Batwing #19

Batwing #19

Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray Artist: Jlio Ferreira, Eduardo Pansica Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 3, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12
6.8Critic Rating
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Batwing quitsand what new member of the Batman family is ready to take his place?

  • 10
    Fanboy Buzz - TaliAdina Apr 6, 2013

    Overall this was a fantastic issue. I'm excited for the future holds for the new Batwing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Kelly Cassidy Apr 8, 2013

    Apart from a few nitpicks there, I think this book has a great art team. The action they have shown they can handle and the non-action scenes as well (such as with Bruce and Alfred in the Batcave)" I am looking forward to what this book has to bring going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Apr 3, 2013

    It can be hard when change occurs, especially when it's with the main character in a title. As cool as David Zavimbe was as Batwing, he never really seemed to catch on with everyone. Allowing him to venture off in a different direction and bringing in a different character as Batwing could be just what this series needs. Having Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti on board also brings a level of giddiness as the two know how to bring a good time to comics. This issue is the end of Batwing but also the beginning. The choice for the new Batwing is brilliant in terms of tying the character closer to Batman and Gotham City. It's opened a new door that should bring a smile to fans and has the potential to blow up completely in Batman's face. That sense of uncertainty is what will add to this book's excitement as we witness the events unfold. Jimmy and Justin are ensuring Batwing has a place in the future of the Bat-Universe and beyond. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Apr 3, 2013

    The As said above, this book has so much new potential now, something it has been lacking for months. I have a feeling Luke Fox will send a jolt through this series, giving it the potential to recapture some of the early glory it had when it was new. I'm looking forward to where Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti take the title, I can't wait to see what the cast will be like, what kind of stuff Luke will be doing, who he'll be fighting, all of that. This was a pretty strong debut for the new creative team, and the future is once again bright for Batwing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Apr 5, 2013

    All in all, if we have to Americanize Batwing in order to keep it around, I suppose I can swallow this. Palmiotti said at Wondercon that the new Batwing was going to be much more international and not confined to one region. While I'll lament the loss of the African focus, an intercontinental effort may still be pretty worthwhile. I think J&J can make that happen. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Apr 4, 2013

    Overall it's a good and very fast paced issue that ties up all the loose ends from the previous arc so we can get into the brand new adventures of Batwing 2.0 next month. I recommend you give it a try, but it's understandable if you want to wait until issue #20. That's when we'll really see what this new hero's personality is like and what sort of obstacles he will be facing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Gavin Craig Apr 3, 2013

    But, happily, it's not an either/or world. With the sort of support DC is giving Batwing, as well as the newest Green Lantern, Simon Baz, maybe the return of a character like Nightrunner isn't too much to hope for. He'd be a great supporting character in a revamped Batwing series with an increased international focus. Something like the title that starts in earnest next month. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Melissa Grey Apr 3, 2013

    While judgment is dutifully reserved until we see the new Batwing in action, it's important to note that Gray and Palmiotti have abandoned the idea of adapting the Bat symbol to a very different place from whence it came as another wealthy son of Gotham prepares to take up the mantle. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Apr 6, 2013

    The increased "Batman-ification" of Batwing may be just enough to keep its head above water sales-wise, but it seems like we're trading off one of the more unique and interesting stars of the New 52 for a character with much less to offer. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Apr 5, 2013

    The silver lining here is that Zavimbe walked away from this experience alive and motivated to do good in the world; if I know comics at all, he'll be back eventually. Let's just hope that while he's gone Gray and Palmiotti can write some stories that will do honor to the book bearing his name. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 4, 2013

    Palmiotti and Gray use "Batwing" #19 to tie up loose ends, cut off dangling plotlines and clear the table for their story. By the end of the issue, it is clear what direction the duo is taking the title, or at least who will become the new Batwing. Driven by his losses, however, I am not certain we've seen the last of Zavimbe. Gray and Palmiotti make a solid effort to balance that character's baggage, clearing the way for a character that has tighter ties to Batman, yet is free to roam the DC Universe a bit more. This issue is an appetizer for what Palmiotti and Gray can cook up instead of the first sample of the main course. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 4, 2013

    I think what gets me the most is the new replacement for Batwing, however " this semi-new character just feels so lazy and is so antithetical to the idea of a Batman for Africa that I'm just shaking my head. I'll check out next month just to see what happens with this new guy, but I'm not optimistic. Read Full Review

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