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‘Knight Terrors: Robin’ #2 ends on a high note

A great final issue for an event tie-in.

Picking up where things left off in Knight Terrors: Robin #1, things look rather dire for the most non-dynamic duo imaginable. Tim Drake has been morally, mentally, and emotionally destroyed in such a way that he seems to have forgotten this is a nightmare. Meanwhile, Jason is battling his demons, which look a lot like himself. Moreover, things are less than ideal for the two of them. All of this is to say that Kenny Porter delivers a true horror story in this tie-in finale.

Although the first issue was not without its problems, the finale is significantly more engaging. Meghan Fitzmartin began the psychological analysis of Tim in the recently completed series Tim Drake: Robin. In this issue, Porter takes that same thread and carries it further along than before. It’s a haunting reality that most Robins come close to death, or have died in their career, but it’s quite the opposite for Tim Drake. A lot of death has followed Tim since his inception, whether it’s his father, foster father, best friends, ex-girlfriend, or various brothers, and that is acknowledged phenomenally by Porter.

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Similarly, Jason Todd has a bit of baggage too. It doesn’t help that he gets written jarringly differently every so often, making it difficult to understand the character’s core. But Porter flips that into an internal struggle that encapsulates a lot of the challenges the character faces. Although his parts are a bit cheesy at times, it’s a well-written story that shows the intentionality of Porter’s dedicated to the two characters. This may have started as a universe-wide event, but it ended as a brief analysis of the psyche of Robin and Red Hood.

Miguel Mendonça delivers a beautiful issue that is a great mix of haunting and astounding. Whenever it seems like things are at a lull, Mendonça ups the stakes by reminding readers how terrifying this nightmare is. Additionally, Adriano Lucas does a great job coloring the issue in a way that makes for a vivid story. One of my favorite pages is the eighth one, which is beautifully drawn and colored and has a very energized theme that should make readers happy. Altogether, the art in this issue is very engaging and well-constructed.

Knight Terrors: Robin #2 is a very enjoyable issue. Kenny Porter has crafted a great story that takes advantage of an event to leverage a great short story about two Robins who don’t often share a page. Overall, this is a great final issue for an event tie-in.

Knight Terrors: Robin #2
‘Knight Terrors: Robin’ #2 ends on a high note
Knight Terrors: Robin #2
Knight Terrors: Robin #2 is a great story that is engaging and well thought out.
Reader Rating1 Votes
8.8
Great psychological analysis of the two characters
Strong second half of the Porter's story
Beautiful art
9
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