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!
All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder - Back Issues
Fans and professionals alike return to the idea that DC Comics' superheroes are a modern-day pantheon, a contemporary mythology of godlike beings accomplishing tremendous feats. Writer Frank Miller mentioned working on the series as recently as For example, after bringing Dick Grayson back to the Batcave for the first time, Batman instructs Alfred to let the boy hunt subterranean rats for sustenance. Zeus, for example, overthrew his father Cronus, freed his devoured siblings from his stomach, and ushered in the Golden Age. Athena tamed horses for humanity and invented the tools for music and agriculture. Odin made Earth from the skull of Ymir and created Valhalla to honor fallen warriors.
Ran from until The series was infamous for, among other things, having an erratic release schedule. More than a decade later, there's still no word on when exactly this series will arrive. Not to be confused with Scott Snyder 's series All-Star Batman , which Snyder heavily emphasizes has nothing to do with this. Community Showcase More. Follow TV Tropes. You need to login to do this.
It was published by DC Comics , with a sporadic schedule, between  and The series was to be rebooted under the title Dark Knight: Boy Wonder in , when both Miller and Lee were to finish the last six issues.
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All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder
Batman sits down and sips on lemonade while Green Lantern is yelling at him. He tells him that he's putting people in danger., Some called it a cash-grab. Some called it an offense to the eyes.
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.
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. In a retelling of the origin of Batman's sidekick, Robin : Bruce Wayne and Vicki Vale are at the circus watching "The Flying Graysons," an acrobat family consisting of twelve-year-old Dick Grayson and his parents. When Grayson's parents are shot to death by a hit man, he is escorted from the scene by several cops of the Gotham City Police Department in a threatening manner.
He then walks away. Unbeknownst to him, Batman and Robin are under the docks, hearing his entire conversation. Batman and Robin. James Gordon is on the docks, talking about Batman, saying that a cop found an injured Catwoman in an alley, and she told him to give a note to Batman. Batman and Robin then head into the sewers and hop on a train to find Catwoman. They find her, unconscious and covered in blood. Batman comforts her while Robin calls Alfred to have a chopper come pick them up.