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Tim Drake: Robin #10

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Mixed or average ratings

Based on 12 critic ratings.

Robin and Batwoman are trapped in the lair of the Chaos Monsters! Will they be able to escape with their sanity intact?

Publication Date
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Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
29 pages
Language
English
Price
$3.99
Amazon ASIN
B0C74X7D2X

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12 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    AIPT

    Tim Drake: Robin has been a personal favorite series of mine, because of how much emotion Fitzmartin drove into it. Even though it’s unclear where Tim Drake will be after Knight Terrors, the series wraps up with the ability to open the door for a new beginning for the character. As the walls come crashing down and the Chaos Monsters try to break Robin, it’s safe to wonder whether they bit off more than they could chew with the hero of the Marina. Identity and home were two major themes of this short series, and the two tie together here in a truly satisfying way that should hopefully put a smile on every reader’s face.

  • 100

    Get Your Comic On

    A note-perfect ending to the series. Tim Drake: Robin goes out on a high with a fist-bumping injection of hope and hype for the future of one of DC’s best and brightest Robins. I’m going to miss this series but I’m so grateful for the last ten months of excellent storytelling.

  • 85

    Geek Dad

    Overall, this series gets some things very right—the emotions in this series are genuine, and it leaves Tim in a very good place. However, it also definitely feels rushed towards the end, with only a few pages to wrap things up after the main plot. Tim definitely deserved a longer run, just like the Batgirls.

  • 84

    You Don't Read Comics

    The series makes its way to a smart and largely satisfying ending that completes a very strong overall plot structure by Fitzmartin. While her dialogue is also quite strong, it DOES lack a bit of personality to illuminate the darkness. Fitzmartin’s adventure is more than engaging enough to overcome a slight lack of personality on the part of the dialogue. And Cizmesija’s art has a straightforward elegance that makes for a really appealing visual presentation of an enjoyable story. The screenwriter/comic book writer has had a warm relationship with Robin in the recent past. It’s nice to see that continue.

  • 81

    Comic Watch

    Although the last issue didn’t allow the story to develop fully and had some artistic choices that were questionable, it’s definitely an issue that helps round out the story of Tim Drake and his love of his family.

  • 80

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Family and belonging are the two central themes of this series ending finale. Throughout the series, Tim has dealt with his not only an array of villains, but his own sense of purpose. In the final act, Tim gains both self awareness and understanding regarding the community of people surrounding him. For me, this makes the overall story beautiful. However, it does not make up for the incredibly flawed wrap-up or loss of direction in narrative form. I feel like the series devolved from a quirky detective tale to a generic good guy vs. bad guys saga. I would have liked to see more plot development and less focus on multiple character interactions. In general, the story did a decent job of emotionally connecting me to Tim Drake, and I would like to see more of his story in the future.

    The Art: This illustration is this piece is tonally in sync with the storyline. The traditional artwork is enhanced by color work that changes with mood and location. Also, detailed character features help to form a deeper emotional involvement with the principal players.

  • 70

    The Batman Universe

    Overall this is a good issue, but I have a real problem with Batwoman’s depiction here. She is a person and a fighter in her own right; she is not a plot device for showing the strength of Robin. He does not need it, and it is belittling to both characters to do it.

  • 65

    COMICON

    Hopefully Tim gets another shot soon, with a set-up for success. Even if not, I’m glad we got this for the better part of a year.

  • 60

    Dark Knight News

    Tim Drake: Robin #10 feels like we’re watching a trailer for the issue with all the important beats to the story, but without the nuances that really qualify them. The rush to tie up loose ends was inevitable, given the sudden cancellation, so it’s with a heavy heart that we wave goodbye to Tim Drake’s solo title.

    This is a series that was arguably always finding its feet but, to be fair had a whole new environment to establish – the harbor community – as well as an important romantic relationship that was integral to the character, plus a unique “youthful detective superhero” tone to find. It was a tall order, but there’s enough there to suggest that it’s worth persisting with. Hopefully, Tim wil stay in his new community, even if it’s just his base of operation while he features in other titles.

  • 60

    ComicBook.com

    Tim Drake: Robin #10 wraps up pretty much everything in the series’ short run, which is nice, and has managed to bring a little maturity to the series which its first halve deeply lacked. Unfortunately, while this issue wasn’t bad and is indeed better than most of the early issues in terms of its pacing, it struggled with development. There was a lot in this issue and its wrap up that felt undercooked – not exactly rushed, just that what made it to page chose the lightest possible version that could have been resolved with just a better efficiency in detail choice. I think that, pulling back to look at this from a whole series approach rather than a single issue approach, that may be more indicative of how this series started than how this issue ended but the net result was the same – weak development, a little bit of losing the thread, and some unsatisfying moments thanks to some unanswered questions. There are also some issues of not great art, where some details felt like they were just missed. Overall, though, Fitzmartin brings the first half of the series together with the last and ties most things up well and that’s an accomplishment.

  • 45

    Comics From The Multiverse

  • 30

    Batman-News

    An incredibly underwhelming ending with lots of visual flourish for little narrative backbone. The result is a finale that bends over backwards to make you feel satisfied by the mess of a story we’ve gotten here. Tim Drake: Robin has always been problematic but I do think it’s a shame when writers like Fitzmartin aren’t given at least the chance to make things better. I’ve appreciated some of her standalone stories in anthologies so I think the biggest weaknesses (apart from the pinkwashing) were always the amount of characters she tried to juggle and the length of the stories. Standalone one or two issue stories surrounding maybe three to four characters at most could allow her to really work on the many minor problems present in her writing.

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