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Batwing Vol. 1: The Lost Kingdom (The New 52) - Judd Winick I was happy to hear about Batwing, and ended up being pleased with the final product. An African hero is a great idea, and I think Winick made David Zavimbe a great character in his own right. Yeah, he's part of the Batman Incorporated, and so funded by Bruce Wayne and mentored by Batman, but he isn't just "African Batman". He has a good backstory, and a small but interesting cast of supporting characters. His lead villain here, Massacre, is unlike any of Batman's rogues, and his motivations remain mysterious to the end of the volume. I also liked that Winick gave Batwing a history of African superheroes. Were these existing DC characters? I don't think I'd ever heard of them before. I got attached to the story and the characters, and I'm excited to get my hands on the second volume.