BLOGGERS NOTE: Hey you guys, I think I lost a few of you, but it’s my own fault. I put down comics to study for midterms. But I have returned (until Finals) and 1 thought: SO PISSED THAT DAMIEN DIED! Hope you’re all glad I returned 😉
Mind Your Manners
He’s Krypto the Superdog! Sorry, had to start off that way. I have to say, the plot was a bit, lacking, not that interesting him fighting some thug named Plasmo, but the kid (I assume) Dr. Psycho, the plot line involving him was pretty good. The best part was the artwork, the change, Superboy’s growth in character sine H’el (which was an oh so very clever name *sarcasm*) and the dialogue within this issue was also great. I loved it a lot. It was imaginative, structurally sound and just [above all] funny. However, don’t we already know the origin of Superboy? I feel like the creators keep going back to the beginning the stretch out and really tell us what the heck is going on. I am both interested, yet bored.
PLOT: S. LOBDELL & T. DEFALCO
DIALOGUE: T. LEE
PENCILLERS: R. B. SILVA, I. COELLO & K.LASHLEY
Batman & Robin #18
Heartbreaking. I swear, it was just heartbreaking. There was no writing within this issue, only the letter from Damien to his father found in his locker, and in that moment, everything was so powerful, so heartbreaking. By the end of the issue, I was crying alongside Bruce. To see his pain, to see that he missed his son, his blood son, and wanted him there next to him, it was truly powerful and such a strong story…I hate it. I want Damien back and yes, I am going to whine and complain until he returns. He has to return..right? I mean this is the comic book world, no one stays dead forever…Please bring back Damien DC. P. J. Tomasi is brilliant, in the way he scripted this issue and the artist are even more amazing in their way to bring forth the pain that must be so prevalent. Bruce lost his son. We lost a Robin. I miss him already.
WRITER: P. J. TOMASI
PENCILLER: P. GLEASON
INKER: M. GRAY
Looks like our next Robin is going to be a girl. I’m glad that the introduction is done and I’m also glad that they aren’t moving on just yet. We all need some time to mourn the loss of Damien Wayne…at least I do. All in all, a very good issue with a very interesting character. She lost a parent so she’s a perfect candidate to be a Robin, but she also has this resolve, this determination to go through with it and be what she wants to be. I like her. She’s a lot like Barbara, and at the same time very different, which I like a lot. Lovely issue.
WRITER: S. SNYDER
PENCILLERS: A. KUBER & A. MALEEV
INKERS: S. HOPE & A. MALEEV