RED ROBIN #24
The assassins tournament has a new target, and that target is Red Robin. Red Robin has become one of my favorite heros over the past few months, and it’s one of my most anticipated comics when it’s on my pull list. In the last issue, the Tournament of Assassins Tim Drake has been trying to crack has taken an unexpected turn.
As Red Robin finds out that he is the new target of the tournament, Tim must find a way to escape this new assassin group and get to the bottom of the targets. After a tip from his buddy in the network, Lonnie formerly “Anarchy”, he tracks it all back to the head of the Russian government only to be lured into a trap from a former short lived friend, Promise. What happens next kind of caught me of guard, and I will let you guys read it to find out. For anyone who doesn’t read Red Robin, next time you’re in a comic shop flip to the last page of Red Robin #24. It may be one of the more interesting panels out of context, let alone in context.
Issue #24 was pretty good, but what’s sad is that it was only pretty good. Aside from the very end, the comic was slow and wasn’t too compelling. I may be more disappointed than I should be though because the run of of this series was amazing in the beginning. I will admit, I am extremely curious to see how Tim gets out of this particular mess next month. The art is strong as usual with the Red Robin series. To does a great job giving the characters depth with his artwork, and McCarthy may be one of the first inkers that uses a copious amount of ink in his panels and I don’t feel like it’s overbearing. The art has been great on this series so far.
RED ROBIN has always been a good pick-up; it just so happens that out of the 24 issues of the run this one is a little weaker. I am happy to see that Red Robin will be in the Reboot with the Teen Titans, though I’m not sure how I feel about his new outfit. I didn’t really mind the Dr. Midnite knock off suit, but alas the world keeps changing on us.