Monday, 8 June 2009

Batman and Robin # 1

Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Frank Quitely
DC Comics
4 Gs

"Batman Reborn" begins here in earnest with a new Batman, a new Robin, a new Batmobile, a new Batcave and a new set of villains. The story literally begins with a bang as the new Dynamic Duo chase down the odious Mr Toad and his henchmen in a flying Batmobile. A sky-high interrogation of Mr Toad leads this New Batman back to his circus roots, while things turn ugly as the Mr Pyg turns up to punish the unsuccessful henchmen.

If you are not up to speed on the current events in the Bat-universe after Batman RIP and Battle for the Cowl, Bruce Wayne is dead [No, I don't think it will last either] and 1st Robin/Nightwing Dick Grayson has taken up the mantle. Partnered with Damian, son of Bruce and Talia al Ghul, and relocated to a city center base the Batman return to Gotham to rescue it from the criminal chaos that has boomed in his absence.

Morrison and Quitely manage to both brighten and futurise the heroes, with a bright and modern penthouse/Batcave lair and a hovering Batmobile, and also recover a macabre horror in it's new villains that the classic villains have lost over the many animated and PG recons. The chatty, up-beat Dick/Batman vs egotistical/confrontational Damian relationship has a lot of potential.

Want to make your own mind up? Download a preview from the DC Comics website HERE and let me know what you thing in the comments below.

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