[RR:Damian Wayne] Week 11: The Sum of Her Parts [7/1-7/15]

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Hello again everyone. Another session of the DWBC is upon us. This week Batman and Robin are back in action and the OG Batman is around as well but he has other more far reaching plans than just returning to the status quo in Gotham as we shall soon see. So let’s get started.

Son of Batman News

New to DCU

  • Adventures of the Super Sons #12 (7/7)
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It’s been a long road, but Superboy and Robin have finally made their way back home! Unfortunately, an armada of about a gazillion juvenile super-delinquents is back too, and these pint-sized hell-raisers are out to conquer Earth! It’s the final battle between the son of Batman, the son of Superman, a big fan of Lex Luthor and whatever a “Doomsdame" is in this epic finale to the Super Sons saga!

  • Teen Titans #32 (7/21)
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Lobo’s back—and he’s got his daughter, Crush, dead to rights! At least she can ask him about the identity of her mother, right? And as the Teen Titans square off against the Main Man, an enemy more sadistic than any they’ve ever faced before, questions about the team’s future are still hanging in the balance—that is, if they have any future at all!

New Issues

Robin begins a hunt that leads him to the KGBeast, the same assassin who wounded and nearly killed the first Robin, Dick Grayson. Will Damian Wayne cross the line to enact brutal revenge on the Russian villain - or can the Teen Titans temper the current Robin’s rage

This Weeks Issues

* Batman: The Return
* Batman and Robin #17-19

For Discussion

  1. There are some familiar organizations and people in Batman: The Return, which we will eventually delve into more at a later date. For now what did you think of Damian’s first run in with the one later known as Heretic?

  2. How did you feel about the dynamic between Bruce and Damian here compared to the dynamic between Dick and Damian?

  3. Batman and Robin face an unusual foe in “The Sum of Her Parts”. What did you think of The Absence? Does she fit in with the other rogues that have faced the Dick and Damian version of the Dynamic Duo?

  4. Two things Damian said in these issues stand out to me

  • a. “What we do isn’t meant to be fun.”

  • b. “I won’t push back. Not even as a reflex.”

Did anything Damian said in these issues stand out to you?

That’s all for this week folks.

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Next Time on RR:RH

  • Jason continues to cause chaos and we love him for it, right? Also a month long Countdown.

And in two on RR:DW

  • Damian Wayne Teen Titan?

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Shot through the head!
Is Bruce to blame?
He gives love a bad name!
She should be dead–
She’s gone insane!
Now Una’s a bad dame!

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:rofl: That is accurate. Something you can see in these issues about Damian is that he tries, he really does. But he doesn’t really get why he’s trying. The most notable difference between how Bruce treats Damian and how Dick does, is the lack of trust.

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Is that a cake??? It must be… Happy Birthday @AlexanderKnox!

Also :rofl:

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I can see that as well. I also think he really wants to impress Bruce with his skills in the field but Bruce is Bruce.

I suppose I might let this one slide only because Bruce didn’t get much of a chance to know Damian before he was lost in time.

Then again if Dick trusts him that really should be good enough for Bruce.

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Personally, I think Damian Wayne is the best Robin, that may be an unpopular opinion though

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Well, admittedly he is the most like Bruce. But I would argue that he’s not the best influence on Batman like Dick is.

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Happy B-Day, Knox!

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Well, happy anniversary of my arrival on DCU, anyway. :stuck_out_tongue:

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So what does everyone think of this selection of stories? Absence is one strange villain that’s for sure @RenegadeRobinsClub.

I don’t think its an unpopular opinion at all myself although there are a lot if people that don’t like him. Personally I think he’s pretty great.

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