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Lobo is one of those characters I really like. . .but only in small doses.
Some of my favorite mini's and one shots of my entire collection are Lobo. With a great creative team and done right, Lobo is one of the most hilarious characters out there. Unfortunately, the character never really seemed able to sustain a regular series. I guess it's hard to keep the right level of comedy and brutality going long term.
The series at hand is NOT Lobo as you might know him. It's a highly-controversial reboot of the character done during DC's New 52 days that seems to be pretty much hated by. . .well. . .everyone.- read more
"A Death In The Family" is a four issue "event" that, although it's pretty much considered a standalone story, ran in the regular ongoing Batman series in late 1988, early 1989 (Issues #426-429). If you skip around the internet a bit, you're going to run across the story on just about any "Top (insert number here) Batman Stories" list you find.
But is it really any good when a hard look is taken at it? Or are people just knee-jerking it onto "Best Story" lists because of the impact on comic book history of the death of a major supporting character (SPOILER: Jason Todd Robin)? Does the story itself hold up under scrutiny, or is it coasting along on the noteriety gained by having comic fans actually call a 900 number (anyone remember those?) and decide if Robin died or not?
Let's find out!
It's a mini-series with a giant Batman/Superman robot AND Robin body shaming Batgirl!
What more could one ask for?
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