Batman and Robin #10 marks the beginning of the book’s latest arc, and despite the fact that the issue is notably more low key than most that came before, it also just might be the best the series has offered yet.
Clarke and Hanna do an excellent job on the art. Though the book is fairly light on action, particularly when placed next to every other issue in the series, they do excellent work on all the characters, particularly Damian and the mysterious Oberon Sexton. Their art is well-matched with a script that sets up the Return of Bruce Wayne in some clever, fun ways that ring as classically Batman without being overused at any point in the mythos. Morrison makes excellent use of Damian’s slow growth over the last year, and sets up a brutal, late-game twist that makes perfect sense, but bodes poorly for the burgeoning young hero and his mentor. The book is fun, exciting and thrilling: it’s everything you want out of a Batman book, well-executed on all fronts.
– Cal Cleary