Williams and Blackman are distressingly wasteful this issue. One can tell Williams loves his art and takes it seriously, but it doesn’t explain why we have to plod through the first six pages or so.
It’s Batwoman versus the strange water lady, who probably isn’t Kate Kane’s dead twin, but is close enough we get a bunch of narration about her. There’s no weight to this issue and that lengthy open forecasts that condition.
Kate fights with Flamebird and makes out with Maggie Sawyer. The fed after her–Chase, I think–questions Kate’s dad. Through in a couple Batwoman escaping police pages and it’s done. There’s the issue.
The kiss scene isn’t even a big deal. Kate Kane’s gay. What’s she going to do with her love interest, bake?
Batwoman exists for Williams’s art, which is fine, it’s amazing art. It still needs actual content.
Though, without, it’s still okay.
Hydrology, Part Three: Gaining Steam; writers, J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman; artist, Williams; colorist, Dave Stewart; letterer, Todd Klein; editors, Harvey Richards, Rickey Purdin and Mike Marts; publisher, DC Comics.