Last review of the night is the first DC comic to be read by me this week. The prior issue of this series ended with a great cliffhanger, now it's a matter of seeing whether Peter Tomasi can build from those final few pages from issue #6.
Batman and Robin #7:
Summary: This issue picks up where the last one left off(duh!), with Nobody torturing Robin while Batman listened. However, some fancy driving gets Bats to Nobody's base(a boat) quicker than Nobody had anticipated. From there we get several pages of a very bloody battle between Nobody and Batman, eventually ending with Bats defeating Nobody. Pissed about the whole, “Torturing his son within an inch of his life” thing, Bats has a momentary lapse in judgment and decides to drown Nobody in the acid bath Nobody eliminated his victims in. Before completing the deed, Bats snaps back to his senses upon seeing Damian and pulls Nobody out of the acid before any real harm is done. With that, Bats checks on Damian and with the boat sinking decides to get the three of them out of the water. While Bats is searching for a way out, Nobody is whispering to Damian that he'd be back to kill them all and that Damian knew what needed to be done... With that, Damian drives his fingers through Nobody's eye-socket(!), apparently killing the villain.
Thoughts: Hey, I have to give kudos to Tomasi, he got me invested in this story big time last issue and he delivered another great issue here. Most of this issue was a fight scene, and it was well put together by Patrick Gleason. The ending here gives us yet another extremely strong cliffhanger, with Damian seemingly murdering Nobody. You'll notice I've used the words “apparently” and “seemingly” when describing Damian's actions, because I'm not sure I buy that Damian actually killed Nobody. I DO think that was his intent, but I can't help but feel that DC will chicken out and have Nobody end up alive with brain damage or something similar. Oh, and one final thing. Why is Bats so angry that one of his villains was trying to murder his son here? Bats is the one putting Damian in harm's way as Robin, so shouldn't he be pointing the finger of blame at himself? Just sayin'... But regardless, after this issue I know I'll be eagerly awaiting the next issue. Again.
Score: 8 1/2 out of 10.
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