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Batman and Robin #7

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 17 critic ratings.

Batman and Robin are on the hunt for Man-Bat and Shush, but their search is interrupted by the return of Flatline, Damian’s crush from the Lazarus Tournament!

But what has followed her to Gotham?!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
26 pages
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17 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Dark Knight News

    Batman and Robin #7 was great, I couldn’t pick a fault in it if I tried. So, please keep issues like this coming, as this was a great read!

  • 95

    Nerd Initiative

    The family bond between father and son has some competition when first love comes to town in this latest chapter. Williamson balances the serious case with family bonding like no one else. Di Meo’s return brings an electric feel to the brooding Gotham City for a chapter you won’t want to miss.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    This is a great series, but the one area I’m not sure about is Man-Bat’s characterization. This twisted cult leader bears little resemblance to any version of the character we’ve seen before—anywhere—and I’m hoping for another big bad to take over soon.

  • 86

    The Batman Universe

    I really enjoy the Damian Wayne that Williamson is writing. This reader can tell how much care and respect the writer has for the character, as he consistently reminds the audience that mature minors can often hold their own and then some in adult worlds – even if it costs the minor much. In less capable hands, I have found Damian irritating, but in this book he feels like someone I would very much like to know. He is both distant and near, an iconic symbol, the primary Robin of the Abernathy era, but yet also feels strangely familiar, like a student with whom I might have worked.

  • 85

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Williamson continues to create a fun and interesting adventure for Batman and Robin in this series. This arc has some entertaining moments, but having Damian’s romantic interest pop up was a great touch that showcases the great growing interactions between Damian and Bruce. The story has some great action and the Man-Bat storyline continues to be fun.

    The Art: Di Meo delivers some fantastic art throughout the issue. The visuals are fun and vibrant with a wonderful flow that captures the eye.

  • 85

    Lyles Movie Files

    Batman and Robin continues to be the most consistent title in the Batman-focused line of books. Williamson takes a steady approach to the story while the art team delivers strong work on their end. The Man-Bat arc remains interesting, and it’ll be fun to see where Shush and Flatline fall in line as the story continues.

  • 80

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Batman and Robin #7 sees the return of Simone Di Meo as the main interior artist as well as the return of Flatline. Naturally, Damian and Flatline do a little catching up, which is wholesome, as well as fighting criminals together, which is cool. And there’s clearly more going on with her, so we got an interesting mystery there for a B-plot. Meanwhile Batman sees that Man-Bat’s got something big cooking, and he’s approached by Shush of all people for a team-up. While Shush hasn’t been the most impressive new character, this temporary team-up could make things interesting.

  • 80

    Batman and Robin #7 cements the turn that the previous issue made in that this series has finally found its footing and trajectory; the presence of Flatline really elevates both the issue and the story in a very good way. We slow down a bit to reset the story—this is definitely an issue setting things up for what might be a very unexpected team up teased on the final pages—but it’s very well done with a well-paced new subplot for Damian and not to mention some fantastic art from Simone Di Meo. This is a very strong issue that highlights relationships and personality and it’s beautifully executed.

  • 80

    Comic Book Revolution

    Batman and Robin #7 is made by the presence of Flatline. Her dynamic with Damian Wayne is undeniable. Seeing how Bruce Wayne recognizes this and lets Damian and Flatline go on their own adventure was cool. It led to this series now have two concurrent storylines with the developments by Man-Bat and Flatline’s family. They compliment one another well for another fun issue of Batman and Robin.

  • 80

    Get Your Comic On

    Batman & Robin takes its foot off the gas – sort of – to reset the playing field for a brand new arc. But make no mistake, this is an incredibly well-plotted series which knows exactly where it’s going.

  • 80

    Caped Joel

  • 75


    A setup issue for sure, Batman and Robin #7 will please fans of Flatline and the return of Simone Di Meo. If that’s not enough to sell you, know that the Man-Bat story is compelling, albeit incredibly slow. Once it finally reaches its climax I’m more than certain it’ll be good. But now, we wait.

  • 74

    Comic Watch

    Batman and Robin #7 is a solid issue and seems to have found its footing in the last few issues. Williamson is putting a lot of effort into growing Damian as a character as well as the father/son relationship between Damian and Bruce.

  • 70

    Batman on Film

    So, while I am not in love with this book like I am with some of the Black Label titles, this was a pretty decent entry for this series. It didn’t feel as silly or out of place as some of the recent issues and there were a few good character moments. I still cannot muster enthusiasm for Shush and what her dynamic is with Man-Bat, but at least Flatline offers an interesting plot wrinkle.

  • 65

    Comics From The Multiverse

  • 60

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Batman And Robin #7 has potential in the growing bond between Damian and Bruce, but that potential is getting lost in a malformed subplot (Cult of Man-Bat) and a villain who is starting to become more annoying than intriguing (Shush).

  • 50


    This is a comic that I can’t hate because of how much I enjoy the portrayal of Damian and Bruce (plus Flatline), no matter how much the plots make me want to. Until a new plotline takes center stage I don’t see that changing. For the foreseeable future, we will most likely be stuck in this world of uninteresting mischaracterized villains, nonsensical story choices and weak sequential art. Oh well, at least Bruce is still a nice guy.

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