All-Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder by Frank MillerThis was a weird one!
Not Batman-and-an-elephant-in-a-Tijuana-sideshow weird, more like a two-headed-koala-bear- preserved-in-a-jar-of-formaldehyde weird.
Frank Miller brings his unique
Miller implies that Bruce Wayne was a mama’s boy with violent tendencies before his parents were gunned down and that he used his grief to fuel a sadistic rage against pretty much anything and anyone that didn’t fit into his twisted wheel house of justice.
Fair enough, so we won’t expect Batusi lessons.
Fresh off watching his parents gunned down in front of him, Dick Grayson is “abducted” by Batman and drafted into his war on crime.
No homo-erotic sub-text here.
This brings him into conflict with a nascent Justice League which consists of Superman, a doltish Green Lantern, a lunatic Plastic Man and an overdrawn Wonder Woman.
Yep, Jim Lee. If you’re looking for objectified, flesh-baring, fan-boy-esque, ultra-cosplay depictions of women, then look no further than this volume.
Let’s empower a female character, give them intelligence, wit, abilities, super-powers and then undercut them by having them wear the cheesiest costumes a horny 14 year old boy can conjure up and sadly, the above gif is one of the tamer examples.
Miller doesn’t stop there. Batman and his brutal crime fighting methods are fetishized by women, including Barbara Gordon/Bat Girl and Dinah Lance/Black Canary (just don’t call her “Love Chunks”).
The only redeeming aspect of this book is Miller’s cracker-jack dialogue and wit. The last issue contained here – a confrontation between Batman, Robin and the Green Lantern is almost worth the price of admission.
In order to counteract the Green Lantern’s power, he has Robin, himself and the meet-up room painted the color yellow, Lantern’s one weakness. Ha!
Bottom Line: Miller’s done some brilliant stuff in the past – this one, doesn’t even come close. Jim Lee – Get a freaking girlfriend!
Robin's death from "Batman: Under the Red Hood"
Batman sits down and sips on lemonade while Green Lantern is yelling at him. He tells him that he's putting people in danger. Batman defends himself by saying he. Batman, covered in yellow paint, and Green Lantern are in a heated argument as Robin is busy painting the room yellow. Batman defends himself by saying he's supposed to scare people, that's why he's dressed as a bat.
It was published by DC Comics , with a sporadic schedule, between and The series is currently on hiatus. This was the first series to be launched in under DC's All Star imprint. These series are helmed by renowned writers and artists in the American comic book industry and attempt to retell some of the history of prominent DC Universe characters, but outside of DC Universe continuity, and not be restricted by it, in order to appeal to new and returning readers. Every series under the All Star imprint is set in its own continuity and separate universes.
Robin is a superhero in the DC Comics universe. Robin has long been a fixture in the Batman comic books as Batman's partner. Conceived as a vehicle to attract young readership, Robin garnered overwhelmingly positive critical reception, doubling the sales of the Batman related comic books. The early adventures of Robin included Star Spangled Comics , his first solo feature. The first Robin limited series was published in , featuring Tim Drake ' s training to become the third Robin. Following two successful sequels, the monthly Robin ongoing series began in and was published until
Some called it a cash-grab. Some called it an offense to the eyes. Again, sales for the book were huge, despite the fact that it was universally reviled for its dialogue, its terrible plotting, and its nonsensical Are you retarded or something? Who the hell do you think I am? I'm the goddamn Batman!
Let's take a look at some of the history behind the caped crusader. Unlike many famous superheroes like Superman and Spider-Man, Batman debuted without an origin. It was not until his seventh appearance in Detective Comics 33 that we learned Batman's origin, which is one of the greatest origins of all-time. When Bruce Wayne was a young boy, his parents were robbed and murdered in front of him. Young Bruce vowed to avenge his parents' murder by devoting himself to justice. Using his inheritance of his family's vast fortune over the years the Wayne family fortune slowly grew from millions until hitting the billions during the s and his sheer determination. Bruce turned himself into an instrument of justice.
In , DC teamed legendary Batman comic writer Frank Miller and equally legendary artist Jim Lee for what they clearly hoped would be the ultimate Batman comic. And I love it. But the results, while horrible on many levels, are also massively, massively entertaining. Take, for instance, the very beginning of issue 1, in which journalist Vicki Vale dictates notes about some hard-hitting story while lounging in immensely impractical lingerie in her own apartment. Instead, this Batman takes all of his traditional behaviors to their logical—and illogical—extremes. He beats up bad guys in glee.