reading a scene with Chase that happened a month ago, the next you re reading the battle scene that s happening now Which makes the battle last for the entire six issues collected here Telling the story non linearly might have been a good idea, but here it feelslike the pages were dropped and put back together at random You can follow the action, but it s horribly choppy.It would help if the villains here had anything like a stated motivation It s meant to be mysterious, but there isn t even a real hint until the very last page of the very last issue So for six issues we don t have a single clue why the horribly flat villain is kidnapping all these children Sure, you want him stopped, because kids But it s really hard to invest in a crime that s so nebulous that it feels like the author himself hasn t figured out yet what s going on.If I had liked the art any less, this would have been a two star book No, it isn t quite as great as in the previous volume, different artists but it s still very nice There areawkward and improbably poses here than I remember seeing in the last volume Batwoman herself is still graphic and stylish, though I know her paper white skin can be a love it or hate it issue It wouldn t have been my choice, not exactly, but one of my other hobbies has desensitized me to ghostly pale skin I like the creative panels on some of the two page spreads, especially since they re mostly arranged so the reading order is still very clear The art was good enough for me to raise my review to three stars, but no higher

  10. Vishakha ~ ReadingSpren ~ says:

    Review of Volume 0Review of Volume 1I almost gave up reading the series because of this Volume As if it was already not difficult enough reading through J.H Williams plethora of over detailed though admittedly gorgeous 2 page spreads, the creators have now decided to up the level for us readers by incorporating a chronologically non linear style of story telling Its a test for your IQs and patience people and only the toughest readers can fare well I will give you a preview of the chapter Review of Volume 0Review of Volume 1I almost gave up reading the series because of this Volume As if it was already not difficult enough reading through J.H Williams plethora of over detailed though admittedly gorgeous 2 page spreads, the creators have now decided to up the level for us readers by incorporating a chronologically non linear style of story telling Its a test for your IQs and patience people and only the toughest readers can fare well I will give you a preview of the chaptersBatwoman s Story Now Jacob s Story One Month Ago Maggie s Story One Week Ago Maro s Story Four Months Ago Kate s Story Three Weeks Ago Chase s Story Two Weeks Ago Batwoman s Story Now Jacob s Story Three Weeks Ago Kate s Story Two Weeks Ago Maro s Story Two Months Ago Maggie s Story One Week Ago Chase s Story One Week Ago Batwoman s Story Now Maro s Story One Month Ago Kate s Story One Week Ago Maggie s Story 6 Nights Ago Jacob s Story 2 Weeks Ago Chase s Story 6 Nights Ago Batwoman s Story Now Jacob s Story 1 Week Ago Maro s Story 2 Weeks Ago Maggie s Story 3 Nights Ago Chase s Story 4 Days Ago Batwoman s Story Now Maggie s Story 18 Hours Ago Jacob s Story 35 Hours Ago Chase s Story 2 hours Ago Kate s Story 28 Hours Ago Maro s Story 1 Week Ago Batwoman s Story Now Jacob s Story Now Maggie s Story 15 Minutes from Now ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME Maro s Story Now Chase s Story Now Batwoman s Story Now Kate s Story The Next Day Epilogue There is non linear, then there is zig zag Then there is the Brownian Motion Then there is Interstellar level of time overlaps and 5th dimensions and what not And then, there is the Second Volume of Batwoman under the The New 52 label to fuck with its readers brains.The main artist of this Volume was not J.H Williams and the degradation in quality was evident The general feel and temperament of the story remains the same but the quality is not What I mean is, Batwoman wasn t that cool And if she isn t cool, what am I even reading this series for We ll find that in Volume 3 won t we