Batman And Robin Eternal #9

Writer: Scott Snyder, amp, Various Artist: Roge Antonio Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 2, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 6
6.3Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Red Robin and Red Hood have followed a trail of technology to the island nation of Santa Prisca and the mysterious monastery built on the site of what was once the worst prison in the worldbut that prison was once the kingdom of Bane, and he wants his kingdom back! Meanwhile, Dick Grayson and Harper Row meet the mysterious Sculptor, a woman who reshapes minds! And with every clue they assemble, a terrible picture of Bruce Waynes darkest hour is emerging

  • 8.5
    The Rainbow Hub - Logan Dalton Dec 4, 2015

    Batman and Robin Eternal #9 has brutally choreographed fight scenes from artist Roge Antonio, and scripters Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly craft the start of an intriguing team-up between Red Robin, Red Hood, and Bane against the Order of St. Dumas, and Azrael, who gets a speech to end all speeches complete with golden flames from colorist Allen Passalaqua on the final page. And along the way, Lanzing and Kelly turn in some solid character work with Harper and Mother. Having a villain who tells the truth is always more frightening, and this is what she does with Bruce Wayne, who turns orphans into warriors just like her. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 3, 2015

    It's taken them years to do it, but DC might just have cracked the code when it comes to putting out awesome weekly comic books. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Dec 3, 2015

    Issue #9 of Batman and Robin Eternal brings to attention some new players in the Mother saga, as well as gives us a bit more information regarding Grayson's past alongside Batman (who is really Bruce Wayne?!). The dynamic writing duo ofJackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly keep the story filled with light-hearted humor, while showcasing a grim storyline surrounding Batman's former sidekicks. The artwork by Roge Antonio and Allen Passalaqua delivers the punches and keeps the momentum flowing, all while reminding us that Bane can still be Bane without his Venom (seriously, this guy doesn't need that stuffif you see him just rununless he's leapingthen you may just have to laugh). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Dec 4, 2015

    In my opinion, this was a rather enjoyable issue. The art was solid and I enjoyed the scenes involving Red Hood, Red Robin, and Bane, but not so much the one with Dick and Harper. There's also a big reveal on the final page that I won't spoil. You probably won't have to strain yourself to figure out who it is since this takes place within an Order of St. Dumas stronghold. Perhaps we will discuss this more in the near future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Dec 3, 2015

    This was far more entertaining than I was expecting it to be. Tim and Jason make a wonderful duo that play well off one another. Throw Bane into the mix as an uneasy ally, and you have a trifecta that delivers nonstop entertainment throughout. Read Full Review

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

    The creative team is crafting a multi-faceted story with some great character moments and surprises and they are not showing their cards. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Dec 2, 2015

    A fairly unspectacular issue reintroduces Azrael and Bane to the Eternal world. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Dec 4, 2015

    Overall, a good tryfrom the Eternalteam but the whole St. Dumas / Azrael involvement isn't my cup of tea. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Dec 2, 2015

    It's not an awful issue by any means, but a bit unexciting and lacking in comparison to the last two fantastic issues. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Dec 9, 2015

    Batman and Robin Eternal #9 is an interesting exercise in split direction. The art, courtesy of Roge Antonio, has become clearer since last issue with firmer lines and more classical figures in the Jim Lee tradition. It is, perhaps, a step toward the DC house style widely denigrated during the New 52 era, but it proves that, whatever its problems in other areas, the New 52 at least provided visual force and legibility. The bright colors of Allen Passalaqua, on the other hand, belong to a more recent era of Batman stories, the age ofBatgirlandGraysonandGotham Academy. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - Daniel Cole Dec 3, 2015

    This is a particular low point for the series. Lanzing and Kelly go through the motions. They drop in tonnes of exposition that cripples the pace of the dialogue. The narrative is so slight it could fit into a few pages, and the last page reveal is merely there to ensure comic book news sites publicise a series that has nothing to offer. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 2, 2015

    This is my least favorite issue of Batman and Robin Eternal yet.  It's not just the awful dialogue, but the feeling that the whole issue only exists for the big reveal ending.  It's pretty damn awesome, but doesn't justify the forced and boring story that lead to it.  If you want to learn how to make a Red Hood, Red Robin and Bane team up no fun, this is your instruction manual. Read Full Review

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