Batman And Robin Eternal #7

Writer: Genevieve Valentine, James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder Artist: Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez, Sandra Molina Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 18, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 13
8.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The investigation goes global. What answers about Mother are hidden at a ballet in Prague? Grayson, Bluebird and Cassandra Cain are going to find out or die trying.

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Nov 18, 2015

    What also helped is the artwork by Martinez. I'm not familiar with his work, but he does a fantastic job here. Besides the characters and action (though there are some weird bending motions and missing limbs at points), the guy does solid layouts that are excellent at establishing mood — from the majesty of the opera to the dark and somber developments thereafter. I love how scenes unfold and flow in this issue, especially in the double page spreads that look epic and exciting. After this issue, I would love to see Martinez do a few more issues or even team up with Valentine again in the future.Most Memorable Moment: Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Nov 18, 2015

    Genevieve Valentine lends her talents to Batman&Robin Eternal and completely nails it! Add to that the artistic stylings ofAlvaro Martinez (who wasn't on my radar till now) and you have a duo that delivers an unbeatable tour de force. Valentine provides deep character building moments coupled with genuine suspense, while Martinez provides hauntingly beautiful art that easily guides the reader through this fully realized world. Seriously looking forward to next week's issue brought to us by Valentine and Martinez. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Nov 18, 2015

    Its a beautiful issue, and feels like a strong beginning for how relationships will develop going into the future of Batman and Robin Eternal. Am I left to ship my new dears Harper and Cass (Casper?) or will this play out magnificently on the page without needing my imagination? Not sure. But I am certain that Valentines scripting and Martinezs pencils here have given me something I never even knew I wanted. And thats a grand feat worth celebrating. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Travis Czap Nov 19, 2015

    It's a great issue to continue the series, but there's little in the way of action. If you've been following the series, you'll definitely want to pick this up; if you're looking for an exciting issue that stands on its own, then this isn't your book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Nov 18, 2015

    With stellar writing and art this week, the international direction of the narrative provides intensity in both character development and mystery. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Emma Houxbois Nov 19, 2015

    Genevieve Valentine's debut on the series is the most satisfying issue yet by drawing the characters into the same world of sumptuous fashion and high art that informed her time on Catwoman to bring out a brand new facet to Cassandra and get tongues wagging at Harper. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 18, 2015

    Genevieve Valentine gives us the best "Not Tynion" issue in the series and while it was setup heavy, the dialogue and mystery hit the mark.  The art follows suit, for the most part and it all came together in a great cliffhanger that has me wanting the next issue right now.  If we get a couple more issues like this than this book may jump for my favorite (and only) weekly book to my favorite book period. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Nov 24, 2015

    This issue skillfully shows misunderstanding and mistrust spreading like a malignancy. It also features one of the most interesting developments in the series to this point, the emergence of Jason Todd, of all people, as the locus of trust and unity. Yet, that perhaps makes sense. Anyone wishing to divide the Robins would naturally focus on Dick and Tim, trusting in Jason's well-demonstrated rebellious nature to do its work once the other two are distracted. It is a classic case of misunderstanding and underestimating the strength and complexity of your enemy. Or his stubbornness. With Jason, it seems to be the same thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Nov 19, 2015

    This issue of Batman and Robin Eternal places some of the characters into pairs as Dick Grayson is once again the lone ranger, and the one most resembling the mannerisms of the Batman himself. Valentine pumps a few scenes of humor into the largely suspenseful issue as the mystery behind Mother gets even bigger. Martinez creates a lot of great scenes, but steals the show with his take on the ballet. This issue of Batman and Robin Eternal needs an encore! Do people say that for ballets? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 20, 2015

    Second would be the photo realistic ballet backdrops that appear a few times in the issue that have been executed with a different technique. He also does a nice job of showing the Prima for what she really is as she is revealed in a mostly silent sequence. 4 . Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 19, 2015

    With the conflict heating up and a cliffhanger that promises big things to come, there's plenty of reason to be enthusiastic about this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Jay Mattson Nov 21, 2015

    Genevieve Valentine's script is fantastic, with witty and organic dialogue between the different players, while Alvaro Martinez and Raul Fernandez's artwork "comic book" " this should be the new DC House Style because it blends Mikel Janin's realism with Paul Pelletier or Eddy Barrows' physicality and action work. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Nov 19, 2015

    The result is a fairly utilitarian chapter in the Eternal saga, but at least it's a quality one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Nov 20, 2015

    Overall, the story moves on in a quick pace, each character gets more depth, and another cliffhanger which has me excited for another issue. Not as great as #6 (the series' best) but still a worthy read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - Daniel Cole Nov 23, 2015

    Issue seven doesn't rock the boat, but proves that character work is a must with a series like this. The art is functional and doesn't destract from the script. Decent work, but not memorable. Read Full Review

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