Batman and Robin Vol. 1: Born to Kill (The New 52)

Batman and Robin Vol. 1: Born to Kill (The New 52)

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by Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason
     
 

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As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics—The New 52 event of September 2011, Batman begins battling evil with his son, Damian, at his side, Batman now realizes that the hardest part of the job may be trying to work together!

As Batman and Robin try to adjust to their new partnership, a figure emerges from Bruce Wayne's past: His name is NoBody, and he's not

Overview

As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics—The New 52 event of September 2011, Batman begins battling evil with his son, Damian, at his side, Batman now realizes that the hardest part of the job may be trying to work together!

As Batman and Robin try to adjust to their new partnership, a figure emerges from Bruce Wayne's past: His name is NoBody, and he's not happy that Batman Incorporated is shining a light on his own shadowy war against evil...

This volume collects issues 1-6 of Batman and Robin, part of the DC Comics—The New 52 event.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Violently compelling, this story arc shows the master crime fighter learning to be a father. Damian Wayne, the latest Robin, spent the first 10 years of his life being trained as an assassin, so he doesn’t understand Batman’s refusal to kill the criminals he defeats. As Batman struggles to communicate his rigid code of morality to the boy, Robin seems exasperatingly aloof. Unfortunately, a menace from Bruce Wayne’s past arrives at this point. He calls himself Nobody, he has no patience with ostentatious do-gooders, and he simply erases the villains he encounters. He is, in short, a dangerously appealing father figure for Batman’s alienated son. Tomasi’s script—following up on elements created by Grant Morrison in his Batman run—ably interweaves conflict at physical, personal, and even moral levels. The art by Gleason and Gray (with spectacular coloring by John Kalisz) is explosively dramatic. A superior episode in a fascinating saga. (July)
From the Publisher
“Intriguing.” – USA Today

“Powerful effects and sharp characterization.” – Publishers Weekly

“Watching [Robin] struggle to reconcile his mother's cold-blooded anger with his father's compassion and nobility (and not a little outright arrogance from both sides of the family tree) has been one of the highlights of the comics reading experience in recent years.” – Maxim

“This is the kind of Batman story I like to read: an actual mystery with an emotional hook.” – The Onion AV Club

“The storytelling is crisp, punchy and clean—in both words and art—even when they both get pretty dark. I think that's what I loved most about this book, the way the two complimented each other so well.” – Time Out Chicago

“Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason are knocking it out issue after issue.” – Wired.com

“Rock solid.” – IGN

 “A fascinating story about a very complicated relationship.” – Newsarama

“Tomasi and Gleason have upped their collective game.” – iFanboy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401234874
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
07/10/2012
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Peter J. Tomasi, a life-long New Yorker, is an NYU grad with degrees in political science and filmmaking. Peter has helped re-imagine many characters and books over the course of his extensive and exclusive career at DC Comics as a writer and editor. Peter's newest projects are BATMAN & ROBIN and GREEN LANTERN CORPS, both a part of DC Comics - The New 52. His previous works include BRIGHTEST DAY GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD WARRIORS, BATMAN: BLACKEST KNIGHT, THE OUTSIDERS, NIGHTWING, PHANTOM STRANGER, BLACK ADAM THE DARK AGE and FINAL CRISIS: REQUIEM.

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Batman and Robin Vol. 1: Born to Kill (The New 52) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Probably the 2nd best of the new 52 Batman runs, after Snyder's Batman, Batman&Robin has an interesting villain with a fairly intricate motive and plan. There is a lot of emotion intertwined into the plot, rather than just "Robin, let's go beat this guy up!" Ample appearances by Alfred sweeten the deal. I'm giving it 4/5, just because it wasn't as memorable as Batman, in my opinion. But, I think it deserves 4.5 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good story thats more slower then a normel batman story yet really digs in to the dynamic between the two characters never boring
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cried.
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Ben56 More than 1 year ago
Not only is it a whole new twist on the dynamic duo, but it gives some insight on the reason why Batman has only one rule when fighting crime. It's a great read.
JLoper More than 1 year ago
Meh.