Batman and Robin by Tomasi really changed my view of Damian. I really didnt like Damian when he was first introduced, I hated how he evil he was and how he would repeatedly disobey Batman. Then Tomasi came along and gave us a really amazing run where he showed us that Damian is on a journey of development and self discovery as his tenure as Robin.
I really liked how in Batman and Robin. The use of Robin really differentiated it from the regular Batman title so it wasnt redundant if you bought both Batman titles, they vastly different in terms of story. And then Tomasi would go on to give us one of my favorite Superman runs and the amazing Super Sons run that was stellar.
Now that being said, I prefer Snyders Batman run by a mile. To me, Snyder and Capullo’s Batman is one of the best Batman runs of all time. We literally got Court of Owls, Death of the Family and, Zero Year one after another. Thats crazy, 3 stellar Batman stories back to back to back.
And while I really liked Batman and Robin, there is no storyline from that run that matches Court of Owls, Death of the Family, or Zero Year nevermind all 3. Snyder was a perfect writer for Batman, his roots are in horror. And he brought a real horror edge to his Batman, a psychological thriller.
But I am adamant that Tomasi is a great writer and hes very consistent in his quality output. Hes on Detective Comics right now and its amazing. Feels weird calling Detective Comics underrated since its Batman but it doesnt seem to get anywhere near the shine that the Batman title does. And I prefer Tynions and Tomasi’s Detective Comics runs to Tom Kings Batman.