Writer: Peter J. Tomasi/ Art: Patrick Gleason/Publisher: DC Comics

With every review I do, I try and pull out a concrete idea to explain what I think about something. Short, sweet, enough for a tweet. If I were to tweet a less than 140 character review of issue number 40 of DC Comics’ Batman and Robin it would always come down to me saying “Bruce Wayne is up for dad of the year.”


Continuing the exploration of Damian Wayne’s new-found superpowers, Bruce Wayne comes up with a clever plan to drain him of his energy with a staged battle. With the help of the Justice League, Damian was able to go full throttle and not hold anything back as he fought a giant robot on a deserted island. The next morning, Damian wakes up to realize his powers are gone and there’s a chance he’s just Robin again, much to Bruce’s satisfaction.

Bruce steps in as an award winning father and helps his son accept his return to the way things were with some consoling followed by a zip-line around Gotham. For the first time, things are back to the way they were. It’s just a matter of how long this lasts.


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