Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Robin: Son of Batman #1

Taking place outside of the events of various other Bat-books, Robin: Son of Batman #1 introduces a new storyline for Damian as well as his own sidekick in the monstrous Goliath whom he must rescue after his pet breaks out of his cage.

Robin: Son of Batman #1 is a mixed bag. Skeletons from Damian's past resurfacing seem to be the major theme introduced in this first issue as Damian accepts responsibility to deal with the mysterious "Year of Blood" which is tied to his birthright as the grandson of Ra's al Ghul. He'll also have to deal with he daughter of Nobody who has a vendetta against the Bat-brat for what Damian did to her father.

It appears that Damian's short-run with super-powers has come to an end (thankfully), forcing the character to return using his deadly skills and brains to deal with whatever situation might arise. I'm more sold on the Nobody arc, and the addition of Goliath, than the Year of Blood (which is vaguely hinted at), but I'm not sure that's enough to keep me on board for more than a couple of issues. For fans.

[DC, $3.99]

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