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The Absence has come for Batman and Robin, and, as they hear the tale in a burning church, our heroes start to realize the scale of the horror they're protecting Bruce Wayne from. The Absence is on a mission, and it can only end in fire and destruction.    
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Something is still missing... 0

Who is Absence? Pros: The character Absence gets a back story which helps explains her current self. I even looked up the condition she had and it checks out (I learned something today), and what is supposed to make you think faster, it seem to make her insane.  Cons: I'm still can't take a liking to Absence despite her back story. Its the kind of story that you might see on a soap opera (minus the huge hole in her forehead. And this is coming from a guy who watches that kind of stuff. And the...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

It's Such a Shame Cornell and McDaniel Are Only Here For One Arc 0

The Good: I LOVE Guillem March's cover. It's so damn trippy, which seems to suit the theme.mood of Batman and Robin. Absence's backstory is really interesting, and it's amazing how clearly you can see her slow descent into madness as her story continues. Sure the reason for it is kind of a huge load of BS, but at the same time, the writing is so strong you can easily overlook it. I'm a huge fan of McDaniel's artwork, despite the hate he seems to get sometimes. He has such a great 90's quality to...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Review: Batman & Robin #18 0

With the dynamic duo firmly clasped in her clutches, the Absence fills them in on the details of her tragic origin and the source of her seemingly-impossible head wound.  The Good Batman's got the best rogue's gallery of any superhero and I'm sure it's incredibly hard to come up with new villains with gimmicks that are not only strong, but also distinct from those that have come before. In a matter of only a few pages, the Absence has won me over as a worthy addition to this cadre of criminals....

8 out of 10 found this review helpful.
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