Up is Down in ‘Batwing’ #28

Gotham City…a hell of a town. Or just a hell! A new drug is sweeping the streets, and it’s bringing with it some heavy-hitter superpowers that  you’d have to be a lunatic to tackle on your own. Fortunately, the Bat-family is composed of nothing but lunatics. Note that this isn’t the Batwing you met last time we previewed the book, but Luke Fox, son of Gotham CEO Lucius Fox. No word if the current Batwing has inherited the soothing, dulcet tones of his father Morgan Freeman, or the “five-year-old pretending to be a tough adult” voice of his mentor Christan Bale.

Either way–count us aboard! And not just because the drug devastating Gotham’s families seems to be venom (or a variant thereof) — and where venom goes, Bane usually follows. Although again–this is is print, so we can’t say for sure if his voice is the Latin inflections of comic Bane or the gentleman boxer of Thomas Hardy. And hey–did you know Heath Ledger’s Joker was pretty much a Tom Waits impression? Man…voice work is like 90% of those movies, isn’t it? We’ll stick to the pretty pictures drawn here by Eduardo Pansica from a script by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti.

Ohhhhhh, it's a conceptual cover. Okay, that's way better for fighting crime and selling comics.

Ohhhhhh, it’s a conceptual cover. Okay, that’s way better for fighting crime and selling comics.


Venom is a hell of a drug.


This is a job for MC Escher!


“Guys, this might sound kooky, but it’s a sounder principle than the one that Rapture was founded on.”


Give it any street name you like; we know venom when we see it.


“All we have is a name…Heisenberg.”

Remember that time we showed you a Batwing #15 EXCLUSIVE Preview! Those were good times, man…good times.

This suit in Arkham City DLC, please.

This suit in Arkham Origins DLC, please.

Brendan McGinley is editor round these parts when not writing comics or Cracked columns. You can say a neighborly hello to him on Twitter @BrendanMcGinley.

Want more hard-boiled brutality? Check out The Private Eye and more in Nine More Comics for Hardcore Geeks.

Who can say no to the ol' 1-point perspective angle on a pistol?

Who can say no to the ol’ 1-point perspective angle on a pistol?

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