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COMIC REVIEW: FTN reviews Robin Rises: Omega

July 17th, 2014 by Sarah Barclay Comments

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi

Penciller: Andy Kubert

Published by DC Comics

Well, comic books readers, you guys ready for some emotions? Probably not but too bad, because that’s what this one-shot is full of!

Tomasi starts us off with a somewhat brief history of Damian’s life and how he came to be, and I found that really nice. I’m not a new reader by any means, but even so, with all the rebooting and different writers’ interpretations, it was nice to get a solid and simple explanation of the character, through the eyes of another.

As for the rest of the issue, it was just a big ol’ battle, but with so much emotion behind it from both Bruce and Ra’s, that it all really balanced out. I really enjoyed how the sudden partnership between Ra’s and Bruce was handled, and the synchronism between Batman and Frankenstein. And that ending! Man that was a tough one. Captain Marvel was only trying to help his teammate, but I wanted to smack him so bad for stopping Bruce from following Godfrey and his men.  But nothing broke my heart more than Titus protecting the caskets. What a good pup. However I got a little nervous not seeing him at the end with the Justice League. I’ll try not to read into things, but I hope Titus is okay!

A common complaint of mine with Andy Kubert is often that I felt he drew Damian looking too old. That was not the case in this story and I am awfully happy about that. Not only that, but his work as a whole on Damian’s timeline was beautiful and heartbreaking, a merit to both Kubert and colorist Brad Anderson. As for the rest of this issue, Kubert’s consistency was spot on. There was an awful lot to draw, and I commend Kubert and his art team for all the hard work they put in.

I’ve gotta say, this was probably one of the most stressful arc openers I’ve read in a long while. These next five months are going to be an adventure, and I’m still holding out hope that we’ll get the conclusion a lot of the Bat-fandom wants: the return of our favorite assassin child.

4 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.