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• BATWING faces off against the deadly Beijing gangster dragon known as LONG!

• Guest-starring NIGHTWING!

• BATWING’S armor is equipped with a new array of Bat-gadgets!

Story by Judd Winick
Art by Marcus To & Ryan Winn
Cover by Marcus To

Price: $2.99
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DavidClark07/06/12NoRead Review
Avg Rating: 3.5
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  1. OH! Another team-up. I loved it when the original artist on this series did the stories with just Batwing and Africa. Let’s see another one of those stories!

    • I agree completely. With this issue, I’m dropping the book until (if) it gets back to what was established in the first six issues, Batwing in Africa dealing with that continent’s problems. There’s too much Batman/Nightwing/Gotham in this book right now, taking away anything that made it special to begin with.

  2. What the hell is that skinned dog with lady hair?

  3. I love Dick Grayson, but I also think that the team-ups and guest stars should be used a bit more sparingly. Batwing has a really interesting supporting cast who I’d like to see more of and who are losing pages to established characters from other books. Personally, I’d like to see the creators focus more on Africa and African issues and develop David and his world a bit more. This should not be just another Bat book (something it is in danger of becoming), its something different, potentially something very special. Apart from that, this series has been really good and Batwing is doing well as a series lead.

  4. Weird, the option to write a review is not available. Oh well, here’s my thoughts….

    Somehow Batwing continues to be just interesting enough to make me want to read more. The first story arc was really well done.

    The “new” story arc offers some cool riffs on African geopolitical economics. How can that possibly be “cool” you ask? Winick does a great job of pacing and revealing intriguing plot points.

    Oh, and Nightwing has a cameo….and Batman…and Penguin. That “dragon” character on the cover has all of about 6 panels devoted to him — kind of a bait and switch. The real meat is how the Penguin sold someone a nuke! And how Batwing’s ops guy/father figure’s family has been decimated in an explosion…and he must now travel to an isolationist police state (think blood diamonds) for their funeral.

    What the hell is going on here? So much plot happens so fast it….actually works.

    Next issue, the JLI invade the police state of Tundi! Seriously, Batwing is just a hair off from being truly great and memorable.

  5. I like Batwing, and even more now that Marcus To in on pencil duties, but I would prefer to see him in Africa. Iconic places like Egypt or the Sahara have the potential for interesting adventures; no need to have him in Gotham or China for that matter. I also would like to maybe see him recruit a new version of The Kingdom.

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  6. I had to drop this series, and that’s a shame because David Zavimbe is a character that I really, really want to like.

    Maybe I was spoiled because I read Joshua Dysart’s version of Unknown Soldier before I started this series, so my standards of a comic set in Africa might be a bit to high- but I’m severely disappointed in the direction that they’ve taken the Batwing character.

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