Well now … I don’t have a clue what’s going on here! Is this part of the “Death of the Family” storyline, or not? Is this the same Batman who’s about to be a part of a devasting near-death moment with the Joker? This Bruce Wayne, who takes a ‘vacation’ and actually seems relaxed when he discovers history about his mother and father. Bruce Wayne…relaxed? Since when? And this litte…whippersnapper… of a Robin (he’s new to me) is able to come up with information on Wayne’s parents that is new to the Batman? Really? it felt contrived and foreign…definitely not a Batman story to me!
The Joker story-line is thin (though appropriately frightening, with the Joker wearing his own face skin upside down [loved that part!])– feels forcefully added in to this book.
But the time traveling (we the reader) to 1765 … really? REALLY?! How does this make for a cohesive story? What a mess!
I was mostly just lost in this miasma, and when the obligatory 33-page common story appeared, I at least had 33 pages that made some sense, though how it was supposed to fit with this book, I’m still not sure.
I’m wishing that, like Damian, Bruce, and Alfred, I could snap myself awake from this!
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Batman and Robin, Vol. 3: Death of the Family
author: Peter J. Tomasi
artists: Patrick Gleason & Mick Gray
publisher: DC Comics
hardcover, 160 pages
Not sure who these people are. Robin too precocious. Joker story-line thin. Mostly just boring. I really didn’t enjoy this.