Batman and Robin #8

Batman and Robin #8

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 11, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 3
8.6Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

The "Born To Kill" saga concludes in a storm of fire and water, as Batman and Robin find themselves beaten and battered emotionally, as well as physically, as the fate of NoBody is revealed!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Apr 11, 2012

    There has been so much going on between Batman and Damian in these first eight issues. There's been a lot of build up and we've been left wondering what will happen between the two. Last issue left off with a huge development that has to be dealt with. What's great about this series is while we get plenty of Batman-action, we're also seeing how the emotions play into his life. Batman dealing with a partner is one thing. Adding in the fact that his partner is actually his stubborn and deadly son, Batman is in unfamiliar territory. Tomasi and Gleason have delivered great issue after issue since the "New 52" started. This is the kind of comic we need to see more of. We don't often get to see this side to Batman; the emotions he keeps locked inside. It's opening the door to a new level of storytelling Read Full Review

  • 10
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Apr 20, 2012

    It took eight issues, but it's eight issues well worth it. Tomasi has set the tone of the dynamic duo, giving them life and a new purpose as a team. Maybe they'll start working together and not always bickering at each other. Working with a family member can be difficult, but with the heart felt conversations filled with tears and hugs, Batman and Robin might just be ready to start a new. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Apr 11, 2012

    While the art lessens the dramatic punch of the final scene ever so slightly, in the end Batman and Robin #8's character building finesse and remarkably strong ending make it one of the best superhero comics of the week. Plus, Damian's dog finally gets a name and they play fetch… and that's adorable. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 14, 2012

    Tomasi delivers what so few writers do: a satisfying conclusion to his story, where you feel a real sense of accomplishment, of major development. The emotional rewards from this arc feel like good compensation for your time and interest indeed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Vivien G. Apr 11, 2012

    Naturally, the whole symbolism of the cover was lost and now we have an average cover at best. One with Batman in full costume, since we do not have enough of those already. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Eric "djotaku" Mesa Apr 13, 2012

    I love what Tomasi has done so far, but I'm curious what kinds of adventures he imagines for the Dynamic Duo going forward. It would have been great as mini-series, but I'm not sure how well it continues going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 14, 2012

    The issue doesn't ignore Damian's actions from last issue, but it also doesn't condemn him for it (as I expected it to do, further driving a wedge between the two). Instead Bruce uses the opportunity as a lesson for his son to move both of them forward. By the end of the issue we're given a Batman and Robin I really want to see more of, and that's really all you can ask. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Apr 11, 2012

    This issue played out pretty much how I'd expect it to. Get Damian out, heal him up, stern talking to. I was actually surprised Bruce wasn't as harsh as I expected him to be. Though predictable, this was a really great issue for the father/son moments that this first arc has been so heavy on. It wrapped up quite nicely. It'll be interesting to see where the story goes from here, now that the big "alright, this is how father and son work together" thing is out of the way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Apr 13, 2012

    The issue starts dipping into cheesy territory when Damian explains, "I don't want to end up like Ducard...without a moral compass...I don't want to turn into a nobody. I want to be like you. I've always wanted to be like you." After all this time, Damian sheds his hardened skin after one close call with death. Knowing that Batman and his Robin had a relationship before the relaunch is almost necessary, or this scene loses most of it's meaning. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Apr 16, 2012

    Will Damien kill again and if so, how many times will Bruce let him get away with it before he has to do something radical? Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Apr 15, 2012

    This was a pretty good read. The art was strong(as usual) and the story was solid. Yeah, I was a bit bugged by how easily Bruce pushed aside Damian murdering Nobody right in front of him(can you IMAGINE what he'd have done to Jason Todd had he pulled a stunt like that?!), but I guess I'll chalk that up to Bruce finally looking at Damian as more than another expendable soldier in his war on crime and more like a family member. So yeah, this was a good issue, but it's probably not something I'll remember two months from now. Read Full Review

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