Batman And Robin Eternal #1

Batman And Robin Eternal #1

Writer: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV Artist: Tomeu Morey, Sandu Florea, Tony S. Daniel Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 7, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 37 User Reviews: 23
8.4Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

It's here at last-the sequel to the blockbuster weekly series BATMAN ETERNAL! Five years ago, Batman and Robin worked the most disturbing case of their crimefighting careers-bringing down the organization of the ultimate human trafficker, the mysterious woman known only as Mother. At the time, Dick Grayson never quite understood the scope of that case, but now its darkest secrets are coming back to haunt him and everyone else who ever worked with Batman! With Bruce Wayne now lost to them, Dick and all his allies are out in the cold! Who can they trust? Is someone among them not who they say they are? And who is the deadly, silent young woman in black who's come to Gotham City looking for Batman?

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Oct 7, 2015

    Batman and Robin Eternal has started off with a literal bang, but that's not all that impresses me about this issue (although I do admit to flailing my arms like Kermit the Frog after reading that last page). The care Tynion and Daniel have for each character and their relationships " both physical and emotional " to the others is clearly manifest on the page. If every issue of the 26 part story is this compelling, we're in for the biggest romp of the year. What an awesome way to celebrate Dick Grayson's " and the Batman Family's " seventy-five incredible years. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Oct 7, 2015

    Batman & Robin Eternal #1 is a strong opening salvo into our next weekly Batman series. This gets a nod over Batman Eternal because the Robins will be front and center. What secret has Batman hidden from Dick Grayson? How dangerous is Mother? Who is Cassandra Cain? Over the next six months, these questions and more will be asked and hopefully answered. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Oct 7, 2015

    BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL is another great start to a weekly series. There is a ton of stuff going on here and it just makes you want to read more. Tynion, Daniel, and Snyder set this first issue up in a way where there are clues trickling over every page, as the book sets its hooks in. This is the most impressive opening issue for a Bat-title in years. I highly recommend picking this issue up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Jesse Peterson Oct 13, 2015

    I'm already hooked by this story. I seriously want to know where this goes, and I love the twists and turns that have already taken place. Batman & Robin Eternal could be the next epic we have all been looking for. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Inter-Comics Podcast - writingtwentytwopages Oct 10, 2015

    And that is what Batman and Robin Eternal #1 is. Its a solid Bat book that focuses on Batmans (arguably more interesting) family. It has that modern Batman look which has been highly polished. It is accessible to new readers, but still rewards old ones. Tynions Dick is excellent and is the perfect protagonist for this series. All the elements come together to create a great opening chapter for this new Bat saga. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Chris Barnes Oct 13, 2015

    This is certainly a title that I want to be picking up every week, especially if the quality of the story and art remain this high throughout. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Daniel Kalban Oct 9, 2015

    Batman has a secret that could shatter everything Dick Grayson ever thought of his mentor and ally. Could this Mother doom the Bat Family? Or will the ties that bind Batman and Robin be truely eternal? Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Oct 8, 2015

    Thank God this is a weekly title. There is no way I could wait a month to find out what happens next. I don't really even want to wait till next week. Give me issue #2 now! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 8, 2015

    While I was looking forward to this issue for a while, I was still afraid that I would be underwhelmed once it started.  That did not happen, my friends.  This issue was exciting, mysterious and intriguing. James Tynion and Scott Snyder set up a crazy mystery that I want to unravel immediately.  Tony Daniel's art is superb and if the quality can get close to this for six months, we will have something really special on our hands.   Highly Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Ed Oct 12, 2015

    It's fun seeing so many great characters all back together again, and James Tynion IV seems to be on top of his game, narratively. This is absolutely a great start to a new weekly series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Oct 12, 2015

    I am of the mind that Mecha-Bat is getting a tad old and reading this book makes me realize how much I have missed Bruce as Batman. With the reduced issue count and the re-introduction of Cassandra, I am hoping for less story compression, which was a slight problem in the last Eternal run. With a Snyder /Tynion story and Daniel art, no will complain about "just another Bat-Book". Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 12, 2015

    Ultimately, weekly comics are still an unproven storytelling method, with even the best examples having some major issues with pacing or a schizophrenic visual or narrative tone. But it's hard not to feel excited when you see a book that looks and reads as good as Batman and Robin Eternal. If DC can keep the art looking this good - and if Tynion and Snyder can keep their momentum going without Batman to guide his flock of Robins - then this might be the weekly comic we've all been waiting for. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Oct 14, 2015

