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An Excellent Continuation For The New Dynamic Duo
Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2019
I really loved Batman and Robin Volume 1. This arc is my favorite part of the Morrison Batman run, even though I really struggle with and don't enjoy everything that comes before it. But it's worth it for this duo of Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne.
Volume 2 gets off to a slow start with a few issues about a deranged Batman resurrected by a Lazarus pit. Readers who haven't read Morrison's other work, including Final Crisis, will be confused by what occurs here. But the gist is that Dick and Damian learn what the readers already knew, that the corpse they thought was their father wasn't his (instead a failed clone from a Darkseid experiment), and that their father is out there somewhere. The art in these initial issues is also a bit rough and lower in quality, which is the only reason I brought this down to 4 stars.
The second story in the remainder of the volume though, that pits Damian against Dick and tests Damian's loyalties is a great continuation of the Batman and Robin story and might be one of the best parts of the series. Damian may be rude and sociopathic, but this arc gets to let him shine a bit and show that he really does care about his big "brother" Dick Grayson, and about his father's legacy. As a bonus, there is a running mystery about the duo's new ally Oberon Sexton, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I won't spoil the ending, but it's a truly fun reveal that makes you rethink Sexton's role in the adventure in an interesting way.
Again, this is a great story for Batman/Dick Grayson/Damian Wayne fans that I strongly recommend.