Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Batwing (New 52) Vol. 1: The Lost Kingdom by Judd Winick.

Batwing (New 52) Vol. 1: The Lost Kingdom by Judd Winick. Illustrated byBen Oliver
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Paperback, 144 pages
Published July 24th 2012 by DC Comic

New 52: Batwing (1)

Batwing is another BatFamily member I'm unfamiliar with, having only met him in passing through the, I think, "Death of a Family" arc. Apparently, Batwing is a relatively new character being invented just prior to the New 52 reboot. I found the character intriguing. While this volume's plot is only mediocre: lots of warlords and guerrilla warfare without any 'real' supervillains I did like the look back at a special African superhero team who is now being targeted for death by the mysterious masked Massacre. This is a violent book, lots of severed limbs and heads, but it is realistic and shows the nature of the warlords. A quick read for me, not terribly exciting but , as I said, very intriguing; the end has Batwing headed towards Gotham City with a couple of familiar Batfamily members awaiting his arrival. I'll certainly read the next volume to see where this character and plot go.

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