Batwing #29

Writer: Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 5, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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Gotham City has been invaded by an army of criminals sent from the Gotham Underground! Batwing must defend his home and live through his first meeting with his most dangerous foe yet: Menace!

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 5, 2014

    Batwing #29 is another great issue form Palmiotti and Gray.  Batwing has been so much fun and now mix in a more personal story and tragedy and you get so much more.  Pansica's art is stylized and great and really makes the story come alive.  Please read this book, you will not be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Melissa Grey Mar 5, 2014

    So far, this story arc has felt like it's been stretched a bit thin over too many issues, but now, we're finally getting pay-off, even if it's heartbreaking. Writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray aren't pulling their punches. Batwing, as a book and as a character, is getting darker. Not in a brooding, solitary fashion like his mentor, but in a desperate, despairing kind of way. Luke's evolution is leading him down a path from which he might never return. He's always been a bit reckless, but a trait that was once charming, if a bit ill-advised, has now morphed into something dangerous. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Mar 5, 2014

    A great issue for Batwing that shows the problems that comes with family getting caught in the cross-hairs of super-powered conflicts. What makes it clever alone is the fact that while it seems like Batwing vs. Menace on the surface, it's really Luke vs. Russ since neither side is really aware of who the other really is. More than enough reason to keep reading this book because you want to see what will happen when they finally confront each other, and you really want to see just how Luke will survive the forces within Gotham Underground that look to tear him apart. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Mar 6, 2014

    If you like Batman and havent checked out this newer direction for Batwing, I encourage you to try it out. Its a significant member of the Bat-family, and I hope it continues on for a long time to come! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Mar 10, 2014

    Luke Fox is a pretty solid lead, and he definitely gets help being as brutal as Batman. Save for a few hiccups, the issue puts readers on Luke's side, and as many other members of the Bat-Family already know, personal vendettas lead to dogged heroism. Like his colleagues, Luke has had to learn this the hard way, but hopefully the experience will help mold him into a better character, and one who can solidly carry the title. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Mar 5, 2014

    Batwing unleashed is great. I love seeing Luke sort of fall into the darkness that comes when one puts a bat on their chest, as it creates all sorts of possibilities for character development, as well as drama to see just how far Luke goes. The problem with this shift in Luke's story, is that the motivation behind it has started to enter some a very grey territory, littered with refrigerators. While others have very well documented issues with character motivations such as this, I just find it lazy, as it's been done many times before. Perhaps the developments in this issue won't stick, perhaps due to the low readership hardly anyone will notice, but all I know is something sort of rubbed me the wrong way in this issue, and I hope there's some redemption and deeper reasoning down the line as to why those things happened. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Mar 11, 2014

    There are about 9 good pages here and then the next 11 go into the underground city, an element of the New 52 that we all need to agree never happened. Read Full Review

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