All-Star Batman & Robin, The Boy Wonder #1

September 26, 2005 | Comics


All-Star Batman & Robin, The Boy Wonder #1
Frank Miller, Jim Lee
DC Comics
$4/$2.99 US
*** 1/2 (out of five)

Frank Miller. Jim Lee. Batman.
Hot damn.
Two of the top creators in comics combine to launch this first issue of DC’s new All-Star line and they do it with some gusto.
Highlighting Lee’s immense artistic talents, especially when drawing the female form (Vickie Vale has never looked so hot), this first issue is a roller-coaster of action. Instead of taking the predictable route of re-telling — for the thousandth time — how Bruce Wayne become Batman, Miller takes readers to the first meeting between an already active Dark Knight and a recently orphaned Boy Wonder.
With a creative team this talented and a lot of hype behind it, there was great potential for a flop. But All-Star Batman & Robin, The Boy Wonder delivers on all its initial promises.
Where is goes from here will be the big test.

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