Batman and Robin #7

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 14, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 11
8.3Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Batman finally discovers NoBody's lair and must confront Robin and NoBody in an explosive, brutal battle that will shake them all to their very core!

  • 9.6
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Mar 15, 2012

    The final pages, in which Damian murders Morgan - even after Bruce stopped himself from doing the same thing - are a terrific build-up for the next arc. My only complaint: Damian getting all religious with the "Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned," shtick. It's annoying and grating. Other than that small snafu, Batman and Robin #7 sits at the top, in terms of quality, for this series thus far. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Mar 19, 2012

    Damian has been the star but this is the Batman we have been waiting to see in this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Mar 19, 2012

    Patrick Gleason's art is, as always, stellar. This issue is a symphony of violence that never stops moving forward. Panel to panel, the action is incredible and the intensity of the battle keeps growing. There's an early splash page, where Batman has just entered Ducard's lair that is stunning. It could be one of the best shots of the Dark Knight this year. Gleason makes every single scene count and by the end, you're as worn out as the participants. While many of the New 52 series have found themselves faltering with issue 7, Batman and Robin #7 has given the series a new lease to continue kicking ass. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Mar 14, 2012

    Batman and Robin #7 is one of the best issues of this series to date. The characterization is great, the scripting tight and fluid, and the art a gorgeous ballet of superhero fisticuffs. This is the level of quality we want this series to stay at. Please. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Mar 15, 2012

    I have to give kudos to Tomasi, he got me invested in this story big time last issue and he delivered another great issue here. Most of this issue was a fight scene, and it was well put together by Patrick Gleason. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 15, 2012

    This story is the newer standard of twenty pages in length, in which Gleason draws six (four plus a double-page spread) splash pages. Additionally, several other pages are two-thirds splash, but through it all Gleason and Tomasi fill the pages with story. Many other creative teams would suffer from losing that much real estate to big moments, but even the smallest panel feels like a big moment in this story, making those splash pages even bigger. This issue ends with a predictably unpredictable splash page as Bruce and Damian are given a whole new set of problems to work through. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 17, 2012

    Some blisteringly explosive action, but the story's resolution falls a bit flat, as the dialogue takes a turn for the clich. A solid read, but a slightly disappointing end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Vivien G. Mar 16, 2012

    But beside that, the cover lacks the dynamic some of the earlier issues had. Nobody looks a lot less threatening since he is almost completely crammed in the corner by Bruce's frame, which could have been a conscious decision but unfortunately the whole composition suffered from it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Mar 14, 2012

    The rest of the issue though, man it didn't disappoint. Big bad bat ass kicking, just what I expected, and Gleason really shined through on this. Seriously, between this and Batman #6, we've gotten some pretty awesome fights from Bruce in the past month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 14, 2012

    Will Batman and Robin survive their first major battle as the Dynamic Duo in the "New 52"? We've seen a new deadly villain with Nobody. Unlike the average Batman foe, Nobody has a deeper tie to Bruce's past which gives him an edge over others. Tomasi's story set up an intense encounter and Gleason's art along with Kalisz's colors all came together in a spectacular fashion. The arc concludes in a good, if maybe slightly predictable, fashion (and there is still a follow up next issue). There will definitely be ramifications that will need to be addressed. Tomasi and Gleason have been a great team on this series which is exactly what the characters deserve. They've shown us their first act and it's going to be a long month in waiting for what they have planned next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 14, 2012

    There's a lot to like about this action-heavy conclusion, but oftentimes Batman and Robin #7 also gets in its own way. After months of fairly methodical build-up " even some decompression last issue " the ending here comes off as a bit rushed, with the larger-than-life beats coming off as too big even for this story. It still stands as one of the stronger Batman titles, but that said, with this creative team, I know the potential for Batman and Robin is even deeper than what's on display here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 21, 2012

    I like the simple dialogue and reaction shots between Damian and Bruce once the battle has ended. I'm far less pleased with the comic's final choice. I certainly understand it, and the story arc certainly gives the “justification” needed for that choice, but just as the pair were coming together the results of Damian's deadly action are likely to tear Batman and Robin apart, again. Worth a look. Read Full Review

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