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Grayson: A Ghost in the Tomb (DC Comics, 2015; #13-16, Robin War #1-2)

They’re givin’ Dick a number and takin’ ‘way his name!

  • The Court of Owls is up to their wacky hijinks in Gotham, and this time they’ve started a war between the city and the army of Robins that defend it in the wake of Batman’s death.
  • The means it’s time for Robin Boot Camp!
  • The Robin War stuff is cool, but this collection only includes the first and last chapter and the one Grayson chapter in the middle—so it relegates a lot of the action to exposition.
  • Then, Dick gets to the bottom of Spyral’s secrets! And he gets a theme song! And he declares war on Spyral!
  • Mikel Janín and Jeromy Cox’s art remains beautiful.
  • There’s a huge, revolving team on the Robin War issues; some of it works, and some doesn’t.

Grayson remains a ton of fun; if you haven’t gotten in on it yet, start at the beginning.  If you want to take the deep dive, there’s an omnibus that collects the complete run coming out in October.

Collected in

  • Grayson, Vol. 4: A Ghost in the Tomb (#13-16, Robin War #1-2)
  • Grayson: The Super-Spy Omnibus (#1-20, Annual #1-3, Grayson: Future’s End #1, Secret Origins #8, Robin War #1-2)


Writers: Tim Seeley, Tom King | Artists: Mikel Janín, Hugo Petrus, Stephen Mooney, Jorge, Corona, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Raul Fernandez, Andres Guinaldo, Rob Haynes, Alvaro Martinez, Alain Mauricet, Scott McDaniel, Andy Owens, Steve Pugh, Khary Randolph, Walden Wong | Colorists: Jeromy Cox, Emilio Lopez, Chris Sotomayor, Gabe Eltaeb, Sandra Molina, Matt Lopes | Letterers: Carlos M. Mangual, Tom Napolitano

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