Batman and Robin #34

Batman and Robin #34

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Mick Gray, Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 20, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 12
8.2Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Batmans quest for Damians body is about to take him further down the road to damnation than hes ever gone before! His first stop: the Justice League's Lex Luthor?!

  • 9.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 20, 2014

    I loved this issue.  It has to be the best issue of Batman and Robin I've read since #18's silent issue.  While you won't find a lot of action in this book, you will be completely absorbed by the humanity that the characters portray and the wonderful art used to help you escape you're daily lives.  Tomasi and Gleason are at their best here and I can't recommend this issue enough.  It's just a beautiful book from front to back.  All in all you have to check this book out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Aug 21, 2014

    Peter J. Tomasi really nails the Bat family dynamic better than most writers at DC right and as Bruce embarks on this suicide mission to save Damian, he gives his family their own mission: keep Gotham safe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Tyler McGoff Aug 25, 2014

    "Robin Rises!" continues to be an excellent story about one father's mission to save his son, and Batman & Robin #34 shows the heartfelt conviction of Bruce Wayne. Tomasi writes the Bat-family better than almost any other writer going these days, and Gleason's art is top-of-the-line. This is a book you should be reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Aug 20, 2014

    It's been said before, but it bears repeating again (and again) -- Patrick Gleason can draw. His mastery of mood and emotion is on full display, particularly in the aforementioned cave scene. The artist adds a certain gravity to his pages, his shadows and angles giving depth to even the most mundane moments. He can also draw some ridiculously cool splash pages -- if you didn't "oooooh" after seeing his final shot of Hellbats soaring towards the Apokopliptian fire pits, you're doing comics wrong. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Joel Raivid Aug 21, 2014

    The art is this issue was truly a treat and Gleason once again proves he is just a fantastic drawer of emotion. He truly captures each characters state of feeling and portrays it so well to us as the reader. Not only do the little things look great but there are a couple of fantastic flash pages in this issue too which truly stand out as some of the best work in this series to date. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Aug 20, 2014

    Batman and Robin continues to heat up, with the events of Robin Rises continuing to amaze. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Norrin Powell Aug 26, 2014

    This "Robin Rises" storyline has been fantastic so far, and I can't wait to see its finale! Will Bruce recover Damian? Will Damian be alive when he's found? Tune in next month,"same Bat-time,"same Bat-channel! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Aug 20, 2014

    This story continues to build up to the adventure Batman is about to go on, while showing the reader a glimpse of what hes leaving behind. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Aug 22, 2014

    Batman and Robin #34 is a good issue, with a decent cliffhanger to get the audience excited for when all the action goes down in the next issue. In this one though, it's all about the characters and their drama and for the most part, the writing handles it all very well. Not a bad issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Aug 21, 2014

    Great art and some lovely character moments, but substantially a bit thin, especially for committed fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 23, 2014

    I may be dreading how this whole 'Robin Rising' thing is going to turn out, but there's no denying that Tomasi knows how to write the Bat-family. Hot damn, this issue positively dripping with awesome, fan-friendly scenes as Batman says his goodbyes to his most trusted allies. I may have taken some time off this book, but I'm glad i'm back! It might just be my favorite Bat-book right now! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Aug 20, 2014

    As a big Damian Wayne fan, I'm beyond happy to say this is turning out to be a legitimately engaging and thoroughly entertaining story. It hasn't quite hit us with the level of emotion we've seen in some of BATMAN AND ROBIN's previous story arcs, but you can really feel the buildup and I can't wait to see what the creative team has in store for us with this one. Fingers crossed this concludes with Damian's return! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Jason Inman Aug 25, 2014

    Batman and Robin has always been the little hidden gem of the Batman books. Each issue has been solid, and this issue does not disappoint. There's heart and purpose behind every piece of action. Nothing is just for the sake of it. If you're excited about the Robin Rises event, then this issue is a must buy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Aug 20, 2014

    Awesome issue, and I can't wait to see Batman on Apokolips in this high tech suit! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Jesse Kennedy Aug 21, 2014

    It's a talkative issue, but one that's interesting nonetheless. The interactions between some of our favorite characters are handled well here. For all the other comics out there that seem to never go anywhere,this issue furthers a good story at a decent pace. Because of our love of the characters, it draws us in. The hype is building, and I like it thus far. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Aug 24, 2014

    Despite feeling a little rushed in places, overall this is a very solid issue that does the job of pushing the story forward and getting Batman headed to where he needs to be for whatever is coming with the possible resurrection of Damian Wayne. I have to admit to being a little disappointed that the next segment of the arc appears to be much more of just a Batman and Robin story and not the Bat-Family story last issue made appear it was going to be. I have little doubt however that when the Apokolips segment is over, the Bat-Family will find their way back into things. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Gavin Rehfeldt Aug 22, 2014

    Batman wants to bring his son back and is willing to go through Hell to do it. It's beautifully epic and personal stuff worth sticking around for, but I'm concerned that what seems to be theeditorially mandated resurrection of Damian might berushed. The two-act events of this issue could have breathed better as two issues. Having said that, Tomasi is creative forcompressing a dense sequence of interactions and conflict into an entertaining whole. Read Full Review

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