Batman and Robin #1

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Simone Di Meo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 13, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 44
8.3Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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Father and son. Bruce and Damian. Batman and Robin. From Batman vs. Robin to Knight Terrors, a lot has happened to the Dynamic Duo, but now they are back together and ready to fight crime in Gotham--just in time for Batman's most monstrous rogues to team up to turn the city into an urban jungle! A new villain watches from the shadows, intent on revenge, with a plot to turn one of Batman's greatest assets against him! Can Damian help his father solve the case before it's too late? A brand-new fun and exciting father-and-son adventure begins, from DC Comics architect Joshua Williamson and superstar artist Simone Di Meo!

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg Sep 12, 2023

    The Dynamic Duo are back! The team of Joshua Williamson and Simone Di Meo has crafted an incredible opening to this new series bringing impressive visuals alongside a spectacular, high energy story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Sep 12, 2023

    Batman and Robin #1 uses separation to bring a family closer together. Batman’s actions prove that he’s trying to do things differently with Damian this time, and the approach is certainly worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nerd Initiative - Ken M. Sep 12, 2023

    The new adventures of Bruce and Damian Wayne wastes no time locking readers in for what will only be an incredible story. Making family first, Wlliamson plays off the father/son bond with an exceptional script. Di Meo compliments the script & constructs a distinct feel of energetic visuals making it a 1-2 combo that cant be missed. Dont miss this book on Bew Comic Book Day! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 12, 2023

    Joshua Williamson and Simone Di Meo hit a grand slam with Batman & Robin #1. Utilizing the current status quo for the franchise they create a strong foundation for how Bruce Wayne and Damian Wayne will operate as the Dynamic Duo and as father-son out of the cape and cowl. If you are a Batman fan make sure to pick up this comic book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 12, 2023

    There isn't anything groundbreaking hereit's a little too laid-back of an issue for thatbut it's a great new start to the next chapter of Williamson's Damian Wayne saga. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Sep 12, 2023

    The tagline on the cover says An Exciting New Chapter Begins and Batman and Robin #1 is just that. Williamson and Di Meos new series strips away a lot of the baggage that Zdarksys Batman is currently carrying and focuses on what the title suggests: Batman and Robin and in turn, a father and his son. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias Sep 12, 2023

    Batman and Robin #1 is great fun and sets up this new series superbly. I'm already counting down the days until the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Connor Boyd Sep 12, 2023

    Batman and Robin rushes out of the starting blocks looking like they've been running for years. Terrific artwork, strong lettering, and an emotional core likely to resonate with readers makes this issue #1 a must read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Sep 13, 2023

    Batman and Robin #1 by Joshua Williamson and Simone Di Meo comes out swinging in the first issue. You get amazing art from Simone Di Meo who makes the action look amazing and dynamic, the characters look good especially the main heroes in and out of costume. The comic sets the stage for classic superhero crimefighting with some twists and turns in motion. If you're looking for a solid Batman book not involved with the current Gotham War event, then Batman and Robin is the comic book to get. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 12, 2023

    Di Meo delivers some beautifully stylish and visually engaging art throughout the issue. The visual style is brilliant and is perfectly balanced with both the characters and the action. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 13, 2023

    Batman and Robin #1 is an entertaining start that has a voice of its own and stands out from other comics in the Bat-family. It delivers a start that does a solid job of reminding us about the rather odd family dynamic and teasing enough of Bruce and Damian's personal life to let us know where they stand emotionally. This is one that's well worth checking out and swinging in to. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Sep 14, 2023

    A family dynamic both in and out of costume helps this story feel different and fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Theodis Wright Sep 12, 2023

    Joshua Williamson kicks off this new era of Batman and Robin with an action-filled story. But he also begins a narrative into Bruce and Damian's relationship that I have been waiting to read again for a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 16, 2023

    This new series is off to a good start, and the dynamic between the two main characters is a lot of fun so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 1, 1970

    This is a promising start to a new title and barring the next cataclysmic Batman upheaval event, this one will stick around for a while. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Sep 11, 2023

    Batman And Robin #1 is a solid start to a series that solves a mysterious conspiracy while Bruce and Damian struggle to connect as father and son. The art is outstanding, and the quiet relationship moments are captivating, but the conspiracy is only teased enough to generate mild curiosity. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Sep 15, 2023

