The Robins finally meet Batman himself…but is it everything they imagined it would be? And what will the Dark Knight think of them?
What I thought
I like the vibe on the covers of this series. The way the logo is splashed with blood across the top of the cover really gives a sense of how street level and dirty the book is. The interiors meanwhile have the stylized and fitting art of Jorge Corona. Thus issue is centred on the defusing of bombs and dealing with a crazed mob. This is where the book shows you that it is Batman Incorporated with Robin as the template and being implemented on a local street level scene. It is used to great effect to show how having a team of Robins works and it is impressive.
While I enjoyed the tale I found the inevitable death of one member a bit too predictable. Mind you it was what the group needed but I saw it coming and I’m sure other long time Robin/Batman/Superhero team fans knew this moment had to happen before the team could really come together while also realizing that being a hero is serious business. The issue also carried with it a decent amount of emotion thanks to the situation and its results. We also learn the identity of the mysterious benefactor…..is that Alfred Pennyworth? Also as a testament to how out of DC continuity I am that “Batman” the latest new one showed up in his….War Machine inspired suit and for a split second I thought it was the 90’s and wandered what the hell was I seeing.
All around a very enjoyable tale with good art, action and character driven moments! 3/5 Stars