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‘Tim Drake: Robin’ #7 review

Bernard Dowd takes center stage in this issue about two characters whose lives are intertwined.

Tim Drake has been through a lot in the last six issues. His boyfriend has been kidnapped (again), he was unknowingly the tenant to his own Moriarity, and on top of all that: he’s still figuring things out for himself. But his greatest challenge lies ahead: a dinner date! However, this issue isn’t like the rest – in fact, Tim Drake doesn’t even take center stage. Rather, the main character in this issue is none other than Bernard Dowd! It’s a creative way to further expand the story while connecting readers to Bernard. During this issue, Meghan Fitmartin partners with Serg Acuña.

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Tim Drake: Robin #7
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Bernard Dowd has been around for a while, but not often have readers been able to look inside his psyche. After all, he’s never had his own series and is usually no more than a supporting role in Tim’s stories. However, this issue changes that for the better. Meghan Fitzmartin promised we’d learn more about Bernard in a recent interview with AIPT, and it didn’t take long for us to see what she meant! Providing insight into what makes Bernard tick throughout this issue helps readers further connect to the character. Meanwhile, there still is a slight focus on our favorite Robin, but this time he’s one in a supporting role. This issue goes above and beyond in character development for Bernard and his relationships.

Serg Acuña hops on the series and in this issue and doesn’t disappoint. His emotive art style helps convey what is meant to be a heartfelt issue. Each page pops and brings the characters to life as they interact with each other. Even the backgrounds are as vivid and lifelike as the rest of the pages. Overall, the issue captivates the audience through its animated art style that matches perfectly with an emotional story.

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.

Tim Drake: Robin #7
‘Tim Drake: Robin’ #7 review
Tim Drake: Robin #7
Tim Drake: Robin #7 is an exciting opportunity to learn more about Bernard while continuing the pacing of the overarching story.
Reader Rating1 Votes
9.3
An entire issue dedicated to Bernard
Phenomenal art from Serg Acuña
Its biggest strength comes from how human the story is
9
Great
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