Review: Batwing #1 (DC)

Batwing #1 (2011)Writer: Judd Winick
Art: Ben Oliver
Colors: Brian Reber
Letters: Carlos M. Mangual
Editor: Rickey Purdin, Mike Marts
Cover: Ben Oliver, Brian Reber
Publisher: DC Comics 
Cover Date: November 2011
Cover Price: $2.99

Title: “The Cradle of Civilization”


Batwing, created by Grant Morrison in Batman Incorporated, is David Zamvimbi, the Batman of Africa. Not only is he the first black Batman, he’s one of the few characters featured in an American title that takes place outside of the United States.

Working for the Tinasha police department in his civilian guise, David battles not only super-villains, but also tries to combat corruption inside the rank and file of his own police force.

Batwing #1 opens with a full blown battle between Batwing and Massacre, a villain who wields a machete and tries to live up to his name. The story then flashes back to six weeks prior to the opening. With the aid of Batman, David tries to solve a horrific crime scene where victims were butchered and their limbs were piled up like an altar.

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