All-Star Batman & Robin, the Boy Wonder

All-Star Batman & Robin, the Boy Wonder

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All hell breaks loose at the circus as Bruce Wayne and gal pal Vicki Vale witness a young boy's life shattered before their eyes. Orphaned, Dick Grayson has nowhere to go and no one to turn to -- no one but Bruce Wayne!
Publisher: New York : DC Comics; 2008.
ISBN: 9781401220082
1401220088
9781401216818
1401216811
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,chiefly colour illustrations ;,27 cm

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ryankuang
Aug 13, 2017

Definitely a controversial take on Batman, but it was also oddly believable? What you have to understand that this is a standalone title, it is as canon as "Batman '66" is, so you if you allow yourself the freedom to distance yourself from what we traditionally perceive to be Batman, you might just have a good time.

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Remington_780
Feb 02, 2016

Three words. I! Love! It!

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RyanGuy
Sep 13, 2015

The worst Batman comic I've read to date. The art style was good, sure, but the characters weren't good, as they were all too stupid and developed as "trying to be cool", but failed miserably. I really don't care for Batman being the narcissist especially... "I'm the Goddammed Batman!". No. Please stop, Batman.

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neonchameleon
Apr 24, 2013

I agree with Raiiner it's kinda like the "Snakes on a Plane" of comics. It's so crazy it's funny.

devilcrusher666 Oct 21, 2012

The writing is a big let down to be honest. I am a fan of Frank Miller's work usually, but I felt in this he tried way too hard to make Batman a Sin City character. I rated it as I high as I did because the art is incredible.

BlueEmberFire Jun 11, 2012

I know that a lot of comic fans hate this story arc, but I actually really enjoyed it and it actually got me to become the huge comic book nerd that I am today. It's really non-cannon to the classic story, but the realistic art of Jim Lee and the incredible story telling of Frank Miller definitely makes this a favorite of mine. I actually read it five times in one night because it's that good.

michelleperna Feb 09, 2012

As an alternate universe, I found this story intriguing. I liked how everything was switched around and backwards from canon. The fact alone that Batman laughs and Joker doesn't is proof enough of the craziness of this book. I also enjoyed the humor of Batman's attitude, and the raw emotion you felt from him, especially at the very end.
But, if anything, you should read this purely for crazy!Batman trolling idiotic!Hal Jordon, in what I like to call "The Yellow Section" of the book, where Batman and Robin paint an entire room, and themselves, yellow so that Green Lantern can't touch them.

PrimaGigi Oct 09, 2011

In the words of my little brother "That's not Batman. Its crazy hobo Steve. He somehow managed to knock Batman unconcious and steal the keys to the Batcave."

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Raiiner
Mar 29, 2011

Frankly, it's so ridiculous that it's awesome. Read it if you want a laugh, but don't make a mistake and actually take it seriously.

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A_Summers_Day
Mar 07, 2011

Let me start by saying honestly that I was not impressed with Frank Miller's Batman. The guy was a psycho - the manical laughter, the accents, the magically appearing stubble - none of that was remotely like the Batman I'm familiar with. Robin I did like in this, since he wasn't annoying or whiny. The rest of the characters are also highly questionable; Wonder Woman is a man-hating crusader, Superman is a confused and dim-witted superhero, and Alfred without the shirt... I'm still getting over that. All of that aside, the story was a decent one, though I would've enjoyed it more without the constant knocked-out teeth flying through the pages and the language.

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michelleperna Feb 09, 2012

Coarse Language: "I'm the Goddamn Batman!"

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A_Summers_Day
Mar 07, 2011

Coarse Language: None of the major curse words, but definitely language that ranges from mild to moderate.

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A_Summers_Day
Mar 07, 2011

Sexual Content: Many scenes with scantily-clad, voluptuous women, a possible sex scene.

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A_Summers_Day
Mar 07, 2011

Violence: A fair amount of blood and flying teeth due to numerous characters getting hit or punched in the face. The part with the Joker is rather disturbing.

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TheBigMan
Feb 01, 2011

Violence: A few people get pretty banged up. Blood flies, along with teeth, a few people get shot, a few catch on fire, and a lot get beaten up pretty badly about 80% of them are beaten up by Batman, the other 20% by Black Canary, Robin, and The Joker.

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TheBigMan
Feb 01, 2011

Coarse Language: Yeah, some course language alright. Mostly Batman swearing all the time, he's pretty wild in this. But no F-words. Just look at the quotes and you'll get a sense of what it's like.

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TheBigMan
Feb 01, 2011

Sexual Content: I wouldn't say that there is any of this, but if you don't like seeing Vicki Vale in a bra then this is not the book for you. That's on the second page by the way, impossible to miss. Black Canary's suit is a little bit revealing at the top, along with Wonder Woman, but nothing to wild. Not that much suggestive content though, just a lot of people getting beaten up.

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A_Summers_Day
Mar 07, 2011

A_Summers_Day thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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TheBigMan
Feb 01, 2011

TheBigMan thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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Feb 01, 2011

-Batman "Need a ride home? In this rain you'll freeze yourself to death on that Harley."
-Black Canary "What, you've got a car? You're the goddamn Batman and you have yourself a goddamn car?"
-Batman "Sure I do. I'm not the one who can fly. Although that idiot doesn't even know he can fly... Bat-Mobile. Find me."
-Bat-Mobile "Very good sir. Right away, sir."
-Black Canary "Bat-Mobile...?" -Batman "Not one word. I've taken enough grief about calling my goddamn car the goddamn BatMobile. I'm the goddamn Batman and I can my goddamn car whatever the hell I want to call it."

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