Batwing #25

Batwing #25

Event\Storyline: Batman: Zero Year Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray Artist: Julio Ferreira, Eduardo Pansica Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 6, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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A BATMAN: ZERO YEAR tie-in! As Gotham City descends into chaos, young Luke Fox is the only one who can stop one of his classmates from causing more destructionbut he didnt count on his friend being so VENOMOUS!

  • 8.9
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Nov 7, 2013

    This was a story that has been told a million times over, yet the collaborative work of Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti turned this into something unique to Luke. This was basically his first enemy and villain. Not that it was ever his intention to have one, but circumstance put him into this position and it was handled well enough that you want to see Russ come back for his vengeance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Nov 6, 2013

    This book is a weird title, that's for sure. It's hard to point out specifics of why I like the title so much,  as it's greater than the sum of its parts. Taking this book for what it is, it's just fun, low stakes entertainment. Month in and month out, it delivers consistently. In terms of Zero Year, did it really offer anything up towards that story as a whole? No, not really. It was a bit of a swing and a miss in that department, but you know what, that's okay. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 6, 2013

    If you've been enjoying Luke Fox's tenure as Batwing, this is the perfect opportunity to find out a little more about who he was long before he stepped into the Bat-armor. Gray and Palmiotti bring us back six years to Gotham City's Zero Year and we get to see the early beginnings of what makes Luke the hero he is today. Some parts of the story felt a little predictable but with the great art and colors, it's a great trip into the past. Gray and Palmiotti also set the stage for what's likely to be a big problem for Luke. Join the fun and witness the birth of Gotham City's newest hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Melissa Grey Nov 7, 2013

    Eduardo Pansica and Julio Ferreira's art adds a youthful exuberance to these pre-Batwing adventures. Russ' metamorphoses is depicted with particular relish, and there's something nostalgically 90's about his villainous alter-ego's mind-boggling musculature. Both in terms of physical presence and personality, one can't help but think that Russ was more interesting prior to going to the dark side, but consider this judgment reserved until the creative shows us what they have in store for him next time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 10, 2013

    Batwing #25 is a good issue that shows us the beginnings of Luke Fox as a hero.  It is not an essential title as a Zero Year tie-in, but is nice for fans of Batwing and Luke Fox in particular. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Nov 9, 2013

    The greatest strength of this issue is its reliance of character-driven and well-written dialogue. Excluding the stereotypical "bad guy motive" scene, it's a pretty solid script. The art is consistent and action-packed throughout. And even though it's only a couple pages at the very end, it was a nice touch having Russ narrate the finale of this one-and-done story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Nov 6, 2013

    Batwing #25 is a questionable tie-in, but an enjoyable comic despite that fact. The characters are well written, the story is simple but fun, and the art is great looking. It's not very deep, nor does it do much to make itself truly special among other superhero books out there, but it is one of best books if you are looking for some simple, superhero action with great hero. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Nov 7, 2013

    Batwing #25 is a decent done-in-one story even if it does feel a little too familiar. It doesn't do a good job of tying into the Zero Year event (we don't even see the great Gotham blackout) but it is a fairly entertaining way to flesh out a character who is relatively new to the DC universe, offer an accessible jumping-on point, and get fans excited about an upcoming storyline. Read Full Review

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