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‘Knight Terrors: Robin’ #1 review

‘Knight Terrors: Robin’ #1 is an enjoyable read that ends on a strong cliffhanger.

There’s a universe-wide event going on this summer, and no one is safe. As the Knight Terrors event begins, writer Kenny Porter partners with Miguel Mendonça to bring together both Tim Drake and Jason Todd to face their nightmares. With Tim Drake: Robin ending only a couple of weeks ago and Jason Todd not having a title, it’s nice to have this brief series to continue each character’s journey further. From the first half of this brief mini-series, there seems to be a theme of exhaustion. Both Tim and Jason are plucked from a bad situation and into a worse one. Luckily they’re working together on this… right?

The series opens up with both characters burning both ends of the candle and then some more, determined to work alone. It doesn’t matter if they’re well past the need for rest or way in over their head. Both are determined to work alone. Historically, Tim and Jason aren’t considered the best of friends, nor even on each other’s speed dial, so seeing how they interact is quite fun. Porter does a great job writing Tim and emphasizes Tim’s willingness to overwork himself. Similarly, Jason is made into an interesting character. This feels especially notable considering how Jason hasn’t had a lot of mainline appearances lately and isn’t always consistently depicted; however, Porter seems to understand the core of Jason as an independent figure from the ‘Batfamily’. Altogether, the pair are written well and are posed to face nightmares that are sure to pull at readers’ heartstrings.

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Miguel Mendonça tackles the art in this issue and overall does a decent job. There’s a big splash page that is brilliantly drawn. However, some fight scenes seem a little too two-dimensional. Adriano Lucas joins for the colors in the issue and does a great job. One of my favorite pages is the very first page because of how beautiful it’s colored. Altogether, the art does a fine job but has room for improvement to become more eerie in a series built on the concept of nightmares.

'Knight Terrors: Robin' #1 reviewCredit: DC Comics

Knight Terrors: Robin may not be the team-up you expected, but both characters provide a similar tragedy that makes for a holistic story. Although this is only a two-issue miniseries, Kenny Porter does a solid job at showing how to use an event to lay the groundwork for future character development for the pair. Furthermore, this tie-in transforms the nightmares of Tim and Jason into a psychological thriller that remains engaging from start to finish.

'Knight Terrors: Robin' #1 review
‘Knight Terrors: Robin’ #1 review
Knight Terrors: Robin #1
Knight Terrors: Robin #1 is a solid tie-in issue that unites two unexpected characters.
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8.8
Captivating premise
Good characterization
The fight scenes are drawn a little jarring
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