Review: Batman and Robin #4

Amazing issue.

This has some nice action and a few good tricks from Batman and Alfred, but if your main bit is action then you might not be too into this one.  Gleason’s art is wonderful, by the way.  Pretty much though, there are two points that really take over the issue that Tomasi does a wonderful job with.

The one we start off with dwells on Batman’s sense of justice.  Nobody has a great point, that being all Bruce technically does is continue to allow more victims by not killing his enemies.  Yes, small time crooks can reform but those bigger names he should know by now will never change.  What is worse is he should know by now that they’ll never stay locked up.  I did feel slightly let down by Nobody’s words though.  Batman never really gives any response back, besides that it would be wasting breath to explain it.  It worked great, I just think it would have been nice if we got some of Bruce’s reasons for not killing in this issue.

Maybe the stronger point follows afterwards, and that is the relationship between Bruce and Damian.  Despite Damian I think having a lot of wonderful points, Bruce never backs down from his position.  Never really gives Damian any answers, claiming he knows that even if he had Damian would have acted exactly the same.  Really seems Damian is right though in thinking Bruce doesn’t really trust him or have any real faith in the boy.

This issue I found amazing, and really suggest you head out and read it.  Tomasi’s work is amazing, and the art team does a great job.

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About xxadverbxx

I'm a fan of comics. I use to love DC, but events pretty much starting with the New 52 had pushed me off of them for years. Lately though titles like Gotham Academy and We Are Robin have brought me back to them. I'm much more still a Marvel fan though at this moment who I moved to since New 52 slowly kept pushing me away from DC. Often a fan of X-Men titles while I've really been loving Spider-Gwen series. Film wise I'm upset at DC though I really really want them to do good. At least their TV series are mostly enjoyable (though Arrow has dipped in quality), while I'm a huge fan of the Marvel films. Also, I still really hate Dan Didio and still view him as at least most of what has been going wrong with DC comic wise lately.

One thought on “Review: Batman and Robin #4

  1. It was a great issue. I’ve never been a big Batman fan, but with this and the main Batman canon I’m definitely drifting towards fandom.

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