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A bit underwhelming as a sequel to one of the greatest Batman arcs of all time
Reviewed in the United States on February 13, 2018
I was a big fan of Grant Morrison's run on Batman, especially when Dick Grayson took over for Bruce Wayne and took on Damien Wayne as his Robin. This is more or less a sequel to that storyline with a fight against Professor Pyg, Thomas Hurt (Thomas Wayne Junior), and a new villain called Deathwing. There's a pregnancy scare between Dick Grayson and his new girlfriend Shang Tsang plus her kidnapping followed by Damien Wayne's kidnapping. My basic opinion is: "it's pretty good." I mean, if you have two kidnappings in a row then you need to work on your plotting.
I also feel like Thomas Hurt is completely wasted in this book as you can't really just throw in the head of the Black Glove Society, a diabolical mastermind, and one of Bruce Wayne's ancestors kept alive by Apokolips technology as a one-off villain. I actually felt the pregnancy scare was handled fairly maturely as Dick tries to sort through his feelings on the fact he could actually have a family with a woman he has come to love in a very short amount of time. You can see the writing on the wall for th Shang Tsang relationship, though, which is a shame as I think she's likable enough to be a Lois Lane for Dick in his series without intruding on other plotlines.
Damien, as always, is a jerk.