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'Tim Drake: Robin' #6 brings down the house in a spectacular finale
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‘Tim Drake: Robin’ #6 brings down the house in a spectacular finale

A wonderful conclusion to a story filled with love, identity, and suspense.

Tim Drake has been through a lot in this first entry in his newest chapter of life – chasing down Moriarty has become far more personal with the kidnapping of Bernard. But now it’s time for the final act as these two forces come to blows. Meghan Fitzmartin has worked hard to create a compelling story that delves into the mind of Robin while weaving a thrilling mystery. Through this first arc, readers are finally able to feel the payoff of following along. Partnered with Riley Rossmo once again, the creative team unites one more time for in this climactic conclusion.

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The issue opens with Tim Drake facing off against Moriarty. It seems the threat has been under his nose this whole time as the identity of Moriarty is revealed. The stakes couldn’t be higher for Tim as Bernard’s life hangs in the balance once more. How Tim responds will determine the fate of one of the most important people in his life. The stakes here couldn’t be higher for Tim Drake, and Meghan Fitzmartin has guarnteed it won’t be easy to bring this new foe to justice.

With the curtain ready to come down, it’s time to bring everything together. Fitzmartin has crafted a beautiful story through her first six issues of the series, with an unprecedented emphasis on fear, whether it be internalized anxiety Tim is facing about being good enough for Bernard or the fear of having a mystery he cannot solve could cost him everything. This story feels quite unlike others in the fact that this new threat wasn’t related to someone we already know. Rather, Moriarty is a skillfully crafted entity that exudes fear; partially because no one knows how far he’s willing to go. This causes the story to rise to be heightened through fear of the unknown.

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In his final issue on the series, Riley Rossmo leaves the way he started: with a beautiful story brought to life. His art is almost mystical in some ways because of the way emotion ripples off the pages. His linework is soft but also refined at the same time. The backgrounds continue to be sharply defined while characters are drawn with an intentional delicacy. Partnered with Rossmo is colorist Lee Loughridge, who the issue couldn’t do without. Loughridge’s pastel colors help drive the emotion of the story. Overall, the artistic team of the issue brings the issue to life through beautiful artwork.

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.

'Tim Drake: Robin' #6 brings down the house in a spectacular finale
‘Tim Drake: Robin’ #6 brings down the house in a spectacular finale
Tim Drake: Robin #6
In the final chapter of the first arc, Tim Drake: Robin remains one of the best books being published today, delivering a perfect mystery story through and through.
Reader Rating1 Votes
9
Perfectly ties everything in thie first arc together
Spectacular art
Addresses several important lingering questions
10
Fantastic
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