Batman And Robin Eternal #8

Writer: Scott Snyder, amp, Various Artist: Ral Fernndez, Alvaro Martinez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 25, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 12
7.6Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Batman comes face to face with Mother. Can Grayson, Bluebird and Cassandra Cain fight their way out of the Prague ballet?!

  • 10
    The Rainbow Hub - Emma Houxbois Nov 26, 2015

    If you just arbitrarily threw all of my favourite things into a blender -great outfits, ladies with undercuts, and meticulously drawn fights- this is pretty much exactly it, but even adjusted for individual tastes,Batman & Robin Eternal is fun, satisfying stuff. It's a joy to read and in this issue especially, it looks like it was a joy to make. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Nov 25, 2015

    Genevieve Valentine and Alvaro Martinez's contribution to Batman&Robin Eternal has been one of the most enjoyable segments of the story thus far. Is it the material they were given to work with or are they simply the most skilled storytellers out of the group? I'd like to think the later. Valentine proved to me her finesse in the handling of Harper. At times, Harper can come off as annoying, but under the watchful eye of Valentine, I found her believable and endearing. Likewise, Martinez has more than proven to me that he is a force to be reckoned with. He has far too many assets for me to recap. You'll have to read the art section of this article to fully appreciate the breadth of his competency. The only thing that kept this issue from being more perfect for me was the inclusion of Tim and Jason's lead-in for the next issue. It lacked a general sense of cohesion with the rest of the tale, and displayed far less sophistication in its delivery. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 25, 2015

    Genevieve Valentine and Alvaro Martinez deliver another great collaboration as they explore Dick Grayson's first encounter with Mother. Valentine's snappy dialogue makes the most of this showdown, especially when it comes to painting Mother as a sinister figure despite her relatively innocuous appearance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Dec 1, 2015

    The story falls apart a bit in this issue. Mother seems disappointingly crude in her ploy, and the link between the technology smuggler on Gamorra Island and the signal Tim and Jason were investigating is murky. It seems clear, however, that the church trappings and the frightened talk of the Death Angel, talk conducted in French, hint strongly that our old friend Azrael, otherwise known as Jean-Paul Valley of the Order of Saint Dumas, is about to appear. He also showed up on the list that Bruce had hidden away. Another child of Mother's? A target? An ally? Or all of the above. Mother is a rather unsentimental parent, after all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Nov 26, 2015

    Sadly, this was kind of a disappointment after such a strong issue last time. The story barely progressed and didn't end in a very suspenseful manner either. On a story-level, this feels like one of those later issues from the last Eternal weekly that didn't really do much overall and felt padded. On the plus side though, the creative team still did a great job in all other categories. The characterization felt completely on point and it was nice to see Grayson not give a crap about Mother's taunting. Martinez's artwork was really stellar, as he crafted some of the best looking and laid out comic book panels this entire week. Scot Eaton, who also drew part of the comic, did a great job as well Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Nov 27, 2015

    Issue #8 of Batman and Robin Eternal focuses on Grayson as well as Harper and Cass for the most part, while giving us a glimpse of what Red Hood and Red Robin are up to in the end.Genevieve Valentine keeps the suspense going while offering up a lot of scenes for artistsAlvaro Martinez, Scot Eaton, Raul Fernandez, Wayne Faucher, and Sandra Molina to play around in. The fight scenes in this issue offer up plenty of action, and even some comedic scenes (Cass has a sort of Rafiki/Lion King moment involving an elbow to someone's face). Somebody put Cass in a mask already! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Nov 29, 2015

    This was a rather strong issue coming from several great minds that happen to be crafting one hell of a mystery. While several artists worked on this issue, every page feels consistent with the next. Here's to sidekicks. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 26, 2015

    Clarity. Mother is the villain and Bruce has been misrepresented at some point. What exactly transpired between the two is still unclear. Scarecrow is still in the mix and whatever happened in the past is more significant than simply Bruces encounter with Mother. Bruce was investigating something in Prague from which he tried to protect Dick. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Nov 28, 2015

    Overall, another pleasant entry in the run. It's not the best thus far (again, issue #6!) but still worth your money. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Nov 25, 2015

    The series closes out its second month in disaster, as Mother outmaneuvers our heroes, and Cassandra Cain takes flight. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Inter-Comics Podcast - Daniel Cole Nov 28, 2015

    This is a comic that is more utilitarian than expressive. It does its job with no real flair. It is the definition of biege, but at least it is still an improvement from those earlier issues. People already onboard with the series will enjoy this issue, but if you are wanting more from your comics look elsewhere. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 25, 2015

    This was yet another disappointing issue of Batman and Robin Eternal.  That is all the more upsetting after Genevieve Valentine's strong effort last week.  While Alvaro Martinez's art was good once again, the story is setup...for something.  While I'm sure we will get some more Bruce/Dick flashbacks featuring their pursuit of Mother, the present day story is very up in the air and that doesn't have me excited at all.  I love Valentine, but I cannot recommend this issue. Read Full Review

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