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Tim Drake: Robin #5

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Based on 10 critic ratings.

Tim’s mysterious new admirer/nemesis is closing in and they could be anyone.

With everyone he trusts potentially compromised or in danger, the World’s Greatest Robin™ has no one and nowhere left to turn for help… except for himself.

But can Tim Drake get out of his own way for long enough to catch up to a villain who seemingly knows everything about Tim, down to the very way he thinks?

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Print Lenght
27 pages
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10 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90


    Tim Drake: Robin #5 is another great entry in the series that keeps readers on the edge of their seats. The issue is filled with mystery and is similarly supported by stellar art.
  • 85

    Geek Dad

    With one issue to go, a lot will depend on how this arc sticks the landing, but so far it seems to be off to a strong closing act.
  • 80

    Get Your Comic On

    Easily Tim Drake: Robin's most face-paced issue, this month feels like the penultimate episode of your favourite TV show as it heads in to potentially game-changing finale.
  • 80

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

  • 79

    Comic Watch

    Aside from my own personal artistic tastes and a point of confusion, I thought this was a good story. It's nice to see a superhero sidekick not only get their own story, but also their own personal archnemesis. I'm excited to see where this story will lead for Tim and Bernard, and if Tim decides to go out on his own.
  • 70


    This continues to be a fantastic series, even with some bumps along the way. It’s an addition to the Bat family that I think we need, and I can’t help but love.
  • 70

    Dark Knight News

    At one point in Tim Drake: Robin #5 he says: "All I’ve got is a mountain of self-doubt and enough imposter syndrome to fill the bay." He’s reached the lowest point on his journey to consolidate his personality, both as a young man and as Robin. His complaint that he can’t make his attempt at a new costume fit has metaphorical weight. Although I have quibbles about the storytelling on occasion, the character arc and narrative arc have tied in nicely and the issue teases an intriguing proper showdown between hero and villain. I’m looking forward to seeing Tim feeling comfortable in that promised new costume.
  • 50

    Story wise, there are some things here that Fitsmartin gets right. The callbacks to earlier in the story as we see Tim start to unravel the mystery are very well done in particular, but the strong reliance to the frame of detective stories that Tim loves so much is still a bit difficult. Unfortunately, as has been the case with this entire run, Rossmo's art makes the book nearly unreadable. It's very distracting throughout. Between the weird infantilization of the characters' appearances—especially Bernard in this issue, almost the point of grossness—and some weird drawing of costumes that don't have movement (the capes are weirdly devoid of movement and it's just bad), this is a book that is so hard to look at that it makes reading it unenjoyable even when the story's construction improves. Only Tim getting his own arch-nemesis makes the story worth continuing – and even then, it's under visual duress.
  • 25

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Tim Drake: Robin #5 is one of the worst comic book issues I've read in quite some time. The plot is nonsensical, the reveal is laughable, and the way that Tim defeats his last enemy is something you have to see to believe, but not in a good way. The art continues to be a problem, even with another artist doing most of the pages this month. This series will surely be on multiple "worst of" lists for years to come, so I can only recommend it to someone who wants to brag that they were one of the few who read it when it came out.
  • 20


    The only things that seem to be building up for Tim Drake: Robin are its flaws. If you want to save yourself some time just imagine the ending of the previous issue but with slightly higher stakes. Maybe I'm the only one who thought this fight scene was poorly written and drawn but I had to go through it a lot in order to even talk about it. It's a real shame because I actually bought the previous issue just to stare at certain double page spreads and now I'm too bored to care.

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