    In terms of the art, Batman and Robin Eternal looks great with the pencils of Tony Daniel. There's plenty of story here and Daniel gets quite the workout. Another new villain besides Mother is visually introduced and he looks great, and there's a scene towards the end that's reminiscent of Batman Year Two that is also visually impressive. Batman and Robin Eternal works in both the writing and art and as a first issue, is a must read. Weekly series though tend to change creative teams quite a bit to keep up with the hectic pace so we'll see if it can sustain the quality that this first issue delivers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Oct 7, 2015

    Batman and Robin Eternal #1 is a genre spanning (superhero and possession horror), kick in the pants start to this weekly comic event. Scott Snyder and James Tynion set up a creepy, overarching storyline for the series by exploring the tragic side of being a Robin. (They don't usually get out alive.) Artists Tony Daniel and Sandu Florea use speed lines, little circles, and every tool in the action cartoonist's toolbox to give the comic a hyperactive feel as the various Robins swing, kick, and ride into action while wisely utilizing full page spreads for surprise reveals that burst the nostalgia bubble of “Batman and Robin forever”. By the end of Batman and Robin Eternal #1, readers will see the relationship between the Caped Crusader and his various sidekicks in a new, complicated light. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Scott Southard Oct 12, 2015

    I can't say enough good things about the preliminary stirrings of what seems to be the last big thing of DC's 2015. If it isn't going to be groundbreaking, it at least has the makings of a damn fine superhero arc, especially considering the ultra-muddled state of this Bat-union. The inevitable fun of watching an all-star lineup of creatives and characters (plus a few fresh faces to keep things compelling) is palpable at this point, and I can't wait to see this round robin (pun-definitely-intended) play out. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Oct 8, 2015

    This is a strong start to a brand new series. Th mystery is fun, and I'm really intrigued with want's going to happen next. The ending is great, and it really fueled the whole series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5 - John McCubbin Oct 8, 2015

    Batman and Robin Eternal #1 was simply outstanding, with the way that the creative team put the spotlight on our former Robins being the perfect way to celebrate the character's 75th Anniversary. We also get a thrilling mystery that merges both the past and present, leaving us eager to dive into next week's installment. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Latest Pull - Marcus Orchard Oct 9, 2015

    There is a whole lot to love about Batman and Robin Eternal #1 as both a sequel and its own thing. As a sequel, it succeeds in deviating from the original without compromising quality, but as its own series it delivers a thrilling Robin story win addition to a fascinating mystery. Tynion IV writes a solid story and sets the stage for massive events that will undoubtedly lead to some wild revelations about the Dynamic Duo. Don't let the weekly $3.99 price tag dissuade you from getting into this series. This is a must read. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 8, 2015

    While DC didn't necessarily need another Batman comic (much less a weekly one), Batman and Robin Eternal makes a strong case for itself in its first issue. While some aspects of this new series are as dark as its predecessor, the series also boasts a welcome dose of fun and adventure thanks to Dick Grayson's starring role. How well this six-month-long mystery will shape up remains to be seen, but this opening chapter starts off the series on the right note. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Oct 11, 2015

    DC Entertainment's Batman Office begins their next weekly with themes of trust and doubt, themes that will undoubtedly continue throughout the entire six-month run of the series, not least because many the writers and artists have telegraphed that fact in interviews done to promote the series in advance of its dbut. In the end, trust is likely to win, if only because the lead character ofBatman and Robin Eternalis Dick Grayson, the DC Universe's very embodiment of good faith. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 7, 2015

    All in all, though, "Batman and Robin Eternal" #1 is off to a good start. The re-introduction of an old face teases us with just enough information to make old fans cheer and new fans intrigued, and the notion that anyone and everyone can be an enemy provides an instant sense of danger to the proceedings. Lightning doesn't often strike twice but, so far, this new weekly series seems to be doing its best to keep the "Batman Eternal"-level of quality alive and well. "Batman and Robin Eternal" #1 is off to a strong start thanks to Tynion, Snyder, Daniel and Florea, and readers will be glad they only have to wait one week for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Oct 7, 2015

    All in all, Batman & Robin Eternal #1 is a comic book that just about manages to pull off its lofty ambitions. Snyder and Tynion IV have slaved over the plot to this tale of back-stabbing and secret history, although they take care to retain accessibility with a healthy dose of action and the obligatory cliff-hanger. Tony Daniel is Tony Daniel, offering up impossibly handsome faces atop detailed and architecturally solid cityscapes. Grayson fans will find a lot to love in Batman and Robin Eternal #1, as well as anyone who's ever had a cursory interest into the tangled web that Bruce Wayne weaves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Oct 7, 2015

    Batman and Robin Eternal #1 is a solid start to this new weekly. Though the issue focuses mostly on setting up the overall plot and introducing the characters, the writing and execution are solid and it's easy to get invested. Recommended, but only if you are for sure you can handle a new weekly book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Oct 8, 2015

