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Batman vs. Robin #4 (of 5)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 13 critic ratings.


As the final battle erupts between Batman and Robin at the heart of Lazarus Island, a strange tremor rocks the combatants to their senses… This isn’t an island at all-it’s a volcano! With the Devil Nezha pulling the strings and unbelievable transformative power about to explode out into the world, our heroes have no choice but to do the unthinkable-fall back! A battle between father and son goes global as the Earth enters into the Lazarus Planet…

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44 pages
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13 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100


    Batman vs. Robin #4 is a thrilling and emotionally resonant comic that is sure to excite fans on multiple levels. The art is epic in scope without losing sight of the more tender moments ripe for exploration in a classic father-son showdown. Waid's script is well paced while the art team fires on all cylinders, resulting in the best issue of the series and one of my favorites of the year.
  • 96

    Batman on Film

    There is a tremendous sense of play in this series. Waid is taking various DC characters and just having a ball with a large-in-scope, yet intimate, family superhero drama. As stated above, it may not be everyone’s favorite flavor of Batman, but I am loving this and when the issue reaches its explosive climax, I was somehow caught off-guard and anxious for the next chapter (which IS NOT in this title)! 2023 for DC Comics starts right here. Don’t miss it!
  • 96

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  • 90

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Batman Vs. Robin #4 wraps up this event nicely, combines a sturdy amount of action with explanation, and sprinkles in some cunning characteristics that make Batman… Batman all while managing to do so logically. Batman Vs. Robin is a strong story that takes little background to hop into and can be enjoyed by many Batman fans. Nevertheless, Batman Vs. Robin would still be better understood by first following Damian in his book entitled Robin first as well as the recent Batman/ Superman Worlds Finest for a better background on Nezha. Overall, there is a ton to be excited about in this issue and it helps readers see how a strong story can connect with the proper setup in prior issues to guide the narrative to success. Excellent job to Waid and his entire team on another stellar story.
  • 90

    Geek Dad

    It’s the kid of event comic that, despite being self-contained, manages to make a huge impact and set up something even bigger coming soon.
  • 90

    The threat of the "Lazarus Planet" event was already on the horizon, but Batman vs. Robin #4 ushers it in wholeheartedly – and in an enthralling way. Bruce and Damian's rivalry is taken to an expected, but still entertaining, climax, which Mark Waid's script spins into a fascinating yarn. When partnered with Mahmud Asrar's stunning art, Batman vs. Robin is as pulpy and profound as ever.
  • 90

    Lyles Movie Files

    Eager solicitations meant a significant portion of this issue got spoiled. The good thing is Mark Waid is the rare writer who can overcome major reveals and still crank out a strong story. (...) Art this issue is covered by Mahmoud Asar and Scott Godlewski. There’s not a noticeable shift in the artists’ style, which is nice as sometimes those exchanges can be jarring. Colorist Jordie Bellaire creates some magical moments with blacks, greens and yellows. Bellaire might be the best colorist cinematographer in the comic business today. There’s a fifth issue to this series, but not until February 28. Next up in this storyline is Lazarus Planet kicking off on Jan. 10. Regardless I’ll be sticking with whatever direction Waid wants to go.
  • 90

    Dark Knight News

    Batman Vs Robin has felt like an important series, and this is the issue where it makes good on that promise. We get significant character moments, resolutions that can only lead to further developments, and (ALERT! ALERT!) the first look at a new character who’s bound to be a major player at some point in the year to come. All of this while not compromising on the theme of fathers and sons. It’s a lot to pack in of course, but wouldn’t be great if all comics were this good?
  • 87

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: An exciting, entertaining conclusion to this arc. Both parts of the story come together extremely well and both Batman and Robin have satisfying character arcs and resolutions throughout this issue. I loved the interaction between the two and the surprises within it, especially the moment of realization from Damian. I look forward to seeing what happens when the series returns. The Art: Asrar delivers beautiful art in the issue. The visuals craft a dark and engaging environment for the characters and I loved the action.
  • 85


    Batman vs. Robin #4 wraps up the battle of father and son in an exciting way while earning it as a good lead in for Lazarus Planet. Most importantly, Batman vs. Robin gets inside Batman's head with an expected magical plot twist not to be missed.
  • 85

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Batman vs. Robin #4 is a cataclysmic battle between father and son underneath Lazarus Island, just in time to kick of 2023's Lazarus Planet event. The brutal hand-to-hand action is fierce, and the outcome feels essential.
  • 80

    Comic Watch

    Though I initially wasn't completely sold,Batman vs. Robin #4 is a successful and enjoyable climax to this arc. The visuals are gorgeous and the issue delivers what the title suggests with a satisfying payoff. Now we just have to wait for the new year to see what is going to happen as the Earth enters into the Lazarus Planet!
  • 80

    The Batman Universe

    Batman vs Robin #4 is an uneven issue. There’s a great story here, paired with wonderful art, but the need to feed into an event undermines the heart and emotion.

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