Wednesday, August 26, 2015

SPOILERS: We Are Robin #3

What happens when your vigilante hero turns into a corporate sellout who wants to arrest you? This issue! That's what. Sorta-ish. Also, Bruce is prooooobably going to be pissed off at a certain someone when he stops finger-painting or whatever.

The Spoilers:

Pretty face paced issue, as the people from the underground start riots in the streets of Gotham, the Robins are stuck trying to figure out how to diffuse a bomb and not get hit by a train at the same time. There are two bombs, and each group is getting directions from the phone on how to destroy them, while even more Robins fight the crowds on the streets... That is until Batman comes to break up the party and arrest everyone, and he means everyone.

Beneath the streets, team 1 manages to disarm their bomb, while 2 continues to struggle. The Nest tells them to bail and get on the next train, but Troy stays behind, and as the train rides off and the clock ticks down, he cuts the wire he was stressing out about the whole time, and boom. One Robin down.

Who's the Nest who recruits these kids and watches over them? Well, it shouldn't come as a surprise, but it's Alfred, who watches on in the cave in sorrow, telling himself that the Nest has to go to them, as he looks upon Dick's old Robin suit.


The Opinion:

Above all else, the thing that stuck with me was the implications of Alfred's actions. He just got some kid killed, basically. When I really started to think about it, it turned into a "I really don't know how to feel about this" sort of situation. Imagine how pissed Bruce would be? It also feels weird too since Alfred is usually the one who preaches not getting kids involved in this sort of stuff. 

Speaking of dead Robins, while we don't know if this Troy is really dead or not (but he probably is) I think it's pretty soon to start killing off characters. I've hardly got any emotional attachment to these characters yet, after all, not a whole lot of them were heavily featured in #1, so we've got one full issue of them to go off of prior to the death issue. My reaction was something along the lines of "Whatever, comics, right?" Like I said, just feels too soon to be pulling this sort of stuff. 

Overall though, it was a quick paced, enjoyable issue. While a few things left me saying "Hmm... I don't knoooow," I still continue to enjoy this series quite a bit.

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