Comic Books! Review: Batman And Robin #1 by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely
Bruce Wayne is dead. Tim Drake is no longer the Boy Wonder. Gotham was without her protectors… until now. The Dynamic Duo are back, though in a way which is completely new to us the readers, and the characters themselves.
I will not bore you/upset you with the details of the messy end of Bruce Wayne, but instead like with the overall tone of the comic, start anew, fresh.
Comic book’s first and most famous sidekick Dick Grayson now dons the cape & cowl as the Dark Knight, with the biological son of Bruce Wayne and Talia al Ghul, Damien, now the new Robin. Classic supporting characters such as Alfred Pennyworth and Commissioner Gordon are still with us, and new, vile villains Mr. Toad, Pyg, and the Circus of Strange begin their celebration of evil. The main story focus’ on Dick and Damien’s first official night as the new Dynamic Duo, and although their debut is a success, they may have caused more damage than thought, as Mr. Toad had warned.
Compared to his most recent stories involving Batman and the DCU proper, Morrison has won me back as a fan with this comic book, considering the dismal end of Bruce Wayne he crafted. Frank Quitely is a one-of-a-kind artist that can understand Morrison as a co-creator more than any other storyteller in the business. Together, we have in our hands a solid beginning to what will hopefully an interesting series.
This was fun. I highly recommend picking this funnybook up.