Robin & Batman #2

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Dustin Nguyen Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 15, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 36
9.2Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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Dick Grayson is struggling in his training to be Robin, and the Batman decides the young man needs a break…and takes him to meet the Justice League! In an awe-inspiring moment, he meets the World’s Greatest Heroes…and their sidekicks! Will these teen titans get along?

  • 10
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Dec 14, 2021

    Robin & Batman #2 blew me away. The story builds and builds for a young boy having possibly the greatest day of his life, and then the twist ending elevates the story to something completely different. The art captures every ounce of wide-eyed wonder, and this is going to be my pick of the week. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Dec 14, 2021

    Robin and Batman #2 is an incredible character issue. Lemire understands and explores the relationships between the newly formed family brilliantly, filling each figure with humanity and depth. Read Full Review

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Dec 24, 2021

    'Robin & Batman' continues to take a deep character-focused look at the early days of the dynamic duo through a modern lens, giving the young Robin a deeper focus this time. This gorgeous story balances the world of light and dark perfectly as some bright fun guest stars show up that add so much more to the story. At its heart, this is the story of two individuals dealing with similar traumas in different ways as they struggle to come to a place where they can thrive together. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Dec 15, 2021

    This issue acts as a deep character study for Robin and Batman alike, and easily is one of the best issues of DC this year, let alone all of comics. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Dec 28, 2021

    Having read his superb Black Hammer titles and other titles, I have come to expect a lot from a Jeff Lemire title. With Robin & Batman #2, Lemire has again proven his skill as a writer. And Dustin Nguyen's artwork is amazing as always. I would absolutely love to see Lemire and Nguyen on a sequel series starring the original Teen Titans. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Dec 15, 2021

    Robin & Batman #2 is brilliant. If the final issue sticks the lading, which I'm sure it will, this series will join Batman: Year One, The Long Halloween, and Dark Victory as books I'd recommend as essential reading, for anyone wanting to tackle the Dynamic Duo's adventures in chronological order. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 14, 2021

    This title continues to impress and this behind the scenes glimpse of Robins early career has been a fascinating read. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 14, 2021

    Is it any surprise that Lemire and Nguyen are putting out another masterpiece? Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Dec 14, 2021

    Throwing some dark twists into a story we thought we knew, the second issue of 'Robin & Batman' deepens the characterization of both characters in fascinating ways. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Dec 14, 2021

    THE DISPATCHJeff Lemire offers fans a unique look at a young Dick Grayson searching to find his place after the tragedy that was bestowed upon his parents. Imagine your range of emotions following the murder of your parents, then being adopted by a Billionaire only to discover hes THEE vigilante that safeguards the streets of Gotham a night. Instantly, you join his ranks realizing youre being molded as his eventual replacement. Well, thats where Lemire continues this tale. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 14, 2021

    Nguyen delivers some fantastic visuals throughout the issue. The art is beautifully done and it fits the story, its tone and themes perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 18, 2021

    This comic has a lot of strong things to say and a great way of saying them, with a really fun " albeit brief " look at the early partnership between the Boy Wonder and the Dark Knight. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 15, 2021

    The timeline is confounding, but the characterization is wonderful, and the swerve(s) at the end are unexpected. Add in beautiful art, and you've got yourself a winner. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    GWW - Emmet Davis Dec 14, 2021

    We're watching Dick Grayson become Robin. We are watching Bruce Wayne instill his dominance and leadership as Batman. It's bonkers to think that Lemire and Nguyen are creating an established and definitive "origin" story for Dick Grayson's Robin. At this point in the bat birds history? But here we are. One of the best Bat books on the shelves today. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Dec 15, 2021

    Sad and disappointing, Robin & Batman should be an easy recommendation, and instead it's just one more exhausting traipse through joyless Batman comics. That it's made with such craft and skill makes it all the more disappointing, as it looks stunning, and the writing isn't even bad on a technical level. As a fan of the characters, I just find the choices to be baffling and frustrating, since this could have been one of the best comics of the year. Read Full Review

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