Batwing #0

Batwing #0

Writer: Judd Winick Artist: Marcus To, Ryan Winn Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 5, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
6.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Batwing has been chosen as one of Batmans main alliesbut is he worthy? Guest-starring Batman!

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Sep 5, 2012

    Loved this issue. If you ask me, Batwing is one of the break out stars of the New 52, just no one knows it yet. His past is so fertile that this origin story didn't feel redundant at all, given the fact that much of the first arc was also based on his origin. There's just so much story to tell, and Winick did it very well. David is a character that has a real sense of... well, character. He isn't some generic Batman clone, he's unique, has a personality of his own, and an interesting back story, which I greatly welcome being expanded upon. This is an example of what these zero issues should be, filling in gaps that have been left open, but not retelling a story we all know. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Crux - Talisha Harrison May 9, 2012

    Judd Winicks run on Batwing will soon come to an end, and it has been a good run. There have been a few missteps but overall Ive enjoyed his time on the series. I hope that the story of the Batman of Africa continues on well beyond Winicks run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Sep 5, 2012

    Say what you want about Batwing. It may seem like an average good-guy-fights-new-bad-guy-in-every-new-issue series, but it's one of the few Bat-titles that isn't about Batman or take part in or near Gotham. It's also creating a whole bunch of awesome new rogues for the Bat-iverse. I like what Batwing is doing, and #0 moved it off my D list. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 5, 2012

    Marcus To provides the visuals for this issue. Much like Winick's script, the result is structurally sound, if not particularly flashy. To's facial work isn't particularly detailed or varied. However, his action sequences have a strong vitality to them, and the general mood of the issue is suitably dark and dreary. I doubt Batwing #0 will win many new readers over, but it is a solid addition to Winick's run. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Barron Network - R.Barron Sep 7, 2012

    The Art team of Marcus To, Ryan Winn & Richard Zajac do a great job portraying the action panels throughout the issue. The panels that stand out the most for me are when David is a teen and he wants to fight anyone and everyone. The art team really portrays the anger on his face beautifully. I love it when the inkers & colorist put so much detail in facial work. This wasnt the best issue in the series but its the best in a while. I hope going forward Judd Winick brings this level of story on a more consistent basis! Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Sep 5, 2012

    Readers who have always been curious about Batwing should give issue #0 a chance but if you've stuck with the series since the beginning then you'll probably find this issue to be no more than just "okay". Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Sep 9, 2012

    This is definitely a step in the right direction for Batwing, but with Winick soon to be leaving the title, one must wonder if it's too little too late. With the identity of the new writer and the when of when they'll be taking over still up in the air, it's hard to say if it'll last, so I'd recommend you enjoy it while it's here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 10, 2012

    "Batwing" manages to pleasantly surprise every time I read it. Zavimbe is a nice alternative to Batman and Nightwing while still projecting many of their sensibilities without being restricted to the confines of Gotham City. An origin story that truly provides the beginnings of Batwing's heroic journey, "Batwing" #0 offers just enough to inform and intrigue, especially with the vignettes of scenes from Zavimbe's early days fighting crime. One scene in particular, with Zavimbe fighting some mutated humanoids (one of which is hippo-like and another crocodilian, like Sobek) appears to be from a tale that bears further investigation. I've enjoyed my check-ins with "Batwing," but frequently fail to return for a follow-up. This issue gives me just enough reason to do so next month. "Batwing" #0 is right in line with what a zero month should deliver. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Sep 11, 2012

    If this week is any indication, DC's Zero Month is going to be rough. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 10, 2012

    In many ways, I see DC's #0 issues as a second attempt to bring in new readers who might have been unconvinced by the initial rollout of the New 52. Batwing could have been a more commercially viable take on Joshua Dysart's fantastic Unknown Soldier, but instead is about as bland and generic as it comes. Just because the man has a bat on his chest doesn't mean this title should get a free pass. Read Full Review

  • 0.0
    Major Spoilers - George Chimples Sep 13, 2012

    Batwing is just a painfully generic, clichd , lazily executed mess. Read Full Review

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