Batman and Robin #9

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Simone Di Meo, Nikola Cizmesija Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 15, 2024 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 8
7.5Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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BATMAN OR MAN-BAT?! Who will be Gotham's true protector? The people of Gotham will decide! While his father fights for his life, Damian now knows Shush's secrets, and it's only created more problems for him as a high school student and as Robin! Can the Dynamic Duo find each other before it's too late?

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Marvel Maximus May 14, 2024

    Batman and Robin #9 is an important issue and a must-read for readers following the dynamic duo's adventures. It has a couple of the most stylistic artists working in comics today to provide gorgeous art, and Joshua Williamson packages it all in a fun and joyfully written story. Though Shush's reveal leaves more to be desired, Man-Bat is finally taking his much-deserved spotlight, soaring as a main antagonist. Let's hope the next issue keeps up the momentum and brings father and son together again on the same page. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 14, 2024

    This title has done a very good job of balancing over-the-top superhero action with some surprisingly funny high-school adventure for Damian Wayne. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 14, 2024

    Both artists deliver great visuals throughout the issue. The art is stylish and filled with great action as well as character designs. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Nerd Initiative - Ken M. May 14, 2024

    With Man-Bat nearing completion of his plans, Damian Waynes luck appears to be turning with this latest chapter. Williamson gifts fans payoffs for certain plot points with the writing. The art teams split duties to give Batman and Robin their own distinct look before closing with a stand-of final page. This isnt your average Bat book and thats a big win for fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg May 14, 2024

    Batman & Robin #9 is a fast moving entity. Both Batman and Robin's stories have huge ground to cover, setting up and knocking down obstacles as they go. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias May 14, 2024

    Batman and Robin #9 is an issue full of answers...not all of them, mind you. Of course, all this just keeps us coming back for more! If you haven't been reading this series, then you've really been missing out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Nicole Drum May 15, 2024

    I don't love the art in this issue as it feels a little uneven and inconsistent at times, but the story more than makes up for it as all the pieces start to fall into place. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 14, 2024

    Batman and Robin #9 does a great job balancing the dark plot involving Man-Bat's rise to power with the more light-hearted high school adventures of Damian Wayne. Through it all Joshua Williamson delivers great progress on the multiple storylines going on in the "Cult of Man-Bat arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    The Batman Universe - Daniel Goldberg May 13, 2024

    While the juggling of multiple artists is a detriment to this book, the story is refreshingly simple and straightforward. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi May 14, 2024

    Batman and Robin #9 is a fun read with exciting action and great art. Joshua Williamson continues to develop Damian well, and it seems like he's enjoying doing it. It's great to see Nikola ?imeija and Rex Lokus back. Tone-wise, both artistic duos are excellent at what they do. The series hasnt been hurt by not having a consistent creative team. Both ?imeija and Di Meo both capture essential feelings and styles required by the story that is unfolding. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler May 15, 2024

    Batman and Robin #9 brings readers the latest issue of this story arc as the dynamic duo close in on Man-Bat and Shush. Sadly, Shush lost a lot of her potential early on in the run, and the reveal of her secret identity and backstory is similarly disappointing, though it can be salvaged if played right. Meanwhile the parts with Batman and Man-Bat felt short-lived as it tries to double down on this more villainous version of him but in ways that contradict his recent comic history. Overall, it was an uneventful issue but it sets up what should be an exciting finale. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Jack Whyte May 14, 2024

    This is an issue that feels like it desperately wants to be more than a set-up issue for a couple of big upcoming face-offs, but it all falls a bit flat by sagging noticeably in the middle. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez May 16, 2024

    Batman And Robin #9 is a sloppy, lazy mess of a comic. The Mistress Harsh/Shush reveal goes over like a lead balloon, and a guest artist was brought in to redo whole sections of the comic just to get the reveal out of the way. If you're paying for this comic, you're wasting your time and money. Read Full Review

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