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I really want to love it... but the art...
Reviewed in the United States on August 26, 2016
Batman and Robin, Vol 3: Batman & Robin Must Die include Batman and Robin #13-16, Batman the Return #, and concludes the Grant Morrison trilogy in B&R. The story here is great and I really want to love the comic, but the art makes some of this comic so hard to read. The majority of the art is done by Frazer Irving and if you have not seen any of his art search Frazer Irving Batman and see if you can stand it. If you can, read this comic. The story line is great, the villains are fantastic, the art gets better. I don't always hate Frazer Irving's art, in fact, I quite liked it for Klarion the Witch Boy in Seven Soldiers of Victory (another great comic) but in B&R I cannot stand it. At least I know that it is only a short time in the overall arc and that the story is so good that it makes it worth it. If you like Grant Morrison's Batman or don't mind the art, for sure read this.
One last thing, events in this comic intersect with Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne which should be read before reading B&R #15 to avoid spoilers. I generally read Vol 1 , Vol 2, Batman: TROBW, then Vol 3. This is only if you want the full Grant Morrison Batman arc detailed below.
-B&R are still great
-Story is fantastic
-Frazer Irving's Art
*Morrison's Story Arc is as follows:
Batman and Son (Included in Black Glove Deluxe Edition)
Batman: The Black Glove
Batman: Batman and Time (or Final Crisis but still needs 701 and 702)
Batman and Robin Volume 1-3
Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne (Technically happens during Batman and Robin Volumes 1 and 2)
Batman Incorporated (and Leviathan Strikes)
Batman Incorporated Vol 1: Demon Star (New 52)
Batman Incorporated Vol 2: Gotham's Most Wanted (New 52)
A readers guide to Grant Morrison's Batman is a great help if you are looking at the whole series.