Batman and Robin #37

Batman and Robin #37

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Mick Gray, Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 17, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 8
8.2Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Batman vs. Darkseid! The penultimate chapter of Robin Rises is here! Can Batman bring Damian Wayne back from death? Concluded in this months

  • 10
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Dec 17, 2014

    Batman spent awhile on Apokolips, but did he finish the mission he set out to do? If youve been on the internet at all in the past month chances are you already know whats coming, but this issue gets you there with enough action to satisfy your longing for a Batman vs. Darkseid rematch. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Max Eber Dec 18, 2014

    I can't wait to see how this turns out, if this means Carrie Kelly will be returning shortly into the fold (she was Damian's friend after all), what his powers mean, how long will they last, what the twist will be because I'm sure there's a twist. I hope our joy at having the young Robin back doesn't turn into tears in the Batman and Robin book anytime soon! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Dec 22, 2014

    The first couple of pages takes the story from zero to sixty and delivers loads of fun that never lets up. If the rumors are true and Damien does indeed have super powers, this is going to bring a whole new element to the series since Bruce could barely control the powerless version of his son. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Daniel Kalban Dec 18, 2014

    Damian Wayne is back, and soon he will be back to doing what he does best: kicking bad guy butt. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Dec 21, 2014

    So, nearly two years later, Im not sure how I feel about the direction Ive heard things are going to be going in, but as far as this issue itself goes, it really is as satisfying as it possibly could have been. And it even has a nice twist and cliffhanger at the very end. The only thing missing was Dick Grayson. Its unfortunate that other story circumstances prevented him from being present in this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jeff Lake Dec 17, 2014

    Batman and Robin #37 isn't a perfect comic, but it's still a darn good one, epic both in action and in heart. Peter J. Tomasi does a great job in finding a way to make the Bat family whole, even if that way arguably makes little sense. It's a fun read, one made even better by Gleason's expansive, grandiose stylings. Love him or leave him, Damian's return proves well worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Dec 17, 2014

    BATMAN AND ROBIN #37 is a huge amount of fun that's filled with enjoyably over-the-top moments. This is the kind of story that just demands to be turned into a DC animated movie. It refuses to slow down and never fails to entertain with ridiculously crazy and gripping action. Sure, it mostly plays out how you'd expect it to, so that means it's unlikely to surprise or stun you, but you can tell the creative team put everything they have into this one and wanted to make sure readers have a blast with it. The big clash doesn't disappoint and the adventure has just the right amount of heart. Robin Rises has been non-stop fun and I'm really looking forward to ROBIN RISES: ALPHA. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 18, 2014

    Despite some spoilage, the issue's thrills and sweetness remains mostly intact. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Jesse Kennedy Dec 18, 2014

    Another serene issue of Batman and Robin, this issue is sure to bring out the pensive musings of the introspective heart"jk. No, this issue is for those who want to see individuals have both "the crap" and "the living daylights" beat out of them. Want to know if Damian comes back to life and you haven't any access to social media, DC's website, or the final ads in the back of every other comic this week? This is for you. It's fun, though. Enjoy! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 20, 2014

    Even though I think DC could have gone in a dozen betterdirections with Robin, Tomasi and Gleason told one hell of a tale in making this happen. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dana Keels Dec 23, 2014

    Detracting from the book though, is the fact that Damian's resurrecting is shrouded in a bit of confusion. How he actually returns, doesn't make too much sense, even from a comic stand point, but what can you do? His return was inevitable, and its obvious the way he returns isn't important. At the end of the day, seeing Bruce pick a fight with Darkseid over the fate of his son is reason enough, as if you needed any more, to pick up this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Dec 23, 2014

    However little those motivations are reflected in any of the other current Bat-books, Robin Rises still matters, and through the diligent work of Tomasi and artist Patrick Gleason, it's damn fine entertainment, as well. The artist's muscular pencils give strength to a story that is as blatantly absurd as anything going in comic books today. And because Tomasi and Gleason are old hat at sticking a solid landing, the second to last chapter of Rises even bothers to inject some real heart to all of this nonsense. And that makes the revolving door of death something worth walking through. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 17, 2014

    The market has spoken, and it's spoken loud - Damian Wayne cannot die. And in so doing, Peter Tomasi has told the most balls-out crazy story he possibly could to get him to this previously mandated conclusion. Ultimately, whether or not you want to descend into this craziness is up to you - sure, it's self-indulgent, it's loosely (perhaps even sloppily) plotted, but that's like going to McDonald's and complaining they don't have steak. This is a fight comic, a gorgeous fight comic, even if it's got zero calories from a storytelling perspective. People will cheer because they have their Robin back, and for them, that's all that will matter. To paraphrase another Batman scribe: Maybe this isn't the book we deserve, but it's the book we need right now. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Dec 25, 2014

    Although at first I wasn't a Damian Wayne as Robin fan, the character grew on me over time and when he died, I was a bit sad to see him go. With him coming back now, I'm excited to see the father and son dynamic of Batman and Robin begin again. Tomasi and Gleason have become one of the most talented teams in comics, and I trust that their next chapter of Batman and Robin will be their best yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 17, 2014

    This is what all of us Damian Wayne fans have been waiting for and while we get the outcome that we wanted, the journey to get there was a really confusing one.  Even now I'm not sure what went down in the ending and if it even made sense or not.  It just was and hopefully when we conclude this story in Robin Rises: Alpha, we'll get some of the answers to what happened here............ Hopefully.  But even with that and some confusion due to Patrick Gleason's art, this is still an enjoyable issue because of it's story and what it promises for the future.  Go check it out but don't expect all of it to make sense. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    WhiteLantern Dec 18, 2014

    Peter J. Tomasi is one of the few writers who can, in the same issue, write a heart pounding action scene brimming with tension and suspense, and then later fill you with joy and bring a tear to your eye. Unless you've avoided the internet for the past few months, you knew Damien was coming back by January, and indeed in December, as Tomasi said many times. Here, in this issue, that is finally paid off, and it's a amazing moment. Patrick Gleason deserves a lot of credit for that scene, as his art perfectly captures everything about it, reminiscent of the silent issue #18. There's no dialogue in this two page spread, yet you can still see the pure joy on Bruce and Damien's faces, along with the shock on the faces of Alfred, Barbara, and Tim (Jason is still wearing the helmet). It's the perfect moment, paying off over a year and a half of storytelling. Not to forget about the action scenes, which are amazingly done. Batman taking down Darkseid is believable, since the HellBat suit was designed by the Justice League, and he doesn't really beat Darkseid as much as stuns him and escapes. Darkseid will be back, you can be sure. In my opinion, this, the main Batman book, and Eternal are the three best Batman-centric books on the shelves right now. But this one in particular needs to be read to understand the love people have for this character. This issue, obviously, is highly recommended.

  • 9.0
    Howard Dec 22, 2014

    Great issue!!! Damian is finally back and I can't wait for him and Batman back in action together.

  • 10
    Stallonelythelonely Dec 24, 2014

  • 9.0
    Rotivv Dec 19, 2014

  • 9.0
    Elmeth13 Dec 19, 2014

  • 8.5
    Redeadhood Dec 20, 2014

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Dec 29, 2014

  • 8.5
    Serverarbengan Dec 30, 2014

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