Review by: keith7198

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Written by JUDD WINICK
Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

What a disaster. I rather liked the potential of Judd Winick’s story after reading the last issue of “Batman and Robin”. But my how things have changed. While issue #23 concluded with an underwhelming and unsatisfying ending, I was still hoping for the story to keep my interest especially after I enjoyed the first part of this three issue arc. Sadly, that wasn’t the case.

This issue is basically one big, long, drawn-out, uninteresting fight. I have no problem with action issues but this was a total mess. The Menagerie serve as an extraction crew who breaks Jason Todd out for their mysterious employer. The problem is they don’t feel like a threat nor do they add any excitement to the story. To be honest, they are pretty silly. Winick ends the issue with a reveal of the employer followed by an end page that is as flat as the rest of the book.

Then there is the art. From the first page to the last, it’s hard to find any pleasure in the look of the issue. Greg Tocchini’s work is boring and flat. The action sequences pack no punch and his characters look sketchy, inconsistent, and rushed. There is a steady lack of attention to detail that I also found annoying. Even the colors are drab and distracting which add to the overall poor look of the book.

I was really expecting something more from this issue. Instead I got a book that I wish I had skipped. It looks and feels almost unfinished and it certainly kills any excitement I had for Winick’s story. I have a feeling I already know how it ends so considering how terrible this issue is, I don’t think I’ll be trying the next one.

Story: 1 - Poor
Art: 1 - Poor

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