Friday, November 6, 2015

Batman & Robin Eternal #1

Batman & Robin Eternal #1 from DC Comics -

    Batman (Bruce Wayne) is gone. Dick Grayson, now super-spy,  Agent 37, of the world's premier espionage organization, Spyral, is back in Gotham on a dangerous case. But the hunter soon becomes the hunted, and things go far more sideways than he could ever imagine - he finds himself up against an enemy who can use anyone against him, even the ones he loves most. There is no Batman to save him. Spyral has been compromised, and Dick, bruised and shot, is holed up in the Batcave.  Armed only with the data from a flash drive given him by Cassandra Cain, Dick views a recorded message from Batman...A message that could reveal a Batman that no one knew, a Batman with secrets deeper and darker than Dick ever could have imagined.

   Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV are back on the case with this high-octane, rip-roaring first outing of Batman Eternal. From page one, it's all go-time. The story is equally fun and comfortable Batman Family fare, while simultaneously dark, edgy and a bit unfamiliar. This new enemy is someone unlike anyone Dick has ever faced, a pervasive enemy, able to attack from anywhere, through anyone...And this book has a twist-ending that will leave your mouth agape. Tony Daniel's pencils are absolutely perfect for this book - clean, fresh, and awesome. Snyder and Tynion are to the DCU what Jonathan Hickman is to the Marvel Universe: the new architects.

Rating: 9 out of 10. This is going to be fun.


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