Batman and Robin #5

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Philip Tan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 7, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 14
7.5Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Are two Dynamic Duos too much for one city? Batman and Robin find themselves at cross-purposes with Red Hood and Scarlet. Who's right? Who's wrong? And who will end up being the chosen protectors of Gotham City?

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Oct 7, 2009

    Issue after issue, it's moody Batman brilliance, redefining the way we will look at the Batman mythos for the next decade. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comix 411 - David Torres Oct 10, 2009

    Whatever the case, Batman and Robin continues to be the best Bat-book on the market right now and it's shaping up to be a classic run. Congratulations to Grant and his artists. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Oct 10, 2009

    This is a comic that doesn't go to the depths of creepiness that we've seen in previous issues. However, Batman and Robin are put in over their heads, as a team, for what appears to be the first time. The cliffhanger is good because it reminded me of the 1960s show's cliffhangers without the campy delivery. This comic continues to be one of the best reads month in and month out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Oct 7, 2009

    Luckily, this arc does have a few strengths that partly balance out its many flaws. I continue to thoroughly enjoy Morrison's exploration of Dick and Damian's chemistry, and his take on Damian in particular brought a smile to my face on a quite a few occasions. It's also clear that there's a greater mystery at work beneath the surface of this story in the form of the Domino Killer. Again, if he and the aforementioned Gravedigger and Flamingo can make their presence felt sooner rather than later, this story might just turn into something worthwhile in the end. As of now, though, I'm still counting down the days until Cameron Stewart takes over the book and the next story arc gets underway. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace and Thom Young Oct 19, 2009

    Of course, issue #2 had the high-quality work of Quitely going for it rather than the medium-quality work of Tan. Still, I suspect next issue's conclusion to the current three-chapter arc will be another four- to four-and-a-half-bullet winner (with Tan's work preventing the issue from achieving five bullets). Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Oct 8, 2009

    This issue could have easily jumped into Buy It or Must Read status if Morrison would focus more on continuing to tell a good story that making unnecessary retcons and describing how awesome his pet characters are. He does a great job with the rest of the issue and Philip Tan really steps up his game here. If you can overlook the ridiculousness of these moments, this is a great issue; unfortunately, I can't. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Oct 12, 2009

    Batman and Robin #5 was a disappointing read. This was the worst issue Morrison has provided in this series. Hopefully this only proves to be a minor stumble in the road and not a sign of things to come as before this issue Morrison has made this title one of the best titles DC has on the market. So I hope Morrison recovers in the next issue and gives us a solid ending to what might be a very dull arc that feels like nothing more than a filler arc so far. Read Full Review

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