BATMAN AND ROBIN #1

WRITER: PETER J TOMASI

PENCILS: PATRICK GLEASON

INKS: MICK GRAY

So I’m a big fan of the Morrison/Post Morrison B&R series, and Tomasi wrote my second favorite arc of the Post Morrison series, so I was pretty excited to see the creative team on this one. 

So we are briefly introduced to The Batman of Moscow fighting crime as a member of Batman Inc, before he is mercilessly shot by Tomasi’s new villain, the enigmatic “Nobody”. We are then taken to Gotham, where we get a fantastic bit of character development for Bruce Wayne, coupled with some regression on the part of his son Damien.

This bothered me. My favorite Robin is Damien Wayne. He was the first Robin that I’ve read since his debut, and it’s a little weird to see him reverting back to the spoiled Brat Wonder that he was at first, rather than what he’s grown into under Dick Grayson’s tutelage.

Then it hit me. Damien is acting out… much like a boy his age would as the result of a major change in his life.

Well played Tomasi.

Gleason’s art is always good, and that’s true for this book. I really dig the design of Nobody and Batman!Moscow! (for the short while we saw him).

While not as good as it could have been, I’m more than willing to chalk that up to the cast shake up (I’ll admit that I miss Dick).

THE GEEKS GIVE IT FOUR TANKS OF IRRADIATED FUEL TANKS OUT OF FIVE