Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Batman #657- A New Kind of Dynamic Duo!

Batman 657
Originally uploaded by Heidi Meeley.
Batman #657 has sealed the deal for me. Grant Morrison, Andy Kubert, and Jesse Delperdang have worked their magic and I am transfixed. This comic book read sweetly and smoothly, and I was captivated by each panel.

Do not read further if you don't want the story ruined.
I really love the fact that Morrison has utilized the son of Talia Al Ghul and Batman in his opening story arc. Damian is the perfect little assasin from minute one. Arrogant, brash, and superior-minded, this young fella would be his grandfather's dream come true. Watching Batman have to truly be a father to Damian is classic. I laughed and squirmed reading this issue as I watched the dialogue between the two. Adding Robin to the mix only makes things that much more tangled and rough.

The fight between Robin and Damian was excellent. Both are trained fighters- one by the Dark Knight; the other by the League of Asssasins. The only real difference that comes to light is that one fights dirty, and doesn't care about human life, while the other has seen so much loss, it is a miracle he cares to preserve it. I can hardly wait to see what happens next between these two- that is, if Robin is up for it. Also, what's up with Alfred? Here is to hoping he is okay.


Batman #657 truly won me over. Next issue is the last chapter of this arc, and I can hardly wait to see what happens. The writing is wonderful and the art is beautiful. High quality production and intelligent story telling combine to make an unbeatable tale.


Chris Arndt said...

Which Robin isn't the orphan taken under Bruce Wayne's wing as a son-figure?


Heidi Meeley said...

Chris... interesting thought!