Batman vs. Robin #2

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Mahmud A. Asrar Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 12, 2022 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 51
7.8Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

In the wake of Damian Wayne's devastating attack on the Batcave, Bruce and Alfred are on the run and running out of time! Magic users across the planet are experiencing dangerous and deadly power flares, and Batman must solve this mystery before his friends and allies are turned to ash. To crack this case, the Dark Knight is going to need the help of one of the greatest masters of the magic arts on the planet...Zatanna! What awaits our ragtag group of heroes in the House of Secrets? Can Damian break free of Nezha's possession spell before he murders his own father? All this and more in the explosive second chapter of Batman vs. Robin!

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson Oct 12, 2022

    Mark Waid's script balances cameos galore and long-awaited answers to decades of canon with an emotional crux for Bruce and Damian, and Mahmud Asrar's art brilliantly renders it all to life. This issue is absolutely miraculous, turning the already-delightful crux of Batman vs. Robin into an absolute must-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 11, 2022

    This book didn't have a sophomore slump and raises the stakes further as Waid continues laying the groundwork for Lazarus Planet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 11, 2022

    It's a type of Batman story we've really never seen, and it's genuinely impressive how much history and continuity Waid is weaving in here. But he needs to be careful with this cliffhanger, which delivers a gut punch of a reveal but also stands the risk of undermining a lot of the good will he's built with this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 11, 2022

    Asrar delivers some great art in the issue. The visuals are thrilling and beautifully illustrate the tension and danger Batman is facing in the story.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steven Lee Sharpe Oct 14, 2022

    Batman Vs Robin #2 is one of those issues that shows the many threads that make up the tapestry of the DCU. Thankfully, it's not just that. Thanks to Mark Waid's writing, this is also a story about a young man who's got mixed up with some bad people who have affected him so badly that he's turned on his father. Oh, it's also about a dad who's out of his depth and seemingly powerless in the face of this other world that's influencing his son. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 11, 2022

    After reading Batman vs. Robin #2, it's obvious the creators are taking big swings to create one of the biggest adventures Batman has ever encountered. It's also a reminder the magical realm is vast and dangerous in the DC Comics universe, something we don't often see. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Oct 11, 2022

    BATMAN VS. ROBIN #2 is the perfect #Batman book for this time of year! With nods to classic #DCComics horror and exciting action, you wont want to miss this issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Oct 19, 2022

    An exposition heavy issue still lands. It points towards some big things in the story, and even better, it looks great.Batman Vs. Robin continues to be a treat. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Oct 11, 2022

    Batman Vs. Robin #2 does its best to provide some needed background to this series rather quickly but not so effectively. The magical confusion put a damper on the story and added some complexities that weighed down the issue with funky flashbacks and surreal reveals that ultimately still left out one key component. What is Damian's personal motivation for unleashing the Devil Nehza? Is sheer curiosity the only connection? And if so, that seems a bit silly. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Oct 11, 2022

    Batman vs. Robin #2 is a risky, yet still satisfying expository issue that clarifies most of the nagging questions from last month. You can argue that not much truly happens in the issue, but the backward looking nature of the storyline works when the craft is at such a high level. Despite the story's grisly high stakes, Mark Waid's script and Mahmud Asrar's pencils are so energetic and joyous that the entire endeavor is more fun than dour. There are a couple of worrying developments in the final pages, but Waid has proven that trusting him usually works out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Oct 11, 2022

    Batman vs. Robin #2 gives readers a little insight into the next phase of Nezha's plan and spends most of the book replaying flashbacks to a known plot point from other titles. While the information is useful for new readers, fans of World's Finest and the recent Robin series may find themselves tuning out. Coupled with a step down in art quality and a last-page twist that may irritate more than a few readers, this entry in the series is a mixed bag. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Oct 17, 2022

    Look out, Bruce! Danger all around! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Oct 11, 2022

    Batman vs. Robin #2 feels like a filler issue, retreading information already known to the reader. It's disappointing, but one can hope that the next issue picks up the pace. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Oct 11, 2022

    The elements of an engaging story are all here for Batman vs Robin to be a big success. Unfortunately things aren't coming together as intended with Batman vs Robin #2 suffering from recap storytelling and disappointing artwork. The ending with call back to a specific plotline tied to Damian Wayne does capture interest in finding out how Mark Waid will handle this development. Hopefully it is something that helps turn around the quality of Batman vs Robin. Read Full Review

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