Batman and Robin #10

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 13, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 9
7.3Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

Someone calls a meeting of the ROBINS, but who and why? And will the exiled and egotistical RED HOOD answer the call?

  • 9.6
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Jun 16, 2012

    I really do tend to enjoy superhero stories where the heroes are in-fighting, and the "War of the Robins" portion of Batman and Robin #10 is totally awesome. My psychoanalytical critique aside, these characters are all awesome and now, they've got an arc slowly building that will pit them all against one another in a variety of circumstances. FANTASTIC. Terminus will probably continue to be a boring sub-plot that will eventually slip it's way into the main story, pulling the entire arc down as a result, but we'll cross that bridge when we get to it. For now, awesomeness. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Jun 18, 2012

    his was a great start to this storyline, I hope it continues to be this good since the next issue is billed as Damian/Jason. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Outer Realm Comics - Chifuyu Jun 13, 2012

    The only issue I have with this cover is Bruce's position on the cover. It seems as if he was put in at the last minute, he seems to just hang in the air, calling out for either Tim or Damian. He seems out of place and maybe the cover would have looked better without him. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 16, 2012

    A downtime issue for the Bat-family that's actually not down most of its time, but with more family than you might think. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 13, 2012

    What makes this book feel different from BATMAN is the sense that Batman is working with others, hence the title. It's a great change of pace and gives each book a separate feel. I've complained about too many Batman books in the past but Tomasi, Gleason and Kalisz keep me wanting more each month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Jun 15, 2012

    Good issue. Its fun to see the Robins in conflict with each other, and sets up plenty for the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Jun 13, 2012

    Batman and Robin has been among the stronger titles in the Bat-stable, and, after a month of coasting on the strength of a larger crossover event, it's back to setting an exciting tone in issue #10. Interpersonal dynamics form an involving backbone for the book, and the artwork is exhilarating in all but a few areas. This is book is a thoroughly enjoyable start to what promises to be another captivating chapter in this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jun 16, 2012

    Patrick Gleason’s art is, as always, mind numbing. This guy walks right to the edge of over-drawing each panel and then kicks some dust off that edge. His ability to maintain control gives us some gloriously detailed work, and some of the best human forms in comics today. There are some times when the faces look a little off, but Gleason has really grown into his role for Batman and Robin. Look at his first close up of Maximums or the cross etching he does on Damian’s Robin during the four-Robin confrontation. It all adds so much to the story. Tomasi may be kicking Damian Wayne back a few notches psychologically, but he’s really finding his voice for this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jun 13, 2012

    Fun, fun issue. I was hoping there'd be a lot of witty snark between all the Robins, and I wasn't let down, at all. There's just something so fun about seeing all these characters together... Sure, it's kind of a dickhole premise on Damian's part, but any excuse to get the four of them together is okay with me. The book suffered from the same thing Batgirl suffered from this week, you just don't get a whole lot from the villain. I got the feeling that all the book's arcs are supposed to end at 12, so if we're short on time, I'd rather learn something about Terminus, other than he's dying and can revitalize himself temporarily. If these arcs continue on after 12, then fine, whatever my mistake. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboy Buzz - MQuannBoyd Jun 15, 2012

    Although issue #10 of Batman and Robin lacks the pulse pounding action moments of previous issues there is still enough character and plot development packed within the 22-pages of this series to warrant a look-see. If you claim not to be a fan of the current Robin, do yourself a favor and check out this book. Truths me, Damian might not warm your heart but through his cocky arrogance behavior there is enough friction to propel in story in which his (co-)stars in forward. And at the end of the day isn't that what we want from our fiction: conflict? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jun 18, 2012

    There is a side story involving a plot to kill Batman but it's very boring and easy to ignore considering it's a plot to kill Batman. The Court of Owls took Batman to his limit in Snyder's Batman series so any other threat toward the Dark Knight seems idle at best. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicville - Chris Blackwell Jun 14, 2012

    As you get more familiar with each of the Robins, you start to realize how different Damian is as Robin. This is a great thing on all accounts. After over 60 years of the Boy Wonder, it's hard to re-imaginethat character. The writers are doing a great job of letting us know that this is a different Robin, but don't take their word for it, they are going to spend the next few issues proving it! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Jun 13, 2012

    Overall, it's a fun issue. It could have been better, but it's nice to see Batman take a break so we can watch his allies take the reins for a bit, especially Tim who has been a pretty worthless character so far in the New 52 and it's nice to be reminded he still exists and has a role to play. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 21, 2012

    The comic's other storyline introduces a new villain named Terminus who prepares to kill the Batman before his own demise. Nothing special here, and Terminus is certainly overshadowed by all the Robins appearing in the same panel together for the first time in the New 52 (although we still haven't gotten Batman and Red Hood together, yet). Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jun 19, 2012

    Batman and Robin #10 is strong start to a new story that will involve Bruce's four protgs. The challenge that Damian issues to Dick, Tim and Jason is good way of giving this series unique story that separates itself from the other Batbooks. This challenge has a lot of great possibilities from the interaction of the four characters that have held the Robin mantle and how Bruce will react to this family in-fighting. Unfortunately, the secondary plot involving the rise of a new organization that will fight Batman is nothing new and is already being done in two other Batbooks Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 15, 2012

    "Batman and Robin" #10 feels like nothing has quite set the way it's supposed to; all the components are present, but everything could have used just a bit more polish. It's not a bad issue, but I feel like with a bit more attention it could have also been a lot better, too. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Jun 14, 2012

    I might be overly hard on Batman and Robin #10. But, it's only because I know how great this title can be and to see such progress dropped is wholly disappointing. Read Full Review

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