And the last new comic book I'll be reading and reviewing until Wednesday? The comic that was at the bottom of my new comic pile, and as such was the comic book I was least looking forward to reading? None other than Batman and Batman #3! I mean the first two issues of this series have been... Wait, what? That's not the title of this series? It's actually called Batman and Robin?! Balderdash says I! As I was saying, this series has been okay, but the dynamic between the Dynamic Duo still feels somewhat off for me. Maybe things will right themselves with this issue. Or maybe not. What the hell do I know?
Batman and Robin #3:
What Happened: Batman won't let Robin go out on patrol with him since Bats was still trying to draw Nobody out of hiding. Robin won't hear of that and decides to leave anyway, but not before Alfred manages to sneak a tracking device on Robin. Robin manages to beat up some thugs, but is soon confronted by Nobody, who kills the thugs for Robin. Nobody then hits Robin with a paralyzing blow, revealing he knew his secret identity(of course he does!). Bats, who had been following the tracking device, attacks Nobody but is defeated. This issue ends with the Dynamic Duo tied up in an old car being forced to watch a movie by Nobody... Yes, really.
The Good: Alfred was surprisingly awesome in this one. The action scene between Robin and the thugs was fun. Batman considering Robin his son as opposed to his sidekick is an interesting dynamic that begs further inspection.
The Bad: Yes, I know I railed about this last issue, but does EVERYBODY know Batman and Robin's secret identity? The cliffhanger here was one of the weakest I've read in quite some time... THAT was supposed to make me want to read the next issue? That last page did a HUGE job of hurting my enjoyment of what was, before that final page, a borderline above average comic book. Batman being taken down by Nobody with such ease seemed wrong.
The Verdict: Scorewise, this comic was an easy 7 1/2, with a shot at an 8 before the cliffhanger scene... It was that horrible. I honestly don't get why I'd want to pick up the next issue after that last page. So I can read about Batman and Robin watching a film put together by Nobody? Um yeah, no. Overlooking the last scene(which is hard to do since it's what leaves the lingering taste in my mouth), this was a really good comic book. The characterizations between Robin, Alfred and Batman were all nicely done. But that last scene...
Score: 7 out of 10.So he's going to put on porn, right?