Hello again and welcome to C of DC’s August session. September marks the ten year anniversary of the N52 so this session is serving as a bit of a prelude to a N52 Anniversary collaboration some of our clubs are having then.
One of my favorite N52 titles was Batwing, who was the Batman of Africa. I was drawn to it because although it was a “Bat Book” it was not like any Bat title I had ever read before and if you don’t already know it, I am drawn to the unusual and the perhaps lesser known characters and books. I always end up liking them better than the old standards. That was the case with this particular book. So let’s take a look at the character and see what he’s all about.
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DAVID ZAVIMBE INFO
“I will not kill…I will not honor them in blood”- David Zavimbe- Batwing #0.
“You need to temper your wrath. Focus…Only then will you be a true force of goodness.” Rene Diallo, Co-Head of The Children’s Harbor. Batwing #0.
Here’s a fun bit of information that I didn’t know before. David Zavimbe, or at least the way Batwing’s costume looks is loosely based on this image from Batman #250 in a story called “The Batman Nobody Knows”. I would have liked to link the above issue but it’s not available on DCUI at the moment but I do have this image from it.
Former child soldier for General Ryo Keita of the Army of the Dawn. He and his brother Isaac were called the Dragonflies for their speed and dexterity and were members of Keita’s elite squad of men.
Police officer for the Tinasha PD. David joined the TPD because of a deep seated desire to help the people of Tinasha and as a way to atone for all the things he did as a child soldier, which he never quite forgave himself for.
Came to Batman’s attention through his vigilante work in Tinasha.
Supporting characters include:
Matu Ba-who is a father figure to David. He was once Co-Head of The Children’s Harbor organization that took in child soldiers and tried to rehabilitate them so they could lead normal lives. David was one such child.
Rene Daillo- who was a mother figure for David. She was also a Co-Head of The Children’s Harbor organization. She was always full of sage advice and helped lead David on the path he now walks.
Officer Kia Okuru-David’s partner on the TPD. She is cleaner than most of the other officers on the force and David thinks very highly of her.
Isaac Zavimbe- David’s brother and fellow child soldier.
What to Read
What do you think of David’s origin story as shown both on issue #0 and issue #4?
What did you think of the twist with regard to Massacre’s identity? Was it something you expected or did it surprise you?
Did you like David’s supporting cast? Who was your favorite?
What about his interactions with his supporting cast?
What did you think of his adventures? What about the ending of his series?
September is the 10th Anniversary of the N52 and August’s session was a bit of a prelude to that. Next month’s Character of the Month is Cole Cash better known as Grifter.