DC Comics (September, 2011)WRITERS: Art Baltazar & Franco PENCILER: Christopher Jones INKERS: Dan Davis & John Stanisci COLORIST: Zac Atkinson (also cover) LETTERER: Dezi Sienty COVER ARTIST: Mike Norton ASSISTANT EDITOR: Michael McCalister EDITOR: Jim Chadwick
Continued from last issue, Robin shares his origin (but only with himself due to Batman not allowing him to reveal his identity to the others), Miss Martian, and just what Cadimus was doing to Superboy.
What they got right: Miss Martian’s origin was changed (unless she’s lying) but it makes sense for this version and the target age group. Superboy’s “training” is up for interpretation as too whether he was meant to be used for good or evil if you think about it (doesn’t change the fact that Cadmus as a whole didn’t have issues) and they portray an “evil Superman” rather well.
What they got wrong: For some reason, Dick has an aunt, uncle, and cousin added to his origin, with the uncle permanently paralyzed. There is no purpose for this addition so I don’t know why they bothered.
Recommendation: This continues to be an exceptional comic and tie-in to the cartoon. Very much recommended.