• NIGHT OF THE OWLS continues here!

• ROBIN faces TALON alone with the skies of Gotham City at stake!

Story by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Lee Garbett, Andy Clarke, Ray McCarthy, & Keith Champagne
Colors by John Kalisz
Letters by Dezi Sienty
Cover by Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray, & John Kalisz

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 0.1%


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  1. more of the same quality work.
    keep it coming guys, i’m having a blast with this series.

  2. Another fine comic book coming out this week and I am excited to see how things are going to be after the whole Robin killing someone. Now with the Talons it is going to make things weird.


  3. I ignored this during the New 52 launch, but i began to hear good things about it. So i picked up issue one on comixology for .99 cents i I really enjoyed it. Think i might hop on with this issue and pick up the missing issues digitally.

  4. I WISH this wasn’t crossing over into owls. Its been freaking spectacular and the next arc looks to be more of the same awesomness. Damien is so kick ass.

  5. Haven’t been reading this, but last issue looked so good and I realized that I need a little Robin in my life.

  6. I’ve been enjoying this book since the relaunch, however I wish this wasn’t the only book Damien was in. He was quickly becoming one of my favorite DC characters before the new 52. I remember that I used to laugh at something he did in almost every comic he would appear in and now the character is little bit too troubled for my taste.

  7. Damien is such a badass. He’ll wreck the shit out of that Talon for sure.

  8. Nine….NINE straight issues of Patrick Gleason art on time. That’s gotta be a record for him.

  9. This has been a great title so far. Easily one of the best Bat-books, although not convinced by Gleason’s art. Some panels seem awkward to me.

    Just re-read issue 8. Was the bug at the end of any significance. My eyes were drawn to it, but i couldn’t remember if it had significance from earlier in the arc.

  10. It is about time this title got some props people!! I have been saying this has been one of the better Bat-Titles since issue one and really they have all been right at the top. I say hang on for a ass kicking ride in this issue..


  11. consafo80 consafo80 (@consafo80) says:

    I’ve been hearing lots of good things about this and thought I’d pick up this issue and if it’s good I’ll add it to my pull list and pick up the opening story in trade or if lucky the back issues.

    • I would wait until next month’s #10 which starts a new story arc about a meeting between all the various men who wore the Robin mask, if I were you. #9 looks to just be an off shoot tying into this Night of the Owls event and might not necessarily be indicative of what the book will be in the future, my guess is #10 will do a better job of doing that.

    • yeah, pick up everything but this issue.

    • consafo80 consafo80 (@consafo80) says:

      I’m getting nearly all the court of owls tie in’s anyway apart from detective and all star western. I’ve now read #9 Batman and Robin and really liked it definite pull. As the upcoming issue where Damien takes on Jason should be fun.

  12. My pick of the week was Batman #9 until I read this.
    “Because this kid read Clausewitz and Jomini at the age of six while you were still trying to figure out the buttons on a Q-Box, you imbecile”
    So good.

  13. I know people love Bryan Q. Miller’s Batgirl but I swear…. I have no idea what people see in Garbett. His art is so bland, so average, that I can’t think of anything that happened in the issue art wise. The story was pretty so-so too….Not the best tie-in issue and certainly the worst issue of this series since the relaunch.


  14. That Talon was in trouble from the word go! Damien vs one Talon is not a challenge for this boy wonder or more appropriately boy assasin wonder! No hesitaition, just slices it’s head off and thats what needs to be done from now on. This title continues to be my number two favorite Battitle right now behind TDK and right after this the Batman title itself for me comes in third in the Bat-line-up and these are all great titles and they are neck in neck every week for top spot on the Bat-list!!


  15. This issue confirmed my decision to avoid Owl tie-ins. The story over in Batman is great, but this “crossover” is just different people fighting these Talons with no stakes. Reeks of a money grab, which is fine it’s it’s fun. This? Not so fun.

    I will check in next month, though. Love a good Robin meet-up.

  16. tripleneck tripleneck (@tripleneck) says:

    I kinda feel like some of the reviewers have missed the point of this issue, but we’re all entitled to our opinions so here’s mine. First off, this is a tie-in issue to the main Owls story which is in the Batman book. It does not pretend to be a necessary part of the plot puzzle, it doesn’t need to be read in order to understand the overall story. This is just what Damian was up to while the important stuff happened in the Batman title. If you don’t wanna know or don’t care, then no need to buy it. I love Damian and I loved seeing him in action solo for a whole issue. This is also a break from the normal storyline so that it can tie-in with the Owls story. Next issue, we’ll be back to business as usual in this title, no big deal. I’m buying the Bat books that I would’ve bought anyway and no extras. You only need to buy the main Batman title to get the real Owls story. Everything else is just there in case you want to see a particular character or creative team riff on Snyder’s Owl theme.

  17. I was finding it hard to like Damian in the earlier books but this one might have did it for me. His fight with the talon was well done and showed off his tactical and strategic fighting skills. His age still irks me though. Every time I see him get hurt I’m thinking, “This is just a kid!”

  18. Not the best issue of this series . Looking forward to the next arc though.

  19. Batman and Robin #9 was probably the “Night of the Owls” most disconnected tie-in, but it was a good story nonetheless. That whole thing with the Talon hunting Robin and the army guys had this “Ripley and her crew against the Aliens” feel to it.

    Please check my mini-review here:

    Comments and feedback are always welcome!

  20. I keep picking this up, paging through it at the shop, and keep leaving it on the shelf.

  21. Cool cover, though.

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