Review by: keith7198

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Written by JUDD WINICK
Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH
Variant cover by GENE HA

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

“Batman and Robin” #23 is a three part storyline written by Judd Winick. That, combined with the Jason Todd character, immediately sparked my interest. Winick does a decent job setting up his story but doesn’t really end the issue with any kind of “WOW” factor. Perhaps my expectations were unrealistic but I couldn’t help but expect more. That’s not to say it’s a bad issue because it’s not. I actually enjoyed it, particularly the opening exchanges between Bruce and Jason in Arkham. But being the storyline is only three issues long I expected Winick to come out guns blazing and that wasn’t the case.

The art by March and Bresson is a bit like the story – it’s not bad but there’s nothing especially exciting about it. It certainly wasn’t distracting but it wasn’t work that would really leave an impression on the reader.

“Batman and Robin” #23 is a good book, but it’s not a great book. It certainly has my interest and I’ll be getting the next issue but I can’t help wondering if Winick is going to be able to pull this off. I don’t want to slam it too hard because I did enjoy it. And again, maybe my expectations were a little too high.

Story: 3 - Good
Art: 3 - Good

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