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Tim Drake: Robin #8
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‘Tim Drake: Robin’ #8 review

An exciting issue that utilizes its whole supporting cast in an exciting new adventure.

Tim Drake: Robin is heading towards its series conclusion, but not before a few more surprises. Writer Meghan Fitzmartin partners with artist Nikola Čižmešija for a whirlwind of an issue. It seems with the final arc, Tim Drake will be partnering with Kate Kane. Although the logline “Batman and Robin” is well known by readers, it may be time for a new dynamic duo. Together, Batwoman and Robin will work together on the next mystery facing the marina.

There is heavy dialogue throughout the issue, more of it coming from internalized thoughts Tim has rather than conversations. However, unlike the previous arc, Tim is in a better mental state than he has been in a while. It’s evident that Tim has grown as a man, thus his perceptive abilities seem more in tune than ever at some points. Fitzmartin doubles down on this throughout the issue, which helps carry along the plot. It may take time to recognize the mystery at hand at the final curtain for the series, but once again readers can follow along with the narrator as the story progresses.

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Tim Drake: Robin #8
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Nikola Čižmešija skillfully depicts the story through great art. Čižmešija has quickly grown as a popular artist, and with good reason. Each character looks unique and encapsulates a lot of their core personality through their expressions and movements. These small details further connects the story to the audience. However, it’s the action sequences that make the issue as spectacular as it is. Gritty and rough sequences are spotlighted throughout the issue.

The plot moves along relatively quickly, but this is not a hurdle for the issue, as the pacing manages to fluidly move along without feeling rushed. That said, the series ending at issue #10 is unfortunate as it already feels like there could have been more development that could have benefited the story had there been more space. Additionally, colorist Lee Loughridge helps bring the issue further to life with bright colors that make the scenes pop.

Tim Drake: Robin #8 is another great issue in a series that is ending too soon. On one hand, the story is super exciting and offers a new challenge for Tim to face. Similarly, the art is electric and helps deliver great action sequences. Furthermore, this offers a new mystery to wrap up this very enjoyable series.

Tim Drake: Robin #8
‘Tim Drake: Robin’ #8 review
Tim Drake: Robin #8
In the opening to the latest and final arc of Tim Drake: Robin, the story seems to find its footing as a limited series with what could have had a bright future; that said, this issue is another strong entry for all to enjoy.
Reader Rating1 Votes
8.8
Strong issue that opens a new story
Fun action sequences
Another mystery for Robin to solve
Because the series is ending soon, it does not seem like everything will be resolved fully
8.5
Great
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