Batman and Robin Vol. 1: Born to Kill (The New 52) Paperback – 11 June 2013
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“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
“A fascinating story about a very complicated relationship.”—Newsarama
“Tomasi and Gleason have upped their collective game.”—iFanboy
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- Publisher : DC Comics; 52nd ed. edition (11 June 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 192 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1401238386
- ISBN-13 : 978-1401238384
- Item Weight : 340 g
- Dimensions : 16.84 x 0.94 x 25.81 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #172,861 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ultimately this is a story about a parent who is desperate to do their best for their child, and a child who is unsure and confused as he is growing up and circumstances are changing. It is possible, considering I was raised by a single dad and have recently just become a dad, that this is one of the most relatable books I have read. Not since Spider-Man have we seen such a relatable and tortured teen desperately trying to find their way.
This could shape up to be a magnificent series.
If you don't get any of this series you are missing some very good entertaining Reading and it's Batman.......
who doesn't want to read about Batman ?
It gave me a good insight into the current relationship between Batman and the new Robin, his son Damian but if it was meant to cut deep or bring out a lot of emotions it certainly fell rather short for me.
The best part of the whole volume is definitely the history and backstory of Nobody. That was something to get excited about.
I'll follow the series to see how it progresses.
With Damien's place as son of the original Batman and daughter to the heir of the League of Shadows, he is torn between the two worlds and two opposing moral standpoints; the hard-line "code" of his father to never take a life, and the murderous yet seemingly logical word of his Mother and the League, whilst also finding his place as the fourth Robin and within Bruce, Alfred and the rest of the Wayne family's lives.
Will Damien learn his place and accept himself as his father's son, or will his past as a League assassin and his allegiance to his Mother shape his fate?....