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Monday, December 03, 2007

"All Star Batman and Robin" No. 8

I keep picking up “All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder,” but usually wonder why. But I kind of liked the latest issue, No. 8. If you view Frank Miller’s “All Star” Batman as an Elseworlds tale or a what-if? (what if Batman was truly as deranged as a guy who dressed up like a giant bat should be?), then it’s OK. Yes, his treatment of Dick Grayson continues to constitute child abuse. But at least things happened in this issue: the introduction of a really sick Joker, Batman’s contempt for a brave but brainless Hal Jordan, and Dick Grayson’s first attempt at a sidekick identity.


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