Review: Batman and Robin Eternal #1
Celebrating 75 years of the Boy Wonder, Batman and Robin Eternal brings together the Batfamily in a sequel to Batman Eternal. Prepare yourself for six months of international intrigue, twists and turns, and new additions to the world of Batman and Robin.
Years ago, Batman and Robin worked the most disturbing case of their crimefighting careers – bringing down the organization of the ultimate human trafficker, the mysterious woman known only as Mother. At the time, Dick Grayson never quite understood the scope of that case, but now its darkest secrets are coming back to haunt him, and everyone else who ever worked with Batman!
This new weekly series features Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, and Harper Row, and from James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, Tim Seeley, Steve Orlando, Genevieve Valentine, Ed Brisson, Jackson Lanzing, and Collin Kelly. It features the art of Tony S. Daniel, Paul Pelletier, Scot Eaton, Fernando Blanco, Roge Atonio, and more.
The first issue feels like the start of an epic movie, bringing together the various past and future Robins, and tying in to Grayson #12, which saw Dick Grayson returning to Gotham. This has Dick, Tim, and Jason dealing with some bad guys, but that all spirals from there to get us to the eventual story. It’s one long set-up, and one with an ending that got me to want to come back.
The art is solid with some beautiful action and colors that draw you in. I really enjoy the style, it’s not amazing, but just great to check out and look at.
This is a buy for Batman fans, those who aren’t may not enjoy it as much. It feels like the start of an epic action filled story. And do I see the groundwork of Bruce as Batman’s return? An intriguing comic that has me wanting to come back for the next issue.
Story: James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, Tim Seeley, Steve Orlando, Genevieve Valentine, Ed Brisson, Jackson Lanzing, and Collin Kelly
Art: Tony S. Daniel, Paul Pelletier, Scot Eaton, Fernando Blanco, Roge Atonio
Story: 7.75 Art: 8 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Buy
DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review