Batman And Robin Eternal #4

Writer: Steve Orlando, James Tynion IV Artist: Scot Eaton Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 28, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 15
6.7Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

Its here at lastthe sequel to the blockbuster weekly series BATMAN ETERNAL!Five years ago, Batman and Robin worked the most disturbing case of their crimefighting careersbringing down the organization of the ultimate human trafficker, the mysterious woman known only as Mother. At the time, Dick Grayson never quite understood the scope of that case, but now its darkest secrets are coming back to haunt him and everyone else who ever worked with Batman! With Bruce Wayne now lost to them, Dick and all his allies are out in the cold! Who can they trust? Is someone among them not who they say they are? And who is the deadly, silent young woman in b more

  • 8.5
    The Rainbow Hub - Logan Dalton Oct 29, 2015

    With exhilarating action, the introduction of some fan favorite players on the board, some character bonding and a great final page reveal, Batman and Robin Eternal #4 is a stellar installment of this weekly series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Nov 3, 2015

    Decompression is the very essence of modern sequential art, at least that part of it that consists of superhero stories told under the auspices of the big two comics publishers. Still,Batman and Robin Eternal #4 takes this phenomenon to extremes. The book is two extended scenes. The first details the attempt of Mother's agents — or perhaps it would be more accurate to refer to them as her children — to kill an amnesiacBruce Wayne at his Welcome Back gala. The second examines the relationships among the various members of the extended Bat Family left behind in the Bat Cave, particularly Harper Row, Stephanie Brown, and the freshly reintroduced Cassandra Cain. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Oct 29, 2015

    Another great week of Batman and Robin Eternalas Orlando gives us more humor alongside another twist in the Mother story. The artwork is consistent with what we've been seeing from the issues so far as Eaton delivers his take on the Robins as well as an appearance from Batgirl. The teamwork from all the “Real” Robins has been great to see so farany chance the new Robins will be sticking around? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 3, 2015

    This issue pushed the story forward just enough. It adds to the mystery of Mother and Orphan and solidifies the deep bond between Dick and Barbara. Bringing in the Robins and Batgirl was a nice touch. The Bat-Family works well in this format and expanding it adds to the overall approach. This story is about family at its heart and all families continue to expand over time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Oct 28, 2015

    Regardless, BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL continues to be an intriguing and worthwhile book. It's a month in and I'm just as engaged with the story as I was with issue one. The team really comes together to help each other out here and finally, all of the "children" of Batman are working together. They've got a great read and I cannot wait for next week's issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - Jesse Peterson Nov 2, 2015

    Batman & Robin Eternal #4 is another fun issue, but the mystery doesn't go anywhere. It just keeps getting thicker. I can't wait to see where we end up in the end. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Oct 29, 2015

    This weekly series has been a lot more even than DC's past attempts thus far. With the current Robins/sidekicks at the center of the story, it's fun to see them interact with the We Are Robin crew so early, and I think that's going to be a recurring part of the plot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Oct 28, 2015

    A brilliant kitchen fight setpiece, a glacially slow B-plot with Cassandra Cain, and a few unnecessarily sour and confusing character notes. 4 out of 5 for the action, 3 out of 5 for the characterization, leading to an overall rating of… Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 31, 2015

    The mysteries are spinning, the revelations are coming, and everything is still on track for a good yarn. Let's hope it stays that way. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Oct 28, 2015

    Batman & Robin Eternal still has my attention after this fourth issue, though the “curse” of the weekly title and rotating artists is already starting to rear its head. This story is well written and the art gets the story told, but I'll be hoping for some more dynamic visuals in issue #5. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jeff Lake Oct 29, 2015

    Orlando does a solid job of advancing the main narrative, setting up a number of soon to be explored threads while adding some welcome characterization. Unfortunately, issue #4 also offers up some inconsistencies, as for the first time the writer/artist carousel makes itself noticeably obvious. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    The Latest Pull - Marcus Orchard Oct 28, 2015

    Batman and Robin Eternal #4 is a decent issue that doesn't do too much to make itself stand out. It's the weakest issue of the bunch, but is still entertaining due to the witty humor and massive roster. The issue ends on a strong cliffhanger that establishes how formidable the antagonist might actually be. This is still a series very much worth your time, and I can't wait to see where it goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Oct 28, 2015

    This single panel sums up all the artwork in the book quite nicely. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Graphic Policy - Mr. H Oct 28, 2015

    So not a great entry, but not a terrible one either. It had it's moments. Certainly the kitchen surprise with all the Robins was very entertaining, but the rest of the issue even including what should have been a shocking cliffhanger, just didn't pack the emotional punch I think it meant to. (Now that cliffhanger bomb, from issue #1, there's a different story!)I know plots on a big epic like this take time to build but c'mon creative team, try a little harder please. The savior of the week though was penciller Scot Eaton. His art was energetic and the man knows his way about drawing a kitchen. All in all each week the artists are really holding their own in trying to make each chapter as exciting as possible. I just hope the writers get the memo, and start doing the same. If you need me I will be cautiously optimistic waiting on the rooftop, using the Batsignal to make menacing shadow puppets. Till next time, Gotham" Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Oct 30, 2015

    Overall, not a bad issue but nothing special either. I'll bereturning toEternalnext week and you should too. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 28, 2015

    The final page holds a big surprise about how far Mother's reach goes, and hopefully it will kick things back into high gear for the second month of "Batman and Robin Eternal." For now, though, this is a competent issue that never quite clears the bar of being average. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 28, 2015

    While I liked the awesome addition of the We are Robin crew and Batgirl, this issue fell flat...until the end.  Steve Orlando follows suit of giving readers a mediocre issue with an awesome cliffhanger. Scot Eaton's art was good, but in the end, I can not recommend this issue and am starting to grow angry at where this book is (and isn't) going. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Oct 30, 2015

    We are only four issues into Batman & Robin Eternal and we've already found the first stinker. That is a bad sign. Unnecessarily long fights, flat humor, and superfluous guest appearances mar what could have been an entertaining installment in the Eternal saga. How did we go from the awesomeness of the premiere issue to this? I just hope the creative team can pull it together. I can't imagine having to sit through 22 more issue like this…. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - Daniel Cole Oct 29, 2015

    So this issue circles the same quality as the previous one. The script is filled with one liners and no real character development, the plot shuffles along slightly and a lot of time is dedicated to cross promotion (not a bad thing if handled well). The art is clean, but lifeless. Four issues in and the series desperately needs an injection of creativity. Because at the moment this is just DC selling a product by slapping Batman's name on it, whilst ignoring quality (like they often do). Read Full Review

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