Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Batman and Robin #1

The Dynamic Duo launch into a new era with Batman and Robin #1 featuring a more lighthearted pairing that had me confused for several pages as to just who was wearing Robin's mask. Turns out it is Damian, just a far less grumpy and murderous one that fans are likely to recognize. Honestly, given the strong Dick Grayson vibes of the pair's outing which opens the comic, I thought maybe this was a throwback to a Bruce and Dick adventure.

We also get an odd grouping of some of Batman's more monstrous enemies in Croc, Man-Bat, and others, as well as a general foreboding of yet another (likely less joyful) crossover. I'd like a little more normalcy for Bruce and Damian before jumping into the next big arc but there's enough here to pique my interest. Not everything is sunshine and roses, however, as the comic foreshadows a high school arc for Damian which would be the quickest way to make me run away from this comic as fast as possible. 

[DC, $4.99]

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