RED ROBIN #13

Review by: flaco

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Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Art and cover by MARCUS TO & RAY MCCARTHY

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

I have been following this book since it started and it has remained one of the most consistently good titles moth in and month out.  The change in creative teams to Fabian Nicieza this issue was seamless and carried on the positive feeling the book left off in Yost’s last issue.  The feeling of the book changed from one of grim determination to more upbeat and fun vibe as Red Robin returns home to Gotham and the friends and family he left behind before now share his belief that Batman is alive.  Tim Drake is now in a good place physically and emotionally and is looking for a new direction.  Even though he’s basically homeless, now in charge of Wayne Industries, and seemingly engaged to Tam Fox, he has a new confidence in his role as Red Robin and in the fact that with his old allies and new ones, he’ll be able to accomplish whatever he sets out to.  This issue was basically figuring out what that is, and while Red Robin probably seems like an ancillary character in the Bat-family and the hardest to find a role for, Yost and now Nicieza have consistently found a role for him apart from that of the other Bat-books that, while seperate, was refreshing and important.  This book had him return to his street-level roots and set up what seems to be a complicated plan that will include almost all of the Batman family rogues gallery.  It also brought him together with Batman and Robin, giving us some of the witty interaction the new Batman and Robin have now become known for, with the added element of their prodigal brother Tim Drake.The art of Marcus To remained strong and helped carry the transition to a new writer smoothly.  This issue starts the books new direction and is a perfect jumping on point as it addresses important plot points and gives the reader everything they need to know to be up to date.  A fun issue with strong art and nice character moments.  What else do you need?

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 4 - Very Good

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  1. Good review! I dropped this title for one month and dove right back in. It seems this book offers up something different each month. It really is on top of the bat books right now.

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