Going Global

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Red Robin #16
Written by Fabian Nicieza
Art by Marcus To

 

Nicieza is such a fantastic writer – he really understands the character of Tim Drake and his history. I loved how Brentwood Academy is mentioned in this issue – Tim’s school from the Dixon era of his book. So many writers come on to book and dismiss anything that came before but not Nicieza. I can’t wait till next issue where we are promised Cassandra Cain! And I wonder where Tim’s new home will be – he says Gotham will still be his base but  he is going global? hmm. How cool would it be if Red Robin became the protector of Vanity – Aztek’s city.

Protecting Secrets

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Red Robin #15
Written by Fabian Nicieza
Art by Marcus To

 

Tim shows his genius in this fantastic issue where he pulls off a huge stunt to convince Vicki Vale he is not Red Robin and throw her off the Bat-family’s trail. It was great to see Miss Martian helping out and Tim continue to reach out to his connections. This really is the book for the Batfamily as everyone seems to be appearing here (Except for Cass of course, Vicki didn’t seem to know her identity because Cass is too awesome for that!) I like how Tam Fox is being trusted to keep the BatFamily secrets as well. This book rocks!

Damian’s Feelings Are Hurt

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Red Robin #14
Written by Fabian Nicieza
Art by Marcus To

 

Damian discovers that Tim has contigency plans in case he goes rogue and gets really pissed off about it in this issue. I loved how Nicieza wrote Damian here. He is genuinely hurt that he has tried so hard to be a good guy and Tim still does not trust him. I was also happy to see Cass wasn’t on Tim’s “Hit List". I can’t wait to find out if Tim will look for her in Hong Kong. Nicieza’s run on this book is already improving upon what Yost did with the title.  There were so many great moments.