Batman and Robin #40

Batman and Robin #40

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 25, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 14
9.0Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Damians powers have been a source of concern to Batman and its only a matter of time before hes called up to the big leagues!

  • 10
    Infinite Comix - Max Dweck Mar 29, 2015

    Batman and Robin #40 isn't the final chapter of Batman and Robin, but if it were, it'd be a really good closing chapter. It just highlights what made this the best Batman book DC published: It wasn't always dark, it wasn't always taking itself too seriously, and it had a real spirit of fun and adventure to it. This was not the game-changing Batman story that would shake up how we saw the Caped Crusader and the Boy Wonder forever, but it didn't need to be. It was Batman and Robin at their best, as a team, as heroes, and as family, and it's been a pure joy to read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Mar 25, 2015

    Tomasi and Gleason's BATMAN AND ROBIN entered my life with a dramatic, gripping, and emotional story. Now, it's leaving with a fun and moving story that focuses 100% on the father-son dynamic. I'm guessing readers not all that passionate about Damian probably won't enjoy this one as much as I did, but as someone who's been with the series since the very first issue, I can't help but feel like this is an amazing way to conclude the creative team's time with the two heroes. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Max Eber Mar 27, 2015

    A great wonderful end with gentle dry humor (Bruce is hilarious people forget how funny this guy is) to a pretty much a great series. Sad to see Batman And Robin go. But having a Robin solo after a period of no Robin solo since the early 90s, well, it's about time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Daniel Kalban Mar 27, 2015

    This issue is a perfect sendoff to the title, though next week's annual might cause a slight shift in status quo. As for Tomasi and Gleason, this isn't their farewell to Damian, or Gotham. Tomasi apparently has another Batman project in the works as well as writing the comic book prequel to Arkham Knight, while Gleason will be writing and pencilling the post Convergence title Robin, Son of Batman. It's not truly farewell for them or us to Batman and Robin, it's more like "until we meet again." Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 25, 2015

    If there's one book you read this year, it should be this issue because it has everything that you've loved throughout the awesome run of this series.  I loved every bit of this issue and wish we had more than next week's Annual left to read.  Just a fantastic issue that I don't even have the words for to describe how it made me feel........ I just can't gush over it enough.  Go out and get yourself Batman and Robin, you'll be happy that you did. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Terry Miles, Jr. Mar 26, 2015

    This issue was fantastic. Visually, it looked amazing and it was a very fitting end to the title as a whole. I personally enjoyed issue #38 a tad bit more and would've been fine if that had been the finale, but I was delighted to get an extra treat and see Damian tag along with the Justice League. My only complaint about this title doesn't even really have to do with this issue at all. It was the loose end of Carrie Kelly's involvement. That was something that I really wanted to see be fleshed out, but other than that, I was completely satisfied with Tomasi and Gleason's work. There's only the annual and two Convergence issues, and then it's bye byeBatman and Robin.Be sure to treat yourself to what turned out to be a fantastic era for the Dynamic Duo. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Spencer Maxwell Mar 27, 2015

    Patrick Gleason's art is very emotive, which balances well between the fun expressiveness and somber shadows. His art is powerfulenough to convey the story in a evocativeway without any dialogue. Theaction set piecehassuch grand scale that every attack feels almost cataclysmic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Ryan Blair Mar 25, 2015

    Overall this is an excellent series and a great final issue, we have Gleason pulling out some amazing artwork and Tomasi writing some truly great moments between Bruce and Damian. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 25, 2015

    You could argue that the creative team could have done more with the idea of Damian Wayne having super-powers. But in the end, all that really matters is that they wrap up their long run on this series with the right blend of fun and emotional heart. It's the ending Bruce and his son deserved after the past three years. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Latest Pull - Nate Stout Mar 27, 2015

    Peter Tomasi proved in this issue the same thing he proved many times before; he understands Damian Wayne as character, as well as his complex relationship with his father. This issue shows us just how far Damian has come. We see him show control and use his head, even with that much brute strength. We see compassion and a sense of duty, all without being cheesy or feeling forced. Tomasi really manages to get to core of Damian's character. Damian wants to be something better than he is, and in the end, he has to accept doing what he can with what he has. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Mar 25, 2015

    It's hard to put into words just how great and emotional the last page of this issue and run is; it's hard to put into words just how much it means to see Bruce and Damian smiling together after everything they've gone through since Damian was reintroduced in 2006's Batman and Son. Tomasi has been a saving grace for this character, as has this entire team. From start to finish, Batman and Robin has been one of the most enjoyable series put out by DC. Batman and Robin #40 synthesizes all the best elements of what superhero comics can be: awesome action, meaningful character development, conflict and tension that doesn't rely on death or serious injury, and ultimately a fun read that will end up leaving you smiling just as much as Bruce and Damian. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Mar 26, 2015

    This creative team takes their last crack at this crime fighting team of father and son and delivers an action packed issue with a heartfelt ending. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 28, 2015

    This issue is just a really great finale in light of the upcoming Convergence. It highlights not just Batman and Robin as separate people, but what they represent together. And if you aren't already pre-disposed to dislike Damian (like me), then this is a really good look into his character. He can be an alright kid sometimes, and Tomasi and Gleason know exactly how to show that off. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 26, 2015

    "Batman and Robin" #40 is a fun story with giant robots and the Justice League but, in the end, it's a story filled with humanity as "Convergence" nears. When Batman is questioned on whether or not he's feeling alright because of his smile, Tomasi, Gleason, Gray, Kalisz and Mangual's work hits home in "Superpower: The Dynamic Duo." Read Full Review

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