Batwing #5

Batwing #5

Writer: Judd Winick Artist: Ben Oliver Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 4, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
7.4Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The mystery of the Kingdom, Africa's first and last Super Hero team, continues. When their former headquarters is opened to the public, its American benefactor, Bruce Wayne, is on hand. Will the villainous Massacre, who's been murdering the lost heroes, stop by for the grand opening? If he does, it will be up to Batman and Batwing to stop him. It's a battle of the bats!

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Jan 8, 2012

    There's a lot of good Batbooks coming out right now (which I suppose only makes sense when DC is publishing a million or so each month), so you could be forgiven if Batwing has slipped under your radar. Nevertheless, Winick and Oliver are telling an engaging story in the pages of each and every issue, so if you've been looking for something new to read, I'd urge you to give this title a chance. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland Jan 5, 2012

    Overall, enjoyable, but I'd like to see this story go somewhere. There was no real build here or learning about new things aside from their armorer. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Poet Mase Jan 4, 2012

    After last month's origin story, Winick and Oliver provide some excellent emotional beats in issue #5. The discovery of David's character and the contours of Massacre's modus operandi receive some significant development here as well. Under the cover of high intensity action, this series has built up a lot of momentum and a solid foundation. I can't wait to see where this goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jan 12, 2012

    Winnick characterizes Batwing and Batman as detectives. Even when in the thick of battle, both men offer insights into the case, track down the perpetrator and see through Massacre's latest tactic. Winnick also spotlights Batman's and Batwing's status as protectors, not just avengers. The safety of the innocent is their main concern. Of course, this requires them to beat the snot out of Massacre's henchmen, which leads to much visceral entertainment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jan 4, 2012

    The only thing holding it back is that we've had 5 issues, and there's not a whole lot to go on who Massacre is and why he's doing what he's doing. The easy guess is that he's David's brother, Isaac, which some don't want due to clichs. It may be supported here by Massacre's unwillingness to kill civilians... but we'll see. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Jan 4, 2012

    While it was great to see Winick further explore David's backstory, the reader is left wanting more. What about exploring how David gained the means to take on the role of Batwing? Where did he find his inner strength? This issue might leave you scratching your head with a lot of unanswered questions. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Jan 5, 2012

    The things I didn't like about this book far outweigh the things I enjoyed. Read Full Review

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