Robin: Son of Batman #8

Robin: Son of Batman #8

Writer: Ray Fawkes Artist: Mick Gray, Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 20, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 11
6.5Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

Damian Wayne is back in Gotham City! Recovering from the events of the Robin War, Robin finds himself with the unlikeliest of partners: his mother, Talia! Damian gets back to his roots as an al Ghulbut will it take him farther from his quest for redemption?

  • 9.0
    Wednesday Comics - Garrett Walz Jan 22, 2016

    Damien's journey to redeem himself for the Year of Blood is the most epic quests a fallen hero can accomplish. Through Ray Fawkes writing you get a feel for how important it is to Damien to fix all his wrongs and the weight of how heavy regret can feel. Future issues will hopefully hold the answers Damien is looking for and make him the best Robin he can be. The great use of storytelling with a clear message, action, and that Damien humor we love the most gives this book a solid 9/10. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Jan 22, 2016

    While nothing in this story is truly ground breaking, it's still a fun little done-in-one. Full of action, humor, introspection, and the ever popular; battling ones own inner-demons. If your looking for something earth-shattering that will move you to your very core, I suggest you move along, but if you just want to read a nice solid comic for entertainment's sake alone, this will do just fine. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 21, 2016

    So Fawkes and Bachs don't really reinvent the wheel here but for new readers that are wondering what this whole "Son of Batman" thing is all about this a good primer. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jan 21, 2016

    There's no danger, no charm, no growth of character, and nothing particularly interesting about the art to make you care about this comic in any way. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - John McCubbin Jan 22, 2016

    Robin: Son of Batman #8 proved to be a rather average comic, with Damian's tale lacking the proper depth or excitement that we've seen from the series in the past. There are however some magnificent symbolism within the latter stage and along with the fun art, it gives us just enough to merit a purchase from current readers of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    BlackBeast Jan 21, 2016

    I really like this book, Damian as character has a lot of potential, but Fawkes didn't quite get it right with the climax from this issue, it felt flat.

  • 8.0
    ComickerPerson Jan 22, 2016

    It's an inventory issue, but it's an issue that nicely captures what this whole book is about. The character interactions are handled well, and Fawkes conveys a firm understanding of who Damian is, and why he's trying to be. The artwork captures the frantic action of the story well enough.

  • 7.5
    Howard Jan 27, 2016

    This comic was nowhere near perfect,but it had some good action and great back and forth with are two main characters.I have always been a Damian fan and it looks like this is a title that will keep getting better

  • 7.0
    myconius Jan 23, 2016

    it's always great to see Damian interacting with Alfred Pennyworth! i really liked the overall premise of this issue, but it felt very rough and didn't read very smoothly. but as much as i enjoy the characters it was worth it for me to read through it a second time to be able to better make out all the elements trying to flesh themselves out. i just hope Pat Gleason is able to return strong when he returns to the book.

  • 10
    Hilbut Jan 21, 2016

  • 8.0
    Redeadhood Jan 29, 2016

  • 7.5
    Vancha Feb 12, 2016

  • 7.0
    Serverarbengan Jan 21, 2016

  • 6.5
    Gunnarthehuman Jan 21, 2016

  • 6.0
    Zumba Jan 21, 2016

  • 5.0
    DXO Feb 8, 2016

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