By Philip Schweier
February 27, 2019 - 08:19
Bruce is surprisingly emotional as he recognizes the danger Matt is in, and perhaps now regrets setting the boy up to be Robin Beyond (as well he should). The days of the kid sidekicks is over, and nobody should know that better than Batman, who has lost too many Robins to the never-ending battle for truth, Justice and the American way.
Jurgens has resurrected the Joker for one last outing (presumably), and spins a tale well suited for this latter-day legend of the Dark Knight. Thankfully, it’s a tale with a clear beginning, middle and end, without some vague conclusion that then dovetails directly into the next adventure.
As always, the artwork from Booth and Rapmund is superb, and offers a stylized vision of the future that matches what we’ve seen already, but offers a different texture, of sorts. It’s got a little bit of the line work I remember from Jim Lee’s X-Men days, an era which has thankfully passed. But Booth and Rapmund are able to freshen the style somewhat, by not over-playing it.