Robin: Son of Batman #4

Robin: Son of Batman #4

Writer: Patrick Gleason Artist: Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 16, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 7
7.4Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Its Robin vs. Deathstroke! The troubles in Mayas past come back to haunt her. Will Damian and Goliath be forced to leave her to fend for herself, or can they find a way to help their new ally?

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Terry Miles, Jr. Sep 20, 2015

    Gleason already had me as a fan from his pencils alone, but his writing is really growing on me as well. Working so long on the character with Peter J. Tomasi, Pat Gleason has a firm handle on Damian's tone and personality. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Daniel Kalban Sep 17, 2015

    While the climax of the fight isn't all that it could be and some plot threads have been mysteriously dropped, Robin: Son of Batman #4 is a solid read and an incredibly enjoyable one as well. Damian gets to have a rematch with his Son of Batman opponent, have an Egyptian adventure, and terrify Goliath with crustaceans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Max Eber Sep 19, 2015

    A great issue, not completely outstanding but it's an important step in Maya's arc and adds yet another selfless moment from Damian. I can't wait to see where this all leads. Read Full Review

  • 8.5 - John McCubbin Sep 17, 2015

    Robin: Son of Batman #4 is an exciting continuation to an already enticing tale. Building upon the events leading up to this, whilst bringing Deathstroke momentarily into the series, Patrick Gleason really takes this series to a new level, leading beautifully into the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 21, 2015

    While the storytelling of this book might not be revolutionary, Patrick Gleason doesn't seem to mind - he's having the time of his life, right where he is, and that enthusiasm makes Robin, Son of Batman such a unique book. There might be random weirdness like a giant red monster bat or Damian's oddball training at the hands of the League of Assassins - but thanks to Gleason's beautiful artwork, these details feel like extra color rather than distracting eccentricities. Gleason is a creator who not only is talented, but knows it - and revels in it. It's a sense of confidence that he continues to earn with each issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ryan Blair Sep 17, 2015

    Overall I am loving this story arc and looking forward to what comes down the line…I am even intrigued whether Deathstrokes comment about finding Nobodys killer will propel Maya to betraying Robin. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Sep 23, 2015

    The long, convoluted history of the DC Universe, stretching as it does over more than three-quarters of a century, is either one of the greatest advantages, or the greatest detriments, of the fictional world. Indeed, some people alternate between praising and condemning the deep texture of the DCU. Whether you love this aspect of DC or hate it, nothing can free the DCU from its past, not crises or relaunches or even reboots. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 16, 2015

    The comic is fun. That's the best way to put it. It's not deep, but it's a buddy adventure with kids learning who they are. And Gleason remember to infuse that with fun throughout. The comic is an entertaining read, which at times is all we really want or need. The reason this is a “read” instead of a “buy” is just the fact isn't some vital issue, or the best of the best type of issue. But, it'd be a comic I'd absolutely be happy with in my weekly pull list, and for folks who want to check out this series, this is a solid issue to hop on with. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    ComicBuzz - JAdam Dec 31, 2015

    All in all, this issue definitely delivers more of what I'm looking for from this series. It does elicit a somewhat average score, but there's no doubt in my mind that this issue was better than its predecessors. If the team keeps this up, the series will shine. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Sep 17, 2015

    This issue is laden with exposition, but Patrick Gleason manages to work in a few good character moments and an inventive fight sequence to buoy this one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Ten Van Winkle Sep 18, 2015

    All said and done, the issue was amazing. A ride from start to finish and absolutely gorgeous, Robin: Son of Batman is a joy to read, even while we tap our feet waiting for the fields to level. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Levi Hunt Sep 17, 2015

    Robin: Son of Batman #4 suffers from some uncharacteristically poor storytelling by Patrick Gleason. Gleason's art is as gorgeously styled and kinetic as usual, but some of his panels wind up being too tightly packed or featuring some odd and incomprehensible camera angle choices. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 18, 2015

    "Robin: Son of Batman" #4 is another chapter in Robin's quest to even out his karma and be a good person. With his pet/mascot Goliath in tow for comic relief and Nobody along for snappy dialogue opportunities, this comic is a fun romp through the unknown. The recognition the Robin brand carries offers a bit more leeway to where the story can go, as does Damian's heritage, and Gleason seems to only skim the surface of story potential and excitement so far. It will be fun to see what other adventures Gleason can dream up for the titular character. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Sep 16, 2015

    Robin's adventures have been entertaining so far, but I am hoping there is an upcoming twist in the story soon. Adding Ducard as a supporting character is an added bonus, along with his companion Goliath. They make a discovery on the final page. However, it didn't come across as shocking, since this is something we have seen many times before. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 17, 2015

    It's so hard to like a book where you can't really understand what's going on in the panels and sadly, that's what's going on here.  We've got another return the treasure story going on and even though it comes with a cameo appearance of Deathstroke taking on Robin...... You'll be lucky to understand everything that goes on because the colors are just so dark and the panels aren't able to tell a fluid story.  Besides for Deathstroke though, it's just more of the same and the same is getting boring. Read Full Review

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