BATMAN AND ROBIN #23
Final Score 9/10
The much anticipated story arc that brings back Jason Todd has arrived in this weeks BATMAN AND ROBIN! Judd Winick, the writer of the mini-series THE RED HOOD: THE LOST DAYS, takes the reins to guide Jason into a new conflict with the Bat family.
This issue was written very well. The dialogue flowed perfectly, the characters were well laid out, and the story was great. We see Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, and other characters current feelings and wants for the well being of Jason. I never lost interest through the entire issue. Since this is the beginning of a new arc I was worried we’d loose momentum in the switch, but it shifted gears without a hitch.
The artwork in this issue was also awesome. It captures the characters wonderfully, especially Jason’s attitude. All his facial expressions and body movements are drawn to a tee. I do have some issues with how Jason looked physically though. The red hair I got over, but man has Jason bulked up. He is quite a bit bigger than LOST DAYS, something I thought Winick would have picked up on with March and Bresson. That is really my only issue though.
If I go on much more I’ll just be reiterating how much I liked this issue. It’s a great issue for anyone who has been following this series, but also for anyone looking for a place to jump into the series. This should be up on your list for pick ups.