Batman: Battle for the Cowl: Man-Bat #1

Event\Storyline: Battle for the Cowl Writer: Joe Harris Artist: Jim Calafiore Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 1, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
4.6Critic Rating
4.7User Rating

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 2, 2009

    Unfortunately, this story bleeds out the end of this issue, without any solid clue as to where to follow. I found myself closing the cover significantly more interested in the fate of Man-Bat, but I am unable to determine where he will appear next, save for a guess in "Battle for the Cowl" #2. Following that, I would relish a chance to see Kirk Langstrom make some regular appearances elsewhere in the DC Universe. Maybe those same Outsiders could spend a little time with the winged crusader. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Apr 5, 2009

    DC Comics has had a problem deciding what to do with Man-Bat. He has been a reluctant hero, a plotting villain and a mindless monster. He had a mini-series that was seemingly wiped from continuity almost as soon as it was published. Obviously this new Kirk Langstrom isn't going to be the new Batman. But maybe they can finally make him the 'right' Man-Bat. Read Full Review

  • 4.8
    IGN - Dan Phillips Apr 1, 2009

    If you're reading this review before you make your weekly comic book purchases, then consider yourself warned. Battle for the Cowl: Man-Bat is a complete waste of time and money. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Serafino Apr 6, 2009

    This is the purest example of a bad tie-in. Lack of focus, little relation to overall story and rushed art all contribute to a poor issue featuring a character that is usually pretty interesting. If you want your Man-Bat fix just wait until he is featured properly in better Battle for the Cowl books. Read Full Review

  • 0.8
    Mania - Chris Smits Apr 3, 2009

    With the uselessness of recent tie-in books already adding to my distaste of these, I'm just sticking to the 3 issue "Battle For The Cowl" main book from this point. I'm giving this one a flat out F because I gained no enjoyment from reading or looking at it. Someone owes Ladronn an apology for wasting that great cover on such a craptacular book. Read Full Review

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