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J.H. Williams entered the comics field in 1991 and immediately began getting attention for his finely crafted work on such titles as Batman, Starman and Seven Soldiers of Victory. William's went on to co-create and pencil the hit series PROMETHEA with comics legend Alan Moore. His recent works include writing and drawing the critically acclaimed DC ;The New 52 title BATWOMAN as well as drawing Neil Gaiman's return to the legendary SANDMAN series.
"Truly a work of art."--USA Today "The most satisfying read of the new DC 52."--The New York Times "In our world, barriers slowly erode; in superhero stories, they get smashed."--Rolling Stone "Shatters expectations."--Complex Magazine "Gorgeous, stylized and unique`the story's pretty much non-stop."--Publishers Weekly "The bottom line: it is an excellent book."--PopMatters
A New York Times best seller, Williams in this latest volume expands on the supernatural in Gotham. Medusa, a group consisting of mythological monsters and maybe a Batman villain or two, is snatching the city's children, and Batwoman will do anything she can to get them back. However, this is not the only story being told. Katy Kane, when she is not Batwoman, is dating Maggie Sawyer, the lead detective searching for the kidnapped children, and hates Batwoman. Katy's father stands by the bedside of her cousin as she fights for her life. All of these story lines go back and forth in time, keeping the reader off balance. Verdict Williams continues his stellar work with his lead female superhero. While the chronology of the stories gets confusing, it allows for multiple views of the overarching plotline. The artwork, however, remains confusing throughout, with poor panel layout. Regardless, this graphic novel is great for fans of the Bat Family, stories of the supernatural, and gothic horror cases.-Ryan Claringbole, Chesapeake P.L., VA (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.