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4.75 stars 4.75/5 Stars Average score of 12 user reviews

Love and Respect 0

The solicit says it all. Probably should read THE BATMAN STORY OF THE YEAR. This issue deals with the events from Batman Inc. #8.This is very reminiscent of Batman #433 in the sense that it is all silent (wordless) and that we see how certain characters deal with the death of a member of the Bat Family. This issue deals with mostly Batman's reaction to the loss of his son, but it is nice to see some of Alfred's reaction as well. I think it would be great to at least have a backup story to see ho...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

A Moment of Silence 0

This review is spoiler-free for anybody up to date with their Batman stuff within a week or two. If you're not, Batman, Incorporated #8 should be read before this, but that's about it.Before going into any depth on this issue, I strongly recommend you buy it. ....Was that too early? Oh well...you should. This is a book for fans of Batman, fans of Damian, subscribers of Requiem, fans of Batman's-past, fans of conceptual comic writing...just...fans of comics in general. This is the kind of book th...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Batman says Goodbye to the boy wonder 0

In all of my years reading comic books I have never been so touched as I am now after reading Batman & Robin #18. For the first time in my life I can honestly say I was brought to tears reading a comic book. The entire issue is silent without a single word and only through panels do we see and feel Bruce’s pain.Like they say pictures are worth a thousand words and every single panel is worth at least that. Bruce seemed so empty as he moved throughout the manor as if he was dead. Even when he...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Batman and Robin #18 0

UndoneEverybody get your tissue boxes ready because Peter J. Tomasi (former editor of Hitman and current writer for Batman and Robin and Green Lantern Corps) and Patrick Gleason (former artist for Robin and cover artist for Arkham City: End Game and current penciler for Batman and Robin) are about to unleash some serious emotional devastation on us. The team that has manged to put more heart into their issues than most other Batman series combined will now have the mother of all potential heart ...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Silent, but Emotional 0

Here is my video review for Batman and Robin issue 18. Tell me what you guys think about my video review in the comments below:...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Deafening Silence 0

In the spirit of this issue, I’m going to limit what I say. When it was first announced that this issue was going to be “silent,” expectations were raised. Everyone was expecting an emotionally powerful issue, and that’s exactly what we received. The art team of Patrick Gleason (pencils) and Mick Gray (inks) do a masterful job of bringing Peter Tomasi’s narrative to life. Every panel is oozing with emotion. Our very first image is of Bruce’s eyes as he sits by a fireplace in Wayne Manor. The wri...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A Perfect Eulogy 0

from PureNerdNipWith the passing of Damien Wayne last week, all of the months Bat books will be stamped with the marque of 'Requiem' as each title feels the ripple of the most recent Robin's passing. In this Bat-family memorial service, Batman & Robin 18 serves as the perfect wordless eulogy. Without a single word of dialogue Tomasi crafts true honest emotion in the pages of this book while reminding us that comics are a visual medium for storytelling.A eulogy is not a time for commentary no...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A Proper Funeral 0

ReviewI've said before tha Tomasi really hits it on the head when it came to the relationship between Damian and Bruce. But I've left something very important out of that equation - Gleason's art. Tomasi takes a step back from writing to give us an issue where the story is entirely conveyed through the pictures that Gleason puts together.Nothing shows more about what that relationship meant than this entire issue. And that is something that all the creators on this book put together to show the ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A Very Moving Issue 0

I have really enjoyed this series, and although it's had it's ups and downs it's been a very fun series. This issue however isn't fun, as it shows the aftermath of Batman, Incorporated #8, and how Batman is dealing with his loss.PlotBatman is in morning after the death of his son, Damian Wayne. This silent issue shows how Damian's death has affected his father, whilst also showing some of Batman's memories of Damian.ReviewThis was probably the most emotional issue I have ever read, and by far th...

12 out of 12 found this review helpful.

The Easy Way Out? 0

Very little needs to be said about this issue, and therein lies the crux of my feelings. I'm torn on how I feel about this issue. The whole 'silent issue' thing for Damian's death was intense and moving and all; but is it REALLY because of the talents of Tomasi and Gleason, or is it just because I care so much about Damian? The entire issue revolves around Batman either reminiscing about Damian as he goes through his routine and sees reminders of him, or Batman being extra violent and angry at t...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Silent but Powerful 0

In the aftermath of the death of Robin in Batman Incorporated issue 8, writer Peter J. Tomasi decides to take the silent approach to respect Robin's passing. If you are a Batman fan, this is a must have issue that will make you feel for Batman's loss.Batman is an interesting and complex character. With multiple types of BATMAN books out there, rarely are there issues that standout as great as this one. With the death of Damian Wayne, or Robin, in Batman Incorporated issue 8 this has given writer...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Batman and Robin #18 Rating 0

Cover & Solicit - 4/5Would I pick-up or buy the comic based on the solicit or cover alone?Are the alternate covers appealing?Does the solicit and cover portray what happens in the issue?Do I like the artist's style on the cover?Art, Colors & Inking - 4/5- Weighted DoubleDo I personally like this artist's style?Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance?If there are multiple artists do they blend well and not disturb the reading experience?Does the coloring/inking blend well w...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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