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COMIC REVIEW: FTN reviews Damiam: Son of Batman #4

February 5th, 2014 by Sarah Barclay Comments

Writer & Artist: Andy Kubert

So, this mini-series is now complete…sort of? There was no real resolution, it seems. But let’s be honest. Was this series the best in the world? Not by a long shot. But it was pure mindless entertainment with a heck of a lot of pretty pages. And sometimes you just need that.

The characterization still wasn’t there, and now that I think about it, Bruce didn’t speak at all in this one; which is odd, considering we’d kind of need his input on the situation to get a clear ending. Also, I wish Alfred the literal cat did something too. Basically, not much in the way of anything happened in this one, character-wise; just action stuff. Which was cool, I suppose.

While Kubert’s art still isn’t my favorite thing, he makes some gorgeous splash pages. And he really knows how to work Damian’s trench coat. Those last few pages of Damian in the cave with his totally-plausible talking cat were gorgeous. Not many people can make a trench coat look cape-ish. I’ve gotta say, it’s a fabulous look.

So if you like story? Maybe pass on this one. Need some thoughtless action-y violence? Then perhaps this issue, and miniseries as a whole, is for you.

3 out of 5 nerds



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Self proclaimed as hilarious, Sarah is a strange mixture of weird human and sports fan. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA (but currently studying photography in Ohio) she spends most of her time running into tables and tripping over herself while waiting for a TARDIS to show up in the courtyard. If not in a tree or receiving medical attention, she can be found on the tweeter-box (@alfredthebatcat) ranting about ice hockey, baseball or her undying love of Dick Grayson.