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Red Robin #25
Score: 8.5/10
As this series comes to a close, I was looking forward to the entrance of Cassandra Cain Black Bat even if it was only for one issue. I didn’t get my hopes up though for a big Red Robin vs. Black Bat, covers have let me down before…
Of course we pick up in the somewhat awkward and suggestive moment we left off in issue #24, but luckily for Tim Cass received his transmission and shows up just in time to save then double cross him. Or did she? Entering the chamber and find out what this whole assassination tournament, they try to make a hasty exit as not to be blow to pieces. Tim returns to Gotham where everyone has received word that Lucious Fox death was a ruse to smoke out the assassins. Everyone, including Fox’s daughter Tam, Is furious they were kept in the dark. In the end, Tim has completed renovation on the theatre into one of the coolest apartments on the planet, and lets us know who his next target is…
Another misleading cover. Though the moment between Black Bat and Red Robin that I guess is the ‘versus’ moment is well done, definitely not cover worthy. The story was really well done a great wrap up to the story. The character of Tim Drake/Red Robin is really interesting. Also even though it was a lot of exposition if felt like a good amount of wrap up for a series coming to the end. Though Nicieza also did a great job setting up the next issue and what Tim has planned. The artwork for Cass and Tim was done really well. Emotions were well represented and just to put it plainly, I really liked how the characters looked.
Red Robin is a great series and this issue keeps that up. I am sad to see it ending but glad to see the character living on in Teen Titans. I am sure I will talk more about that though next month when the last issue comes out. For now I am interested to see what Tim has up his sleeve for his new target…

Red Robin #25

Score: 8.5/10

As this series comes to a close, I was looking forward to the entrance of Cassandra Cain Black Bat even if it was only for one issue. I didn’t get my hopes up though for a big Red Robin vs. Black Bat, covers have let me down before…

Of course we pick up in the somewhat awkward and suggestive moment we left off in issue #24, but luckily for Tim Cass received his transmission and shows up just in time to save then double cross him. Or did she? Entering the chamber and find out what this whole assassination tournament, they try to make a hasty exit as not to be blow to pieces. Tim returns to Gotham where everyone has received word that Lucious Fox death was a ruse to smoke out the assassins. Everyone, including Fox’s daughter Tam, Is furious they were kept in the dark. In the end, Tim has completed renovation on the theatre into one of the coolest apartments on the planet, and lets us know who his next target is…

Another misleading cover. Though the moment between Black Bat and Red Robin that I guess is the ‘versus’ moment is well done, definitely not cover worthy. The story was really well done a great wrap up to the story. The character of Tim Drake/Red Robin is really interesting. Also even though it was a lot of exposition if felt like a good amount of wrap up for a series coming to the end. Though Nicieza also did a great job setting up the next issue and what Tim has planned. The artwork for Cass and Tim was done really well. Emotions were well represented and just to put it plainly, I really liked how the characters looked.

Red Robin is a great series and this issue keeps that up. I am sad to see it ending but glad to see the character living on in Teen Titans. I am sure I will talk more about that though next month when the last issue comes out. For now I am interested to see what Tim has up his sleeve for his new target…

RED ROBIN #24
Score: 7.5/10
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.

RED ROBIN #24

Score: 7.5/10

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.

RED ROBIN #23
Final score: 8/10
This week, Red Robin jumps back into his fight with the horde of assassins in RED ROBIN #23. We find Tim Drake in the wake of failing Azrael’s “test” and liberating the “Unternet”. He is back in some complicated relationship with Lynx, and an over strained relationship with Commissioner Gordon. I really enjoy the relationship between Red Robin and Lynx, and I truly hope it continues. Although some may argue it looks a bit too much like the complicated ties of Batman and Catwoman. 
I am happy to say that Red Robin is back on track from a bit of a dip with the Unternet story arc. We also have what seems to be the intelligent, charismatic, and dare I say lovable Tim Drake back instead of another brooding Batman character. The writing of Tim Drake has become much stronger, and finally equal to what it began with in issue #1. Nicieza has done a very good job making Tim more upbeat, but still believable as the brooding Robin we saw in issue #1. 
As usual with this series, the art has been very good. This series has yet to disappoint me in any way artistically. It flows well and the panels are well laid out and easy to follow with out resorting to something that feels dumbed down or simple. The color work is also great, and there isn’t much to complain about in that department with this series.
 Overall Red Robin is a great series, and I am sad to hear it is ending soon. This week won’t let you down though, and I believe it is going to lead into a great closing story arc (lets hope that didn’t jynx it). If you guys want to continue to follow Mr. Drake, once RED ROBIN comes to a close, he is currently in the TEEN TITANS line up so you may want to jump in there. For now, enjoy what’s left of one of the stronger comics out right now.

RED ROBIN #23

Final score: 8/10

This week, Red Robin jumps back into his fight with the horde of assassins in RED ROBIN #23. We find Tim Drake in the wake of failing Azrael’s “test” and liberating the “Unternet”. He is back in some complicated relationship with Lynx, and an over strained relationship with Commissioner Gordon. I really enjoy the relationship between Red Robin and Lynx, and I truly hope it continues. Although some may argue it looks a bit too much like the complicated ties of Batman and Catwoman. 

I am happy to say that Red Robin is back on track from a bit of a dip with the Unternet story arc. We also have what seems to be the intelligent, charismatic, and dare I say lovable Tim Drake back instead of another brooding Batman character. The writing of Tim Drake has become much stronger, and finally equal to what it began with in issue #1. Nicieza has done a very good job making Tim more upbeat, but still believable as the brooding Robin we saw in issue #1. 

As usual with this series, the art has been very good. This series has yet to disappoint me in any way artistically. It flows well and the panels are well laid out and easy to follow with out resorting to something that feels dumbed down or simple. The color work is also great, and there isn’t much to complain about in that department with this series.

Overall Red Robin is a great series, and I am sad to hear it is ending soon. This week won’t let you down though, and I believe it is going to lead into a great closing story arc (lets hope that didn’t jynx it). If you guys want to continue to follow Mr. Drake, once RED ROBIN comes to a close, he is currently in the TEEN TITANS line up so you may want to jump in there. For now, enjoy what’s left of one of the stronger comics out right now.