Batman’s foes have an existential crisis in his latest outing, The LEGO Batman Movie.
Kicking off with an amazing 10-minute song-and-punch introduction, the LEGO Batman Movie not only features a bevy of villains, known and obscure — Crazy Quilt and Killer Moth! — the movie also treads into interesting meta territory.
After Batman saves another day in Gotham City, he drops a bombshell on the Joker — the Dark Knight doesn’t think the Clown Prince of Crime is his greatest foe.
Teary-eyed, the devastated supervillain escapes and begins work on a new plan to get Batman’s attention.
Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne finds himself torn against a potential love interest and a new commissioner who sees Batman as a problem. Between bouts of love and anger at Commissioner Barbara Gordon’s new plans for the city, Bruce agrees to adopt the orphan Dick Grayson.
Dick Grayson’s about four issues deep as a spy under Spyral command, and everyone’s getting acclimated.
Tom King, former CIA counter-terrorism officer turned novelist, takes over scripting duties from plotting partner Tim Seeley for Grayson #3.
The issues have been building upon several plot points, and Grayson #3 is a dense issue that’s one of the best I’ve read all year.
Dick Grayson is acclimating himself quickly to his new role as an agent of Spyral.
Not that you should be worried about his affiliations — Grayson’s actually a double agent working to take down the organization from within by tapping into their resources and securing the objects he’s helping them capture.
No longer Nightwing or even Robin, Dick Grayson is now Agent 37.
The rest of the world might believe him dead after the episode with the Murder Machine, but he’s definitely alive and well, working undercover for Spyral.