Saturday, August 11, 2012

Batman and Robin #12

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Artist: Patrick Gleason

Batman and Robin make a rare daytime appearance in the last chapter of Terminus. After using the cape crusader's symbol to create terror in Gotham's citizens, Terminus deploys the final phase of his plan, only to find that the dynamic duo is not alone in its fight against evil. Even after being the subjects of Damian's tantrum, Dick, Jason, and Tim rise to the occasion and look like the heroes they are with their last minute save. Patrick Gleason nails it artistically from beginning to end not just in this issue, but the entire arc by throwing caution to the wind and playing with different angles and proximities. His crowning moment, however, is the iconic pin-up of the four Robins watching Batman rocketing into the sky; one can make a poster out of that beautiful image. With a shining closing for Batman, and a humbling one for Robin, Terminus is an entertaining adventure.

Robin, Red Hood, Nightwing, and Red Robin by Patrick Gleason

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