Batman and Robin #039 (2015)

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Batman&Robin_039Batman and Robin #039

Variant cover by: Emanuela Lupacchino
Written by: Peter J. Tomasi

Robin is pretty much Superman now, so the comics are going to be a lot more intriguing. This issue starts with a bunch of Batman villains getting ripped off the street very quickly. Robin is shown to be the one that ripped them off the streets, and tries to tell them to fall in line, but they try to attack Robin so he flies them into the sky. Robin tells the villains that if they kill anyone, he will throw them into space. Just when he almost gets them to space, Robin’s powers crap out, and the villains begin to fall to their deaths. Batman makes the save, and then tells Robin that they need to talk.

Bruce and Damien go fishing to talk, which is really weird, and it turns out that the idea was Alfred’s. Damien uses his powers to catch a fish, and flies the boat back to the Wayne Mansion. Back in the Batcave, Bruce keeps testing Damien, and through the tests he finds out that Damien can’t feel any pain, even though his body is experiencing pain. Batman takes Robin out of patrol, and Robin destroys a tank easily. During the fight Robin tells Batman that he can’t feel anything. Batman tries to comfort him, but has to go to the Watchtower. Robin runs off to get the Batsignal to turn the light on all the criminals. Batman shows back up, tells Robin to put the signal back, and then tells him to come with him to the Watchtower.

Robin is in awe of the Watchtower, but keeps his defenses up when talking to the different members. Superman is the first to talk to him, but Robin almost blows him off. Batman and Superman talk, while Robin sits down and talks with Shazam. The funny thing is that Shazam acts more like a teenager then Robin does. Shazam wants him to play Xbox with him, but Robin tells him no. Batman finds that there is a monster in Japan that needs to be dealt with. Superman expects that Robin will be left on the tower, but Batman tells him that Robin is coming. The issue ends with Superman, Shazam, Batman, and Robin making their way to the teleporters. This was kind of an emotional issue. Robin can’t feel anything, which is probably going to come into play when the powers really start to leave him at some point. Next issue should be interesting and action packed.

I give this issue a 2.5 out of 5.

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  • Imprint: DC Universe
  • Format: Comic
  • Price: $2.99
  • FOC Date: Feb 18 2015
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