Batman Detective Comics vol. 1: Faces of Death by Tony S. Daniel – 3.5 Stars. In this case, the cover really gives a strong indication of the creepy, unpleasant vibe of this graphic novel’s storylines. I sort of enjoyed the more horrific take on certain Batman villains, and I’m eager to see what happens in the next volume, but it is a definitely a bit on the disturbing side.
Batwoman vol. 1: Hydrology by J.H. Williams III and Hayden Blackman, illustrated by Amy Reeder – 4.5 Stars – Visually, everything about this graphic novel was lovely, but like the first title, there’s plenty of unpleasantness to go around since the main plot revolves a La Llorona (aka Weeping Woman) and a lot of unresolved issues for Kate. But I loved watching Kate train her cousin and also strike up a relationship with a female cop, and I cannot wait to see what happens next.
Wonder Woman vol. 1: Blood by Brian Azarello, illustrated by Cliff Chiang and Tony Akins) – 4.5 Stars. My favorite part of Diana and her storylines has always been her connection/conflicts with Greek Gods so this new beginning was really, really awesome. Although it was also a bit of a downer in terms of what happens to the Amazons, the look and concepts for each of the Gods was really strange and unique in many ways. I’d defintely suggest checking it out.