One reviewer from Goodreads said Batman and Robin and Howard was (to be more polite) less than intelligent, and while I will not disagree, I think they missed the point. This is an over the top, fun, story about being the new kid vs. the before kid at school. The story of two people who do not click and make assumptions about each other. It is a goofy way to help kids try and see both sides of the cape. While the adult doofus Batman might have not been needed, kids ages 8 and up will enjoy.
Jeffrey Brown took their love of superheroes and found a way to bring Damian Wayne (Robin) into a more relatable character. Just because Damian is smart, good at soccer and rich, does not mean he has it all. He must deal with a doofus dad (though aren’t they all?) and trying to find out why the boy who gets along with everyone at school, Howard, does not like him. And, of course, Howard must deal with thinking Damian is a showoff, a spoiled rich kid, and his loss of “ranking” with his friends. All during this time, Batman/Bruce Wayne finds himself in the middle of a case that seems beneath him (finding who vandalized the local school’s soccer equipment) but it leads to the connection he needs to help Damian.
The art is basic, nothing special about it, but it gets the job done. It has a few details that are important (like the villainous mastermind behind the vandalism leaves clues) and overall, just nice. Brown is the author of series Star Wars: Jedi Academy, Lucy and Andy Neanderthal, and Space Time and fans of those, will enjoy this, too.