Robins #1

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Baldemar Rivas Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 17, 2021 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 27
6.8Critic Rating
5.6User Rating

The five heroes to have donned the Robin cape and mask find themselves at a crossroads in their lives. Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, and Damian Wayne come together to discuss the big thing that binds them together: Was being Robin, and Batman’s sidekick, the best choice they could’ve made? But before they can get to the heart of the matter, they’re ambushed by an unknown assailant with a bone to pick with them. She claims to have been the first Robin, and she’s out to prove Batman should’ve never trained any of them. Winner of DC’s Round Robin tournament, as chosen by you, the readers!

  • 8.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Nov 17, 2021

    Steely crafts a unique tale surrounding Batman's natural and adopted children. Although this chapter is filled with action and comic banter, there is a serious undertone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Cam Lipham Nov 18, 2021

    I liked this issue. I'm excited to see where the rest of this series goes, even if I'm a little hesitant about the main plot. It's a really charming look into how the Robins act when Batman's not around (which happens to be my favorite type of story!) while still exploring their relationshipwiththe Bat. If this review or issue #1 has hooked you, issue #2 is up on DC Universe Infinite right now for subscribers! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Nov 16, 2021

    When all is said and done, Robins #1 gets the latest adventure of Batman's many sidekicks off to an interesting start. If the creative team can successfully build upon the foundation they have laid out here; this could certainly be an adventure worthy of the assembled Robins. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Nov 19, 2021

    The premise is great and judging by Robins #1, it's going to be a strong 6 issue run. It appears as a bit of group therapy for the Robins as sitting around the table recounting their history is a bit too 1970s for me. Educated readers don't need to be caught up to speed that much. However, let's see where this all goes! I'm in! Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 17, 2021

    Robins #1 is an interesting and fun debut that fans of the characters will enjoy. It does a great job of allowing each character's personality to really shine through showing off how truly unique each one is. This is one that leans towards the Robin fans but it's done in a way that everyone can find something to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 16, 2021

    This issue is kind of messy, but in the way a family reunion often is. It has enough good going for it, but it's coming one week after an iconic kickoff to a new Robin origin story. Rough timing for the creators and the fans who voted for it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Nick Friar Nov 17, 2021

    It's a solid table-setting first issue. Definitely something anyone who's even only a little familiar with each Robin can read. Between the art style and the pacing, it feels like this issue was geared more toward that sort of reader. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Nov 22, 2021

    "Robins" #1 crafts solid character dynamics and teases greater ambition for future chapters for the last page. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Comic Watch - Cody White Nov 16, 2021

    Robins #1, winner of the Round Robin tournament, is a story with a lot of potential but suffers from a bit of a rocky start as all the past Robins unite to discuss being Robin and are flung into a new mystery. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Nov 17, 2021

    Tim Seeley and Baldimar Rivas produce a workman-like comic, which begins an exploration into one of the most heated parts of the Bat-Family - the five Robins, their pasts, and their relationships with each other and Batman. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark Nov 17, 2021

    So far so good! I enjoyed Robins #1. It was well-paced and had plenty of good character interactions. I, yet again, have way more questions than answers, though. I guess that this is only to be expected from the first issue of a new comic run, especially one like this. It's fresh, I go into it knowing nothing of what to expect. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Madeleine Chan Nov 16, 2021

    Robins #1 is a disappointing start to the new mini-series, with refreshing art and colors as its only saving grace. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Tim Adams Nov 17, 2021

    The art by Baldemar Rivas, Romulo Fajardo Jr., and Steve Wands matches the tone a reader would expect from a comic featuring Robins. There are young and vibrant colors throughout, and the character acting manages to capture the perfect facial expressions. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 20, 2021

    I like the Robins all together, and I'm happy to see that Stephanie Brown‘s stint as Robin has been confirmed as part of current continuity (even if her time as Batgirl still hasn't, sigh). That said, the group discussion in Dick‘s apartment feels a bit awkward and staged with the characters racing through what could be an intriguing discussion. I'm also far from sold on this weird new (old?) Robin. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 23, 2021

    Five superheroes who have no intention of not being superheroes decide to talk about whether or not they should have been superheroes, and an ending written as a big surprise that was part of the solicitation copy. Not their best work. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 16, 2021

    Robins suffers from the randomness of the story both with current events in Fear State and the continuity shakeup just to do it. Maybe the next issue will connect better, but this opening chapter left me cold. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Latina and gay Nov 2, 2021

    I love it!

