A mediocre issue, especially after the explosive physical and emotional finales of the opening arc. Lee Garbett does fill-in art (with Andy Clarke doing the 2-page history lesson, making him the first artist to work on both volumes of Batman and Robin). It's a nice visual match to Patrick Gleason except when it comes to action - the Talon attack is stiff and boring, as is Robin's whole mission to protect a target in the middle of nowhere. There's also a random bit where the Talon beheads two teens camping out on the beach. If it's a nod to slasher flicks, there's not enough build to get that across.
And the history lesson just felt shoehorned in. I know Snyder wanted to open up Gotham's history and added a mandate that all tie-in books include a bit from that Talon's era, but what it amounts to is a whole lot of exposition about characters we don't really care about. And I'm confused by how 'alive' these Talons are supposed to be - this one obviously carries a grudge, while others seem to be mindless drones.
Hopefully the next real arc will put this book back on track.
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