Batman and Robin #21

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 9, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 8
7.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

The new regular creative team of writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Patrick Gleason continue their run with "Dark Knight, White Knight" part 2 of 3!Batman and Robin find themselves in the middle of a deadly crusade as "angels" continue falling from the skies! The White Knight is shining his heavenly light into the dark corners of Gotham City in his quest to vanquish the shadows of the soul

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 9, 2011

    The only Batbook I've given my coin to on a regular basis has been "Batgirl," which I will continue to do so. Recently, Scott Snyder, Jock, and Francesco Francavilla made "Detective" a must-read. Now, however, it appears as though I'll be making room for some more Batbooks. I'm dialed into this book for as long as Tomasi and Gleason are on board. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Colin Andersen Mar 15, 2011

    Overon art duties, I was glad to see that Patrick Gleason performs just asadmirably here as he did in Green LanternCorps and not as sloppily as his work over on Brightest Day. Gotham seems like a truly dark, but living, place throughoutthe whole issue and every panel seems to have some real weight to it. Batmanlooks powerful, commanding, and nimble all at once and Damian really looks likea ten-year-old, while also looking like he could hand me my backside withlittle effort. He is truly at his best when trying to convey emotions though; easilymy favorite scene was when Gordon storms out of the house after investigatingan entire dead family. Its clear that, even after all these years, Gordon isstill just as affected by the horrible things he sees in his profession as theday he started and it makes the scene very powerful. Unfortunately, Gleasoncan, at times, draw some very same-y people. When there are a lot of peoplestanding around not in costume, it can be a little difficult decipherin Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Mar 9, 2011

    After only two issues into their stint on Batman and Robin, Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason have sold me on story they're telling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Travis Walecka Mar 17, 2011

    Oh, theres no doubt the new Batman & Robinll feel a bit sci-fi compared to Morrisons hokey throwback textures. Yet, with that style already displayed internationally with Batman Incorporated, Scott Snyders horror-driven Detective, Batwomans artistic fantasy, and Tony Daniels mob-mentality on the main title, Tomasi and Gleasons ingenious style will hold just right on its own. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    A Comic Book Blog - John Barringer Mar 11, 2011

    With Tomasi's writing matched with this art team it's a shame we only get one more issue because Batman and Robin has returned to one of my favorite reads from DC right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Mar 12, 2011

    While I was underwhelmed with their debut issue, the Toamsi and Gleason team really work to their potential in this issue, which is a great mix of action, mystery, and character work. With an intriguing plot and great art, you really can't go wrong with this issue. There are some nagging problems, most notably the fact that Gleason's weakest character is Batman, but overall, this comic is worth your cash. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Fanboy Buzz - DustinRiccio Mar 13, 2011

    Peter J. Tomasi is also mostly succesful in capturing the Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne dynamic, though a joke on Damian's part about Twitter sort of thudded (yeah, he is a teenager, but he's not really a teenager, if that makes sense.) The story at large does start to get interesting and is at least fairly unique. There's nothing more annoying when reading a Batman comic than realizing that the story you're reading has already been done before any number of times (see: David Finch's Batman: The Dark Knight.) Tomasi and Gleason have yet to really carve their names into the Batman mythos, but this story is a decent read and seems to be picking up steam. I'm gonna stick around and hope it keeps improving. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Mar 11, 2011

    I can't recommend this issue, even though I think that the White Knight is a promising villain. The story didn't come into focus. Hopefully, Tomasi will reveal next issue why he wrote this issue this way. Read Full Review

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