Batman and Robin #8

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Cameron Stewart Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 10, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 13
7.2Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

BATMAN AND ROBIN double-ships in February with part 2 and 3 of "Blackest Knight" guest-starring Batwoman, Knight and Squire! Only months into his new role as Batman, Dick Grayson faces perhaps the biggest threat of his life. In hopes of attaining his heart's desire, has Dick instead unleashed a terror the likes of which the world has never seen?Meanwhile, back in Gotham City, Alfred and a recuperating Robin are at the mercy of someone both fearsome and familiar

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Feb 14, 2010

    Batman and Robin is more than an excellent series packed with fun and excitement. It's a successful reinvention of the modern Batman paradigm. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Tyler Parker Feb 10, 2010

    All in all, it's tough to recommend the series more. Just when you think you've seen everything the Batman universe has to offer, Morrison is able to inject fresh and unique story arcs into the Batman mythos. If you jumped off the bandwagon after Final Crisis and R.I.P, then you are really missing the entire scope of Morrison's plans for the Batman legacy. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comix 411 - David Torres Feb 18, 2010

    The best Batman book out there today. Pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 11, 2010

    Despite the story's quirks (or perhaps because of it), this series continues to be a lot of fun to read - and there's certainly nothing wrong with a few challenging twists here and there. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Apr 11, 2012

    This issue played out pretty much how I'd expect it to. Get Damian out, heal him up, stern talking to. I was actually surprised Bruce wasn't as harsh as I expected him to be. Though predictable, this was a really great issue for the father/son moments that this first arc has been so heavy on. It wrapped up quite nicely. It'll be interesting to see where the story goes from here, now that the big "alright, this is how father and son work together" thing is out of the way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Feb 10, 2010

    A fun, action-oriented issue that propels the reader forward throughout, "Batman and Robin" #8 plays off the ground work set by Morrison in previous stories effectively and ends with some plot threads hanging for the conclusion of the story, which, thankfully, will be released in only two weeks. I, for one, cannot wait. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Feb 14, 2010

    Editor's Note: The reviews in this week's slugfest have been written and/or edited in an attempt to not contain any spoilers about the revelation of the identity of the resurrected Batman corpse in Batman and Robin #8. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Feb 14, 2010

    Even a middling issue of Batman and Robin is well worth a read, and I'd still call this an above-average comic. However, in the context of a run that has often provided far better issues than this, it doesn't feel like anything particularly special, and certainly isn't as dense or satisfyingly compressed as some of Morrison's issues have been. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Feb 10, 2010

    This is a solid Batman adventure with a lot of fun moments and some unexpected twists and turns. You should be following DC's flagship Batman book, especially at $2.99. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Feb 10, 2010

    Batman and Robin #8 had the potential to be quite an enjoyable story. Unfortunately, the technical aspects of this issue were so poor that it made it difficult to enjoy the story to its fullest potential. Despite the parts of this issue that I greatly enjoyed, I simply cannot recommend Batman and Robin #8. Some action fans might get a kick out of the excellent brawl scene in this issue. However, there are plenty of other comic books that have a story that is much more new reader friendly and are easier to follow that offer up the same type of high octane action scenes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Feb 13, 2010

    This is a good comic book. I may not understand the Batwoman piece but there is a lot to like in this issue. Without the word balloon gaff this would be a four geek goggle comic book. I hope next issue doesn't have any more errors as I look forward to another great fight with Bat-clone. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Feb 11, 2010

    This series kicked off in a strong way with Grant Morrison writing like Classic Morrison. You know, the good one. Since the first arc it has quickly devolved, all culminating in this mess of a comic that should never have been approved by editorial. Of course, if interviews with Dan Didio are any indicator of DCs editorial approach to Grant Morrison, this was probably approved without anyone looking at it. Im thoroughly convinced at this point that Morrison isnt even trying to tell competent stories and more, which means that Im not even going to try to read the drivel he is producing. Im done. Im dropping this steaming pile of crap (which is too bad because theyve brought in some quality artists that deserve to be drawing better books than this). Save your money, True Believers. Avoid this one like the plague. There are better places to spend your cash, like root canals or paying someone to punch you in the face. Read Full Review

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