Batman and Robin #6

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 8, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 10
8.1Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

As the bond between Batman and Robin deteriorates, Robin is forced by NoBody to make a life and death decision and Batman's hunt through Gotham City to find them reaches a soul-searing moment that will push Batman to the edge!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Feb 8, 2012

    Each Batman book continues to have its own feel and this is one of the great ones. The tension continues to rise with each turn of the page. The team of Batman and Robin may be in its final stages if things go according to Nobody's plans. We get to see some emotion from Batman and his son's future is at stake. The flashback to Bruce's training with Henri and Morgan Ducard sheds a new light on Batman as well. Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason are a dynamic duo themselves when it comes to making this series consistently great month after month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flip Geeks - Earl Maghirang Feb 9, 2012

    This book speaks good storytelling and breakdown of panels. Can't wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Feb 10, 2012

    This book features a very formidable, deceptive villain with clear motivations, a lot of twists and turns that some may see coming but are fun none the less, wonderful artwork (Mick Gray and John Kalisz do a fantastic job with the coloring in different levels of shadow in each unique locale), a satisfying cliffhanger (if there is such a thing), and adds a welcome new chapter to Bruce's past. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outer Realm Comics - Vivien G. Feb 16, 2012

    What a nice tribute to the cover of Frank Miller's the Dark Knight Returns. Clever as always and nicely executed from a technical point of view, but a bit boring in regards to composition. Beyond that, the cover is - like many other DC cover for different titles as well - somehow misleading, since there is no actually confrontation of Batman and Robin, at least not in the physical sense. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 10, 2012

    It's a very different kind of drama and Batman story Tomasi's telling here, but a powerful one just the same, very much the rival of Scott Snyder's acclaimed work on Batman. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Feb 9, 2012

    By the end of the issue, Damian reveals that he's been playing bothBruce and Ducard! Using his past to solidify the believability of his leaving Wayne Manor, and using his shaky relationship with Bruce to leverage Ducard's trust. It's a brilliant plot twist, one that could have been written much more lazily. Tomasi has done a great job keeping the story engaging while not burning out readers with constant action or pages of expository dumps. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 8, 2012

    While it doesn't quite stick the landing, Tomasi has at least given himself some more room to make it right. The mystery of Batman and Robin " whether or not Damian would turn to evil " was never really a mystery, just by virtue of this book's title. The thing that was most important was how Bruce was going to connect with his son. And that conflict is still intact. Now that the explanations are over, I'm feeling confident that Tomasi will bring an even more satisfying emotional reunion when this storyline concludes next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Feb 13, 2012

    The last page shows an extremely angry Batman when he hears something while on a pursuit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Zach Woolf Feb 15, 2012

    The first six issues of this series have balanced action with dialogue, while both continue to build upon the less than perfect relationship between Bruce and Damian. Even with Batman's tendency to display little emotion, you can feel his pain and franticness to have his son once again at his side. Batman and Robin #6 continues to build upon all the right parts and earns 4 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Feb 13, 2012

    Don't you just love misleading covers? Misleading cover aside, this was a damn good comic book. It was a bit bogged down in the middle, what with the Nobody origin story, but the stuff set in the present was really good. I liked Damian's reason for joining up with Nobody, as it fits with his whole MO of trying to gain his father's approval. I also liked that Nobody beat Damian up WHILE making sure Bruce could hear the whole thing, as it gives us a reason to really despise Nobody, and want to see Bruce catch up to and beat the hell out of him. I have to say, I'm definitely looking forward to the next issue of this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Feb 8, 2012

    Another great issue from Tomasi and Gleason. It's a bit of a slow burn, but one, it's great characterization, and two, these next two issues will probably be roller coasters of action. I've said it before, but this book has really exceeded my expectations. Can't wait to see where it goes past this arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Barron Network - R.Barron Feb 8, 2012

    The art wasn't anything spectacular except for the last panel in which Batman screams out Damien's name for fear he may lose his son. The emotions batman felt jumped right out the panel and into the audiences mind. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Feb 8, 2012

    As endearing as the spotlight on Robin is, it's artist Patrick Gleason that steals the show. While I'm not particularly fond of the flashback sequences – finished with much lighter inks and a subdued, faded color palette – the rest of the book is an accomplishment in setting the mood of this story through dynamic angles and heavy, heavy shadows. Gleason's present-day work colored by John Kalisz is worth the price of admission alone, offering a multitude of stellar panels that not only stand alone as a fine piece of Batman art, but lend to their overall pages in terms of sheer storytelling and page construction. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Feb 9, 2012

    "Batman & Robin" is a superhero comic adding layers to one character and continuing to build new foundations for another. Damian Wayne becomes a much more detailed detective in training. His actions and implications generate quality new avenues for action and drama for our caped crusader. This is a dark tale and it'll show you what happens when you push these characters into uncomfortable corners. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Feb 14, 2012

    The art from Patrick Gleason is first rate. I enjoy how each panel is stark and set deeply in a noir sensibility. Everything is centered, the attention of completely put on the foreground. Gleason’s strong lines and use of basic colors gives everything a great composition. The final pages of the story are a statement of how good Gleason is at movement. The final splash page leaps out of the comic book with a visceral power that is undeniable. Batman & Robin #6 is a nicely penciled decent book that, with a little editing, could have been amazing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 15, 2012

    Damian's turning on Nobody is hardly surprising, but I'm thankful writer Peter J. Tomasi didn't milk the story for another issue or two. It's also good to see Damian standing up for something other than himself for a change (even if there's no one else to witness it). The final panels, suggesting some serious injury to the boy, should lead to a brutal confrontation between Batman and Nobody in next month's conclusion of the arc. Worth a look. Read Full Review

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