Review by: blkassassin106

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Written by Scott Lobdell
Art by Tyler Kirkham & Batt
Cover by Brett Booth & Norm Rapmund
Variant Cover by Brett Booth

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

I know little to none of Tim Drake’s original origin, so I don’t know what’s been altered. I enjoyed learning how Tim became not a Robin and went straight to Red Robin. Everyone was confused/frustrated when Scott Lobdell told everyone that Tim was never a Robin and though I could understand how that would fit in with the annoying 5 year time frame, this story changes very little about Bruce and Tim’s time together. I’ve heard much talk about how great of a detective Tim is, but because I’ve read no other book involving Tim I haven’t seen him use his deductive skills until this issue. I liked that this issue is narrated by Batman. It made not only Tim’s detective skills, but his acrobatic skills legit. I knew Tim’s dad was killed in Identity Crisis, but I didn’t know if his mother was around before then. The role of his parents in this story is an interesting one. Tim wants to be the very best at what he does and his parents feel that they’re holding him back. That problem is solved in a rather smart, yet conveinent way. The biggest unanswered question is, “how long has Jason Todd been dead?” Tim knows that something happend to Robin and he wants to “fill the position” and after some pestering and a Robin Hood like act Batman finally allows Tim to become Robin, but Tim prefers to be called Red Robin, which in my book still makes him a Robin. The art done by Tyler Krkham was a great substiute for Brett Booth. At first I just thought there was a different inker, but once I noticed everyone’s hair didn’t seem to be flowing in the wind I noticed the art was different, but still great. I would like to see more of Tim meeting with Batman in Teen Titans for some consulting every now and then because we don’t see enough of the two together in other books.

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


  1. Great review!

  2. I’d like to see more of tim with batman too, with him being in the teen titans and not having a solo series it feels a lot like he has been separated from the bat family. I know that he hasn’t and he does make random appearances but its not enough!

  3. Sometimes he even makes guest appearances and doesn’t actually say anything!

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