Robin #9

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Roger Cruz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 29, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 28
8.4Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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The Lazarus demon rises! The deadly end of the League of Lazarus is at hand! Countless fighters have fallen! And now, to save everyone on Lazarus Island, Damian must go one-on-one with a literal giant demon. Can Damian utilize everything he’s learned in the tournament, or will he die for the last time?

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Dec 28, 2021

    There are a lot of surprises in this issue for fans. I won't reveal them, but all matters are attended to. This book brought back a lot of old characters who were collecting dust and cleaned them off. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Dec 30, 2021

    Damian rises and calls on all the fighters to work together and coordinate their attacks. We get to see nice moments with characters who have each grown through the series before the demon is defeated and Hawke saved. The issue ends with a final blast of demonic energy sending Damian into the past where he meets a young version of his grandfather, R'as al Ghul. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Dec 28, 2021

    Mother Soul expresses her disappointment in Robin and explains the role of the tournaments champion and competitors. Then, Robin confronts the Lazarus demon. Afterwards, he is given advice from someone special and learns a valuable lesson. Next, he makes a very mature decision that yields surprising results. Finally, Robin finds himself in an unusual situation.The Story: I really enjoyed this chapter. Williamson does an excellent job in showing Damian Waynes character growth. For the first time, he is confronted with an obstacle that is truly beyond his abilities. And it is heartening to see the way he responds to the guidance of his loved ones, even if it is only through his interpretation of their wisdom. It shows that no matter how stubborn and arrogant Damian behaves, he is willing and open to become the best version of himself. Also, the cliff hanger ending left me speechless. It was not only unexpected but filled with potential. I am curious to see how this new part of the tale w Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Dec 31, 2021

    Demons rise as the tournament comes to an end, as the true endgame becomes 100% clear as the series reaches the point it's been building to for nine issues to bring Damian Wayne back from tragic guilt. While this series is truly fun to the core, the emotional weight that it showcases with each issue helps elevate it to top-tier levels. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 28, 2021

    Itll be interesting to see where Williamson takes Damian next but its assured to be eventful. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 28, 2021

    This continues to be one of DC's best books right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Donald Townsend Dec 30, 2021

    Beautifully illustrated and written, this book closes a door in the coming-of-age story of Damian Wayne and, just as in the real world, flings open a new one that will be sure to also put the maturing Robin to the test. And, as the creative team continues to fill this space with heart, humor, and harrow, I am all on board for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 28, 2021

    Robin #9 is a good finale to the Lazarus tournament that wraps up the final threat while giving the various tournament attendees a way to contribute. Its connections to Alfred and Batman are heartfelt and meaningful while the cliffhanger is an exciting turn you won't see coming. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Dec 28, 2021

    This was a fun issue that does an excellent job rounding out a part of Damian's character arc Williamson has been taking him through through this series. Here we get to see him reflect on his family, those he loves, and his history and choose to ask for help instead of pushing forward. For me, it's a great moment and I'm excited to see where things go from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Dec 29, 2021

    Robin #9 was another strong entry in one of DC Comics most consistently well written and drawn series. The arc that Damian Wayne has been on got a payoff as he stepped up as Robin to show his leadership qualities. The twist ending in Robin #9 was enough of a surprise that keeps you guessing on how exactly this Lazarus Tournament story will conclude. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 28, 2021

    For this issue of Robin, we have ourselves a great look at our Boy Wonder, but sadly the way that we go about defeating Mother Soul's plan comes off a little too easy for our heroes. Yeah, the art and character work is great but I wish that our fight against the story's big bad felt like it was an actual threat like the way the story built it up to be. That being said though, I still had a great time with this issue and the characters involved. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Dec 29, 2021

    There's still fun to be had as various rivals change their attitudes to survive and the cliffhanger at the end is a welcome invitation, but Robin #9 still falls far short in its climax of the mighty expectations this series has earned. Read Full Review

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