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Tim Drake: Robin #7

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Mixed or average ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

A new dawn rises on Tim Drake and the Gotham Marina as a new chapter of Robin’s story begins! But how long can this sense of calm last with a certain someone still roaming free in Gotham?

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
27 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 98

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Fitzmartin uses an interesting method of storytelling in this issue. The various sections are broken up based on a restaurant menu, designed in such a way that it mimics the couple’s dating plan. I thought this was a very clever way to signify the importance of the subsequent events in Bernard’s heart. Honestly, I think this may be my favorite episode of the series. It’s a beautifully written love story that is both introspective and smart. And I really appreciate the way that Bernard’s perspective is portrayed. It allows for a more nuanced view of not only his background, but the importance of Tim in his life. Overall, I felt this narrative did a great job balancing heartfelt emotional content and intense action. Well done.

    The Art: This is a visually appealing issue that is crafted in a modern, realistic styling. The attention to detail in both fore and background provide an immersive experience that greatly enhances the storytelling.

  • 90


    It’s always daunting to drive the focus away from the titular character, but Meghan Fitzmartin is more than up to the task and along with the dazzling art from Serg Acuña, Tim Drake: Robin #7 is another strong entry. This series is ending with issue #10, but it seems determined to go out on top. Readers can rest assured that questions will be answered about Bernard’s personal life while keeping the momentum strong. Overall, this issue is as strong as every other, if not more so, as it delves into the personal and human aspects of the characters.

  • 85

    Geek Dad

    After a densely plotted first arc that put Tim in the middle of a new mystery centering around the Gotham marina, Fitzmartin is able to pull back and give us a character-focused issue that puts Tim and Bernard at the center—just in time for the series to be canceled with the end of its second arc! (…) This comic doesn’t pull any punches about parental rejection, but it also opens the door for some hope towards the end. Fitzmartin is having to make up most of Bernard’s backstory on her own, since the character was fairly nondescript when he briefly appeared previously, and she’s done a good job of making him not just an intriguing character in his own right but one who plays off Tim really nicely.

  • 80

    The Batman Universe

    This is a wonderful story that has the requisite action of a superhero comic book, but the focus is on one of the supporting characters. This story opens the book on Bernard Dowd, what he knows, feels, and thinks. It also is a positive depiction of gay relationship between two men.

  • 60

    Dark Knight News

    Tim Drake: Robin #7 deals with the astute recognition that, as someone who is important to Robin’s storyline Bernard Dowd needs fleshing out. Thankfully Tim is still coming across as assertive and capable. However, while this series has personality, it’s yet to find its groove and suffers from some questionable moments in storytelling.

  • 50


    We’ve made it to the next part in Tim’s story. This time Bernard’s narration and background development isn’t enough to make this any better for fans of Tim Drake and still has a lot of randomness in both the visual and story departments. I think the issues are quite minor when you compare it to the dumpster fire that was the previous arc so maybe this might feel like a breath of fresh air to some readers?

  • 40

    While one can appreciate that the issue finally takes the time to flesh out Bernard, it’s done very awkwardly. I don’t understand why Fitzmartin seems stuck on writing both Tim and Bernard way younger than they actually are while simultaneously trying to present them as young adults. On top of that, the story itself is very clunky in how it’s presented as the courses of a meal – maybe if we had known even a shred more about Bernard going into this it would have sat better, but it just doesn’t work. At least the art here is decent because Serg Acuna does a great job but this issue is just a weird falter in an already not great run.

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