Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Batman and Robin #2

The original cover looked a little boring to me so I paid $4 more for the variant at my LCS, that and I'm a Kubert fan.

The commences with a rather stressed Batman and goes uses a flashback what happened. I though it was very unoriginal for a writer like Grant Morrison. B&R are called in by the Commissioner, to the the confusion of himself he notices this Dynamic Duo looks and sounds different than the one he's used to.  Gordan calls them in to interrogate the Toad, a character introduced in the first page of last issue. Oh, guess what? The Human Torch is in this issue, no joke! Just kidding it's actually a member of the new group of villains. He's accompanied by an incredibly fat chick with a bazooka and bald conjoined triplets. The fight last about 8 page and pretty much makes up the hold book and my complaint is there is no onomatopoeia at all. In one panel it cuts back to Dick talking to Alfred about how bad the casualties where. That scene could have been better suited in the beginning during Dick's sulking. When the fright's over the Toad ends up dead in his cell. 

I don't want to spoil it anymore so I'll tell you what I think of the book. The dialogue is much more interesting that what Tim and Bruce would ever say. Now we have two completely different personalities, working together and overcoming their conflicts and trying to get the job done. Also in I feel the progress is being retarded by Dick's sulking in Batman and this title.

What I don't like is how the art is almost identical to All Star Superman, I didn't like the artwork in All Star Superman, but it really didn't affect the story to a point in which I wouldn't want to read. Also the first issue jumped in to an arch, this makes the issues fell rushed and dragged out a bit, like in Dark Avengers

Overall this is a great incarnation of the new Batman and Robin and I can not wait to see what happens next. 

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