Graphic Novel Review: Damian: Son of Batman by Andy Kubert
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Damian: Son of Batman by Andy Kubert, Grant Morrison
Published by: DC Comics on 7/22/2014
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, DC, Superheroes
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About the Book:
Damian Wayne, the son of Batman, has adopted the cape and cowl as his own...but what horrific events set this troubled hero on the path of his dark destiny? It's a possible future that may never be in this epic written and drawn by one of Damian's co-creators, Andy Kubert! Plus, in a tale written by Grant Morrison, Damian Wayne is the Batman of Tomorrow in a story set 15 years from now in a nightmarish future Gotham! In a world torn apart by terrorism, plagues, rogue weather and bizarre super-crime, only 24 hours are left before the climactic battle of Armageddon - and only one man who might be able to stop it.
Collects DAMIAN, SON OF BATMAN #1-4 and BATMAN #666.
I was really excited to read Damian: Son of Batman. I enjoy Batman, I’ve always thought he had the best villians, and the character of Damian really intrigues me. However, the excitement ended pretty quickly after I started.
Damian: Son of Batman was a pretty big disappointment for me. I don’t even know what exactly it was, it was just… everything. After Bruce Wayne is seriously injured, Damian takes it upon himself to become the next Batman, which makes sense since he is Bruce’s only heir. Damian holds himself up to his father’s standards and tries not to disappoint him. Far more admirable than I thought Damian would be.
Damian as a character annoyed me throughout the whole comic. I thought he was really whiny and it’s really difficult to side with a whiny hero.
Also, the plot was all over the place. I read the whole comment but it was hard to absorb anything that was going on. There were things that were left completely unexplained, which I find to be really annoying.
The only thing I somewhat liked about the comic was the artwork. It wasn’t my favorite, but it was pretty decent.
Overall, Damian: Son of Batman gets 2 out of 5 controllers. Good artwork, terrible plot, unexplained events, and obnoxious lead character.