Batman and Robin #10

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Andy Clarke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 10, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 14
7.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Art sensation Andy Clarke (R.E.B.E.L.S., BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL) joins writer Grant Morrison for an exciting three-issue arc titled "Batman vs. Robin"! Why would Talia al Ghul manipulate her son Damian into taking action against Batman? Will Damian do as Mother saysor stay loyal to Dick Grayson? Plus, more on the Domino Killer, Oberon Sexton, and the menace of El Penitente's drug cartel! Is this already the end for the new Dynamic Duo?

  • 10
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Mar 10, 2010

    Really, it's like night and day between this and the previous few issues. I'm so glad I forgot to have the book removed from my pull list at the shop. Otherwise, I would have missed out on possibly the best issue of the series so far and a return to the greatness of the opening arc of this title. As a bonus, it's assuaged any fears about whether I'd enjoy it or hesitation in I had regarding picking up the upcoming Return of Bruce Wayne. Highly recommended issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 11, 2010

    Morrison has set several events in motion here, but I'll bet they don't end up leading where you might expect. That's the beauty of it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Mar 13, 2010

    Batman and Robin has launched the apparent return of Bruce Wayne in this issue. I can't say this issue is essential to the storyline but it certainly was an entertaining read. There is a lot going on in this comic that will be discovered upon subsequent reads. Really, that's all you can ask for from a comic book. This is definitely recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comic Addiction - Robert Tacopina Mar 11, 2010

    Morrison really wowed me with this one. He didn’t have to resort to out-there shenanigans to tell this story. This is the style he needs to use with this title. Not only was the writing great but the art was equally fantastic. Andy Clarke teams with long time Bat-collaborators Scott Hanna & Alex Sinclair to churn out a beautiful looking issue. Their renditions of Batman, Robin and Alfred are spot on yet manage to incorporate their own little nuances to the page. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Mar 14, 2010

    Plenty of the writers hints and clues as to where the story is headed are conveyed purely through the artwork here, with visual symbolism that forces readers to pay as much attention to the illustrations as they do to the characters dialogue. From what I can make out, there arent any of the kinds of misunderstandings that have marred previous issues of Morrisons Batman run, and thats especially reassuring given that so many significant elements of the writers bat-saga are finally being drawn together. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Dan Phillips Mar 10, 2010

    But above all else, the issue succeeds in large part because it's such a genuine thrill to see this story's grandiose ideas start to gel. As always Morrison is working with some incredible high concepts that are awesome to behold even if the dialogue doesn't always live up to the big ideas. Andy Clarke's art isn't as impressive or experimental as Quitely's or Stewart's, but unlike Philip Tan's it is effective in conveying the story clearly. That being said, the issue's final seven pages bring this mystery together in such an exciting fashion as to suggest Morrison and Clarke won't need any visual center pieces to make this tale a riveting read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Stephen Joyce Mar 14, 2010

    Damian is the real character to watch throughout the next couple of issues. This is definitely an issue to pick up if youve been following anything concerning Batman in the past year. It was a great read and wonderful story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Jim Mar 14, 2010

    A good issue. Morrison was back on track. The art was good. I like the mysteries being investigated in this issue. It brings back the flavor of the old Detective stories. Any Batman story taking place in secret chambers with suits of armor has me hooked. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Mar 15, 2010

    Now get Frank Quitely back on art duties ASAP! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Mar 12, 2010

    More fun than the last few issues, this chapter in this arc promises more great issues to come. Still, there are some jitters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Mar 13, 2010

    This is another solid story from Morrison, and it finally feels like he's writing Batman tales to thrill the audience, instead of Batman stories written to fill some hole left over from the Silver Age. There are some great moments of discovery in this issue, but unfortunately, they are marred by nagging continuity issues. If you can look past this, you'll find an enjoyable story, but if you can't, it's understandable that Batman and Robin #10 only earns 3.5 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Mar 14, 2010

    My favorite arc of Morrison's Batman run was the Black Glove story, so I'm all about further detective work with colorful allies, and I have a feeling Damian may surprise us yet. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Mar 14, 2010

    Nevertheless, I'm still hoping my theory of Sexton being Percival Sheldrake turns out to be correct--partly because I would like to see the original Knight return to the mythos just before the original Dark Knight returns to his own time, and partly because I hope that the rescuing of Bruce Wayne from the past involves Dick Grayson, Tim Drake Wayne, and Damian Wayne paying a visit to Prof. Carter Nichols. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Mar 26, 2010

    If you like Grant's Batman work, then I'd guess you'd probably like this issue. If you're like me, and can't decipher Morrisonese, then you're probably glad this issue ended when it did! Read Full Review

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