WHO IS SHUSH?
The dynamic duo has proven they can work as Batman and Robin countless times, but now they must work together as Bruce and Damian to stop a deadly killer…on a soccer field?!
The mystery of who is Shush and what they are doing in Gotham continues to grow, but Damian is confronted with a blast from his past that wants him to leave his father and Gotham!
Geek DadThere’s a fantastic scene here involving Damian’s sketchbook and his first attempt at creating an original story that speaks really well to his character and to the joy of creation (as well as the endearingly cringe elements of teenage fanart). It’s such a good segment that I didn’t even mind at all that the action seems to take a break for much of the issue. But the ending brings back a major threat—as well as the return of a major fan-favorite player from one of Williamson’s past books. This continues to be another huge winner in a golden age of Bat-books.
Comic WatchBatman and Robin #6 is an absolute blast to read with some fun action and fantastic art. Joshua Williamson continues to deliver great character development for Bruce and Damian and he seems to be having a blast doing so. Nikola ?imeija and Rex Lokus were such a great addition to the series and would be such a great fit moving forward, but it will be good to have Simone Di Meo back next issue.
Nerd InitiativeThe mystery of Shush gets overtaken by the emotional family dynamic of Gotham’s most famous family. Superb writing by Williamson guides the pair through an unlikely confrontation. Čižmešija and Lokus construct the powerful bond of father and son with imagery that doesn’t miss.
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: Williamson does a fantastic job of continuing to create interesting stories for Bruce and Damian. Not being a fan of Damian myself, I have found an appreciation for the character through the dynamic with Bruce in this series. I like the thrilling elements of the story and how they are as compelling as the father/son bonding moments that come towards the end of the issue. The Art: Nikola Cizmesija delivers some beautifully stylish and visually engaging art throughout the issue and the colors from Rex Lokus transport me into the story with every page and panel.
The Comicbook DispatchBatman and Robin #6 has the dynamic duo follow Zach straight to Victor Zsasz to stop one problem and get closer to the truth. Thankfully, the whole Zach is Zsasz’s son thing isn’t legit, and the whole thing is just one way for the heroes to confirm something in their case. That said, the whole gimmick wasn’t that appealing even when the truth is revealed, it felt like something simpler could’ve been done. However, there is a reveal of a fan-favorite character related to Damian who shows up, so hopefully they’re here to actually advance the story.
AIPTBatman and Robin #6 is another chapter that reminds us of the bond Batman and Robin have more than anything else. I could see this appealing to younger readers, and in turn, it has a lighter feel. The world isn’t ending, and the stakes aren’t that high, but there are some wholesome, fun adventures to be had.
ComicBook.comBatman and Robin #6 is fantastic. Williamson manages to perfectly balance the story's pacing and action while also really doing service to both Batman and Robin as characters and still developing the father-son dynamic. There are even some interesting little surprises that offer a bit of humor in an issue that would seem, story wise, to not have space for any. My only real issue with things is that the art doesn't quite feel like it's a solid fit to the story, but that is largely a personal preference and nothing about the actual quality of the work. Overall, a really strong issue and great fun to read.
Weird Science DC ComicsBatman And Robin #6 is a surprisingly entertaining and wholesome entry in the series when the Dynamic Duo stops crime while starting to build a familial bond. Williamson's emotional beats and relationship dynamic are on point, and imeija's looks great during the emotional and action scenes. However, the mystery surrounding Principal Stone is starting to get silly, and imeija's art loses too much character detail in the wider panels.
Dark Knight NewsBatman & Robin #6 was a pleasant surprise to read, and I’m enjoying the father/son dynamic a lot. I’m excited for the next issue!
First Comics News
Batman-NewsThis series is not terrible but it’s not good either. At this point, I don’t see that changing. Every issue does a few things right and a few things wrong and it just depends on which side of the scale outweighs the other each month to determine whether I’m left feeling frustrated or just bored. Today, we have the latter.
The Batman UniverseThe series is growing on me; Williamson is doing excellent work in building both Batman and Robin independently as well as their relationship.
Batman on FilmWith action at the beginning and end with a nice character moment sandwiched in the middle, I still felt dissatisfied. Zsasz felt like a joke, with the plot point breezed through, to say nothing of the Shush “mystery”. I continue to hope for a change in tone, but it looks like the focus will continue to remain with Robin as the lead with his father serving as an inept sidekick.