Saturday, July 7, 2012

Batwing #11

Writer: Judd Winick
Artist: Marcus To

Last time, Batwing and Nightwing were in Beijing tracking the whereabouts of a nuclear scientist, when they came across a group of mercenaries and Long, the dragon. The premise sounded good enough, but for some reason the fight against Long is cut short before it even has time to start. The focus then turns to Matu Ba, who, for all purposes is Batwing's Alfred. Matu travels to Tundi, where he discovers dirty secrets of the secretive nation. Without a doubt, the charm of the issue lies in Marcus To's artwork; it is clean, crisp, and unpretentious, with lots of dynamic and splashy panels, and the magic touch of Brian Reber's colors. The titular character gets a bit lost in the story between Nightwing and Batman's guest appearances and the disruptive subplot involving Matu Ba. Next issue will not improve things as the JLI joins the conflict; however, if it helps bring attention to Batwing, it is a compromise worth reaching.

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