Batman & Aquaman #29

Batman & Aquaman #29

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Mick Gray, Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 19, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 7
7.5Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Batman is ready to settle the score with Ras al Ghul, who stole Robins body out of the grave! As the Dark Knight travels to the island where Damian was born, hes set on a collision course with Aquaman!

  • 10
    Infinite Comix - Max Dweck Mar 19, 2014

    For the first year and a half of the New 52, Batman and Robin stood out as one of the greatest books DC was offering. Dark and dramatic, but also fun and imaginative with a sense of humor. It was a high-quality book that always knew exactly how seriously to take itself, and even when it got dark or even depressing, was still very entertaining. The most recent story arc, in which the series became Batman and Two-Face, seemed to be missing a lot of those qualities. With "The Hunt for Robin", these elements are back in full force, and with this single issue, new life has been injected into the series. It's a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Mar 19, 2014

    The DC Universe is at its strongest when heroes of different powers and personalities unite under a common goal. Indeed, that's the entire point of the Justice League. So, it's nice when a solo title acknowledges the shared universe and invites others to come along for the ride. Batman and Aquaman #29, while deadly serious, is a reminder of how much fun a reader can have with these characters. Tomasi and Gleason take both Bruce Wayne and Arthur Curry out of their comfort zones in this comic and it's a better read for it. If this is the tone we can expect in The Hunt for Robin arc, we should be in for a fun arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Mar 20, 2014

    This was a lot of fun and I appreciated how it wasted zero time jumping directly into the action and introducing Aquaman, who, by the way, turned out to make perfect sense as a co-star in this issue! I think this is a promising start to an all-new arc where Ra's and Batman play cat and mouse across the globe and it serves as a long-overdue followup to the events of Batman Inc. #13. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Roderick Ruth Mar 19, 2014

    Tomasi and Gleason have a clear direction that they share with their audience in this issue and upon finishing it, you will salivate for the next issue and arc. Damien and Batman fans alike that May have been led astray from boggled events and monetary sacrifices, should definitely jump on at this point so that they don't miss out when this storyline reaches it's peak. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Daniel Kalban Mar 20, 2014

    I will admit that I have not been shy in my anger over Damian's death; even to the point that I wrote my own little idea on how to bring the demon brat back. But if certain whispers are true, this story will mark Damian's return to life and to the comics. And with Nightwing's fate still up in the air (supposedly), Batman deserves a break for once. If there is any team that is up to the task, other than Batman and his allies, it is Tomasi and Gleason. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 25, 2014

    Tomasi doesn't make the best use of his guest star, but it's a spectacular good time nonetheless, promising more to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Mar 19, 2014

    Tomasi has Batman exploding right out of the gate with issue almost as if to say that Damian is really what Batman is fighting for these days. The Two-Face arc was wonderful for many reasons, but it's great to see the book that was once known as Batman and Robin getting back to that, even if it is coming from an emotionally wrought place. Damian is referenced heavily throughout this issue, and there is even a symbolic stand-in in the form of a very special guest star. This series has always been strongest while dealing with the relationship of the Dynamic Duo, and it's great to see it get back to that even if it's still pretty heartbreaking. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Sarah Barclay Mar 26, 2014

    This is an arc I've been waiting for since that fated Batman Inc. #8 was released. I hope it has the outcome I want, but even if it doesn't, I can tell this is going to be one heck of a ride. Wonder Woman is up next and I don't think I've been this excited for a comic in a while! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Mar 21, 2014

    Tomasi tells a action packed story, with just enough of that emotional punch that's needed when dealing with the death, and stolen body of Damien. I'm not saying this is the best issue of the series, and there are plenty of things I would rather see coming out of this series, but it's at least moving the plot along with whatever Ra's is up to. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Mar 22, 2014

