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Robin: To Kill a Bird (Robin)
by Bill Willingham (Goodreads Author), Damion Scott , Giuseppe Camuncoli , Scott McDaniel , Pop Mhan , Sandra Hope , Andy Owens
It's a brand-new start for Batman's sidekick, Robin: a new town, a new school, new adventures and new problems. Before our hero can fully recover from the recent deaths of his father and girlfriend, he must come face to face with his enemies: the Penguin, the Dark Rider, the Veteran and a mysterious archer who seems to want the Boy Wonder dead!
Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 5th 2006 by DC Comics
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The best Batman stories are those where there's a true threat of danger. This is why The Dark Knight Returns, the Nolan trilogy, and What Ever Happened to the Caped Crusader (to name a few) work so well. I think that's why Robin-centered stories tend to be more engaging than most. Robins have a tendency to die and die tragically. They are, arguably, Batman's greatest weakness, which leaves all of his greatest villains clawing after the little sidekicks. To Kill a Bird is steeped with threats and ...more
Decent Robin story, but fair warning, Penguin's only purpose is that he put a bounty on Robin to get him out of the way. He does not play a big part in this. Robin goes through the assassins with relative ease and it only gets really interesting in the last 10-15 pages and then ends. Fun for what it is, I'd be more interested to see the next collection.
Tim has lost everything just before this comic begins. His father is dead, and he can't deal with his feelings toward Bruce after Steph's death. So he has a problem. Not the numerous meta-assassins after him, that's just a comic book. Tim's problem is that he's still a legal minor with no legal guardian. Tim solves this problem in an adorably Tim-like way. It was beautiful.
Oct 20, 2008 Julie (ExoticRogue) rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone and comic lovers
Recommended to Julie (ExoticRogue) by: my husband
Batman and Robin is a pretty good comic book to read. Long as you like Batman Comics or at least try it out to see if like it..
In the late 1970s to early 1980s he drew fantasy ink pictures for the Dungeons & Dragons Basic and Expert game rulebooks. He first gained attention for his 1980s comic book series Elementals published by Comico, which he both wrote and drew. However, for reasons unknown, the series had trouble maintaining an original schedule, and Willingham's position in the industry remained spotty for many ...moreMore about Bill Willingham...
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