    Overall, this is an extremely likable issue, with quite a bit to be engaged in long term. I'm on for the ride, despite its faults. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - William Martin Sep 12, 2023

    I had a great time with this issue, though the quality of sequential storytelling and aesthetics sometimes made it a difficult read. Despite that, I'm interested enough that I'd pick up the second issue if I was buying monthly (If I enjoy a comic that I'm reviewing, I trade wait). The characters are well-written and treated with respect. The plot has me interested as well, but the second issue is the key. That's where I know if I'm going to like a series going forward. So, we'll see how I feel next month but for the moment, I recommend giving this a shot! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Sep 13, 2023

    While some of the actual storytelling and art both leave something to be desired, Batman and Robin #1 shows a lot of promise. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 19, 2023

    We also get an odd grouping of some of Batman's more monstrous enemies in Croc, Man-Bat, and others, as well as a general foreboding of yet another (likely less joyful) crossover. I'd like a little more normalcy for Bruce and Damian before jumping into the next big arc but there's enough here to pique my interest. Not everything is sunshine and roses, however, as the comic foreshadows a high school arc for Damian which would be the quickest way to make me run away from this comic as fast as possible. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Stormwrath Sep 12, 2023

    This brought me a huge smile on my face

  • 8.5
    K-23 Oct 11, 2023

    This book is a breath of fresh air compared to Gotham War and the played out rift amongst the bat family that's been a never ending cycle for too long in recent runs. Though his recent "events" have been awful, Joshua Williamson has done such great work with Damian and he truly understands the character so I'm hoping he continues to write enough Damian stories that other writers will pick up on what makes him so great.

    My only problem with the issue was the art. The artist clearly has talent and I love anime influenced style but there's something about it that's hard to follow at times and took away from the issue. It seems to zoom in too far during the action and you can't good sense of what's going on.

  • 8.5
    derbycomics Sep 12, 2023

    PUBLISHER’S PITCH

    Father and son. Bruce and Damian. Batman and Robin. From Batman vs. Robin to Knight Terrors, a lot has happened to the Dynamic Duo, but now they are back together and ready to fight crime in Gotham--just in time for Batman's most monstrous rogues to team up to turn the city into an urban jungle! A new villain watches from the shadows, intent on revenge, with a plot to turn one of Batman's greatest assets against him! Can Damian help his father solve the case before it's too late? A brand-new fun and exciting father-and-son adventure begins, from DC Comics architect Joshua Williamson and superstar artist Simone Di Meo!

    RECAP

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  • 8.0
    ResearchReader Jan 11, 2024

    Good first issue. I enjoy the art (I know its not to everyone liking). Better Batman book than the mainline.

  • 8.0
    Mout Nov 10, 2023

    Light years ahead of what Chip is doing, basic but enjoyable

  • 8.0
    Softboy Sep 13, 2023

    Sweet start to a series!

  • 8.0
    daspidaboy Sep 12, 2023

    a fun and entertaining story

  • 8.0
    Afre Sep 12, 2023

    It's a nice start. I like the voice Williamson has for Damian.

  • 8.0
    KiryuMajima28t Sep 11, 2023

    Gorgeous art, nice setup, can't complain.

  • 7.0
    fzanca Sep 16, 2023

    I'm not sure that this was a strong start to this series and the cliffhanger was very lackluster, but I do like the interaction between Damien and Bruce. The simple existence of this book defies the entire Gotham War series, however. In this issue alone we have White Rabbit taking hostages and Killer Croc performing criminal activities, when we were just told multiple times, that there was no longer any criminal activities outside of the rich being robbed. So, which is it? Make up your damn minds. Also, is Damien old enough to drive?

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  • 7.0
    Bats20832 Sep 13, 2023

    Surprisingly an OK story!

  • 6.5
    2birdsstoned815 Sep 13, 2023

    https://youtu.be/j5zyeplecx0?si=fhq-lph5YNfJFCBm

    Review at (:36) in link.

  • 6.0
    Dave Sep 12, 2023

    I want to like this book. Damian is a fave, but the art is pretty but does not tell the story very well. Beautiful but not functional

    The story was ok , a better comic book artist could of told the story better and Ma be the story would of been better

  • 4.5
    RKS Sep 19, 2023

    Meh. Too many changes to the main character of Bruce Wayne, unbelievable that he can operate without the Batcave or Wayne Manor. I don't care for this art style. Overall not that great for a first issue.

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