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Knight Terrors: Robin #1 (of 2)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 9 critic ratings.

It’s Robin versus Robin versus nightmare Robins? When the two Bat-brothers get taken into the Nightmare Realm, Jason Todd and Tim Drake must fight against their worst fears and each other as they’re forced to relive the darkest moments of their lives.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
25 pages
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9 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    The Batman Universe

    This is a very enjoyable part of the Knight Terrors story line and also is a great stand-alone story that does not require the reader to be fully immersed in the overall story as is often the case with these types of crossovers.

  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    Knight Terrors: Robin #1 features two insidious nightmares. It has two characters that only bond over a title they have both used, sending them on separate paths within the same space. And whilst they start together, it really is individual stories and trials the men have to face. It shows that even if the characters think someone has their backs, they have to face their worst nightmares alone.

  • 98

    Comic Watch

    Knight Terrors: Robin #1 is a solid read for not directly tied into the larger story, which could have easily been done by the two getting the “No Sleep Til Gotham” warning from Damian which took place in the Knight Terrors: Batman #1 backup. What really sells the story is Tim recognizing that Doctor Destiny or someone like him is behind the place they find themselves in after being removed from the awake world and the stakes are real because they could die if not careful.

    It will be interesting to see where the second issue goes, how it wraps up and if Damian will show up and somehow save the day since he is aware of what is.

  • 92

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: I found this narrative interesting, but I am curious as to how this will fit into the overall storyline. It is, however, nice to see a team up with the two Robins. I look forward to the next chapter of their tale.

    The Art: The illustration features a traditional comic design highlighted by detailed character and background work. This technique, combined with a bold color scheme captures the tone of the issue and allows the reader to emotionally connect with the work.

  • 90

    Comic Crusaders

    In the end, Knight Terrors: Robbin #1 is a fascinating look at what motivated two kids to become sidekicks of the Dark Knight. It is an emotional ride for the characters and also the readers as the answers for both are quite dark. One particular panel featuring Tim having a breakdown inside the nightmare is so well written and drawn, it will stick with you afterwards. This may be Insomnia’s cruelest nightmare yet. Can Jason and Tim put their personal issues to the side and escape? They might just need a miracle in issue #2.

  • 85

    Geek Dad

    Tim is confronted with visions of the night his father died, as he’s unable to save him again and again and visions of his friends taunt him about his failings. Jason’s fears are… more predictable, naturally. We all know what his worst moment was, but Porter remembers some of the less-known details and nicely uses them to create a genuine haunted-house vibe with some truly disturbing scenes. Overall, it’s another strong issue that fits the formula but has a few moments that help it rise above.

  • 80

    While I haven’t been sold on “Knight Terrors” as an event that much yet, Knight Terrors: Robin #1 is solid. Not only does the issue give readers the same general conceit as the rest of the event—the villain Insomnia has dragged everyone into dreams where they face nightmares—but it adds an added element by having Tim Drake and Jason Todd dragged down together so they aren’t just facing nightmares, they are facing each other’s nightmares while connected. It’s this element that allows for a somewhat more sophisticated exploration of the idea of nightmare while also digging a little deeper into these two “Robins” which is rich and fascinating. The art in this issue is also fantastic and reflective of each of their characters and the horrors they face, making it visually appealing in a way that feels like a perfect fit.

  • 80


    Knight Terrors: Robin may not be the team-up you expected, but both characters provide a similar tragedy that makes for a holistic story. Although this is only a two-issue miniseries, Kenny Porter does a solid job at showing how to use an event to lay the groundwork for future character development for the pair. Furthermore, this tie-in transforms the nightmares of Tim and Jason into a psychological thriller that remains engaging from start to finish.

  • 70

    You Don't Read Comics

    Once the pattern is established, things settle down. And they shouldn’t be settling down. Because they need to be tightening up with respect to the drama. It is a lot more fun watching the pattern of the issue establish itself than it is actually watching it play out to its cliffhanger ending. This is really too bad, as the story started out with such a strong and offbeat tone. The surrealism had a powerful connection to the crossover. Porter had been doing such a good job early on. Dual-track psychological action/horror is very difficult and tricky stuff to manage.

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