The tense relationship between the DEO and their unwilling agent Batwoman comes to a crossroads as they offer her the one thing she didn’t think she’d ever recover, her sister Beth, formerly the deranged villain Alice, who had appeared to have been killed in combat.

That isn’t the only relationship that takes a twist this issue, as Kate confronts her estranged father Jacob, his new wife Catherine along with Maggie Sawyer and Bette Kane, who insist on helping her this time around.

Trevor McCarthy’s work is fantastic and he continues to excel in this issue, with some additional finishes by Sandu Florea on certain pages.  There are just several very nice moments, like Batwoman taking on her DEO chiefs and her reunion with Beth.

I’m glad to see the story progressing, with Batwoman moving to separate from the DEO.  I’m not sure how she’s going to wiggle out of their grasp, however.  I was also glad to see some of her personal relationships changing going forward.

This was a little bit of a filler issue, but there were some pretty big developments and reveals.  The art is excellent.  Definitely worthwhile!


Written by J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman
Art by Trevor McCarthy with Sandu Florea
Cover by J.H. Williams III