Robin: Son of Batman #7

Event\Storyline: Robin War Writer: Patrick Gleason Artist: Scott McDaniel Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 23, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 11
5.7Critic Rating
6.4User Rating

DAMIAN SAVES GOTHAM CITYYES, AGAIN! Robin War part 5. In the aftermath of the cage match in WE ARE ROBIN #7, its utter chaos as the Court of Owls unleashes hundreds of imprisoned Robins to fight for survival and to become the one and only Gray Son!Dont miss the shocking conclusion to Robin War in next months ROBIN WAR #2!

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Dec 23, 2015

    Overall, this was one of the more interesting issues of Robin War, which has been a bit underwhelming. There's a lot happening here with the new Gray Son and new Talons that really grabs the reader in to get ready for the finale. Aside from a few small problems, the art looks good, but the dialogue is where this issue shined for me. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ryan Blair Dec 24, 2015

    Over all this was a decent issue, however I feel that the endgame goal is still a little vague…why does the Court of Owls need the Gray Son of Gotham? And what are they ultimately looking to achieve? Hopefully this is answered in the finale. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 26, 2015

    Robin War takes a pretty interesting swerve at the end of this issue, kicking things up a notch. But the twist also kind of turns most of the story into chaff. Still, that twist more than makes up for any bad bits. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Dec 23, 2015

    Things are luckily kicked up a notch in the third act when a major villain who doesn't appear often makes their presence known and the new "Gray Son" is revealed. I was just hoping for more developments with this being the penultimate chapter of the crossover. Be sure to come back in two weeks when the event concludes in the pages ofRobin War#2. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Max Eber Dec 30, 2015

    If you enjoy We Are Robin, which you should as it's an interesting concept they should have done ages ago, and are a fan of books interacting more, then is will be right up your alley. Nothing in particular stands out and the art is cartoony, competent, not particularly striking, but it's not objectively bad in any sense. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 12, 2016

    While this isn't the best Robin War tie-in that we've gotten so far, it does manage to move the story further than the previous two chapters to this event and moving is something that I can really get behind at this point.  But when it's all said and done, the only reason to really read this issue is for the cliffhanger because the rest of it is full of a Talon side story that I don't fully understand because it just came out of nowhere. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Brandon Mulholand Dec 24, 2015

    This was a real low point for “Robin War”. I've greatly enjoyed this story arc up till now, but part 5 fails to deliver. The art was below standard and the story was overly stuffed, which in turn caused jarring transitions and unexplored shifts in character outlooks. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Dec 26, 2015

    Robin: Son of Batman #7 is a mess. As the big climax to this event, it feels so rushed and jumbled in its storytelling. Things don't make sense or feel properly built up to. The writing is lacking, the continuity is an utter mess, and the artwork just doesn't look good. I'm hoping that Tom King can save this event with the final issue next month, because Robin War is looking very dire currently. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 28, 2015

    I expected much more from "Robin: Son of Batman" #7; the creators involved are normally much better than this, and this storyline had such a strong opening. Maybe things will right themselves in the big conclusion, but -- for now -- "Robin War" has become a series of diminishing returns. Read Full Review

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