Batman vs. Robin #5

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Mahmud A. Asrar Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 1, 2023 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 36
8.1Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

WILL FATHER AND SON RECONCILE...OR RUMBLE? The Lazarus Volcano has left its impact on planet Earth, but the fallout from Bruce and Damian Wayne’s war is far from over. It’s been a long road from the initial tensions that drove a wedge between father and son in the pages of Teen Titans, but is the hatchet at last ready to be buried? A bold new chapter in the lives of Batman and Robin begins in this epic final issue!

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson Mar 1, 2023

    I've already been singing from the rooftops about how excellent this series is, but this finale sealed the deal: Batman vs. Robin is something truly special. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg Feb 28, 2023

    It's a 5 star finale for Batman vs. Robin as Waid circles the story back around to its titular characters. Wrapping up much of Lazarus Planet, the story keeps its sense of grandeur but hones in perfectly on Bruce and Damian. Unexpected twists keep the reader on their toes and bring this cataclysmic event to a close with a fist pumped high in the air WE ARE BATMAN! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 28, 2023

    Waid is one of the most overtly optimistic superhero writers out there, even on a usually darker character like Batman, and the ending to this issue had me grinning from ear to ear. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 28, 2023

    While the main story event failed to deliver, this final installment of Batman vs. Robin made for a satisfying conclusion that successfully concludes the Nezha storyline, the war of the dynamic duo and sets the stage for the next era for DCs magic users. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Andrew Isidoro Feb 28, 2023

    Waid's excellent writing provides an earnest voice for Damian that is emotional without being oversentimental or hokey. Asrar and Bellaire are at the top of their game with art and colors on this book and create some stunning splash pages. So often a series is defined by whether or not it can "stick the landing" and it's safe to say that Batman vs. Robin #5 did just that. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Mar 6, 2023

    A clear sense of emotional purpose and the weight of history make for a strong conclusion to "Lazarus Planet Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 28, 2023

    Asrar delivers some beautifully detailed art filled with great action and visual thrills. A wonderful looking issue with some great moments that complement the tone of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Feb 28, 2023

    As for Batman vs. Robin #5, it wasn't necessarily the ending I thought we were going to get. But, I certainly appreciated a writer finally developing Damian Wayne and moving him from a troubled, price of a kid to a young adult. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steven Lee Sharpe Mar 1, 2023

    We all have our opinions on favoured Robins, but Batman Vs Robin has forced both characters to a new level of appreciation for each other that leads to a feeling that Damian is absolutely right for the role and that we now have a slightly different dynamic between the duo. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Feb 28, 2023

    Batman vs. Robin #5 does a good job maintaining its high quality despite being momentarily interrupted by the Lazarus Planet event. Readers of the series may find themselves lost if they didn't read the previous tie-in issues, but Mark Waid's script manages to summarize past events efficiently, if not artfully. Mahmud Asrar's art is wonderful to behold and never gets lost in the potentially unwieldy scope of the story and Jordie Bellaire's colors are a treat to the eye. While the intimacy of the series is lost as it approaches its endgame, any fan of Bruce and Damian will be moved by its final pages. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Mar 1, 2023

    Overall, if this sheds some of the darkness from Damian then I am all for it. Its been awhile since weve had a Batman and Robin book, especially with Damians Robin. I would be over the moon if this creative team continued on to a book that drops the vs. and adds an and. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Nicole Drum Jan 10, 2024

    While I wish the pacing of the issue was a bit betterit feels a little too slow and lags at timesstory wise, there is quite a bit in this issue that very much works. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Feb 28, 2023

    Batman vs. Robin #5 puts a capper on the conflict against the Demon Nezha with a fight between father and son, with the world's fate in the balance. The action, pacing, and sense of momentum work, and the art are generally good, but the final solution to Batman's possession may have some readers groaning rather than cheering. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Feb 28, 2023

    Batman vs Robin #5 has some truly great, emotional moments, but it doesn't quite stick the landing, ending this miniseries too abruptly. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Mar 1, 2023

    In the end, Batman gets his Spartacus moment. Waid does a pretty good job of drawing emotion to the page, but theres no escaping the fact that the ending to this series is breathtakingly silly. What Waid is attempting with the end of the series is admirable, but theres just NO WAY that the magical rite involved will be anything other than a very, very weak finale to a series that could have been so much more than it was. Read Full Review

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