Batman and Robin #5

15 Oct

This comic has some goods and some bads… overall, I ended up thinking “that was sort of a waste of time.”

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You know, I like the art from Phillip Tan better in this issue than the last (which was his first on the series).  I think he’s come a little bit more into himself and his style and not just emulating Frank Quitely.  However, that’s just about the only thing that improved from last issue.

I guess it’s just the combination of Frank Quitely and Grant Morrison that works so well because there’s a synergistic effect where both of their works get better with each other… Remove one from the team and the other suffers.

Grant Morrison’s writing just doesn’t have the same quirks in this issue as the first three, and I’m really pissed off that good ol’ stupid Jason Todd is back.  He doesn’t have his own identity, it’s dumb.  When he was first Red Hood it was awesome because he was a badass.  Now, he’s just a wack-o in an overdone costume.

The reference to the hair dying of Jason Todd was nice, but Phillip Tan drew Jason super ugly when before he was just as handsome as a look-alike of Dick Grayson.  I sort of expect him to look like Dick but with orange hair with a streak of gray.  Instead, he’s super ugly and his chin has completely changed.

I did, however, really like Damien in this one.  He’s growing on me, and the part with the hood that Jason exploits is pretty great.

I don’t know, I just think it’s sort of like keeping bringing back Superboy Prime.  It just gets old quick.

The issue’s mediocre, at best.

25StarRatingscopy.jpg picture by PseudoPsychic


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