Batman and Robin #6

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Philip Tan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 11, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 14
6.3Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

In the startling conclusion to "The Revenge of the Red Hood," Gotham's new "protector" reveals his identity to Batman and surprisingly poses a heart-stopping question to Dick Grayson about the future of Bruce Wayne! Plus, Robin at the mercy of Scarlet!

  • 10
    Comix 411 - David Torres Nov 13, 2009

    So I'm very pumped up to see where Morrison takes this story with the reintroduction of Simon Hurt and Zur en arrh. I hated Batman: RIP, but I love what Morrison has been doing with this title so maybe he can take these elements of that storyline and make them appealing to me. Pick this one up Bat-fans. You won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Nov 12, 2009

    If you've been following the Weekly Top Picks, you've probably heard some of the other editors calling Batman and Robin the Batman book. They're right. Morrison and Tan and crew are building up a new Batman, grounded in the old mythos, but charging into a new one, with a new set of villains and surprises. If you haven't been following Batman and Robin yet, do yourself a favor and hop on with the next issue as Morrison starts a new arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 12, 2009

    Still, even when the work is more grim and gritty than I'd like, Morrison still manages to turn in a compelling story, and that keeps this comic on the "must buy" list. Nothing wrong with that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace and Thom Young Nov 27, 2009

    Dave Wallace: Thats a very interesting bit of deductive reasoning. I like the character a little more as a result. Still, Tans design certainly pales in comparison to Frank Quitelys Prince-inspired cover image, which I think perfectly conveys the flamboyance and excess that Morrison seemed to be aiming for with the character. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Dan Phillips Nov 11, 2009

    What saved this issue – and in many ways, this entire story arc – for me was the books' final three pages. There we see the subplot involving El Penitente and Oberon Sexton finally step into the forefront, and Dick Grayson utter three magic syllables that promise to shake this story to its very core. It was enough to make me remember how much I love this ongoing saga, and almost enough to make me forget how disappointing this arc has been. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 12, 2009

    The moment of "Batman and Robin" #6 that gave me a lot of hope, though? It's the final fate of Scarlet. It's a touching end to her story, and while the art slightly lets down what really happens (a moment where the narration is critical to explain what's happening), it's a strong conclusion to her story arc. "He told me to run, but Scarlet never made it out of Gotham," is, to me, a reminder of why Morrison is one of the big names in comics. And you know what? It made me excited about seeing "Batman and Robin" #7, doubly so knowing that Cameron Stewart is on board for three issues as artist. I can't wait. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Nov 29, 2009

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  • 4.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Nov 18, 2009

    Batman and Robin #6 was a very disappointing issue. As someone who has also found Morrison to be a hit-or-miss type writer with his stories this is a very passable storyline that I recommend just skipping. The only reason you may pick it up is if you're a hardcore Morrison fan or a completist, like me, and you already had the previous two issues of this arc. Other than that I don't recommend picking up this issue as there really isn't anything that was well written and the art was subpar at best. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Nov 14, 2009

    This issue contains three points that are worthwhile: Batman and Robin's dialogue in the beginning of the issue, Jason's confrontation of Dick and the surprise ending. Beyond that this issue doesn't really shine as the others have in this series. I have extremely high expectations for this series and this issue fell short of even the most modest ones. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Nov 12, 2009

    After a very, very strong start earlier this year, this title has really started to spiral downward as Morrison continues to fall back on his least impressive ways. After all the buildup in this storyline, I expected a lot more than whining characters and a twobit villain in a story that backtracks over everything Morrison had been building. Blech. Read Full Review

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