Artists: Jorge Jimenez
Colors: Alejandro Sanchez
The Good, The Bad, The Robin
In the prologue we see that creepy red head kid. He multiplies himself and one by one kills his family members. Still confused since this is all set in what seems like a studio. Either was his little sister sees her chance and makes a run for it. For her sake I hope she gets away.
Where we last left off the boys have just gotten caught by Lex, while trying to break into his building. Damian being the dick he is cuts Jon’s rope sending him hurling towards the ground. Making Lex go for him, and giving Robin enough time to get into the building. I will say this, Damian’s wit is close in comparison to his dad. He gets into Lex’s database, and finds video of that red head kid. The kid’s name is Reggie and they learn about his interaction with the Amazo Virus that was created by Luthor. Further investigating they find the murdered family in an abandoned looking warehouse. While Robing investigates, Jon leaves to get his dad…instead finding the little girl who ran away. Little do the boys know they’re being watched.
I really enjoy watching the relationship between Damian and Jon. Tomasi does a great job of spotlighting each characters defining personalities, while also having them blend in a dynamic way. The art is playful and fun and definitely gives this book an adolescent feel. I couldn’t imagine it any other way. I have to say there was one panel of Lex and Super Boy in the rain and it kind of looked like their faces were melting instead of just wet. Other than that small moment the rest of the book was very visually pleasing, and able to tell a story by itself. I liked that Jon acknowledge the Teen Titans, and Robin gave an explanation of why he didn’t want their help. I’d be a horrible superhero, because I’d be calling the Justice League for absolute everything. Cat stuck in a tree? Oh, better call Superman. Anyways back to the book, again giving praise to Tomasi, I loved how each of the boys reacted to the crime scene. It felt very organic and true to their character. The ending was great and truly unexpected for me. I can’t wait to see how that is going to play out.
High Holy: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ✬ ✩ 8.5/10
Ariel DuPey | NCR