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• Batman and Robin gear up to protect Gotham City in the week leading up to the 300th anniversary of the city’s founding!

• It’s a who’s who of Gotham City’s worst against The Dynamic Duo!

Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art and Cover by Patrick Gleason & Mick Gray

Price: $2.99
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  1. I’ve really enjoyed this book. Here’s to hoping Morrison doesn’t off Damien

  2. *crosses fingers
    …Please don’t die please don’t die please don’t die…

  3. It’s kinda stretching the credulity though; how many times does Damian get throttled like a losing MMA fighter and keep coming back? He’s supposed to be a ten-year-old … not Robokid.

  4. Love this series.

  5. Even if Morrison kills Damian, DC wouldn’t let it stand for too long. Damian sells books and is popular, he won’t stay dead because he helps push sales. That said, I like how this book is as good as if not better than Snyder’s Batman because Tomasi really understand what the relationship between Batman and Robin, as father and son should be. I never read any of Morrison’s Batman so this dichotomy feels right to me.

  6. Kinda scared to read this first if it spoils what happens in Batman….not sure to take the risk or not.

  7. I have a feeling Damian might die too. Morrison created the Damian character when he first started writing Batman. If he wants to put all the pieces back to the way they were before he started playing with them Damian has to die. I really hope I’m wrong though. I love Damian.

  8. This books been really hit or miss for me. The first arc was amazing, then it got kinda boring and gleason’s art started getting worse (he seems to have real trouble with eyes). But recently its started to pick up again. The annual issue was really good, didn’t hurt that I’m a sucker for Damien in a bat suit, and Adrian Syaf’s art was a nice change up. I can’t see Morrison killing off Damien, because I would then have to kill Morrison (with words).

    • I’m with you. All downhill since the first arc. I actually dropped it at #10 or so. Now I just pick up the ones I hear are good. This one was awesome, so was the Annual. I really hope they can grab my attention and get it back on my pull list. This issue felt just like dreams do. Really an excellent issue and a nice pallet cleanser to DOTF.

  9. Damian is not going to die, Talia wil die before Damian.

  10. I really enjoyed this issue. Tomasi really has a great voice for all of these characters, especially Damian. He’s no Grant Morison but he’s doing a great job with this series. The idea of having a ‘dream’ issue worked for me and the one with Alfred made me laugh. You forget how much of a badass Alfred is once in a way. Patrick Gleason’s art is still gorgeous as always. The full page of Alfred brandishing a shotgun should be a poster (or at least my next avatar).

    These two, along with Mick Gray and John Kalisz, have been a great combo for this title. Again, this isn’t what you used to get with Morrison or his army of artists on the book. But it’s still a hell of a lot of fun and a nice counterpart to Snyder’s book.

    5/5 (POTW)

  11. This was an absolute gem of a comic.

    I’ve read this thing about four or five times now and it really works on so many levels. Its deep, complex and layered, but has an emotional depth and brevity that tempers the thought-provoking quality of the story and allows for some subtle and uplifting character development.

    Intelligent, credible and immersive insights into the respective psyches of heroes Bruce, Damian and especially Alfred (who’s ‘revenge’ on the Joker put a smile on my face in the same way it did on his) made each character feel more three dimensional, more ‘real’ than almost any other Bat-book published in the last couple of years (at least).

    This story put a huge smile on my face and gave me good dreams. For that reason, if for no other, It was as good, if not better than Steve Niles’ ‘Letters to Batman’ one-off in ‘Legends of the Dark Knight’ a couple months back.

    An inspired post-script to ‘Death of the Family’ and a damn fine read to boot. Great art, uncluttered dialogue and a touching scene between father and son that almost brought a tear to my eye. Almost.

    OK. I wept like a baboon that stubbed its toe on the fridge, only to find that he was out of bananas (not actually true).

    Honestly one of the best single issues of ‘The New 52’ so far.

  12. Alfred’s smile is the best things in comics this week. Hands down.

  13. This was fun. Especially Alfred’s smile.

  14. This issue was solicited by DC as something completely different from what it was actually about. Still, it was a good opportunity to get inside Batman and Robin’s heads. Feels a lot like a “farewell” issue… wonder why…

    Please check my mini-review here:

    Comments and feedback are always welcome!

  15. Very good issue. That it was all dreams made it very cool.

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