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Tim Drake: Robin #3

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Mixed or average ratings

Based on 11 critic ratings.

Did someone say goldfish?

After a mysterious murder takes place in broad library, Tim, Detective Williams, and Darcy are led to three suspects… except they aren’t real?

Meanwhile, Tim’s been so busy on this case, he’s forgotten the case of the boyfriend. Where’s Bernard?

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
25 pages
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11 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90


    Tim Drake: Robin #3 is a self-contained story driven by enigmas that would even make the Riddler scratch his chin. Throughout the story, Fitzmartin and Rossmo continue to create one of the most underrated books in DC right now. Tim’s life couldn’t be more interesting, and readers can jump into this arc with little prior knowledge. This continues to be a captivating series worth reading for anyone curious about what the next step in Tim Drake’s life is.

  • 80

    Geek Dad

    Overall, this is a fun issue with a nicely creepy cliffhanger, but after the lightning-fast beginning to the series it feels like things are slowing down a bit. I’m still not exactly sure what the master plan Tim is dealing with here is.

  • 80

    The Batman Universe

    The art is starting to make sense after Tim Drake: Robin #3. This story is becoming a horror type of story with body horror, among other fantastical elements. The overall style is making more sense with this tonal change. What started as a standard mystery with gore and some mystical elements has become a full fledge Frankenstein type of story, making this style fitting for this type of story.

  • 80

    Get Your Comic On

    Tim Drake: Robin continues to explore who the character is without his family around him. Is this issue bolstered by their – sort of – appearance? Yes. Does it take away from Tim’s story? Absolutely not. This is still an exciting exploration of a character who has been long crying out for the spotlight.

  • 80

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

  • 75


    Tim Drake is the best Robin. Sorry but that’s just facts. The third issue of his titular solo series shows exactly why. (…) Fitzmartin has struck just the right balance in this series. She gives just enough clues in the mystery to keep us engaged, and it makes sense even if it isn’t fully a playfair mystery. The superhero action is done well, and Tim uses his smarts just as much as his fists to win his fight. Then she adds just enough interpersonal drama, creating an interesting web of characters around Tim. It’s everything done right for a new series. (…) I enjoy this book month in and out, despite its faults. It’s a return to form for Tim, and a template for what his stories should be in the future.

  • 70

    Dark Knight News

    Tim Drake: Robin #3 is probably the issue that’s best balanced. We get a nimble, acrobatic-based action sequence, a relationship conversation that also has an added layer of intrigue, and then the raising of the villain plot. In a series that has felt more teen-targeted than young adult, this is an issue that feels more focused, maybe because Drake’s getting more focused himself.

  • 60


    The relationship storyline doesn’t work as well as the superhero storyline and it makes for an awkward comic.

  • 30


    This issue has shed some of its worse features and immediately taken on a whole new set of problems. The writing is poor and too in your face, the art is inconsistent and can be very unintuitive and anything interesting is watered down like a mocktail you ordered by accident. Except for instead of having a sweet alcohol free beverage you get served this bitter disappointment…

  • 30

    Three issues in to Tim Drake: Robin and honestly, it’s not really going anywhere or improving. The issue is confusing in terms of its story as it once again spends too much time in Tim’s head and somehow doesn’t say anything or even go anywhere. The writing here is very poorly executed, as though there’s no real direction so what we’re getting instead is a stream of consciousness set of notes that someone hopes will become a plot soon. The art is also bad, this time to the point of distraction as the issue is packed with Robins and it’s virtually impossible to tell any of them apart given how generic and yet poorly done the art is. Rossmo isn’t a bad artist generally just specific but when their style fails it fails hard, as it has here. By the time the story finally clears—both in terms of art and narrative—to try to push some semblance of plot forward, there’s almost nothing there.

  • 30

    Major Spoilers

    The fact that the Clayface monsters are nearly indistinguishable from the regular characters makes this issue incredibly difficult to look at, and important story moments are buried due to lack of context.

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