By Andy Frisk
May 20, 2009 - 17:23
So, do I really have to say “SPOILER ALERT”?! Okay, I will. SPOILER ALERT! Read no further if you don’t want to know, as if you couldn’t figure it out on your own, who the “new” Batman and winner of the “
Of course Dick Grayson was going to take over as Batman, and as predictable as this was, as was the fact that Damien Wayne would be the new Robin (and I still believe Tim Drake will become Red Robin) there are a few little surprises or maybe we should say, twists in this issue, which are, maybe ,not for the best from a storytelling point.
It seems that Dick Grayson, former Robin and current Nightwing hasn’t taken up the mantle of Batman because of “my (Grayson’s) fear of failure…or because I felt it was wrong to try to replace Batman…I refused to take on the role of my mentor…because it’s what he asked me to do.” That’s noble of Dick and all, but is he saying that he really could have just waltzed into the cave and put on Bruce’s cowl, without a second thought except for the fact that Bruce asked him not to? What about the “with my whole heart NO!” Maximus type refusing to take over the
In other news, and more potential SPOILERS, so read no further if you don’t want to know….
…might we be seeing poor Jason Todd, I say poor because he should have stayed dead, wearing a Black Lantern Ring in a few months? Silly as it would be, since they could have left him dead, and he still could’ve gotten a Black Ring, it doesn’t seem like it’s out of the realm of the possible. Also, the identity of the new Black Mask isn’t solved and we don’t get to see Tim Drake’s (the current Robin, now replaced by Damien) reaction to all this, although something has to be saved for the upcoming Red Robin series, eh?
Daniel’s pencils finish up the mini-series just like they started, very solidly. The well choreographed battle between Dick and Jason is well drawn also. The final page spread of Dick in the Bat-suit is disappointing though, since we really don’t see much, but again something has to be saved for the upcoming new Batman and Robin series, eh?
Overall, now that this “
Rating: 7 /10