    I cant say this issue was actually bad in and of itself, but by taking on the story it is, it cant not take on the expectations that have built up over the last year and suffer for seeming to go about it in the wrong way. I think back to the Requiem stories in the Bat-books that followed Damians death, and while I wont claim they were all gold, they at least featured stories about characters with a connection to Damian dealing with their loss. The Hunt for Robin may be the Batman story Ive been waiting for, but this isnt looking like the story I was hoping for. Its entirely possible other people will find a lot more merit in this issue than I dead, but for my part, I can only see it as lacking and unsatisfying. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Mar 22, 2014

    As far as story goes, this feels like one of those older Brave and the Bold issues. The meeting between Aquaman and Batman seems convenient, even though the reason for their meeting is a chilling, yet smart idea. This issue doesn't have a whole lot of depth, but serves to move the Hunt for Robin story along while allowing for the partnership to happen. We also get a cameo of next issue's guest star, keeping to the team-up theme that this series has become known for. I'd recommend this issue for the Gleason art, more than I would for the story. This series is usually a must read for both the story and art, so hopefully next issue we'll see each component equally as successful. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 24, 2014

    If this is the start of us getting Damian back, I'm all for it.  However, Aquaman seemed forced into the issue for no better reason than to have Aquaman in the book.  Just give us a new (or old) Robin so this book can get it's identity back. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Mar 20, 2014

    So, no. In that respect, “Batman and Aquaman” isn't the Brave and the Bold reunion I was anticipating, but considering that the entire plot revolves around Bruce searching for his son's corpse, I doubt we were going to get Aquaman Family Roadtrips or cameos from Jeffrey Ross. A boy can dream. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 20, 2014

    This is a good enough start to the search for Robin storyline, and now that things are moving again I expect the intensity to pick back up a bit. As an opening salvo, it does what it needs to do. With Wonder Woman next up in the co-pilot seat, the next issue promises to be entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Refueled - ironmarco Mar 20, 2014

    The issue was enjoyable but no real plot progress was made. This is kind of disappointing because this plotline is centered around Damian, a character who I personally enjoyed and wanted to see more of. While I do enjoy the idea of Batman teaming up with various heroes like Aquaman (or the next hero hinted at the end of the issue), I don't like the idea of these team-ups derailing or impeding the progress of the storyline especially when it's a plotline I have genuine interest in. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Andy Hamilton Mar 22, 2014

    Since the master plan of Ra's al Ghul was not fully revealed this issue, I will remain optimistic that there is more depth to it than what we've seen so far. But based upon the information presented within this issue, I fear that the overall story arc may end up feeling a bit overdone and having a been-there-done-that type of vibe to it. So far, his motivations do not seem to be logical nor intriguing and they feel rather out of character for him. But on a side-note, while it's not the fault of this issue, I feel that Ra's is due for a line-spanning wardrobe upgrade because his costume is just very aesthetically unappealing and detracts from him as a character because he does not look like someone to be taken seriously; he has A LOT of man-cleavage showing. Overall, not the strongest issue to date, but it may prove to be rather enjoyable later down the road as the story progresses. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Mar 19, 2014

    While the overall story of what Batman is trying to achieve in this story is the best part of the issue, the rest of it falls flat. The Aquaman team-up feels a bit pointless and way too coincidental. He also doesn't really look like Aquaman, but more like a beefed-up version of the New 52 version of Arthur Curry. While there are a lot of problems with this overall issue, the larger story is incredibly intriguing and worth the reader; however, I cannot recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    mudstar Mar 19, 2014

    Clearly, those invested in Morrison's Batman run will find a lot to like here, while those following B&R will probably enjoy this as well. Solo titles acknowledging the shared DC universe are a good thing in my book, so Batman's brief team-up with Aquaman is enjoyable, even if not wholly necessary. It remains to be seen how much more mileage Tomasi can get out of the death of Damian, but I'm not worried if we're treated to more entertaining issues like this one. Recommended for fans of the characters...

  • 8.5
    SwampyCA Apr 20, 2014

  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
    havok1977 Oct 11, 2014

  • 8.0 Apr 3, 2014

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    Redeadhood May 22, 2014

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Apr 21, 2014

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