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Robin #17

65
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 13 critic ratings.

Heartbreak! Lord Death Man reveals the truth about Flatline! Can Robin forgive her?! Since leaving Gotham, Damian has grown and trained to be a hero, but now that story comes to an end as he’s pulled into a shocking new story line that will test his role as Robin and his place in the DCU!

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
3 pages
Language
English
Price
$3.99
Amazon ASIN
B0B7CD2NVX

Colorist
Variant Cover Artists
Letterer

8%
46%
46%
13 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    COMICON

    ‘Robin’ closes out this particular chapter of Damian Wayne’s story by showcasing just how far this character has come over the last seventeen issues, capping off a gorgeous fun, and character-defining run that will surely stand the test of time as a classic. Any time a story ends, it can be quite sad but it can also be quite happy, reminding us why we connect with these characters and this medium in an amazing way.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    Joshua Williamson’s Robin run comes to an end this issue, and what’s interesting is that it essentially feels like a prequel even though it’s had some massive developments for the lead character and may be the best stand-alone run Damian Wayne has had.

  • 90

    Dark Knight News

    Damien, I love seeing you go in a better direction. There’s nothing better than seeing a character grow before your eyes. Williamson has done such an impressive job with that. I genuinely love the writing, the art and the general development of all these characters.

  • 85

    AIPT

    It’s sad to see Robin end, but it’s nice to see it go out on its own terms. This final issue can give Damian a few precious moments with friends, set up a new threat from the al Ghul family, and doesn’t feel like a rush, either.

  • 85

    Lyles Movie Files

    Robin was an enjoyable series that probably ended too soon. This is always a frustration with stronger DC series ending when there still plenty of potential storylines left on the table. At least this one retained its consistency with every issue.

  • 84

    Batman on Film

  • 80

    But Why Tho?

    This series has been an action-packed tale that snuck in teen angst and a coming-of-age tale that also made good use of underused characters. Such a treat. I recommend this issue for the way it continues to build on Damian Wayne and who he will become.

  • 80

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

  • 70

    ComicBook.com

    Robin returns to its roots as it wraps up before the arrival of Batman vs. Robin with the surviving crew from Lazarus Island gathered together to celebrate and handle one last thing. The battle with Lord Death Man proves to be anti-climactic with few impactful panels and low-lying stakes surrounding the humorous villain, even in spite of some recent changes. However, everything surrounding that action hits familiar high notes from the series. The further mysteries waiting beneath the island and surrounding Nezha remain intriguing and the crew of young heroes and anti-heroes make for a warm ensemble. A montage of photographs, cliffside chats, and one last appearance of Damian’s favorite manga all make for an enjoyable outro focused on the handful of characters who provided this series with a real sense of heart. Wherever Damain, Connor, and Flatline go next, Robin #17 promises their journeys will be worth following.

  • 70

    The Batman Universe

    Though the final arc doesn’t quite provide the power of the first year of the comic, Joshua Williamson and Roger Cruz give a warm, satisfying ending to Damian’s tropical adventures and a teaser of what’s to come for the Boy Wonder.

  • 70

    Comic Book Revolution

    Robin #17 is at its best when focusing on the friendships Damian Wayne has built over the course of Joshua Williamson’s run. It’s the strength in this aspect of Robin #17 that makes the rushed way the Lord Death Man and Mother Soul plot is wrap up so disappointing. Maybe if we had one more issue the villain side for the final story in this volume of Robin then Williamson would’ve been able to deliver a stronger conclusion to his run on this series.

  • 65

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Even though this is the end of our series, let’s hope that it’s only the end for now and after Batman Vs. Robin, it picks back up where we left off, or maybe it gets another #1. Pretty much I just want something because I’ve loved this series and while I’d love to see more, I wish that this finale felt like it mattered more than it did. Yeah, we have great art but this ending issue just feels like it was in a bit damn rush and nothing felt resolved.

  • 50

    Batman-News

    Robin has been a joy to read and review since issue #1, but I cannot say the same about it’s ending. What should have been a triumphant finale given plenty of time to resolve its storylines and characters feels instead like a rushed sales pitch for a different title. Nothing is resolved here, from character motivations to relationships, and that’s disappointing for such a good series. I’m sad to have it end on this note, but I am looking forward to it’s continuation in the pages of Batman vs. Robin. May it be a worthy successor to one of my favorite runs.

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