Batwing #21

Batwing #21

Writer: Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 5, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Caught in the jaws of Lion-Manewho is the NEW Batwing?

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 5, 2013

    Nothing against the previous direction of this series but with each issue of the new direction, I become more enthralled. Palmiotti and Gray have given us a new Bat-character to root for and his personality is different enough to set him apart from the others. While he's still a rookie, he does seem a bit too skilled in taking on insane odds, even if he was a cage fighting champion. You can feel the risk he is taking in pursuing this lifestyle while trying to keep it a secret from family and friends. DC, Palmiotti and Gray may have taken some risks in this new direction but it is definitely paying off. I'm getting more and more hooked on the character and can't wait to see what he has to face next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jun 5, 2013

    Batwing is a title that had to have made a deal with the devil. It's numbers were bottom rung bad, but yet it was given a second chance with Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, and they seem to be making the best out of the title's second wind. Luke's character and personality is being rolled out at a good clip, and he's been giving an enjoyable supporting cast to help him along the way. If this issue did one thing, it was that it took the training wheels off for Luke, as Batman said, and so far, his hero life promises to be pretty entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Melissa Grey Dec 31, 1969

    My hopes weren't particularly high after Lucas' first issue as Batwing, but Palmiotti and Gray are determined to make our hero stand out on his own. With the Marabunta bringing the fight to Lucas' home turf, the stage is set for a new Gotham-based Batwing to show us what he's really made of. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Jun 7, 2013

    The art by Pansica has also made the actions portrayed look real. The fine lines used allow for more details between the design of he characters, making the blood actually look like blood, and even making the environment around them stand out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Ket's Comics - Michael Bowie Jun 12, 2013

    Overall, theres not really a better way for me to say this other, issue #21 is probably the most fun, entertaining and compelling Batwing story Ive read. If youve been curious about this book but havent picked it up yet, nows the time. I have a feeling next month things are going to get even crazier. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Jun 5, 2013

    This was okay. It's a series I'm still on the fence about but I'll still give it a chance to see where it's heading. However, Luke Fox came across as even more immature in this issue than the last and I still can't see why Batman picked him as his first choice for Batwing. The artwork is great for action scenes, but in the character moments (of which there are many) the quality slides drastically. On the plus side, this issue did teach me that the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion pepper is the spiciest in the world. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Ed Jun 11, 2013

    Batwing #21 is another typical Batwing issue. Though not bad, it is certainly not memorable. I found myself constantly having to flip back through the issue when writing this review to remind myself what had happened in a comic I had read 20 minutes previously. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    blkson Jun 5, 2013

    This is our second full issue of BATWING with LUCAS FOX as the titular character and man is it a roller coaster. Inconsistencies on the art and some weird dialogue between the characters prevented this issue from being great. What starts out as a really fun and action packed book, becomes dull and kinda boring by its end. Palmoitti and Gray deliver some fun banter and character development but overall, the book feels rushed. The book ends with several cliffhangers, so hopefully, Palmoitti and Gray take their time with the upcoming issues to tie those up. What we ultimately get here, is some OK writing and nice action.

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