YMMV: Batwoman

  • Awesome Art: J. H. Williams III earned two Eisner Awards for his work in the initial Detective Comics run, and later won an Inkwell Award for the titular series. There's a buttload of amazing two-page spreads with outstanding panel layouts.
  • Complete Monster: Maro, introduced in #6. He purposefully drowned the children of Maria, the woman who would go on to kill herself and become the Weeping Woman, because his magic relies on the power of belief. Because people believe in the legend of the Weeping Woman, Maro intended to use that to keep Maria from passing on after she inevitably killed herself and transform her into the urban legend, and she would go on to steal and/or kill more children.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Given the heavy amount of Executive Meddling used on Justice League: Cry for Justice, it's probably a very good thing that Batwoman didn't have a stronger role in the story. This can be further strengthened by how universally reviled the series ended up being.
  • Internet Backlash: DC's refusal to let Kate and Maggie Sawyer get married, even though both had been openly lesbian for years now caused some BIG backlash on the internet and lots of accusations of Double Standard and homophobia. It was made even worse when it turned out that this had led to the current creative team quitting in disgust.
  • Seasonal Rot: Some feel it set in when Greg Rucka left the book, but many felt Blackman and Williams did a good job continuing the story. Most will agree that those two leaving the book is where it went downhill. J.H. Williams's III art is sorely missed, breaking up Maggie and Kate is almost universally agreed upon as bad, and the conclusion to Mr. Bones's arc was rushed after being delayed for four months. Subsequent arcs by Marc Andreyko feel inferior both to the previous Batwoman issues as well as his other work. The stories feel rushed with numerous villains and plot points all vying for attention with little build up while other stories, like Killer Croc and the heroic Religion of Crime sect, have been dropped.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: Kate/Renee vs. Kate/Maggie. Fans will debate over which pairing had the better chemistry, which stories were better, etc.
  • Tear Jerker: Has its own page.