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Tim Drake: Robin #6

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Based on 7 critic ratings.

The final showdown!

Tim Drake comes face-to-voice with the villain who’s been taunting Tim by using his metahuman powers to create ghostly animals.

When this Moriarty’s identity is revealed, all hell breaks loose in the marina.

Can Tim keep things afloat, while simultaneously dealing with his relationship with Bernard?

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
26 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100


    Tim Drake: Robin #6 is a perfect conclusion to the first arc of the series. With many questions answered, and some raised, the issue finds a way to tie everything together. Although the primary focus was the solving of a ongoing murder mystery in the Marina, the issue also brings deeper attention to Tim’s relationship with Bernard. In a series that has thus far focused a bit on identity, there seems to be an indicator that to find some inner peace for Tim, it’s going to take some opening up.

  • 85

    Geek Dad

    Tim Drake has been through a lot of changes over this last year, but now he’s found himself in one of the most familiar positions for a superhero—the kidnapped love interest. (…) Riley Rossmo’s art is an odd fit for the characters, with neither Tim nor Bernard looking much like they did in Fitzmartin’s previous stories, but he is a GREAT choice for Moriarty’s various forms—lending a bizarre and surreal touch to this final showdown. (…) But this series wouldn’t work nearly as well without Fitzmartin’s deft writing when it comes to Tim’s character. The character has obviously been through a lot over the years, including multiple origins that conflicted with each other, and Fitzmartin has had the job of sorting that out. She neatly makes Tim’s coming-out story part of a larger narrative about deciding who he wants to be and who he wants to follow in his life. She has a handle on the character that was sorely lacking in the rest of the Young Justice crew in her YJ mini last year. (…) Overall, this is the first real focus Tim has gotten in years outside the orbit of the larger Bat-family, and while the first arc wasn’t perfect, it shows a lot of potential for something great.

  • 80

    Get Your Comic On

    I love what Meghan Fitzmartin has done with the character even over just the course of these six issues. She’s challenged who Tim is as a character and as a crime fighter. This issue is the culmination of all those questions as he, himself is questioning whether he has what it takes to save the day. (…) The finale to the first arc of Tim Drake: Robin doesn’t disappoint. It’s high stakes, emotional action which really tests the limits of the titular character. Fitzmartin ties up loose ends with all the gusto we’ve come to expect, leaving plenty of intrigue for what comes next.

  • 75

    Comic Watch

    Although the weakest aspect of this issue for me was the art, overall this was a fine story. I think this really connects with teenagers and young adults really well with the story and art. It’s not one I am rushing to get off the shelves right away but am definitely looking forward to reading when its available on DC Infinite.

  • 60

    Dark Knight News

    Tim Drake: Robin #6 brings to a conclusion the first story arc of Tim’s life away from Batman. Considering much is made of the detective element to the title, I’m not sure I really felt the satisfying click of the moment when all the pieces of a puzzle fell into place.

    While the ingredients have been set up for an engaging world around him, for much of the time it felt as if Tim wasn’t up to the task, emotionally or intellectually. However, while I feel that his hesitancy and uncertainty over his new life has been overplayed, it’s nice to see him end the arc with more assurance and confidence.

  • 40


    If only Fitzmartin was able to focus! Moriarty’s big fight ended up looking so cool but I really don’t care about how we ended up here and I don’t know anyone that’s supposedly being saved by Tim. Maybe if this was cut short, turned into a three issue adventure and we honed in on Bernard, Moriarty and Tim then this could’ve been something but there’s too much getting skipped in favor of cramming in a million little pieces. If this was a three issue story I wonder if the art would have stayed this good throughout and it’s a shame that this is one of the few issues where I am more than happy to linger on every single panel and page.

  • 40

    This comic—both the issue and the overall title—would be a thousand time better if the art wasn’t horrible. I know that’s harsh, but the art is really bad and it’s extremely jarring. Story wise, however, Fitzmartin does a substantially better job with this part of the story than previous installments, especially in how we see Tim finally fully come into his own. Tim facing his own insecurities and using what he’s dealt with to deal with Moriarty feels like a true coming of age for the character, at least in this telling and while I still feel like the strong reliance on narration is a bit weird, it’s a good ending to this arc. But, again, Rossmo’s art is just so bad it drags everything else down to nearly unreadable territory.

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