Batwing #8

Writer: Judd Winick Artist: Dustin Nguyen Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 4, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Batwing vs. Massacre! The culmination of Massacre's rampage and destruction of Africa's first team of heroes, The Kingdom! The battle between Batwing and Massacre crashes Gotham City as Batman, Robin, Batgirl and Nightwing join the fight in a massive, action-packed rumble you won't want to miss! And the shocking identity of Massacre is revealed at last!

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

    This was a great finish to what's been an incredibly fun and exciting introduction to the newest member of the Bat-family. The next issue will be involved with the Court of Owls crossover, and while I'm not keen on the arc in general, I have the utmost faith that Winick and company will be able to make it good and relevant to David Zavimbe. Can't wait. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 4, 2012

    By this point Winick has done everything he needs to as far as establishing the New 52 version of Batwing and what drives the character. Following next month's crossover issue, the next test is to see how well the book can grow and evolve from this strong foundation. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Apr 5, 2012

    With eight issues now released, I can't really say that Batwing is one of the best surprise hits of the New 52 anymore. It's no longer a surprise and has moved into the realm of being one of DC's consistently best books. With Static Shock, Mr. Terrific and -- let's be honest -- Voodoo all failing, Batwing stands as DC's only quality attempt to push a non-white character as a series' lead. I know that's harsh to say, but is anyone going to honestly argue the case for those other books? Judd Winick and everyone else behind Batwing have something to be proud of here, and I hope to be able to review this book for a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Apr 4, 2012

    Well, this arc had quite the few red herrings. Can't say didn't see Isaac coming, and quite honestly, at one point really didn't want that to happen, but the way it was handled was really well done. The issue also had some really good Batman Batwing interactions, particularly the last scene with them. Really enjoyed it. Only drawbacks was the predictability, and despite the cover, no Babs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Apr 4, 2012

    This is really the first time where I felt that the interactions between Batwing and the rest of the Bat-family felt really natural and organic, and I wonder if a lot of that stemmed from the way that Batman is depicted as this sort of mentor to David. This book is full of really touching scenes that will tug at your heart strings and really make you fall in love with Batwing's character. In a way, he reminds me of Tim Drake because he has less of a problem demonstrating compassion. He cares about people, and that's nice to see. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Apr 4, 2012

    “Batwing” #8 was the better Bat-title this week and it sets up an interesting future plot. I just wonder how long the “Batwing” series has left to play such a story out. Read Full Review

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