This is the origin story of the Batwoman, Kate Kane; from her sister’s death, to her time at West Point to becoming Batwoman. In this volume Kate must defeat a villain inspired by Alice in Wonderland, but this villain has a secret that will shatter the world that Kate thought that she knew.
A new era begins as Batwoman is unleashed on Gotham City! Marked by the blood-red bat emblem, Kate Kane is a soldier fighting her own private war – one that began years ago and haunts her every waking moment. In this first tale, Batwoman battles a madwoman known only as Alice, inspired by Alice in Wonderland, who sees her life as a fairy tale and everyone around her as expendable extras!
Batwoman must stop Alice from unleashing a toxic death cloud over all of Gotham City — but Alice has more up her sleeve than just poison, and Batwoman’s life will never ever be the same again.
Also, witness the origin of Batwoman in the shocking and tragic story “Go,” in which young Kate Kane and her family are kidnapped by terrorists, and Kate’s life – and the lives of her family – will never be the same!
Genre: Superhero Graphic Novel
Cis girls: Kate Kane, Maggie Sawyer, Bette Kane, Alice
Lesbian: Kate Kane, Maggie Sawyer
Not mentioned in the book.
White: Kate Kane, Maggie Sawyer, Bette Kane, Alice
Judaism: Kate Kane
Location: Gotham City
Trigger Warnings: Violence, kidnapping, mental torture, homophobia, death
Additional Notes: You do not need to know anything about the DC comic’s universe to read this. More suitable for older teens, 16-17.
This entry was written by Sarah Olson. Follow Sarah on Instagram @pixie_librarian