Sunday, September 23, 2012

Batwing vs. Massacre

Photobucket "Batwing vs. Massacre" from Batwing #1 (DC, 2011) by Judd Winick and Ben Oliver 

When Grant Morrison created Batwing for Batman Inc. (or resurrected him, depending on what you think his actual origin - Evidence), I was pleased. I've liked the number of recent series that have explored Africa (mostly Unknown Soldier, but even the Vixen mini) and was ready for more. Unfortunately, the series didn't survive the first issue as far as my reading list went. I can't read everything, and while #1 had promise, it was also big on splashes and low on story, and ended with a machete through someone's chest, a dreadful cliché that seemed precursor of things to come. Was I right?

1 comment:

  1. Yes you were, and that goes for most of the rest of the books as well. Wish you could have hung around a little longer to see Batwing develop or at least explained.

    The true upside to the book is Massacre. Outstanding character. With some tech upgrades to his machete and armor the guy can really light up the DC hero community.