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    Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
    Artist: Alex Maleev


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    I miss Greg Rucka.

    So is this before Damian quits being Robin and becomes Robin again in his solo book, given the costume? His voice is still way off, but that's par for the course at this point.

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    So ... yeah I gave it a chance, but I'll keep up with this by others feedback at this point.
    Just ... nothing happened.
    I get laying the groundwork, but you had a whole other series that led into this SPECIFICALLY to do that, and now were 2 issues in and are already spinning our wheels.

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    Well, the story is going slow, very slow.
    But at least it had good scenes/moments. Bendis is good on that. It is the delivery what it worries me.
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    This book is crazy decompressed, even for Bendis' standards.
    The only plot that advanced somehow was Lois going to the house and being confronted by Shaw. Everything else felt superfluous.
    And the cover is an absolute lie LOL. Daemon Rose doesn't even appear and his identity ended up being revealed in another book.

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    Well, these comments have saved me the trouble of checking it out.

    I was worried that Bendis would mean: super-decompressed stories with out-of-character dialogue.

    It's a shame that we finally get a team book with Green Arrow and Question, but without Grell or O'Neil around to guide it.
    Dixon would probably be a better pick. Maybe if he was writing we could've gotten Richard Dragon or Bronze Tiger in the team, also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Stone View Post
    Well, these comments have saved me the trouble of checking it out.

    I was worried that Bendis would mean: super-decompressed stories with out-of-character dialogue.

    It's a shame that we finally get a team book with Green Arrow and Question, but without Grell or O'Neil around to guide it.
    Dixon would probably be a better pick. Maybe if he was writing we could've gotten Richard Dragon or Bronze Tiger in the team, also.
    Actually the Green Arrow/Question bit in issue 2 is probably the best part so far.

    I think Bendis writes them well, and I would be happy to see him write a Green Arrow or Question series.

    So if your a fan of the two characters, you may want to pick it up once the plot gathers some steam.

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