Batman #236 – The main story is a neat little murder mystery, though the cold open first page was odd because…maybe I was tired and missed it, but he didn’t actually try to kill the murderer at the end to the story. I mean, I understand the covers of this era of comics were basically the clickbait of its time, but I didn’t expect that actually in the issue.
With the Robin story, I really liked this one – it’s rare that we see a story that ends without much violence, but focuses more on our hero working with average citizens to save lives.
Also, I liked the reprint of the Golden Age story – the whole “Batman teaching Robin about the night workers of Gotham” can be a little hokey, but I like the idea of how it shows a more human side to the character, someone who can be both the avenging demon to the criminals he faces, and just a more theatrical part of Gotham’s nightlife to the innocent citizens who have no reason to fear him. Also, the main villain of “Hush-Hush” was kind of funny, especially considering how that name sort of becomes more important later. I kind of want to think that this was Tommy’s great-uncle or something and that partly inspired his name.