Bill Willingham starts off with a fairly conventional story as Robin runs up against a pretty evil villain who looks like he'll give Tim a rough go of it. In fact while I'm sure the next issue isn't going to open with Tim doing a Snow White impression by getting his head blown apart, this issue does end with a fairly intense cliffhanger. Plus, by having the villain get the drop on Robin, Bill Willingham does cast some doubt on Tim's ability to deal with this villain. As for the material leading up to this encounter in the final pages, the issue is a fairly fast paced affair, as the issue opens with a fairly exciting battle between Tim and a trio of thugs, before giving us a quick look in on Tim's new supporting players. The scene where Tim interacts with Batman is also nicely done as far too often this relationship is played too confrontational, so it's nice to see Bill Willingham is willing to present these two as being fairly comfortable dealing with each other. The villain of the is Read Full Review
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