Batman & Wonder Woman #30

Batman & Wonder Woman #30

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Mick Gray, Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 16, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 6
7.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The quest for Damians remains takes Batman to Paradise Island and into direct conflict with Wonder Woman!

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Apr 18, 2014

    "Batman and Wonder Woman" #30 continues the Dark Knight's globe trotting adventure on the trail of Ra's al Ghul, and Tomasi and Gleason manage to deliver one of the best issues of their run. Peter J. Tomasi avoids super messy exposition, and is sure to include smaller character moments along with bigger plot developments. Patrick Gleason accomplishes the difficult task of combining the Jim Lee realistic Wonder Woman and the Cliff Change stylized version. This was a solid and entertaining installment of the "Batman And…" series, and with the Tomasi/Gleason team at the helm, this is a title that could have real legs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Apr 16, 2014

    The Hunt for Robin started off really strong last month, and while it mostly continues into the Wonder Woman issue, the nearly mirrored structure of both issues left me feeling a little bummed about this month's entry. That said, despite the "There's Ra's! Oh no, he got away again!" format, the story is moving along quite nicely and has clearly captured my interest, as I'm very curious to see where the big turns we know are coming actually play out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Sarah Barclay Apr 21, 2014

    You can feel Bruce's frustration at the cat-and-mouse game coming off him in waves. I don't think he'll be taking your crap anymore, Ra's. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Apr 17, 2014

    Batman and Wonder Woman #30 isn't a game changer for the series, but it is a very strong character inspection and, if nothing else, it's another chance to read Tomasi and Gleason working together. The quest continues next month, and I'm excited to see where this team is going with this story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 16, 2014

    This issue is at its strongest when Tomasi's script veers into introspection mode. There's a great scene where Diana pays tribute to her petrified mother, and another where Batman reflects on the path Damian's life took. These scenes, coupled with the fact that this issue doesn't offer a great deal of plot progression, highlight the sense of disappointment that Tomasi didn't focus more on the relationship between Bruce and Diana. It's a good comic that could have been better. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Apr 18, 2014

    It's not quite as thrilling as issue #29 and that's because it follows almost the exact same formula and ends without any major change to the status quo. There's a lot of great action and plenty of fun to be had by DC fans, but it feels like we saw something almost identical a few weeks ago. Those interested in reading the ongoing Wonder Woman comic should give this issue a look because unlike the Aquaman issue, much of this comic is spent familiarizing the reader with what's been going on in our guest star's own New 52 adventures. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Apr 19, 2014

    Yes, I am being rather harsh here. I admit there is some good/touching/philosophical dialogue in this one, but that doesnt make it any easier to temper my disappointment. When you take on a story like this, you have to understand the expectations Batman fans are going to have for arcs revolving around the Robin character/mantle between the death of one Robin and a new/old one stepping into the role. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Max Dweck Apr 19, 2014

    This isn't an issue that really goes the extra mile in capacity. It's good, which is to be expected due to the talent on it, but it won't go down as one of the better issue of the Batman and Robin series as a whole. Still, it's enjoyable on its own. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 18, 2014

    Batman and Wonder Woman #30 is a forgettable issue that gets us no further in the Hunt for Robin story, but also seems like a missed opportunity.  I was hoping to learn more of Batman's relationship with Wonder Woman, but alas, we don't get much of that either.  Patrick Gleason provides strong art, but in the end, I can't recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Andy Hamilton Apr 19, 2014

    Overall, this issue just comes across as filler. However, that's not to say that it was without its charms; the use of colors was a rather nice aspect and a nice nod because it had a particular emphasis on red and yellow, two of Robin's main colors. Combine that with the heavy use of green (Robin's third color), in last month's issue and it lends itself nicely to the graphic novel format. Regarding the graphic novel format, this issue may be more enjoyable in said format because it would work much better in a collective whole; as a standalone issue, it lacks that certain pizazz. Tomasi and Gleason have proven that they are more than capable of amazing work and it seems evident that this filler issue was produced most likely out of editorial necessity and is not an adequate representation of the series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 23, 2014

    Formulaic in plot and surprisingly weak in character, this is Tomasi at his least inspired. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Apr 17, 2014

    Batman and... has been a good place to explore Bruce's relationships with many different characters, but here it only changes the setting, and the narrative falls flat as a result. Read Full Review

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