Robin #12

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Roger Cruz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 23, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 38
8.4Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Demon versus detective! The Lazarus Tournament is over, and Damian returns to Gotham a changed hero! But there is one last opponent he might fight to the death...himself. This lead-in issue to the epic Shadow War event is one you dare not miss!

  • 10
    The Batman Universe - Jamie Remolde Mar 23, 2022

    This issue furthers the relationships of the al Ghul family, especially Talia and Damian. It provides a great mini contrast with the relationship of Ra's and his own mother. Things look positive for Damian and Talia, not so much for Ra's and Mother Soul. The storytelling is insightful and intelligent and the art is absolutely gorgeous. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Mar 24, 2022

    I love it. That's all. My whole conclusion is that I love it. You're doing yourself a disservice if you're not reading this series. It genuinely gets better with every issue. I'm always so hyped to read the next one and am already looking forward to issue #13. Oh, Damian I really didn't like you before, so how yours has managed to become my favorite ongoing series is beyond me. Well done, you little brat. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Mar 23, 2022

    The evolution of Damian Wayne has been interesting to watch. He has definitely grown since the beginning of the Lazarus Tournament. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 22, 2022

    Robin is easily one of DCs Top 5 best reads these days. Williamson sets up more intriguing developments this issue leaving the book with plenty of viable options in the months ahead. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 22, 2022

    This book can be hilarious at points, but it can also deliver some massive gut punches. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Mar 31, 2022

    Robin takes a moment between story arcs to reset the pieces on the board for what comes next while continuing to focus on character development and world-building. Having reached the year point of the series, the overall creative team (with its numerous shifting in and out members) has hit their stride and continues to bring a lot of great things to life upon the page month after month. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 22, 2022

    Robin #12 is a good bridge issue to the next big story arc by focusing on Damian and his family. This series has revealed tons of new revelations around the family and it comes with possibly the biggest in this last chapter. All that, and Damian continues to develop and grow in ways that suit the character as becomes more mature.With new layers and complexities, Robin has made Damian Wayne even more worth investing in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Mar 24, 2022

    For a fun read, there are a couple of things that annoyed me. Firstly, I thought that Alfred's grave was on the Wayne grounds, not in a city site. The other thing was the inclusion of a Shadow War lead in. Surely this could have been completed in a more natural way, given that all the characters were on show earlier in the book. That said, Williamson is keeping the book interesting with tweak and turns playing against the standard expectation of Damian's behaviours. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 27, 2022

    When all was said and done Robin #12 works well to close this chapter of Damian's story and build towards his future. Not only does Williamson build towards Shadow War but also lays the foundation for several other storylines Robin can build on once the crossover event is over. That all creates greater excitement for what is next in the life of Damian Wayne as he continues to develop his own path as Robin. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Get Your Comic On - Dave Jones Mar 23, 2022

    Robin #12 is a deeply dark and emotional story. It's great to see one of my favourite DC characters hogging the limelight and Damian does it so well. A captivating read for DC fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Mar 23, 2022

    Robin #12 provides an excellent epilogue to the Lazarus Island story, including small capstones for allies like Connor Hawke and Flatline. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 22, 2022

    I love where this book is going and the moral dilemmas that it brings up but I just wish it didn't have to rely on making sure we explore Damian's dark past and characterization to do it because this series finally felt like we were moving past that and to make sure to hammer it home again just felt like a step back, even if we are moving forward without it. Still a good issue though and definitely one of DC's best right now, not to mention it has amazing art throughout. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Mar 22, 2022

    This issue works as a good transition out of the tournament arc and into Shadow War, choosing to focus on resolving Damian's desire to resurrect Alfred and face some of the demons of his past he's been avoiding while on Lazarus Island. It also finally allows Damian and Talia to have a moment together to air out some grievances and being to mend bridges. If you're looking for another solid entry into this series, this certainly fits the bill. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Mar 22, 2022

    I recommend this book highly despite my rating. Get it and enjoy it because the steps Robin takes never miss a beat. Though I may or may not end up patiently waiting for 'Shadow War' to come and go, there is never enough Robin. Read Full Review

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