    A great start to this weekly series. Batman and Robin Eternal #1 gives all indications that this will be a must read series like its predecessor, Batman Eternal, and it will utilize the strengths of the weekly format featuring cliffhanger endings and a strong ensemble cast. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Oct 8, 2015

    Batman and Robin Eternal #1 is a trip back to the character loaded with the sameendlessly suspenseful narratives that made Batman Eternal so great. Tynion and Snyder showcase their talents in the first issue to create a surprising story from Batman and Robin's past. The artwork from beginning to end is met with great detail, with each character's entrance being soaked in the colors of their costumes (Bluebird's entrance has her face to face with the big blue Robo-Bat, the building she's near is blue/grey). If this issue is any indication of what's to comethen we're in for a seriousride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Oct 9, 2015

    Overall, a great start for the 26-issue run. It's fun, a great setup and is great to look at. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 10, 2015

    If they can keep up this level of fun and respect for the Robin legacy, I could definitely enjoy this comic. If the characters stay this strong and interesting, I could definitely enjoy this comic. But if this is all about tearing down the House of Robin and salting the ashes, it's probably gonna suck. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - AJ DeMare Oct 18, 2015

    Batman and Robin Eternal #1 is a great first issue; showcasing an ongoing collaborative effort between the best artists/writers in the industry Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Oct 7, 2015

    A thrilling and exciting beginning to the second season of Eternal, focusing on Dick, Harper and Cassandra Cain, promising the same twists and action as the first season. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 7, 2015

    This is a buy for Batman fans, those who aren't may not enjoy it as much. It feels like the start of an epic action filled story. And do I see the groundwork of Bruce as Batman's return? An intriguing comic that has me wanting to come back for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comicsverse - Danny Rivera Oct 7, 2015

    I hope that isn't the case, because there are a lot of great pieces in place. They just don't come together to do anything particularly compelling. It's as if everyone involved expects you to read this anyway, so they didn't make too much of an effort to make the issueitself grab you. If you want to read BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL #2 when it comes out, go right ahead, but I'll pass. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Oct 9, 2015

    Now, could the whole stuff with Mother and Orphan and whatnot change as we get further into the book? Sure, but it just feels like the same setup that I have seen a couple of times. I am hoping that character moments take precedence over big bombastic plot. It's why everyone loves the members of the Bat Family and it's so great to see them all finally reunited. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Rainbow Hub - Emma Houxbois Oct 7, 2015

    It's a strong first issue that collects a great, crowd pleasing cast who are all written to the same high standards of consistency that Batman group editor Mark Doyle has ensured across the Gotham books for well over a year. Tynion may have been able to lean back on Snyder if he needed to in order to get the right character beats down, but given how well he built from Snyder's work on the recent Batman Annual, I'm going to go ahead and assume he did fine all on his own in that respect. Cassandra Cain is back, the Batfamily has finally been made whole. So get hyped, and tune in next week. Same bat time, same bat channel. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Oct 8, 2015

    Batman and Robin Eternal has started off nicely, but time will tell if it can tell a great story without retreading too much from the last Batman weekly series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Oct 13, 2015

    Batman & Robin: Eternal #1 successfully set the stage for the latest Batman weekly series. Scott Snyder and James Tynion did a good job at putting the spotlight of this first issue on Dick Grayson, Harper Row and Cassandra Cain to show us that they will be the driving force of this series. The only problem I had with the issue was the decision to set this story shortly after the events of Grayson #12. There could've been better choices for this part of the story that wouldn't of gotten in the way of what Snyder and Tynion wanted to tell without lessening the impact of that issue. That aside, I am all in on the story of Batman & Robin: Eternal and greatly looking forward to learning more about all that was revealed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Oct 7, 2015

    Pretty much any Robin fan (minus the current ones) will get what they want here. This is a celebration for the decades of Robin history, and for the Batman protgs in general. For anyone wanting the next big Batman plot, or the return of neglected characters: you'll be happy with the result, although the price tag and length may be a bit of a commitment for some. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chase Magnett Oct 13, 2015

    The finished product does not communicate any of that potential though. Batman & Robin Eternal #1 is a finely tuned piece of marketing. There is at least one respectable name (i.e. Scott Snyder) attached under the title of "plotter", one fan favorite character returning, some art that makes for a fine advertisement (but fails to work sequentially), and loads of hype that sound fantastic on paper. This has all of the elements needed for DC Comics to sell it, but none of what is required to actually function as an enjoyable or even readable comic. The approach to a weekly comic here is comparable to that of factory farming, the gross production of a McRib. Get the meat from bone to table as quickly and cheaply as possible, and spend money to make it look good on the menu. Read Full Review

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