Thursday, February 28, 2013
Batman and Robin
Damian comes into this story after being raised for 10 years by his mother, an Al-Gul, training him to become an assassin.
Upon meeting up with his Father Damian learns how to become a Robin and how to control his killer instincts while battling baddies.
Over the course of the 1st 14 issues Damian changes from cold and heartless to someone more assuming for the role of Robin. During this run he is also out to prove his mettle against 3 previous Robins who all have current Bat-books out in the wild.
Nightwing (Dick Grayson, book Nightwing), Red Hood (Jason Todd - killed by the Joker before coming back from the dead, Book Red Hood and the Outlaws), Red Robin (Tim Drake, Book Teen Titans) and Robin (Damian Wayne, book Batman and Robin)
My current preferred order of these books is Nightwing, Batman and Robin, Teen Titans and then Red Hood and the Outlaws.
I enjoy the interaction between all of the various Robins when it comes up and I think it's something that they should do more of. Having various Robins cross over and help each other out.
So, my current Reading Quest is complete. I've now finished every title associated with Death of the Family and am ready to finally tackle the story line that is supposed to have sent a far reaching rippling affect through the Batman Universe.
There are some Bat books that I haven't read yet and I think that I'll tackle those after Death just so that I can be up to date on all of them. Then I can keep up as they are released monthly instead of having to make huge strides like I have these past few weeks.
Oh Joker - I see you out there laughing at me, waiting to lure me into your story. I'm excited.