Batwing #9

Batwing #9

Event\Storyline: Night of the Owls Writer: Judd Winick Artist: Marcus To Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 2, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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"NIGHT OF THE OWLS" continues here! BATWING arrives in Gotham City just in time to fight the chaos the Court of Owls has unleashed! Outgunned and on unfamiliar turf, can Batwing survive?

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers May 2, 2012

    Man, this was a fun ride. Where this story is light on, well, actual story it makes up completely with just an action packed issue. When I swiped to the page to see Staunton's arms blown off, I literally yelled out "ho-oh, shit!" This was just straight up comic book fun, and one hell of an issue for new artist Marcus To to come aboard. I loved To's work on Red Robin and Huntress, and nothing changes here, he's got a great, clean, action packed style, and I love it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Fanboy Buzz - TommyZimmer May 6, 2012

    This issue is great. Judd Winick does a great job writing it, and uses this opportunity of him being in Gotham to display the morality of David. He also does a great job showing off Mr. Fox, and his contributions to the Batman world. New mainstay artist Marcus To kills this book. He can absolutely draw anything, and he seems to have changed his art style a little for this book. It seems to depart a bit from his previous books such as Red Robin and Huntress but it is all well and good. This team should stay together, and I look forward to seeing To in the next main stories yet to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry May 2, 2012

    This is a thrilling action comic and a great jumping-on point for anyone who hasn't read a Batwing adventure. My question is: what is to be gained from killing Lucius Fox and especially (over in “Detective comics”) Jeremiah Arkham? How exactly does the elimination of a small list of Gotham's “elite” put the Court of Owls in control of the city? Are they just looking to cause a bit of chaos? They can't be all bad when they want to kill Jeremiah because he “harbors an encourages criminals” so what exactly do these Owls want? That's something Snyder needs to address in his own book. As for Winick, To, Reber, and Winn, they delivered one hell of a fun book this month that's sure to spark interest in readers who haven't been following this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima May 2, 2012

    Overall, this is a solid comic book that is very accessible to new readers. I definitely enjoyed Marcus To's art, I think he's perfect for this book and it's nice to see more detailed pencils in this series -- particularly the background. I think Winick does a great job making this issue easy to read, so if you've been following the current BATMAN book but haven't really been reading BATWING, this might be a nice place to start the series. Solid story telling overall and great art make this a decent comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Examiner - Jose J. Becerra Jr. May 2, 2012

    After reading this issue, I wouldn't mind picking up on this series. All the elements that make up this title make Batwing a great read. "Night of the Owls" continues in the Batman family of books all this month. Batwing #9 has 32 color pages and retails for $2.99 US, on sale now at comic shops or on digital apps. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks May 4, 2012

    Batwing's tie-in to Night of the Owls is a light on substance, but it does make for an entertaining issue of action. Like I've said, I can forgive an arbitrary tie-in so long as it still entertains me. This one succeeds on that score. I would have liked a more fleshed out Talon and someone other than Lucius for Batwing to interact with. But the action between Talon and Batwing makes for a fun read. While this isn't the strongest issue of the series, it's still a good one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey May 3, 2012

    Unfortunately, Marcus To's art only contributes to the lack of excitement. The fight looks awkward and lacks any real punch. His artwork is certainly not bad, he does great work with characters and seems to excel in the quieter moments. Problem is, this is an issue about a deadly assassin attack, and that's where things don't look so hot. At one point, Batwing flies the Talon straight into a parked van, crushing the assassin against the side of the vehicle. Sounds cool? It's not, because the panel is so small and distanced, you can barely tell what is happening. It's a bummer, really. Read Full Review

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