Batman and Robin #4

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 14, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 14
8.6Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Batman and Robin are at the mercy of NoBody as he forces them to embrace a new way to battle crime and injustice. But Batman has other ideas! Plus: Don't miss the origin of NoBody!

  • 10
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Dec 17, 2011

    Batman & Robin #4 is a mesmerizing, action packed, yet deeply personal tale that every reader should pick up this week. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 14, 2011

    What could be better than a new Batman comic? A great Batman comic, that's what. Tomasi and Gleason have been getting better and better with each issue of BATMAN AND ROBIN and you can see that they are just warming up. If you've been waiting for some answers in this series, you will indeed get some. Batman and Damian are finding being the Dynamic Duo together isn't an easy venture just as being a father and son is equally difficult. The new villain, Nobody, is planting some seeds and you can feel them begin to bubble up beneath the surface. Batman is usually prepared for anything but he might not be prepared for what's to come. BATMAN AND ROBIN is a great example of what we want in a Batman comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Dec 19, 2011

    Gleason and Gray's artwork was entertaining and does a great job of conveying the darkness of the situation. What makes this book really standout is that you never know what Damien is going to do. He is smarter than most adults but he is also more immature than most kids and he is a trained assassin with the urge to kill. You can throw logic out the window when trying to figure him out and that is the draw to this story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Dec 14, 2011

    Helping tell this tale is artist Patrick Gleason. Not everything Gleason does is perfect - I don’t particularly care for his faces, they look a little too "manga meets Hellboy" for me. However, what he does do well is so good it makes up for it. He has a true sense of action and movement. Between his bold lines and backgrounds, each panel has life to it. Mix this with how he places them and Batman & Robin moves like a motion picture. I also have to give props to Mick Gray for his insane inking work and the rich color designs of John Kalisz. These three visual artists bring into focus Peter J. Tomasi’s opus towards fathers and sons and heroes and villains. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Dec 14, 2011

    With issue #4 of Batman and Robin, Tomasi really shows his hand with where he's taking this series. And I'm going to be honest, I like it. A lot. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 18, 2011

    Other Bat-titles may deliver greater action, more potent mystery, or zanier plots, but none have made the Dark Knight and his sidekick seem so sympathetic and accessible. And anyway, this title's not short of action, mystery, or zaniness by any means. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Dec 21, 2011

    Every Bat-Title is playing its part, with Detective Comics leading the way in quality. But, without a doubt, Batman & Robin is boosting itself into a close second. Damian, there may be hope for you yet".but not much. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 14, 2011

    I've gone from being a casual Batman reader in the pre-relaunch DC Universe to being a Batfan in this brave new universe DC has been delivering to us each and every month. Snyder's "Batman" delivers a great story of Batman's continuing investigation and defense of Gotham City, but the relationships being forged, investigated, and tested in "Batman and Robin" are every bit as compelling and equally fun to read. Of course, like Snyder on "Batman," Tomasi is leaving the title each month with a compelling ending. The difference is, here, you just never know what Damian will do and it brings me back each month to see how Bruce reacts. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 21, 2011

    I'm less thrilled with Nobody and his connection with Henri Ducard. Although he does offer Damian a tempataion, we know, despite all his flaws, Damian isn't likely to give into his baser desires this early in the New 52. This means despite being handled with some skill (although the opening diatribe in the drive-in is pretty awful) this arc ultimately has nowhere to go. Worth a look. Read Full Review

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