All-Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder #1
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All-Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder #1

Writer: Frank Miller Artist: Jim Lee Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 13, 2005 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 8
6.6Critic Rating
5.1User Rating

The all-new saga of Batman and Robin begins here! The people responsible for some of comicdom's greatest tales, Frank Miller (BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, Sin City) and Jim Lee (BATMAN: HUSH) team up for the first time to bring you Batman and Robin like you've never seen them before in this imaginative reinvention of these classic characters that will have your eyes popping and your head spinning!
All hell breaks loose at the circus as millionaire Bruce Wayne and gal pal Vicki Vale witness a young boy's life shattered before their eyes. Orphaned, Dick Grayson has nowhere to go and no one to turn to - no one but Bruce Wayne and the more

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Mike Storniolo Jul 17, 2005

    love! well deserved, as Miller & Lee craft a piece of work comparable to none and worthy all its own. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - James Redington Jul 17, 2005

    I give this a high mark because it really is a quality comic; the writing and art are both spot on. I did feel the issue ended too soon, and again, we have read it before. The use of the Vicki Vale narration helps to spice up the comic and change the pacing. This is good. I look forward to the next issue, but I am counting down the days until All Star Superman! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Judson Miers Aug 4, 2005

    For myself, I loved Miller and Lees new Batman! Definitely something I could sink my teeth into. Just be careful with the kiddies Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Jul 17, 2005

    Its not the greatest comic ever, but Miller has written some of the greatest comics ever. That means this book has the potential to reach those levels. So far it has potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jul 17, 2005

    Oh, what happens: bog-standard plot, really. Little more than my initial summary. But along the way we get instant insight into Bruce, Vicky and Dick, and we get the promise of continuing drama from the dramatic final splash. Its an old story, but one that hasnt had much focus in the anti-sidekick Batman era. The title alone is an indication of who the star will be in this tale, so thats a draw for fans of the iconic partnership. Theres life in these old boys and girls yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Jul 17, 2005

    This book doesnt look like its going to reinvent the characters again, or be anything truly exceptional but then again, perhaps that was never the point. In one issue, the seasoned creators Miller and Lee have set the stage to tell a decent set of stories about Dick Graysons evolution into the Robin we know and love. Ill be interested to see how the series progresses from here. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Jul 19, 2005

    I suspect Ill be in a minority in my opinion of this book, as DCs smug hyperbolic marketing tends to work like a self-fulfilling prophecy. But this is shite, and no amount of aggressive marketing will change that. It would have been shite had it been a standard issue of one of the ongoing Batman comics, but as a big over-exposed media event, its particularly egregious. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Jul 17, 2005

    All-Star Batman and Robin was created for existing Batman readers who wanted to see the superstar team-up of Frank Miller and Jim Lee. It is also intended to attract current comic book readers who do not read a Batman comic. It is not meant for non-readers or children. As a comic, I give it . As a marketing tool, I give it . Seriously, Marvels Ultimate comics and their flip-books are better for the industry than this. Read Full Review

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