Batwoman is a fantastic character, whilst having the prefix "bat" she is obviously living in the shadow of Bruce Wayne, that is, to her.
To the reader Batwoman stands proudly on her own with no assistance from her male influence necessary. Batwoman. Kicks. Ass.
There's a saddening trend in comics; when a female superhero is placed into the spotlight, her enemies will be small-time, her personal issues will be trivial and her victories will be unimpressive. Not anymore, Batwoman is completely unhampered by the unfair archetypes set by the comics industry. Everything that she is and fights for is fully realized and effectively explained, writer Greg Rucka deserves all the acclaim he gets. His stoic, but touching writing style is matched tenfold by the psychotropic beauty of J.H Williams' art. This is one very, very sexy book, William's approach is so fluid and indulgeant that I was reminded of cel-shaded animation from recent game titles.
The one and only flaw that I can find with Batwoman: Elegy was the villain, whilst her backstory and motives were accurately described I felt, and still feel that her gimmick is dated. Alice in Wonderland is done, the story and concept has been completely drained dry by just about every creative media there is, with varying results. I only hope her inevitable return in future Batwoman titles will see a reinvention of her character into a deadlier, less-intentionally tedious threat.
Nevertheless this was an absolute pleasure to read and I urge others to do so as well.