Batman and Robin #5

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 11, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 10
8.2Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

There's a devil on Robin's shoulder and his name is Nobody! Batman and Robin's relationship gets pushed to the breaking point as Nobody insinuates himself into Damian's life and tries to make him see that Bruce's plan to battle crime is hopeless and only by teaming up and tapping into Damian's killer instinct can they ever hope to rid Gotham City of its evil roots.

  • 10
    Newsarama - George Marston Jan 12, 2012

    I love this book, and you should, too. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Jan 11, 2012

    The pace has definitely slowed down and the action is nowhere near the levels of the last issue, but it's a very, very good read and a necessary one that builds upon both Bruce's history and strengthens the character of Nobody, who, if he doesn't get killed off in the next few issues, could be a great new Batman rogue. I highly recommend this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 12, 2012

    Among the pure superhero dramas being put out by the new 52, this one counts among the best, weaving tremendous character work and gripping plotting at the same time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 11, 2012

    Peter Tomasi is revving things up by creating a tremendous amount of tension between Batman and Damian. There is a great feeling that this could be the end of their partnership, despite being father and son. (If that's the case, what would it mean for the title...?) We are getting some answers and find out about Nobody's past with his father, Henri Ducard, as well as Batman. We don't have the complete picture just yet but the puzzle pieces are falling into place. BATMAN AND ROBIN is a pleasure to read each month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Jan 13, 2012

    Patrick Gleason is an excellent artist for the Dark Knight, whose minimal style effortlessly conveys the darkness and tone of Gotham City. I'm a fan of artistic consistency and DC has done a great job of keeping their artists on lock. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Jan 11, 2012

    Batman and Robin #5 might not be the "crap hitting the fan" issue we were all expecting following last month's cliffhanger, but it still delivers any entertaining read nonetheless. We're just going to have to wait till next month to see the gloves really come off and if Damian takes the plunge into darkness or not. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jan 11, 2012

    Another solid issue in Tomasi's first real Batman and Robin run. It's good to see Bruce come to terms with himself being sort of a shitty father, it's a side we have never really seen from him before. While the issue really does lean heavily on expositional back story (perhaps leaning too heavily on it) we did get a good, messed up look into Morgan's mind. The second part of that will probably be filled in next month, which will for sure be a very interesting issue... Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 18, 2012

    Patrick Gleason's art has gotten better as he's gotten more comfortable with the characters, but writer Peter J. Tomasi struggles with Batman's epiphany about his behavior to his son. It feels far too forced for the version of Batman we've seen so far. Worth a look. Read Full Review

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