Synopsis: THE FLYING GRAYSON FLIES THROUGH TIME! The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel might have been victorious in their battle against the dreaded Devil Nezha (but were they, though? More on that to come, kids…) but there’s one thing they forgot in all the madness…Dick! Robin the Boy Wonder is lost in time like some kind of chrono-Home Alone…and to find him, Batman and Superman will need to get creative!
Picking up from where the last issue left off. Robin has been lost in time and has joined the Stratford Circus in the latter part of the 19th century. While there he makes new friends and happens upon a mystery that must be solved. As the circus animals have been getting accused of murder, which leaves Robin trying to solve the mystery of who is framing the circus animals. Thankfully due to a message that the boy wonder sent through time. Batman and Superman are able to find him and help solve the mystery.
Travis Moore does some great work in this issue. Particularly when it came to the vibe and feel of the circus. I particularly enjoyed the panel where Dick Grayson aka Robin is scraping some dried blood off of a Lion’s Paws. Also, the panels where we see Robin using 21st-century science to solve a 19th-century murder were pretty cool.
Mark Waid gives us a pretty solid but simple mystery for Robin to solve, which kicks off this new story arc. I really loved how he had Robin describing his love of the circus at the beginning of the book. I also loved how well-written the various characters were and the panel where Superman gets hit on by the circus cook was pretty fun. Overall, this is a good start to the new story arc and could almost work as a one-shot style story if we did not know that there was more to come.