It’s easy to dismiss Bruce Wayne’s son as an annoying brat, but I think that’s a shallow criticism. There’s a struggle within Damian that is fascinating, and his killer instinct has always been dangerously close to the surface. (Remember last year’s memorable moment, when he bashed the Joker’s head in with a crowbar?) Illustrator Patrick … Continue reading 2011 Memorable Moment: Damian Goes Dark
My pull list was DC-heavy and full of goodies last week, and a book that I was dreading turned out to be an unexpected pleasure. Let's get to the highlights, shall we? Batman and Robin #23: The solicits for this issue made me very nervous, especially since Batman and Robin is one of my favorite … Continue reading Comic Judgment: Hoods, Magicians, and Maidens
Damian had a lot of big moments in 2010, but when the kid rearranged the Joker's face with a crowbar in Batman and Robin #14, he took it to a whole new level. He's overconfident, infuriatingly superior and rude, and he tends to pummel before thinking a situation through. Damian's got a lot to learn, … Continue reading 2010 Memorable Moment: Hurts So Good
Making fun of vintage Batman and Robin scenarios is like shooting fish in a barrel. With an AK-47. It's just too easy, and I'm convinced that the writers and artists responsible for these gems knew exactly what they were doing. After all, these were young, creative guys hanging out in smoke-filled studios in New York … Continue reading WTF? Wednesday: Boys Will Be Boys
Separating the pull list wheat from the chaff.
Five reasons you should be reading Grant Morrison's Batman and Robin.
Maybe I was feeling a tad sensitive last week, but there were several comic book moments that left me all verklempt. It was also one of those rare weeks when my pull list produced nothing but hits, with two (Batman and Robin and Secret Six) in a dead heat for first place. There will be spoilers. Batman and … Continue reading Comic Judgment: The Hit Parade