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What a Journey It Has Been
Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2016
The first part of a three part collection, this Batman story has a unique aspect that separates it from other Batman stories. That is: Dick Grayson is Batman and Bruce Wayne's son (Damian) is Robin. I like this version of the dynamic duo. Grayson is a goof-ball at heart and it comes through when he wears the cowl. Damian is a rebellious, disrespecting brat; but he's a good fighter. Real good. Together they make an interesting team.
If you're new to Batman comics, I would suggest a few other reads before diving into this one. There is a lot of backstory that leads up to how and why Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne end up together. You'll enjoy this series for what it is if you know how they got there.
Here's my suggested list:
Batman: Death in the Family
Batman: The Black Casebook
Batman: Son of the Demon
Batman: Under the Red Hood
Batman: Batman and Son (New Edition)
Batman: Battle For the Cowl
Like I said, there's a lot of backstory involved with Batman & Robin. This isn't even the full list. If you're up for it, you should read these books first. But I'll admit that is quite the commitment.