Batman and Robin #33

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Mick Gray, Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 23, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 10
8.5Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

ROBIN RISES! Picking up right where this months ROBIN RISES #1 left off, its Batman vs. the Justice League as the Dark Knight decides to follow the Chaos Shard back to its source: Apokolips!

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Jul 26, 2014

    For those of you who missed the Robin Rises: Omega one-shot that came out last week, rest assured, there was a crazy fight sequence with some great Kubert artwork, but it was essentially just a tease for the real story to come. Hence this week's issue being named part one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Max Eber Jul 24, 2014

    Go buy it? That's really I can think of; this is poised to be rather great I don't think you want to miss it. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jul 24, 2014

    Robin Rises is fastly becoming a story that Bat fans need to read with the highly anticipated arc not failing to disappoint so far. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Jul 23, 2014

    Patrick Gleason clearly has a great deal of fun with this issue, and with so many guest stars who could blame him? One of those guest stars is a certain character of New Gods fame who makes his New 52 debut. His new design by Gleason is incredibly fierce, frightening, and fun. Beyond that, Gleason continues to utilize fun angles and clear layouts. That said, some of his work here looked to be a bit rushed in certain places and a few of the guest stars looked a bit off-model in certain panels. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Sarah Barclay Jul 30, 2014

    This story is only just beginning, but already it's turning into a ride for the ages. Waiting a month for the next installment might be close to torture! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 28, 2014

    "Robin Rises" is off to a great start, and this issue is the complete package. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Max Dweck Jul 24, 2014

    "Robin Rises" continues from its strong start in Robin Rises: Omega #1, following up an action-heavy issue in that one-shot with an emotionally-heavy issue, and it's fantastic. It's great storytelling with a few reveals that really keep the reader hooked, and it's a very different kind of Batman story, one that's thoroughly enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Joel Raivid Jul 25, 2014

    Going back to the story, it really didnt progress too much from the last issue in terms of actual resolution, but what it did so well was create a tension and draw the reader in to the disagreement of the cause that divides Batman and the Justice League. Luckily however, Batman has other friends and this is where the story is heading next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 26, 2014

    Tomasi gets Batman. That emotional spark that I feel is lacking in Snyder's work, Tomasi captures it in spades. His Batman in this issue is a force of nature. He's a warrior and a thinker all in one, and it's fantastic! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Jesse Kennedy Jul 24, 2014

    A very strong character-oriented issue, Batman & Robin #33 outshines Robin Rises: Omega in my opinion in terms of value and substance. A large supporting cast helps shed light on both Bruce's intentions and the bigger Apokolips/Darkseid threat. There isn't much to complain about at all here, and in fact, very much to get excited about. I'm ready for next month! Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 23, 2014

    You ever have that nagging feeling that you really like something, but you don't know if it's because it's good or because you're really hyped about it?  I've got that right now and even though I'm really hyped about the Robin Rises story, I do believe this is still very good and exciting.  You just get those strange thoughts sometimes and wonder if you're brain is working against you and your judgement.  We're finally back to the title being called Batman and Robin adding to my hyped state of mind and while I might have given you second thoughts about my judgement here, if you're a fan of Batman and Robin or either of these characters individually you definitely need to check this out because it's going to be a wild ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 26, 2014

    Pretty much zero progress on the plot, but an outstanding bit of character interaction with great art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jul 23, 2014

    Between the amazing visuals and somewhat novel presentation of a well-worn trope, as well as the continuation of a genuinely interesting story, this is still an issue worth reading, whether youre following Robin Rises closely, or just a fan of the Bat-family. If you havent picked up the previous issue in the storyline, Id actually say its not entirely necessary as this book does well standing on its own, or at least as a continuation of ISSUE #32. Either way, its well worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Jul 23, 2014

    This issue does a great job of furthering Batmans emotions in the event of his sons death. Hes irrational and defying the League, but nobody is going to stop him from getting back his son. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Jul 26, 2014

    Much as its yet another resurrection story in the DCU, it would seem that this one is attempting to pack a little more emotional oomph with its choice of writer, and its not failing in that regard. Backed up by great art from Gray and Gleason, if you were looking for a moment to tag on to this death of Robin malarkey, youre not like to find a better one for a while. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Jul 26, 2014

    While Im not yet certain how I feel about the inclusion of Apokolips and Darkseid in this story, I cant complain about them taking things in a different direction than the standard Lazarus Pit resurrection. What really made me happy about this issue though is that there are indications throughout, and particularly at the end, that Robin Rises is going to be the deeper, personal story that I was hoping Hunt for Robin was going to be. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Jul 23, 2014

    Solid issue. Although, it seems as though we are where we started, it did seem necessary, as I'm sure the next few issues will be intense. I'm sure looking back, this issue was needed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 28, 2014

    Tomasi has given readers a wide variety of the personalities present in the DC Universe throughout Batman's quest for peace of mind following the loss of his son. More importantly, the writer has shown readers how Batman interfaces with that swath of characters, continually developing subtle nuances between the Dark Knight and his greatest allies and foes, while keeping Batman grounded despite the odds he faces or circumstances surrounding those combinations. The creative team has kept the adventure flowing around the quest for Robin. Now with "Robin Rises" in full swing, there appears to be no shortage of adventure on the horizon while Batman continues to call upon the rest of the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Jul 25, 2014

    If you like your heroes constantly bickering in different locations, than this is the book for you. But there is a new Bat-suit specifically designed to punch gods in the face, which would be pretty cool if they didn't just argue about it. Read Full Review

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