One more comic for the night, and it's Batman and Robin. Now, the cover shows Batman and Robin about to fight, and specifically says that the two are going to battle “Above the streets of Gotham”. If that happens, this comic COULD be extremely good...
Batman and Robin #6:
Summary: This issue opens with Robin(Damian Wayne) pulling the trigger to kill the trafficker(!). Didn't see THAT one coming... It turns out the gun was empty, and that Nobody was just testing Damian to see how committed he was to Nobody's cause. Now confident that Damian had truly left Batman, Nobody takes Damian to his hidden lair so Nobody could get information about the trafficker's network. Meanwhile, Batman is racing around Gotham trying to find a trace of Damian while having a flashback to the first time he met Nobody(in the grand scheme of things, it's not that interesting, so I'm just gonna ignore it... Suffice to say, Nobody met Bruce Wayne while he was training to become Batman, and the two became enemies). After getting the trafficker to spill his guts, Nobody decides to toss the trafficker into a vat of acid, thus eliminating that bothersome evidence. Damian doesn't want to see that, and decides to activate his homing beacon, since he had discovered Nobody's lair and proven that he was more useful than Batman thought(oh yeah, and he only pulled the trigger earlier on because he knew the gun was empty due to it's weight or something). Bats gets the signal and begins speeding towards Nobody's hideout. Pissed by Damian's betrayal, Nobody manages to beat the hell out of Damian, while taunting Batman over Damian's communicator, ending this one.
Thoughts: Don't you just love misleading covers? Misleading cover aside, this was a damn good comic book. It was a bit bogged down in the middle, what with the Nobody origin story, but the stuff set in the present was really good. I liked Damian's reason for joining up with Nobody, as it fits with his whole MO of trying to gain his father's approval. I also liked that Nobody beat Damian up WHILE making sure Bruce could hear the whole thing, as it gives us a reason to really despise Nobody, and want to see Bruce catch up to and beat the hell out of him. I have to say, I'm definitely looking forward to the next issue of this series.
Score: 8 out of 10.
“Yaggh”? “Rragh”? That's some inspired dialogue there!