Robin #5

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Gleb Melnikov Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 25, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 49
8.7Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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Robin reunion! Nightwing, Red Hood, Tim Drake, and Spoiler guest-star as they track Damian down with a plan to bring the young hero back to Gotham. Back to his family. But the son of Batman plans to win the Lazarus Tournament and refuses to return. What starts as a happy reunion quickly turns into a Robin rumble!

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

    Robin #5 gives us a highly competent Damian Wayne and opens him up to face what is to come. There is a lot to experience in this issue alone, and the fate of all the fighters, not just the main protagonist, will be a wild ride. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Aug 28, 2021

    Events sucked, yet was the best issue ever. I loved having a guest appearance from the Bat Fam and seeing them all in a sibling shouting match. I still adore Rose Wilson with all my hurt and broken heart, thanks, Joshua Williamson. Damian best get to the bottom of this mystery soon, as I don't know how much more I can take from this awesome team. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 24, 2021

    You might read Robin #5 and feel like it's a filler book, but Williamson and Melnikov tug at your heartstrings with some well-earned emotional moments. The legacy of Batman and his sidekicks is long and you feel every moment in the little references and connections these characters share here. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 24, 2021

    Robin continues to be a welcome surprise with strong characterization backed by a creatively executed premise. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 24, 2021

    This works as both an excellent coming-of-age story for the young Robin and the most exciting martial arts battle the DCU has seen in years. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Aug 24, 2021

    The artwork in this issue is well done and appealing. I really liked the action scenes, especially the rooftop race. It was fun seeing all the Robins in action. In quieter moments, the detailed attention to character expression was emotionally captivating. I am very impressed by the quality of the illustrations in this chapter. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Aug 24, 2021

    I feel like I say this every week, but if you haven't started reading Robin yet, why not? The book has been nothing but fun with every issue released, and Williamson's grasp on Damian as a character only gets better with each issue. This one feels like a real love letter to the character, his relationships, and the other Robins even in as short a time as a single issue. It's fun, funny, and full of heart, please do yourself a favor and pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Aug 26, 2021

    Robin makes sure to always showcase the fact that one of the greatest things the Batman line has going for it is the depth of characters who have intricate and powerful relationships with one another. Often the ones that can get to you the most and break you down, are those that you love, which the Robins past and present find out in this powerful, beautiful, and fun issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Aug 25, 2021

    Robin #5 is an excellent mix of fun action and emotional character development that is a must-have for Batman Family fans. Joshua Williamson and Gleb Melnikov make great use of the history between Damian Wayne, Dick Grayson, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, and Jason Todd to tell a wonderful story. It all helps to build even greater excitement for how the Lazarus Tournament will turn out now that it has officially started. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - soycornholio Aug 26, 2021

    Robin #5 by Joshua Williamson is the perfect entry into the fighting arena. Whereas I liked seeing a mini-Robin reunion, I am ready for the blood and guts. I still say this is one of my favorite comics of 2021. I would recommend this issue to anyone who is a fan of the Batman mythos! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Aug 25, 2021

    Robin #5 hits you over the head with sentiment and it absolutely works. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 24, 2021

    Robin continues to be an entertaining ride, even though we're dealing with the guilt and grief of Damian Wayne but the journey our young Robin is on is one that I continue to enjoy, especially with the rest of the former Robins involved in this issue and the art and colors throughout were amazing. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Donald Townsend Aug 25, 2021

    While not as subtly layered as the preceding issues, this one ties up Damian's readiness for battle on Lazarus Island nicely. With the exception of Bruce, Damian has had meaningful interactions with the most important people in his life to prepare him not only for this tournament, but also for his own personal navigation of becoming his true self. The coming-of-age storyline and the Tournament background continue to be compelling, and the artwork continues to remain just as excellent. The only drawback with this issue is that it felt a bit too short and I would've liked to see a bit more emotional interaction with the other Robins. Read Full Review

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