Robin #2

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Gleb Melnikov Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 26, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 62
8.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

After the shocking events of Robin #1, Damian has learned the deadly rules of Lazarus Island the hard way! Now he must prove that he belongs in the tournament and uncover its secrets! But his only ally is the daughter of one of his greatest enemies: Ravager! In this tournament, only one fighter can get out alive-ready for round two? Fight!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina May 26, 2021

    Robin #2 is action packed, beautifully drawn and has reminded me once again why I dislike Damian so much. However, Josh is creating a place for him to maybe, sort of, actually grow up a bit. I know, I know, he is a killer, son of the Bat and Talia, he has seen more in his 14 years than most people ever see. However, he is still a cocky a-hole who needs to actually have a chance to be a real person. I think this book is going to be his chance. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson May 25, 2021

    This issue presented a worthy setup for what's to come and is pulling other characters forward as readers piece together just what is going on with Damian, his visions of Alfred, and his choice of reading material. All in all, this character is getting a solid detailing, and the DC Universe is making use of a plethora of obscure characters. I am hungry for issue #3. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott May 25, 2021

    Guerrero's color work includes brilliant colors and stunning tones that change with the time of day and mood. This pairs nicely with Melnikov's detailed drawings. The artwork in this issue is transportive and emotionally connective. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond May 26, 2021

    Robin manages to take a number of cliches and tropes that have peppered fighting style narratives for decades and brings something new and fun and engaging to the table. Rich dynamic and tonally colorful art is brilliantly paired with the flashy fun parts of the story as well as the more deeply emotional and touching work below the surface. This is the type of series that many Damian Wayne fans have likely been waiting a long time to see. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 25, 2021

    Another excellent issue in a book that's been needed for a long time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark May 26, 2021

    I cannot wait to find out what happens next. Is someone going to get voted off? Will there be a romance? Will Robin find out anything about the supposed mystery? Tune in to find out, next time on ROBIN. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz May 25, 2021

    Lots of bang for your buck, cute characters, Rose, and some much needed fun development for Flatline, a character I rolled my eyes so hard, I almost fell over last issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - soycornholio May 26, 2021

    I would recommend you pick up this issue. Robin #2 by Williamson may not be as strong as the first issue, but it is still amazing. I am amped to see what happens in the rest of the series. Right now, Williamson is still setting the stage for the blood bath that is sure to follow. It would be interesting to DC put out a yearly (or bi yearly) Lazarus Pit mini series. Seeing some of our favorite brawlers and other heroes without powers duke it out, is a nice change of pace. Oh, and DC, let Jason Todd and Damian have their own Black Label series. That would be brilliant. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom May 25, 2021

    I can happily say I'm still enjoying Robin a ton. Williamson gives us all the worldbuilding I asked for last issue, and I have to say some of the rules of the tournament are just downright cool. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Franco Giacomarra May 25, 2021

    The characters and setting are endlessly fun, and the story is brimming with potential both for excitement and satisfying exploration. I'm happy to take it in small doses if they'll all manage to be this sweet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Donald Townsend May 26, 2021

    This book continues to be a fun and colorful romp of action, adventure, and intrigue with the promise of substance and development. The creatives clearly have a coherent goal of what direction they have with this arc in particular, and with Damian in general. The storytelling is multi-layered, the artwork is amazing, and the promise of what is yet to come is exciting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett May 26, 2021

    Robin #2 is taking this tournament arrangement seriously and it's not difficult to imagine this story lasting for most of 2021; that doesn't sound like a bad idea after reading the first two issues of Robin, though. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 29, 2021

    More set-up for the story, but it's interesting set-up with some cool characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 25, 2021

    Williamson and Melkinov have quickly made Robin destination reading thats well worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 25, 2021

    While I still had fun with this issue we didn't do much here besides have the basic rules laid out and while the tournament might be fun when it finally gets going, it's the small moments where Ravager sees the pain inside of Damian and moves him towards a place where he might eventually grow as a character that his book really stands out and hopefully we get more moments like that as the series progresses and relies less on Damian going ham on people and being a little jerk. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Andrew Roby Jun 2, 2021

    At this book's core, there's a mystery, fun characters and a cool concept. Read Full Review

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