  • 8.5
    TheObserver Nov 18, 2021

    I love Seely. He writes "raw" without gloves, without embellishment. We go to the goal. it doesn't get lost in subtlety so deep that you never go back. It's fresh, direct, punchy. Ok, it is sometimes ... anarchic but I like the vitality of the book. it's very catchy. And the art is appropriate, "alive". And then I love Robins.
    This book tastes like a double effect cool Kiss candy. First comes the sweet taste (almost too much) and then it tears your mouth out! This Robins # 1 is like that, a little tender but you know Seely, the ax is not far away! it will deposit in the following issues if I know the guy. So, bite into the candy!

  • 8.0
    Drasek83 May 5, 2022

    Enjoyable read

  • 7.5
    WhistleBlower Nov 15, 2021

    lol the anti-vaxxer is butthurt again

  • 7.5
    Lal Nov 9, 2021

    I love the idea of a Robins series, but the execution here was a bit lacking. Overall the issue was okay-ish, but it could have been so much better.

    I'm not a fan of the art, but it was definitely nice seeing the Robins interacting together. I hope the following issues would be better.

  • 6.0
    Tempra16v2.0Turbo Dec 21, 2021

    Onde está o Tim Seeley de Grayson e Nightwing?

  • 5.5
    Simon DelMonte Nov 18, 2021

    Instantly forgettable

  • 5.5
    Merlyn Oct 20, 2021

    I've wanted for years a Robins book... it's just that I didn't want it written by Tim Seeley, he's one of the worst writers in the industry. To his credit though, he knew what the fans wanted and he won the contest fair and square so I guess we know have... this. And it's as bad as expected. Sure, he has some knowledge of Robins history, that's a plus but the writing is cringey and all over the place. And I'm not having a great feeling regarding the main villain. All in all, I hope that after the first 6 issues, DC doesn't end the book and just gives it to someone else. It's actually a great idea for a book, just not in the hands of this guy.

    At least he got the anarchists right as the insane, cringey, dangerous loonies they are more

  • 4.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Oct 19, 2021

    I can't believe the fans voted for this one. The writing is really not good at all. And the art is... an acquired taste. I really don't have much to say about this issue beyond that. As a tangent to lengthen my review, I've never been more confused by a comic's attempt at political inserts than by the Devotees of Anarchy. It's obviously QAnon inspired, but at the same time, it's about anarchy. These aren't the same thing, Tim Seeley. Sure, I guess you could say QAnon is mostly composed of right-wing libertarians, and libertarianism is inherent in anarchy, but the thing about that is that right-wing libertarians never call themselves anarchists because they don't actually believe in liberty. Anarchy is about maximizing liberty for everyone. more

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  • 3.5
    Zazikarion Dec 12, 2021

    Somehow Tim Seeley finds a way to write all of the Robins equally as terrible, not to mention the villains are extremely dull.

  • 2.5
    Raging Rainbow Dec 10, 2021

    We have here the beginning of the story that won DC's Round Robin contest. I could already tell when I read the synopsis that this story would have a measurable amount of cringe to it. And I was right.

    https://youtu.be/GZIisCpZENA

  • 2.0
    fvkcrsh Oct 20, 2021

    I’m not sure Seeley knows what subtlety is

    even if he did the message+story here wouldn’t work anyways.

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  • 1.0
    Bats20832 Nov 17, 2021

    Randomness is common element of horror comics, which too often focuses on shock, rather than plot. Horror Comics writer Tim Seeley (e.g., Creepy, Eerie, Hack/Slash, Young Monsters in Love, Vampirella, you get the idea) is given the role to write about one of the second most popular justice heroes in DC Comics intellectual properties. So a comic with psycho anarchists and a lunatic claiming she is the "first Robin?" Hey, you may like this stuff; everyone has their own taste in entertainment. I am sure DC Comics appreciates your money. It just has absolutely nothing to do with the purpose for one of the Dynamic Duo, led by the World's Greatest Detective. "Feelings," randomness, and shock. How predictable, and ineffective for a story on "Robi more

  • 1.0
    dukeisarobin Nov 15, 2021

    dated characterization and a story that's been seen a thousand times, plus Duke is a Robin and should be included!! The art is good but the story just sucks so much.

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