By Philip Schweier
March 27, 2019 - 05:19
Good question. But as we all know in the world of comic books, nothing is permanent, including a teenager putting on a mask and fighting crime alongside an older mentor. Mother of mercy, is this the end of Robin Beyond? Let us hope so, otherwise the annoying little punk is going to be the subject of another 1-800-kill-your-sidekick program.
The current issue of Batman Beyond is an epilogue for the recent Final Joke story arc. The Joker has been resurrected, battled and defeated for the last time, but there is fall-out in the form of Matt McGinnis’ PTSD. One doesn’t stare into the face of evil – or in this case, the Joker – and come away unscathed.
Doc Shaner provides the art, and is the latest
stellar talent to contribute to the title. Unfortunately, they don’t seem to
last. My favorites tend to last only a handful of issues before moving on to
other projects. I’d really like it
if Doc hangs around a bit longer than usual.