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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Recently read: "All-Star Batman & Robin, The Boy Wonder" by Frank Miller and Jim Lee

"All-Star Batman & Robin, The Boy Wonder, Vol 1" by Frank Miller and Jim Lee

First complilation of issues of Miller and Lee's new Batman title.  Is it safe to save that Miller is borderline crazy now?  Or is he making an attempt to say something about superheroes? 

Here Batman, early in his career, is a borderline psychotic, who has been watching Dick Grayson, tageting the boy as a possible  Batman's sidekick.  When Grayson's parents are murdered during the circus show, Bruce Wayne becomes Batman and grabs Grayson and escapes in the Batamobile.

We get over the top violence, and sex ,with the women (Vickie Vale, Black Canary) all drawn and protrayed as sex symbols.  This is a mean, nasty Batman, and the art work by Jim Lee is shallow, though at times pretty to look at.

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