Batman and Robin #12

Batman and Robin #12

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 8, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
6.0Critic Rating
6.4User Rating

The finale of the fight with TERMINUS!

  • 8.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Aug 10, 2012

    Now that "Terminus" is in the past, we have Batman and Robin #0 to look forward to next month, hopefully shedding some light onto the formative years of Damian's life in the League of Assassins. Because really, I just want to forget Terminus was even a villain. Tomasi even had to throw in a biochemical warhead for Batman to stop to make Termy more that just another faceless threat. But even that didn't work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 8, 2012

    Instead of BATMAN AND ROBIN, this should have ROBINS in the title as we get to see all the Robins together fighting with Batman. There is plenty of crazy action that we don't normally see in the average Batman comic. So much is going on here and Patrick Gleason captures every over the top action scene with ease. It almost feels as if there's too much going on, including the upgrade Batman gives himself but in terms of fun and enjoyment, this issue delivers. The events and outcome here may be a little extreme, even for a Batman comic but I can't deny how much fun reading this was to read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Aug 13, 2012

    The end of the "Terminus" arc is a comic that was missing one piece to finish off the puzzle. Unfortunately, that piece turned out to be crucial to a successful story as the villain, Terminus, was a forgettable villain that did not leave a mark. The saving grace for the story of this issue is that Tomasi continues to do an excellent job when it comes to developing the relationships within the Batman Family. Whether it's Bruce and Damian or Dick, Tim, Jason and Damian all of the dynamics that are at play are well handled. The addition of Gleason's distinct artwork the Batman and Robin #12 is still fun but failed to reach its full potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 8, 2012

    Impressively, Patrick Gleason has illustrated all but one issue of the series since it relaunched last year. Gleason has a talent for big action and graceful notion that is readily apparent throughout these pages. That said, the toll of the last year is apparent at times, as his figure work is less refined and detailed than normal. Hopefully the #0 issue next month will allow Gleason a bit of time to rest and return in top form for the next arc. And hopefully that next arc will see Tomasi return to the more methodical, character-driven focus of the first. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Aug 8, 2012

    So yeah… this arc had potential, but sort of disappointed me. Never found out any of Terminus' deal, which bothers me to no end, especially now since he, you know… died. I had some issue with the dialogue in this issue as well, particularly during Bruce and Terminus' fight. Very blocky and choppy. I mean, I realize it's a fight, and we won't be getting some eloquent speech or something, but really, it just kind of sucked. What saved this issue was the interaction between all the Robins, which I did really enjoy, especially Dick's talk with Damian. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 16, 2012

    I like seeing the Robins together in this issue and if DC is looking for another Bat-title to replace one of the underperforming New 52 books may I suggest something along the lines of Robin Team-Up (featuring Robins current and past teaming up for short arcs – which would allow for the inclusion of Stephanie Brown, too). Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Aug 8, 2012

    When all is said and done, we've got a classic superhero story where the bad guys lose and Batman wins. There are surprises that the former Robin's come to the rescue to help handle the thugs while Batman bulks up to handle Terminus. But let's face it, we want action and this book has it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Aug 8, 2012

    Overall it's quite a mess. I mean, there is some cool art, the full page shot of Batman flying in front of the sun is really awesome to behold but the story is terrible. The Born to Kill saga was well orchestrated, but this arc feels like it was sloppily thrown together at the last minute. A glass helmet and a loin cloth? Really? Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Aug 20, 2012

    Overall this book is a farce – nothing in it, story wise, is worth the cover price. But if you like art, definitely pick it up…just don't bother reading it because it won't wrap anything up for you. Read Full Review

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