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Gauntlet (Batman) Paperback – 1 Sep 1997

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  • Paperback: 45 pages
  • Publisher: D C Comics (a division of Warner Brothers - A Time Warner Entertainment Co.) (Sept. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1563893649
  • ISBN-13: 978-1563893643
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 0.3 x 25.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,187,933 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com: 4.4 out of 5 stars 8 reviews
13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Graduation Day 16 Nov. 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
After going through Batman's rigorous training, Dick Grayson, the first Robin, is ready to partner Batman in the fight to eradicate crime in Gotham City. But in order to do so, he has to pass his final test: to elude Batman from sunset till sunrise. Things take a turn for the worse when Robin unknowingly stumbles onto something which may cost him his life. Now Batman must race against time to find Robin before it is too late. This is one of the best stories I have ever read. If my memory is right, this is the first Bat book I bought (by the way, I am not a Batman fan). Definitely worth buying.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story, good art. 10 Jun. 2007
By B. Delgado - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This story takes place right before the first Robin (Richard Grayson) starts working steadily with the Batman. It gives us a good insight on his thought process and we can see some of his innocence when going through the test.

I like the art, which conveys the story very well visually and it had a good ending that shows hope for the future.

I would reccommend this story to all fans of Robin and Nightwing, since he was the original Robin.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fun read with the classic Robin! 4 July 2011
By myconius - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The story takes place while Dick Grayson ward of Bruce Wayne, still in training before he took to the streets of Gotham as Batman's crime fighting partner.

Batman comes to a dead end when trying to take down a drug cartel, and Dick suggests perhaps it time for Robin to assist Batman?

Before the young Robin can graduate to full partner he must pass his final exam first, a game of Manhunt being pursued by the Dark Knight.

Robin must avoid being caught for 24 hours, while remaining in city limits, not seeking the assistance of others, and staying in costume at all times.

Sounds easy enough? until our young crime fighter comes across a man being brutally assaulted. Quickly Robin dashes into action saving the man,

but unknowingly becomes target of the same drug lords Batman has been trying to take down!

Now our young hero must avoid the pursuit of Gotham's underworld while trying to pass his initiation of becoming Robin.

The story has a refreshing feel of the classic days of the Dynamic Duo, and the art is very reminiscent of Batman Year One.

Dick brings a well humored lightness to the character of Robin, and we get to see his natural acrobatic abilities performed with ease.

I for one particularly enjoyed this story very much as i am a huge fan of the Original Batman & Robin

and would highly recommend this as a welcome addition to any Bat collection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars For Robin fans mostly, but a good read for the rest too 19 Aug. 2013
By Dovile - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This story is quite simple: before Batman lets Dick go out with him as a Robin, Dick must pass his final exam - to avoid being found by Batman in the whole Gotham city until dawn. But then Dick runs into some mobsters who are now after him too...

I have to say that I never liked the idea of a Robin or a Batman and Robin, because, first, I prefer Batman a lone, dark vigilante fighting a never-ending battle, and a Robin takes his loneliness and a part of his darkness away. Second, letting an unarmed, underage teenager in a bright-colored costume (that doesn't even have a helmet and proper armour) to go against armed and dangerous criminals is completely irresponsible and stupid, which doesn't tie in well with Batman's general behaviour and intelligence. All that being said, I did like the story and the art, so if you're a fan of Robin/Dick Grayson, you'll definitely like this one.

Before you read The Gauntlet, I recommend reading Legends of the Dark Knight #100 (Nov 1998) first, because it has a Dick's origins story, how he came to live with Bruce and train as a Robin. Despite difference in the art style, it serves as a good prequel to The Gauntlet.
5.0 out of 5 stars A solid comic 23 Sept. 2014
By Dave Sparvero - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I love this thing! I have reread it many times! The story is about Batman setting the first Robin up for a final crime test to see if he can qualify for Robin. The art is really great and it fits the mood and the time period perfectly. Yes, the book is a bit short, basically a normal issue, but it is worth owning. Its a solid comic. It really does what it was meant to do.
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