Damian: Son of Batman #4

Damian: Son of Batman #4

Writer: Andy Kubert Artist: Andy Kubert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 29, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 2
4.0Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Will the devastating events of Damian Wayne's life push this troubled hero over the edge and send him straight into the abyss? Find out in the epic finale to this futuristic tale of tragedy!

  • 7.0
    Geeked Out Nation - C Reyes Feb 2, 2014

    This book brought some mixed feelings, thinking that it would bring closure to the Damian situation, but rather defecated on young Robins grave. It was meant as a final goodbye, yet it feels as if they just cant seem to stop beating an already dead horse, pun intended. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Joey Garces Jan 29, 2014

    But there must be a different writer who can convey and evoke real emotions that doesn't feel forced. Andy Kubert does a commendable job this whole series as an artist and I think I speak for everyone who says he definitely can draw with the best of them and should continue to do so for any Batman series. But his writing left us severely wanting more. With a different writer the sequel series has the potential to be very fun though. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Following The Nerd - Sarah Barclay Feb 5, 2014

    So if you like story? Maybe pass on this one. Need some thoughtless action-y violence? Then perhaps this issue, and miniseries as a whole, is for you. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 30, 2014

    This was a very disappointing ending to this series, which I thought started out really strong and had high hopes for.  Each issue seemed to decline to the point where we're left with so many unanswered questions in this issue, I don't know what to make of the story.  This was four issues of Damian getting his ass kicked, and possibly being the worst example of a Batman.  If this series had continued I wouldn't be surprised if Damian was dead within two issues.  But all bitching aside, Kubert sure can draw a hell of a comic, and I hope he continues doing more in the DCU.   Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Feb 4, 2014

    Damian Son of Batman #4 could have been so much more than it turned out to be. Instead of providing a satisfying end to the first chapter of Damian Waynes choice of taking up the cowl Andy Kubert left a lot to be desired. There was no finality to the story that was started and you can tell that Kubert wasnt sure how he should actually end this mini-series. It is an unfortunate outcome because the world of Batman 666 was an interesting one set-up by Grant Morrison and Kubert never tapped into that potential. Even if you are a hardcore Batman fan I do not recommend picking up this mini-series at all. Save your money and buy Peter Tomasis Batman and Robin instead. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jan 29, 2014

    This series was rumored quite some time ago, and on paper, I was really excited for a 666 style Damian series... and then it actually happened, and that excitement turned into questions of just what I was reading. This issue gives this already asinine story and equally asinine ending with all the mischaracterization and lack of fulfillment you might expect, having read the first three issues. Once again, the only saving grace for this issue was that the art and colors were really good. In a Damian-less world, this series, which could have been so good, with tons of opportunity to be, given the setting... was just a massive disappointment.  Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    We The Nerdy - David Staniusz Jan 29, 2014

    Damian Son of Batman is a story with many pretty illustrations…unfortunately as a whole, the plot was a muddled mess which went nowhere fast. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jan 29, 2014

    It's unfortunate that this book had been so steadily improving only to snag on this final issue. The visuals are still stunning and any page would make a worthy addition to any collection, but the dialog and storyline seem to have been a distant second priority because it descends into nonsense and unearned twists with teases that never pay off. It never reaches to total madness of something like Batman: Odyssey, but it comes off very much as a book that should be purchased for visuals over story content. The visuals still make it worth checking out, but that comes with a pretty giant IF. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Herotaku - Jamal Melancon Jan 29, 2014

    Art-wise, the conclusion of Andy Kubert's miniseries shows the least errors, but the writing is a totally different story. Damian: Son of Batman may have some remarkable panels, especially when combined with the story's context, but the writing just does so much more harm than good. It would have been nice to see how the straightforward and predictable story in this issue could have played out if a majority of the dialogue didn't cloud the action packed art. Keep that pencil drawing, not writing Kubert. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Jan 29, 2014

    If it wasn't for the artwork I could easily disregard this entire mini-series as being totally awful. I'm grateful to see it finally come to an end. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 30, 2014

    This series is an exercise in how not to make comics. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Feb 3, 2014

    The entire series is best characterized by the final visual: a close up on Damian's face saying "Damn right" in response to a criminal exclaiming "It's Batman!", with an oddly drawn smile on his face, and blood spattering up into the panel without reason. It's uncharacteristic of the Damian we've come to know in continuity, unrealistic in its visuals and dialogue, and adds nothing but a dull end to a dull story. Read Full Review

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