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COMIC REVIEW: BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #2

DC Comics
Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Paul Pelletier
Price: $2.99

 

 

The first issue of Batman and Robin Eternal introduced a new side of the Bat-verse that was both fun and mostly without Batman. The second issue of the series feels much more focused than the first, but still doesn’t let go of the tone. While it’s very flawed with some forced scenes, this is still an entertaining issue that helps move the series forward.

Most of this issue takes place in Harper Lee’s home, and things aren’t exactly going well for her. Fortunately for her, the rest of the Bat-family shows up with an assist, including the newly introduced character (Who I will hold off naming for one more week) who has yet another phenomenal action scene.

 

 

Tim Seeley’s writing is both witty and entertaining, giving all of the characters present some fantastic lines. The interactions between Dick Grayson and Stephanie Brown are especially memorable, with Stephanie saying some things about Dick’s physique that we all know we are thinking. The most impressive thing about having so many characters in one issue is that none of it feels crowded.

 

 

While the present day scene is exciting, the flashbacks felt forced and almost entirely unnecessary. Batman and Robin’s past will certainly play an interesting and vital role in the big picture of this long series, but the Scarecrow bits were unnecessary. This part of the issue didn’t contribute much to the story at all and was mostly boring.

 

 

Starting the series off with Tony S. Daniel might have been a questionable choice, as it is a tough act to follow. Paul Pelletier’s pencils come off as sloppy and rushed. The characters aren’t exactly as expressive as they should be, and there are many inconsistences in everyone’s facial structure. There is also some weird shading on these faces as well. Backgrounds are bland and there doesn’t seem to be a lot of inspiration in the panels. One positive in this issue’s art is the layout of the pages, which do well to help the action move at a solid pace.

While Batman and Robin Eternal #2 didn’t live up to the expectations that the first issue brought about, it’s still an entertaining read full of great moments within the Bat-family. Without strong flashbacks and the Tony S. Daniel’s art, this issue ended up being somewhat disappointing. It still did a solid job at setting up the series, and we should expect to see some great things in the future.

DC Comics Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Paul Pelletier Price: $2.99     The first issue of Batman and Robin Eternal introduced a new side of the Bat-verse that was both fun and mostly without Batman. The second issue of the series feels much more focused than the first, but still doesn’t let go of the tone. While it’s very flawed with some forced scenes, this is still an entertaining issue that helps move the series forward. Most of this issue takes place in Harper Lee’s home, and things aren’t exactly going well for her. Fortunately for her, the rest of the Bat-family shows up with an assist, including the newly introduced character (Who I will hold off naming for one more week) who has yet another phenomenal action scene.     Tim Seeley’s writing is both witty and entertaining, giving all of the characters present some fantastic lines. The interactions between Dick Grayson and Stephanie Brown are especially memorable, with Stephanie saying some things about Dick’s physique that we all know we are thinking. The most impressive thing about having so many characters in one issue is that none of it feels crowded.     While the present day scene is exciting, the flashbacks felt forced and almost entirely unnecessary. Batman and Robin’s past will certainly play an interesting and vital role in the big picture of this long series, but the Scarecrow bits were unnecessary. This part of the issue didn’t contribute much to the story at all and was mostly boring.     Starting the series off with Tony S. Daniel might have been a questionable choice, as it is a tough act to follow. Paul Pelletier’s pencils come off as sloppy and rushed. The characters aren’t exactly as expressive as they should be, and there are many inconsistences in everyone’s facial structure. There is also some weird shading on these faces as well. Backgrounds are bland and there doesn’t seem to be a lot of inspiration in the panels. One positive in this issue’s art is the layout of the pages, which do well to help the action move at a solid pace. While Batman and Robin Eternal #2 didn’t live up to the expectations that the first issue brought about, it’s still an entertaining read full of great moments within the Bat-family. Without strong flashbacks and the Tony S. Daniel’s art, this issue ended up being somewhat disappointing. It still did a solid job at setting up the series, and we should expect to see some great things in the future.
Story - 5.5
Characters - 8.5
Art - 6

6.7

Batman and Robin Eternal isn't as entertaining as the first issue, but still has some great moments.

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