Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Quickfire DC Comics Reviews- Batman, Batman and Robin, Superboy


Batman #10
Written by Scott Synder
Art by Greg Capullo

“Night of the Owls” reaches its boiling point with a huge reveal this week that could change Bruce Wayne’s life forever. Snyder’s been building up to this moment since his first issue of the relaunched title. This story, while only running for the past year, is every bit as ambitious and mythos redefining as anything Grant Morrison has done to Batman in the past few years. This is why the Batman titles have been consistently awesome. Amazing writers actually progressing the character and his world. The tension is high as the reveal builds up. Greg Capullo is spot on as usual. His dark, gritty looking art was a perfect fit for this book. Awesome read.

Read my reviews for Batman and Robin #10 and Superboy #10 after the jump.



Batman and Robin #10      
Written by Peter Tomasi
Art by Patrick Gleason

I love Robin. Robin has always been one of my favorite characters. I love Damian Wayne. So Damian as Robin, for me, is awesome. I love that this is really his book. Even when Batman features heavily, this is where we get our Damian fix. I love when all the Robins are together. They all react so differently to each other. I hated when Dick went back to being Nightwing, because I loved him as Batman with Damian as his Robin. I guess they eventually had to tackle the Bruce Wayne – father thing. This book has been consistently great. Even the “Night of the Owls” tie-in last month. Tomasi has established a goal for Damian, and a threat that proceeds to become very dangerous by the end of the issue. Patrick Gleason’s art is tight and consistent. The new villain looks absurd, though. I still hate Tim’s new costume, and even more so in this book when up against his brothers in arms.  I can’t get enough of this one.

 
Superboy #10
Written by Scott Lobdell
Art by Sebastian Fiumara

After escaping Harvest and N.O.W.H.E.R.E. after the lackluster “The Culling” crossover, the Teen Titans washed up on shore of a mysterious island. Well, so did Superboy and Wonder Girl. However, the Titans are nowhere to be found. There is great character development here as Superboy and Wonder Girl begin to get to know one another outside of fists flying everywhere. I loved the two together before the new 52 and I’m starting to enjoy them now. They even fight a t-rex! The end of the issue had me scratching my head, looking forward to the story continuing in Teen Titans.  I can’t recollect ever seeing any work by Sebastian Fiumara, but I really dug the art in this issue. I’m kind of sad that it only seems to be fill in work.

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