Batwing #4

Writer: Judd Winick Artist: ChrisCross Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 7, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
6.5Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

As Massacre's bloody reign of murder continues and more heroes fall, Batwing closes in on this mad villain. But with his memories stirring, Batwing's dark past begins to emerge... At last, the truth of his past will come to light.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Dec 13, 2011

    Young David sets into motion vengeful events, but he makes a vow. This glimmer of honor in a cesspool of deceit attracted Batman, and we trust in Batman because that's what fiction allows. Because we place our faith in Batman, we know that David is a good man, and although he's better at terrible things, we know this history created the hero we have now. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Dec 8, 2011

    For now, Batwing is good. Not great, but good and I recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Poet Mase Dec 7, 2011

    With the absence of artist Ben Oliver and the origin story interjection, issue #4 feels like a bit of a sick day. ChrisCross does his job well, but he's not given a thrilling script with which to work. The modest upticks in emotional tension popping up in two or three places do enough to keep this book from being a disappointment, but there ultimately isn't much wiggle or wow to the story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 12, 2011

    Considering that this origin story seems to be a done-in-one event, I can't help but think that we still haven't been given quite enough to really root for Batwing. On the one hand, there's only so many pages that Winick has to devote to this topic, but shouldn't that have been the point of this book? There is so much potential to not just entertain, but inform, about a topic that many people only know the bare surface level of. I applaud Winick for taking a step in the right direction, but in this case " and I'm just as surprised as you are that I'm saying it " I don't think he's gone nearly far enough. There's so much more room for both characterization and concept to Batwing, but four months in, I'm not sure how many people will want stick around to wait for it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 14, 2011

    An improvement over the last issue, to be sure, but not such a one to keep this title from getting Dropped. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland Dec 13, 2011

    It feels to me like this is losing steam. This story didn't need to take the whole issue. It feels padded, like the dreaded "writing for trade," where writers make their stories run longer than they need to for the later collection of the issues into trade paperback form. We got a kind of cliched background at the cost of no plot advancement. I'm going to stick with this book through the first arc, but if they don't start impressing me soon, I'm likely to drop it at that point. Read Full Review

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