Batman and Robin #9

Batman and Robin #9

Event\Storyline: Night of the Owls Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Lee Garbett, Andy Clarke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 9, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 5
6.4Critic Rating
6.3User Rating

NIGHT OF THE OWLS continues here! ROBIN faces TALON alone with the skies of Gotham City at stake!

  • 8.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic May 21, 2012

    This was a fun issue with a lot of creepy moments, one of the better issues in this run so far. No doubt, this a filler issue as a way to kill time before the big event starts up"but it's a goodie! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 9, 2012

    We're seeing the first official crossover in the Batman books in the "New 52." Thankfully there is some cohesion between this story and BATMAN as Bruce is not able to appear here because he is more than busy in his own title. The other great thing about that is it means we get to see Damian on his own. As promised, this issue is not crucial to BATMAN and BATMAN is not crucial to this. Too many times in the past, especially with Batman crossovers, we've been forced to buy every part of the event. Here, we get to enjoy a good story with plenty of action. Lee Garbett's art do a great job standing in for Patrick Gleason's art. If this issue doesn't make you hunger for a solo Damian book, I'm not sure what will. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Outer Realm Comics - Vivien G. May 9, 2012

    A very dynamic cover for an action-packed, entertaining issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson May 9, 2012

    This connection between the Talon and Burrows would make a whole lot more sense if Burrows still owned the land, or anything like that. In the flashback, the Talon even says that the Court eventually took control of the land, so why does he care so much about killing Burrows? It doesn't make much sense and pulls down a book that was pretty damn good up to that point. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito May 9, 2012

    Mired in unnecessary exposition that interrupts the fast paced urgency of the story, this book delivers on its promise of a standalone tale but falls short of making it one to remember. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 15, 2012

    Not only forgettable, but downright counterproductive, making this issue seem like it comes from a completely different series than what we've been getting. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers May 9, 2012

    Pretty good issue. It seemed a bit quick, but with most of these stories being one shots, you can't really help that, can you? It was fun to see Damian bark out military orders, and he had a good line about reading military strategy books when he was six, so entertainment was not an issue here. Just reading it though, I didn't really feel the book as much as I did say Batwing, where, for whatever reason, I absolutely loved. I don't know. I liked it, just wasn't floored. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore May 10, 2012

    Damian Wayne is a character that went from reviled to revered to reshelved – there is almost nothing essential happening with the character right now. I expect Grand Morrison's "Batman, Inc." to rectify that in two weeks, but this is really a spot where the DCnU dropped the ball. A well written story, even if not the focal point of a franchise, can steal the spotlight and enliven the fan base (look at Snyder's "Detective Comics" run). However, this title continues to be a second class Bat book, and with the lackluster stories Tomasi has been writing continuing for the time being, I can't see it getting an upgrade any time soon. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 17, 2012

    If you're only picking this up as a “Night of Owls” tie-in you could probably give it a pass. If, however, you're a fan of Damian (even the New 52 version) there's enough here to keep your interest, at least for awhile. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry May 9, 2012

    It's pretty forgettable, but far better than this week's “Batgirl” or last week's “Detective Comics” entry to the Night of the Owls saga. Also, on a side note, I think it's time comics retired the sound effect “fap” it has an unfortunate connotation now that makes for some unintentionally funny moments. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 10, 2012

    "Batman and Robin" #9 is a comic that starts off good, but it's just unable to maintain that early mood through either the script or the art. Ultimately it feels like it's just missing the mark a bit; not bad, but should have been a whole lot better than the final product. Still, for that two-page spread from Tomasi and Clarke alone, I thank them. More like that, please. Read Full Review

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