Batwing #22

Batwing #22

Writer: Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 3, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Batwing returns to Gotham City, unaware that his actions in Africa have set in motion a dangerous plan of retaliation that will not only target him personally but also Wayne Enterprises! Plus: An attempt to reconcile with his father is interrupted by the arrival of the mercenary swarm of the Marabunta! Will Batwing be able to protect his family without revealing his secret identity?

  • 9.0
    IGN - Melissa Grey Jul 3, 2013

    Eduardo Pansica's pencils impress us more and more with each issue, and his skill at depicting explosive action is evident from the very first page. This issue gives him ample opportunity to do what he does best: fight scenes. His off-center angles and tightly framed choreography bring an energy to the book that's as kinetic as Palmiotti and Gray's story. It took us a while to get to know him, but this is finally the Batwing we've been waiting for. Read Full Review

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

    Palmiotti and Gray continue to flesh out the adventures of the new Batwing. Each issue makes him a more remarkable and believable addition to the Bat-Family. We're treated to a lot of action scenes and the heavy fact that if Lucius Fox finds out Batwing's secret, it would mean bad news for Batman. Palmiotti and Gray are also focusing on new threats for Batwing, which is great. Batwing seems a little too comfortable getting into the thick of the action but it's a blast to see the events unfold. With each issue, I find myself liking this character more and more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Jul 4, 2013

    The characterization again is great. Luke is a take charge guy, serious about being Batwing, sarcastic, witty, and has that drive to make any situation thrilling. Definitely the daredevil and that allows room for more freedom when throwing him into the next adventure or fight. The coloring was good, narration better, overall a solid issue. The dynamic between him and Batman is great and we can only hope to see what happens when the training wheels are taken off. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Jul 3, 2013

    There's a lot of fun action and Eduardo Pansica is proving to be a great fit for the series. However, the over-the-top villains and Batwing's inability to face a threat on his own is turning me off from this title. If you've enjoyed the previous 2 issues then I think you'll enjoy this one, but it definitely hasn't hooked me yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jul 3, 2013

    This was a solid, fun issue, but I can't say it was anything much more than that. Like I said above, this book is getting by on the fact it has a new character in the driver's seat, and I feel like time is of the essence, and that needs to be utilized at every turn. Perhaps Lucius finds out Luke is in the suit, and that's what keeps things interesting? I don't know. But to play devil's advocate against myself,  this is a book that features superheroics of a certain type, and it can't all be drama, sometimes the action is needed for the pacing. All true, and the point could be argued from either side. All I'm saying is that I'd rather get as much meat as possible, because who knows how much more we're going to get? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    blkson Jul 3, 2013

    Things are heating up! GRAY & PALMIOTTII deliver some great action and PANSICA & FERREIRA did a good job with the art and colors. Everything flows really nice in this issue and things are nicely paced. However, BATMAN is present in yet annother BATWING issue and that really annoys me.

    BATMAN has appeared in 14 out of 22 issues of the BATWING series since the book’s publication. While only appearing no more than 6 times in other bat-related books such as NIGHTWING, BATGIRL, RED HOOD, etc. Why does BATMAN show up so much in this series? Is it a gimmick done to draw in readers?

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