Story by Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason
Penciled by Patrick Gleason
Inked by Mick Gray
Colored by John Kalisz
Super kids unite. Well, that's the name of the game when we get Robin and Superboy in a comic. Our tale begins with Superboy and his cohort, Kathy, from Smallville going to look for a tree for the holidays. I'd say Christmas, but I don't want the liberals to come and kick down the door and give me shit. Kathy ain't having the spookiness of the Smallville bog and takes her ass home. Don't blame her, normally when someone takes to a dark secluded area, you don't make it back alive.
Superboy then runs into Nobody. If you don't know who she is, then you gotta look at the trades of the Gleason/Tomasi run of Batman
& Robin. I highly recommend them. Nobody manages to knock out Superboy with a little help from Robin! Superboy wakes up in the Batcave and just like his old man, Robin is skeptical of aliens (the actual kind, not the illegal ones) and thinks it's a bright idea to try to contain and cage one. Yeah good idea there, kid.
Batman shows up and you can tell, he's none too pleased with what Robin has done. Bats knows that Big Blue will invariably show up and he'll be pissed off. Following the plot to the T, Superman shows up and starts fucking up the Batcave! Superman is pissed at Robin, as only a father would be, but Batman, as any father would also, finds some goofy ass way to rationalize what Robin has done and takes his kid's side. Typical, Batman.
But as you could all guess, Batman and Superman, along with their Super sons relax when Alfred brings tea and cookies no less, and they all start laughing. Well, not really. It's more like Batman and Superman shoot the breeze and talk about the need to make sure that they keep a close eye on Superboy and the way his powers materialize and Superboy and Robin bond over Robin's many pets he keeps in the batcave.
Robin makes a crack about how Superboy incinerated his cat back inssue number one and just like my two cats when they get hungry, they start a knock down drag out fight! Superboy has the upper hand, that is until Robin grabs a Kryptonite bat-a-rang and kicks Superboy's ass all up and down the cave. Batman and Supes break them up and decide..... they need to train and work together. Welp. We all knew it was coming, so I'm cool with it. Ive always enjoyed the Tomasi and Gleason team and I'm indeed enjoying the Robin/ Superboy dynamic. Storytelling dynamics drive this tale and I have to admit my thumb is up. Go ahead and spend that $2.99 to check this issue out.