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Robin #14

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Mixed or average ratings

Based on 17 critic ratings.

FIGHT! Batman Inc. versus the League of Shadows versus the Secret Society! Deathstroke versus Talia…and only one will walk away from the fight alive! Robin knows the truth behind Ra’s al Ghul’s death and races to stop the Shadow War!

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

    Dark Knight News

    Yes. Loved it. When can I reread it? Honestly, jealous of the people that get to read it for the first time. What an ending, what a shock. Everything about this series leads me to want more.

  • 100

    Get Your Comic On

    A fully deserved full marks score, if a comic could be perfect then this would be close to that mark, it gave me everything I wanted and more each character growing in depth with strength and emotional identity, a creative masterpiece.

  • 95

    Lyles Movie Files

    Williamson ends the issue on a big-time cliffhanger with one main character seemingly dead and the imposter Deathstroke finally revealed. It’s all building to a can’t miss finale next week.

  • 91

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: There are a lot of surprising reveals in this action packing chapter. More so, if the reader has not been following the events of The Shadow War crossover event. I was impressed with the level of emotional depth that was imparted in such a small amount of time. Overall, I really enjoyed this episode and am very interested in what happens next for Damian Wayne.

    The Art: This issue uses detailed drawings and a mainly blue toned color palette to create an impressive and highly immersive visual experience. The attention placed on characters in both background and foreground setting does much to convey the intensity of the various scenes, especially those comprised of action sequences. It also tonally matches with the story being told.

  • 90


    It has taken seven chapters, but the big mystery is revealed in Robin #14 in a satisfying way. More importantly, the relationship between Damian and Batman continues to feel genuine while the all-out action is fun. “Shadow War” fundamentally understands comics are fun while building on the characters we know and love.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    After six chapters, the final showdown is finally here as Deathstroke and Talia face off in the base of the League of Shadows. Before that, there is some great characterization for Batman and Robin as they try to sort out their many, many issues, but this is easily the most action-packed issue of the story yet. Williamson packs it with so many details—such as hints towards Angel Breaker’s past—but the core is that one-on-one showdown, and he subtly makes clear who the real monster is out of these killers. While Talia was out for revenge against Slade, Slade is out for revenge against the whole world, and he doesn’t care who gets caught in the crossfire. But where this issue really takes off is the ending, as the fake Deathstroke is finally revealed—and it’s a completely unexpected reveal that somehow makes total sense. It’s one of the best cliffhangers I’ve seen in a while, just in time for the big finale next week.

  • 90

    Multiversity Comics

    ”Robin” #14 is the culmination of several past Batman stories. Williamson takes advantage of story elements from James Tynion IV and Jorge Jimenez’s “Batman,” Williamson’s own “Batman” run with Jorge Molina, and even aspects from previous “Robin” issues. Williamson is able to write an extremely cohesive Batman Universe. Robin has a groundbreaking character moment referencing the checkered past between Bruce and Damian in this series. Williamson also ensures that the elements he is adding to the continuity of this story are related to the “Robin’ narrative through certain characters. Oftentimes, comic book crossovers are lacking in story elements. ‘Shadow War’ has operated at a very smooth pace opting to keep the reader surprised with each and every twist. “Robin” #14 is the buildup to the culmination of ‘Shadow War’ as Williamson and Cruz successfully share new revelations while teasing intriguing developments to come.

  • 80

    Comic Book Revolution

    Robin #14 is as strong of a penultimate chapter as you can have for a big crossover event. This comic book is jammed packed with action that shows how intense things have gotten in Shadow War, all brought to life by Roger Cruz’s energetic artwork. The story developments with two major surprises to conclude Robin #14 leaves me excited to find out how Joshua Williamson plans to end Shadow War.

  • 80

    Comics Nexus by Inside Pulse

  • 70


    The grips of Shadow War are just too much for Robin to overcome, as the series loses some of its normal energy and voice in service of helping conclude this big multi-series crossover event. It’s still visually gorgeous and energetic but isn’t reaching the same heights that have become the standard for this book.

  • 70

    Batman on Film

  • 60

    But Why Tho?

    Robin #14 is okay. But personally, I want to get far away from this and get back to the stories that made this book amazing and see where they take Robin next.

  • 60

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 50

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

  • 43

    Major Spoilers

    Retrograde art, a reveal that could be seen a mile away and a nihilistic tone that feels straight out of 1996 combine for a disappointing issue.

  • 40


    It’s hard to recommend this issue when so much of it relies on the reader buying into emotional beats that carry little to no weight, and accepting events exactly as we’re told they’re happening. Those events that do hold significance feel drowned out under everything else that’s happening. With just Shadow War: Omega left to wrap up this event, I am more than ready to see it over.

  • 40

    There’s plenty of implied chaos, but the battle set up in Deathstroke Inc. #9 is largely maintained as background static so this issue can establish what is necessary for Shadow War: Omega next, but it’s hard to imagine that issue seeming necessary to any but the most dedicated of DC Comics readers.

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