Batwing #6

Batwing #6

Writer: Judd Winick Artist: Ben Oliver Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 1, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
7.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The past looms large as Batwing's early days as a crime fighter come to light, gaining the attention of Batman. In the present, the adventure comes full circle as Batwing faces off against Massacre in the shadows of the Pyramids of Egypt. The mystery of Massacre begins unfolding as the truth of Africa's greatest Super Hero team, The Kingdom, unravels.

  • 9.2
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Feb 8, 2012

    Few DC titles can currently hold a candle to Batwing when it comes to achieving the goals of the New 52. This is something new. This is something intelligent, relevant and diverse. Batwing doesn't just introduce a new character but a largely untapped region of the DC Universe. More importantly, Batwing does it well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Feb 1, 2012

    If explained in a two-sentence plot summary, this book might come off as nothing more than a rehash of what we've already seen. The crucial variations to this title's characterization and subtext, however, make it a must buy. With their noticeable switch from band saw to rasp, Winick and Oliver are implying an enticing level of depth and sophistication to their story. Is Massacre really General Keita? Is he David's long-lost brother, as an IGN reader wondered in a comment weeks ago? Will David be forced to admit Massacre's justification in murdering the ex-members of The Kingdom? What was it that they did to even merit that consideration? I'm totally hooked on this title, and, if you're reading this book, I'm pretty sure you are as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Feb 1, 2012

    Overall one of the more solid issue of Batwing so far. The story definitely picked up in this issue and the characters were further explored. I am beginning to like Massacre's character development a lot, and I found that linking him to David's past was a great way to make the book feel more cohesive. Definitely looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Feb 1, 2012

    Anyways, the issue was pretty good. The series continues to be good. I loved the way it intertwines David's past and present. It's been continuously laying out the origin story of David through out these last few issues, which is fun to see. Also, thank god Massacre isn't David's brother, that was just too cliche. Keita on the other hand was prime suspect #2. Anyways, good issue, and I'm looking forward to the next two set in Gotham, drawn by Dustin Nguyen! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Feb 1, 2012

    I liked the first issue of Batwing, heck I even liked parts 3 and 4 okay, but I'm getting bored with how much it repeats the same action again and again and how bland the backgrounds are. Next month will see Batwing visiting Gotham. Hopefully that breathes some energy into this series, even if it is just a gimmick to get more new readers to take notice of this title. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 2, 2012

    "Batwing" isn't a lost cause, but at this point I think the book needs a wrap-up of the story with Massacre and the Kingdom, and more focusing on making Batwing a more robust character. There's potential in him, but he's getting lost in his own title right now. Let's see some more of his present-day personal life, instead of flashbacks that are all starting to blend together. Right now, though, "Batwing" feels like it's going to drop out of the sky if it doesn't start accelerating once more. Read Full Review

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