Convergence: Batman and Robin #1

Convergence: Batman and Robin #1

Event\Storyline: Convergence Writer: Ron Marz Artist: Denys Cowan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 8, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 6
6.3Critic Rating
5.1User Rating

STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! Being trapped in a domed city makes for a tense, inescapable family reunion as Batman struggles to keep the friction between Damian Wayne and Jason Todd from exploding!

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - RobertJCross Apr 9, 2015

    Epic issue. Pick it up batfans! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Apr 9, 2015

    Nostalgia will factor into the reasons why some readers will pick up this issue, but the story and themes presented give us reasons for “why we fight” instead of simply devolving into “let's fight!” Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Apr 15, 2015

    It doesn't pay to think too deeply about the premise of Convergence. That's not a fatal situation. This event is one of those things that you can take for good fun and enjoy as it comes. Still, the weaknesses in its basic structure are glaring. For instance, we have under a domed Gotham City supposedly taken in the instant before Flashpoint. Well and good. But does that mean that all of the issues of the first week of Convergence are in the same city? If so, that raises all sorts of questions. What were Wally West and Clark Kent and the Titans and all the rest just happening to do in Gotham when Braniac decided to collect it? What have they been doing since, besides getting on each other's nerves? Are we to take it that they city is being assaulted by Captain Carrot and the Extremists and Flashpoint Wonder Woman and Flashpoint Aquaman and the Flashpoint Hawks all at once? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Apr 9, 2015

    Convergence: Batman and Robin #1 gives readers a few things to smile about with a story that surprises initially with a practical look at living inside a dome and the reveal of an unexpected hero. Some era-specific elements return for a fun nod to this time during Batman's career. However, while writer Ron Marz is able to wrap up a story that feels very much appropriate to this era, it doesn't quite make sense that these characters would see no character development in a years time. Lastly, Denys Cowan produces some good art here, but the majority of it feels rushed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ryan Blair Apr 8, 2015

    Overall I liked this story…we touched on a bit of how Gotham has been surviving underneath the dome (thanks to Poison Ivy) and we got some Bat-Family drama between Bruce and two of his sons. I am interested to see what will happen with these Extremists that show up on the last panel…from my research, this team of villains hails from Earth 8 and were encountered by Jason Todd during his search for Ray Palmer in the pages of Countdown to Final Crisis. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Terry Miles, Jr. Apr 9, 2015

    This issue was a case of high expectations and low results. The issue is far from terrible, but seeing how this is such a large event spanning over the next two months, I was really hoping this would be an interesting tie-in. Nothing really happened in the issue besides a few scuffles, and the emotional element that I expected to be present from Batman dealing with his protgs seemed stale. There's still time for things to kick into overdrive and there's bound to be some fun parts with Jason and Damian working together. These tie-ins are returning to some fan favorite eras. Let's hope they can really celebrate the history of DC and usher in the new with a bang. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 9, 2015

    While the story at first seems like it has a fun and interesting premise, it's all lost due to this being Convergence and not being able to develop it further......... plus guaranteeing that it won't be explored more in the next issue because of what seems to be the big second issue fights.  On top of that, the art left me wanting more because a lot of the characters just came off looking really odd.  It's too bad, I really would have liked to see what happened between Damian and Jason Todd. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 10, 2015

    All of the creators involved are clearly giving this their all, but there are just enough rough spots throughout the comic that it ends up balancing out as just average. Considering the slightly unnecessary hand that they were dealt -- the continuation of these characters, with Damian in particular, was more or less unbroken in "Batman and Robin" and "Batman Incorporated" -- but it's still better than one might expect. This is a book that needs a bit more polish to get to where it should be. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    The Latest Pull - Thomas Harbaugh Apr 10, 2015

    Even worse, however, is the artwork, in this issue. While it's just decent enough to be able to represent each character, it looks rushed, sloppy and the coloring makes it difficult to tell one object from another. This may be one of the worst things I've read since I first began my foray into comic books. It's uninteresting, dull and shows how little writer Ron Marz knows the history of any of these characters, or their changes post-Flashpoint. The raised cover price of $3.99 only adds salt to the wounds that this issue leaves. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Joey Garces Apr 9, 2015

    The premise of Convergence: Batman and Robin had a lot of fans salivating for a Pre 52 Dynamic Duo and ultimately we were left underwhelmed. The addition of Jason Todd and Scarlet certainly keeps the interest up for this series but I was left saying meh at the end of the book. In my opinion I would use the money you'd spend on this book for another tie-in series. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Apr 13, 2015

    At the end of the day, Convergence: Batman and Robin #1 feels like a workman-like piece of work-for-hire. There's a solid creative team behind this issue, but neither artist nor writer nor colorist seems particularly enthused to be back in a pre-Flashpoint Gotham. It isn't offensive, just bland. Even the most hilarious failure can be interesting, but a boring comic book is often worse. And unfortunately, Convergence: Batman and Robin #1 is one boring comic book. Read Full Review

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