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Tim Drake: Robin #9
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‘Tim Drake: Robin’ #9 brings more mystery to Tim’s ever-chaotic life

Continues a compelling narrative that works to bring Tim Drake’s story full circle.

In the penultimate issue for the series, Tim Drake: Robin is ending with the same villain it kicked things off with back in Batman: Urban Legends. That’s right, the Chaos Monsters are back and causing more problems. Not only that, but Kate Kane has now somehow been implicated in this disaster. Meghan Fitzmartin and Nikola Čižmešija work together to create an ominous mystery to end the series. From beginning to end, Tim Drake: Robin has been a mystery series. Unlike the first arc, which walked you through the mystery of helping Tim solve the case, this one is a mystery even to the readers.

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First things first: something is amiss with Batwoman. It’s a very unexpected reveal to implicate her in the situation rather than help solve the mystery, but that doesn’t deter too much from the story. It may not be the preferred method of storytelling for some, but there seems to be an overarching plan here. As the story progresses, more questions begin to be raised about what is going on with Kate. Assuming there is a proper resolution to this for Kate in the final issue, this only brings a more well-rounded resolution to the story.

Tim Drake: Robin #9
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Nikola Čižmešija brings a nice touch to the series with great art. The issue is very gritty and dark, which perfectly fits the tone. The Chaos Monsters are a terrifying concept, one that seems to be around every corner in Gotham. And Čižmešija finds a way to bring that level of grimdark to life by making the threats creep off of the page. With colors from Lee Loughridge, the intensity only thickens. Loughridge uses thick colors that only perfectly contribute to the story. Together, the art in this story helps drive home the ominous tone of suspense in the story.

Altogether, Tim Drake: Robin #9 is a dark and riveting addition to the series. Whatever is going on with Batwoman can’t be good, and hopefully, it wraps up successfully in the final issue. There are a lot of possibilities of what the final issue may have in store for readers, and they’ll be left with quite the terrifying cliffhanger that makes dire stakes even more dire. There is an overarching theme in the series of Tim feeling too spread thin, and this only compounds that. Altogether, this is another solid issue that brings more action and mystery to Tim Drake’s ever-chaotic life.

Tim Drake: Robin #9
‘Tim Drake: Robin’ #9 brings more mystery to Tim’s ever-chaotic life
Tim Drake: Robin #9
Tim Drake: Robin #9 is another intriguging issue that builds up to what seems to be a seriosuly intense series finale.
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There are a lot of possibilities of what the final issue may have in store for readers
Nikola Čižmešija brings a nice touch to the series with great art
Quite the terrifying cliffhanger that makes dire stakes even more dire
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