Batman and Robin #2

Batman and Robin #2

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 12, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 5
7.8Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Batman's fears about Robin's tendency to dish out more pain than necessary are growing! And who is the man named NoBody, visiting Gotham City to say hello to his old friend Bruce Wayne and find out where he went wrong in his battle against crime.

  • 10
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Oct 14, 2011

    Batman and Robin #2 is simply a comic with a lot of soul. We need more of this. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Oct 16, 2011

    The other heroes in this book are colorist John Kalisz and inker Mick Gray. Gray’s work gives definition to Gleason’s pencils and Kalisz’s colors are impeccable. The dark overtones that are given depth by the flashes of color help push the movement Gleason creates into another zone. It’s breathtaking work. Between Tomasi’s Batman & Robin and Scott Snyder’s Batman, the Dark Knight is once again the most interesting character DC comics has to offer. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Dan Horn Oct 12, 2011

    Again, it's difficult to gauge exactly when this series takes place within the new DC continuity (Ace makes his "first" appearance here), but I've honestly all but completely stopped caring. Tomasi's Batman and Robin #2 is a fantastic character study, and Gleason, Gray, and Kalisz's interiors are wonderfully dynamic and engaging. Batman and Robin is a great book for Batman fans looking for a twist on the Wayne family and something just slightly outside of the box. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Oct 16, 2011

    The ending shouldnt dictate the quality of the issue, overall. B&R #2 is a joy to read and a proud addition to the new 52. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Oct 12, 2011

    Seriously awesome issue. It's one of the few new 52 issues to be just as good as the first issue. I love Damien, and this book is right up my alley. The art is great, and does so much more than just tell the story. Bruce and Damien are finally working together pretty well, and there's an interesting set-up for future issues. The only thing that kind of bugged me was that I wanted a bit more, especially in the fight scene department. This is still a great jump-on point for new readers as well. i highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Oct 18, 2011

    Tomasi's writing of Damien is unique because he is a complete badass which we all love but you sometimes wish Bruce would smack him upside his head. The best piece of art work in the book is when Damien breaks the neck of a bat with a one handed no look catch in response to Bruce complimenting him on his performance. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Oct 12, 2011

    The majority of Batman and Robin #2 is rock solid. Every scene featuring Bruce, Damian and Alfred is spectacular. However, the book ends on a really lame note, if I'm being honest. The last few pages just don't gel with the rest of the issue at all and definitely feel tacked on, making me think Tomasi just threw them in there to progress the plot forward ever slightly. Remove those pages and Batman and Robin #2 is a fantastic follow-up to a spectacular issue #1. But as it stands now, Batman and Robin #2 is good, just not as great as it could have been. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 13, 2011

    "Batman and Robin" is a pleasant middle-ground Bat-comic, one that stakes itself out in the center of the Bat-spectrum. There's always room for a comic like "Batman and Robin," and it's nice to see Tomasi and Gleason doing such a good job on the book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Oct 15, 2011

    Batman and Robin #2 was strong character focus issue with the Tomasi further developing the new Dynamic Duo. Though I have my problem with the NoBody plotline the writing for Bruce and Damian was so strong it makes up for the weakness in some of the plot. Tomasi writes both characters with their own distinct voices as they each deal with problems in having to team-up as Batman and Robin. Moving forward I want to see Batman and Robin fighting bigger villains. With what he has shown so far I am sure we will get that as Tomasi continues to develop the unique relationship Bruce and Damian have. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Entertainment Fuse - Brian Russell Oct 17, 2011

    Batman and Robin#2 suffers from the sophomore slump only slightly. I would have liked to seesome more action, as well as a bit more in terms of story progression. What you'llget out of this issue is the status of Bruce and his son's relationship, aswell a glimpse of what's to come. If you're expecting a cliffhanger similar towhat you got in Batman Detective Comics #2, you will be sorely disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Oct 12, 2011

    So, I liked the characterization for the most part, I liked the new villain, and I liked the art (minus the overuse of blank backgrounds). What I didn't care for was the brevity of the story. It took no time at all to read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 14, 2011

    One a postive note the issue also includes an appearnce by Ace the Bat-Hound (sadly, out of costume). I'm all for finding ways to layer in various aspects of Batman's history into this New 52 version. Now let's see that giant penny, and Bat-Mite, and oh so much more! Worth a look. Read Full Review

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