Review by: robbydzwonar

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Avg Rating: 4.2
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Written by Christopher Yost
Art by Marcus To and Ray McCarthy
Cover by Marcus To

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

YAWN!!!  Red Robin returns to Gotham City next issue.  THANK GOD!!  Don’t get me wrong, a group of newbies who like to kill for sport known as The League Of Spiders sounded like an interesting idea from the start, but I didn’t find a single one of those damn characters cool, funny, or slightly interesting other than a giant wooly spider guy who doesn’t even say very much.  I’m not much of a fan of The League Of Assassins either.  Both groups bored the hell out of me.  I hope they stay out of the picture for a little while because this series needs a definite kick in the chest.  I don’t think there has been an issue that got three stars from me since #3.  Honestly, if I didn’t keep having this feeling that Ras Al Ghul was going to pull something out of his sleeve SOONER OR LATER, I would’ve dropped it by now.  If they were trying to charge me $4 for this crap with another crappy side story in the back, I would’ve left it on the racks next to Action Comics about six months ago.

I am actually half interested to see what Ras has planned to take a strike at Wayne Tech next month so it looks like #9 is going to be on my pull list (unless I go broke which is also very probable), so hopefully Chris Yost gets that kick in the ball he needs to get him writing some interesting twists for these developed characters because pretty much EVERY OTHER Batman and/or Gotham-related comic book out there is like four times as much fun to read as Red Robin.  Even the second string books, I’m looking at you Batgirl!!

Story: 2 - Average
Art: 3 - Good


  1. Ra’s is a cool-as-hell character, but I honestly don’t remember any good comic with him in it since, like, before I was born (1981). That ONE ISSUE of Detective a few years ago, after the crossover, where Batman puts Ra’s in Arkham. THAT was pretty decent, although Ra’s (in his proper body or whatever) wasn’t even in it all that much. Before that, imo you have to go back to the Denny O’Neil stories. I stopped caring about Ra’s appearning in comics a long time ago. They hardly ever use him to good effect.

    Oh, Ra’s was in that JLA "Tower of Babel" storyline (though, again, he wasn’t really the focus so much as Batman vs. the JLA was the focus). Still, he has to be the best villain to have hardly any good comic stories featuring him.

    And, dude, if you don’t like something just drop it. I’ve learned this the hard way with titles. You don’t want to be looking back on things and realize that you’ve spent anywhere between $30 and $100 on a run of comics that were boring crap. Drop it when it’s bad…pick it up again later if you hear that it’s gotten good. You can always go back and get some back issues if you feel the urge. Life is too short to keep making excuses to yourself for subpar experiences.

  2. Life is too short to keep making excuses to yourself for subpar experiences.

    Tell that to my x

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