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• The massive fallout from the recent events in BATMAN, INCORPORATED take Batman to the very limits of his sanity…will The Red Hood pull him back—or push him over the edge?

Story by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Patrick Gleason, Cliff Richards, Mick Gray, & Mark Irwin
Colors by John Kalisz
Letters by Carlos M. Mangual
Cover by Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray, & John Kalisz

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settlechaos05/17/13NoRead Review
Avg Rating: 3.8
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  1. Man i miss Damian

  2. As much as I’ve enjoyed Tomasi/Gleason, I’m sitting out until all of the “massive fallout” is over.

  3. I really enjoyed the last issue although I know it was probably too crazy for some. Hoping we get more of the same though because I don’t mind reading this is each issue is creative in hope Bruce is coping for Damian’s death.

    • Exactly my thought, grief and pain are powerful emotional destructors of moral compasses. Just seeing how desperate Batman was to ressurect Damian that he was willing to cross this line was just insane but that is what made it such a good issue!

  4. This will probably change once Zero Year starts, but at this moment, Batman and Robin is my favorite DC book.

  5. I’m enjoying what Tomasi is doing here. He’s clearly going for the ‘5 Stages of Grief’ angle for this arc. So with RAGE we get a good mix of Bruce getting testy with Carrie, going ballistic on the men who shot at Damian, and then on Jason. Maybe it isn’t perfect but again it’s a nice way to make mopey Bruce more entertaining to read. Shame that Gleason couldn’t finish the whole issue though. What’s here is good and Cliff Richards does a good job filling in. But it just isn’t the same when Gleason can’t finish. Still a solid issue none the less.


  6. this really fell apart in the second half. art and story.

    • I was wondering why I liked the first half so much better. Now I realize the change in artists really hurt.

  7. I found this issue to be very disturbing. It was stark, brutal and almost nihilistic in places.

    It was really good story, don’t get me wrong, but one that forced me to decide that Batman’s actions towards Jason were abusive and overly harsh. I wanted to punch Batman in this issue.

    From Jason’s POV, he thought he was getting a little adventure with his mentor, then he got taken back to the worst place in the world (for him) and grilled over the events that transpired on the absolute worst day of his life. After that, Batman forced Jason to beat him mercilessly, as if he was punishing himself for the deaths of both Robins. Throughout the ordeal, Jason was the victim. Batman was spiteful and manipulative.

    In the madness of grief, people do awful things, but I think it will be a long time before Jason forgives his mentor for this.

    I found the issue upsetting, but also deeply moving. The last two issues have been rather out of character for Batman, but in a way that makes sense. In a world where the laws of death only sometimes apply, death itself must seem even more bitter and cruel.

  8. I really liked this and continue to get excited about this series. I don’t like the “New 52-iness” of it all, particularly in regards to Jason’s character, but that’s just where we are now and I guess I should try and get used to it…
    Overall though a strong issue and I am really starting to enjoy the new take on Carrie Kelly. I’ll be back next month for sure!

  9. Batman appears to be going a little cray cray searching for a way to bring Damian back. (As if the whole Frankenstein thing wasn’t enough!) That being said, this issue didn’t blow me away and I have to wonder if Tomasi is a little peeved having his main character taken away from him. Can’t wait for Batgirl though!

    • I think he is a little peeved. He wrote Damian better than Morrison did in my opinion. I think he might be replacing Damian with Carrie Kelly, both in the story and in his heart :(…

  10. This is a good book. I didn’t think new 52 Carrie Kelly was a good idea at first, but she’s cool. Cool enough to be Damian’s friend. She is kinda like a good backup story at the front of the book. Like a frontup.

  11. It’s very strange to see grief affect Bruce in such a huge manner. But he is human like the rest of us. I’m interested to see where this goes after the 5 stages of grief are done.

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