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Tim Drake: Robin #10
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‘Tim Drake: Robin’ #10 closes the curtain on a great series

The series ends on a high note and brings Tim into a better place.

After ten spectacular issues, Tim Drake: Robin comes to a close. Readers have been able to delve into the chaos of Tim’s life for almost an entire year with nonstop emotions and action. Meghan Fitzmartin closes the series out with artist Nikola Čižmešija, who has worked on the last two issues as well. Throughout the series, there has been an overarching theme of identity and home, and the issue successfully ties everything together to leave Tim Drake in a different place than when he started.

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The issue opens with Robin in quite a precarious position. It’s very reminiscent of Batman #5 from 2012, with Tim trapped underground in a maze run by a not-so-secret cult. However, unlike the Court of Owls, the Chaos Monsters are more straightforward. A decision must be made, or people might die. Throughout the issue, we are split between Tim and Bernard, both desperately trying to save the day. Meghan Fitzmartin has worked hard to build the relationship between Tim and Bernard while redefining what Robin can be. This has helped make the series so special to many because both characters have offered a lot of depth which furthers the story’s development. This issue takes the opportunity to further depict the importance that love can have, even as a superhero.

Nikola Čižmešija has done a great job at showing why he was the right artist for wrapping up the series. It’s very poetic to end Meghan Fitzmartin’s journey on Robin with the cult that opened up her time on the character. Čižmešija not only shows just how grotesque and terrifying the Chaos Monsters can be, but he also brings a raw level of emotion to the issue that feels rather fitting. This issue shows how, when down to the truest form, who Tim Drake is, and Čižmešija made sure the series finale delivered that message. Lee Loughridge similarly brings a lot of emotion through intense coloring that perfectly complements the art. Overall, the art ends just as strongly as this arc started.

Tim Drake: Robin has been a personal favorite series of mine, because of how much emotion Fitzmartin drove into it. Even though it’s unclear where Tim Drake will be after Knight Terrors, the series wraps up with the ability to open the door for a new beginning for the character. As the walls come crashing down and the Chaos Monsters try to break Robin, it’s safe to wonder whether they bit off more than they could chew with the hero of the Marina. Identity and home were two major themes of this short series, and the two tie together here in a truly satisfying way that should hopefully put a smile on every reader’s face.

Tim Drake: Robin #10
‘Tim Drake: Robin’ #10 closes the curtain on a great series
Tim Drake: Robin #10
In a capitvating series finale, this issue ties everything together from Batman: Urban Legends and Tim Drake: Robin in a spectacular story about finding your way in the world.
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Leaves the character in a good position for future stories
Meghan Fitzmartin manages to take an undeserving series cancellation and use the final issue to hit all the essential factors needed to end the series on a strong note
Nikola Čižmešija and Lee Loughridge bring the issue to life one last time
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