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The Boy Wonder #1

Writer: Juni Ba Artist: Juni Ba Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 8, 2024 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 16
9.0Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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The young prince Damian Wayne was raised to be the heir to the fearsome League of Assassins--to follow in the footsteps of his deadly mother, Talia, and the Demon's Head himself, his grandfather Ra's al Ghul. But everything changed when his father, the Batman, reclaimed him and brought him back to Gotham City. As Robin, young Damian suddenly discovered he was merely one of a number of princes, preceded in the role by his brothers Nightwing, Red Hood, and Red Robin...and Damian doesn't care to be merely anything. But when his father is forced to leave the city on urgent business, and a rash of abductions is accompanied by whispers of a demon s more

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg May 7, 2024

    The Boy Wonder #1 is a true deep dive in to one of the Bat-Family's most angsty and beloved characters. Juni Ba wastes no time in tapping in to what makes Damian a fan-favourite character. An engaging story with beautiful visuals. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray May 7, 2024

    I will sing the praises of titles like this for the rest of time. The Boy Wonder #1 brings us a rare DC Black Label title that can be enjoyed by anyone and gives us a sincere and accurate portrayal of one of the most interesting and dangerous members of the Bat Family. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker May 7, 2024

    The Boy Wonder #1 is all about a boy and his brothers. This comic may prioritize Damian Wayne, but it will encompass all the Robins and the relationship between them. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Chase Magnett May 8, 2024

    Cartoonist Juni Ba's The Boy Wonder leans into that meta-knowledge of these characters and their frameworks to present a genuinely iconic take on one of the relatively recent additions to Batman canon: Damian Wayne. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Chad Burdette May 7, 2024

    The Boy Wonder #1 overall is a fun read and the art style gives the book a tone all its own. While it is a strong first issue the question is raised as to what will make this story worth the Black Label imprint. So far nothing this issue screams anything that would denote being published under the imprint, hopefully next issue or soon there will be something, be it story points or artwork that justify the Black Label treatment other than a different spin on Damian's journey as Robin. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nerd Initiative - Hopsgeeknews May 7, 2024

    This is a fun comic that appeals to all ages. It is a classic third-party telling of a character I don't feel we dive into enough with Damian. Diving into the weight he carries as the son of Bruce Wayne and what that means to him on his search to prove himself can also serve to teach us about our place in life. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 7, 2024

    The story is good, but the highlight, as one might expect, is Ba's lush fantasy-inspired art. The demons Damian encounters, both literally and figuratively, are some of the best visuals to come out of DC in quite some time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Collier Jennings May 7, 2024

    The coloring and lettering have a big hand in shaping how dynamic Ba's artwork and writing is. O'Halloran contrasts bright lights with dark shadows. There's also plenty of red, green and yellow to complement Damian's costume. Bidikar's letters take the form of parchment and titles similar to a coat of arms, which further underline the "royal aspect Ba is going for. The Boy Wonder #1 is a carefully crafted fairy tale that puts Damian Wayne in a new light both for his longtime fans and those who might not be a fan of him in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 8, 2024

    The Boy Wonder #1 is the excellence I expected from Juni Ba, living up the high standards. It's a great read that, if it keeps it up, is likely to be a modern classic comic fans won't want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 7, 2024

    Ba delivers some great art in the issue as well. The visuals capture the thrilling tone of the story as well as the darkness within the character himself. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu May 7, 2024

    The Boy Wonder #1 is a promising debut. Ba's captivating art and introspective narrative breathe new life into Damian Wayne. While the plot feels a tad rushed, and some character dynamics remain underdeveloped, this issue lays a solid foundation for a compelling series. Fans of Damian and the Robin legacy will eagerly await the next chapter to see if this troubled hero can truly embrace the mantle of Robin. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Andru Zodrow May 7, 2024

    Ba and O'Halloran are a great pairing and kick-off this miniseries on a strong note. In a DC publishing lineup absolutely saturated with Bat-family stories, this one justifies its existence with an enjoyable juxtaposition of angst and coziness. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 8, 2024

    The Boy Wonder #1 delivers a unique superhero story that embraces the opportunity of having a title under the Black Label imprint has. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Book Spot - Theodis Wright May 12, 2024

    Good start to the mini-series. There wasn't much direct story between Damian and Dick, but I totally forgive due to the fact that Dick and Babs are parents. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Amazing Psycamorean May 17, 2024

    Honestly, I feel like thecimmerian is slow. Or maybe it's just a prime example of why media literacy is important. You could make valid arguments for why you like or dislike something if you understand basic media. But they don't. So their arguments, or lack thereof, are just surface level complaints that ultimately don't even begin to matter when assessing the merits of what they're supposedly reviewing.

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  • 3.0
    thecimmerian May 7, 2024

    Why was this a black label book? There is nothing here to warrant the labeling. This is pretty much.....nothing. A look back at how Damian & Dick came to be with his dad with a little Clayface and Batgirl thrown in for fun??? Filler garbage with art that's beyond subpar for this property. Clayface looks good and a few other poses of certain characters but this art style just doesn't fit a bat family book. Maybe the art is why it's black label? IDK. I see it's got many good reviews and I'm in the minority so far but I just don't get it. It's also $6!!!! Terrible.

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