All-Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder #9

Writer: Frank Miller Artist: Jim Lee Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 27, 2008 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 9
6.6Critic Rating
5.6User Rating

The Dynamic Duo: yellow-bellied? Green Lantern tries to convince Batman & Robin to fall in line, but the pair takes him to color theory!

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Feb 27, 2008

    I'd buy this book for those first dozen pages and would be more than satisfied. Would liked to have seen the Joker or Catwoman at least make another cameo, but it was a goddamn fine goddamn AllStar Batman issue, so no real complaints from me. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Mar 3, 2008

    I thoroughly enjoyed All Star Batman and Robin #9. However, I definitely don't recommend this issue to everyone. Miller is definitely an acquired taste. I certainly would not recommend All Star Batman and Robin to fans of Hal Jordan who don't possess a sense of humor. This definitely is not an issue I think that they would particularly enjoy. I also would not recommend All Star Batman and Robin to fans who are a bit on the sensitive and delicate side. Miller's Batman is raw, offensive and unfiltered. And if you cannot stomach Miller's pulp fiction styled dialogue then you will not enjoy this issue at all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Murman Mar 2, 2008

    In seventy some-odd years, our dear Dark Knight has learned quite the lesson or two from his run-ins with some of the best bad guys in comics. This is not that man yet, and Miller's assertion that Bats must break a few eggs to make an omelet is a welcome idea to this reader. Hardly anybody knows how to make the right decision the first time around, so it's okay to reflect that with my favorite super hero. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Dan Phillips Feb 27, 2008

    Bring on the hate mail. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Mar 2, 2008

    It might have been a long time coming, but this book is getting better, and the plot is starting to make a little more sense with each issue. That's not to say that it's providing a great story, because it hasn't yet convinced me that Miller has any kind of real plan for where he's taking the characters, and the plot still feels a little like it's being made up as Miller goes along. However, this issue at least manages to be entertaining, and - compared to some of the earlier issues - fairly restrained. If Miller had been paired with a less talented artist, I might have given up on the book by now - or at least been content to wait for the collected editions rather than buying the issues on a monthly (well, you know what I mean) basis. However, the combination of Miller's unique writing and Lee's solid art is enjoyable enough that I still look forward to reading the book on an issue-to-issue basis. Unless things take a turn for the worse again, I'll probably continue to keep buyin Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Mar 2, 2008

    I'll admit that there's something here worthy of pondering, but it's too muddled with what I firmly believe is Miller's lack of respect for his audience. I can't care about this series any longer. Read Full Review

  • 0.8
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Mar 1, 2008

    When things finally become serious, the book becomes readable and even a tad interesting. Alex Sinclair's lush coloring returns, we get some trademarked gorgeous splash pages by Jim Lee, and even Frank Miller's narrative becomes compelling. It's just too bad it only lasts for five pages. If you must buy this book (like me), make sure you pick up the variant Neal Adams cover. It's pure awesome. Read Full Review

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