Batman and Robin #15

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Frazer Irving Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 20, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 11
8.6Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

In the final chapter of "Batman Must Die," all is lost and everything has gone to pieces! Is Dick Grayson alive? Will Damian make a pact with the devil? And what will happen after the final confrontation with Dr. Hurt?

  • 10
    cxPulp - James Leask Oct 22, 2010

    Call that another gear falling into place in Morrisons grand scheme. The issue absolutely blew me away and Ive reread it several times since. Each time, I find something new to enjoy. I swore out of disbelieving delight several times when I read it the first time. For a Batman comic that doesnt actually have Bruce in it, its about as close to perfect a comic as I could have wanted. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Oct 20, 2010

    If you've been following Morrison's Batman run as eagerly and as intently as I have, Batman and Robin #15 won't disappoint. Not only is it another instance of all the jigsaw pieces falling into place in a jaw-dropping manner; it also features that unabashed surrealist style that has made so much of this run so memorable and groundbreaking. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Tacopina Oct 24, 2010

    I said it in the opening and it bears repeating, Batman and Robin is the essential comic book to be reading for anyone with a bat fancy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kyle Garret Oct 24, 2010

    The Clown Prince of Crime has also never looked better. Frazer Irving has made his distinctive mark on the Dark Knight. Irving has a bold, contrasting style, and I will give it the highest compliment I can: if Frazer Irving signs on to draw a Robin comic starring Damian, I will buy it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Oct 24, 2010

    With so many elements coming together so effectively, there's a strong sense that Morrison is finally building up to the blowout of a climax that people have been anticipating since RIP, but which has never quite manifested in the conclusive and satisfying way that readers have hoped for. In conjunction with the parallel story running in Return of Bruce Wayne, there's a real sense that the event of Bruce's reappearance in the present is going to carry the weight that it deserves--especially considering this issue's cliffhanger (though, given the absence of the Joker for the latter half of this issue, and the focus on the human eyes behind the bat-mask in the book's final panel, I think it might a safe bet that it might not be who we think it is on the last page). Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 22, 2010

    I really like the artwork by Frazer Irving - it's a dark, painted look loaded with surreal scenes, horrific images and some amazing layouts and designs. It's perfectly suited to this strange but compelling storyline. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Oct 20, 2010

    A visually stunning issue, chock-full on psychological menace from Gotham's lunatic edge. Pick this up! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Oct 21, 2010

    This is a prime example of the type of Grant Morrison comic that I thoroughly enjoy. It features the crazy offthewall concepts, but doesn't sacrifice the sanctity of established characters. It's focused and clear, but still delivers the unexpected and the unusual. It's just good writing. In fact, it would've catapulted this book to Must Read territory and a potential Top 3 finish if not for the fact that Frazer Irving's art is just too inconsistent. Yes, some pages are beyond awesome, but some pages are equally as dreadful. Overall, however, I'm calling this a win based upon the strenght of the writing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Benjamin Birdie Oct 25, 2010

    Morrison has done a fantastic job building a completely unique world for Batman, and in this issue he seems to be tying together years of disparate threads in preparation for Bruce Wayne's return and the revitalization of the Batman line. As someone in a Batman costume says at the close of the issue (it's kind of unclear precisely who) "It's all over." It's certainly going out with its finest foot forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Oct 24, 2010

    Irving's fight sequences, while intriguing, seem to fragment the action into bits and pieces, but that's part of his truly unique style, which is forgivable since the whole package is so coherent and entertaining. This entire arc is reading like a terse, elegantly choreographed stage play, and it's about time to get your bravos ready. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Oct 25, 2010

    Batman and Robin #15 was another strong read in Batman and Robin Must Die. This has easily been the best story arc that Morrison has done since starting this series. Even with some weak art Morrison impressive writing is able to make up for it and deliver a great sequel to Batman RIP. Morrison is doing a great job creating an event style story for Dick and Damian to be in. I just wish the rest of his run on this title was this strong. So, if you like Batman and are a Morrison fan this is a story you should be reading as it is one of the best stories Morrison has written. Read Full Review

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