Monday, November 14, 2011

The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold #13

With Batman near death the Phantom Stranger assembles Robins throughout time to save the Dark Knight Detective. Dick Grayson (in his original Nightwing costume), Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, Damian, and Carrie Kelly are all brought together to save their partner.

After some initial in-fighting (including Damian and Steph going at it over whether a girl can actually be Robin) the sidekicks come up with a plan. They will sneak the dying Batman into one of Ra's al Ghul's Lazarus Pits and use it to revive him.

Longtime Batman fans should definitely seek this issue out and pick it up. Aside from being the only comic where you're going to get this assembly of characters, writer Sholly Fisch and artist Rick Burchett take time to make several references to Batman's history including "Robin Dies at Dawn."

The comic ends with a discussion between the Phantom Stranger and Madame Xanadu. Xanadu congratulates the Stranger on the success of his plan but reminds him Robin wasn't Batman's only partner. Best of the week.

[DC, $2.99]

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