Future State: Robin Eternal #1

Event\Storyline: Future State Writer: Meghan Fitzmartin Artist: Eddy Barrows Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 13, 2021 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 30
7.8Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

Lazarus Resin is on its way to Gotham City, and the Magistrate intends to use this regenerative super drug to make its forces immortal! That is, unless Tim Drake has anything to say about it! Join the ultimate heist at 20,000 feet as Robin and Spoiler hijack the sky convoy that could mean the end of freedom in Gotham forever-if the emotional baggage between Tim and Stephanie doesn’t do them in first! It’s the fist-flying, sky-diving, robot smashing, fascist-punching adventure that you cannot miss-from rising star writer Meghan Fitzmartin (Supernatural) and top artist Eddy Barrows (Detective Comics)!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 15, 2021

    Robin Eternal is virtually flawless in every respect. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Jan 13, 2021

    Here's hoping Infinite Frontier means that fans can demand more of these classic Tim Drake stories in the far future. But at least we get this issue which uses a future time to restore a classic character to his deserved greatness. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Comicbook Dispatch - acnbat Jan 30, 2021

    Future State: Robin Eternal is another big hit for DC Comics during this two-month interlude of sorts. If you love Tim and Steph you won't be disappointed!! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 13, 2021

    Overall, this is a worthwhile read and I enjoyed it very much. I can't wait for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 12, 2021

    Robin Eternal is another strong addition to the Future State Batman Family umbrella and finally restores Tim Drake to a place of prominence. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - Jeff Brister Jan 12, 2021

    Future State: Robin Eternal #1 takes us back to Gotham to begin a satisfying, high-stakes action thriller. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 12, 2021

    This issue doesn't stop, packing twist and action scene one after another until the last-page swerve that features a shocking status-quo change for a major player. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 12, 2021

    Eddy Barrows delivers some great imagery throughout the issue. The characters look great and there is some awesome action as well. I really enjoyed the way the panels progress the story and the final few pages were eye catching. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jan 12, 2021

    I'd love a Robin ongoing series by this creative team, particularly one that features this particular Teen Wonder! Who's the man behind the mask? You all know I don't do Spoilers, so just go out and buy this book! I promise you won't be sorry" well, the final page may cause some anxiety, but that's what issue #2 is for! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Jan 13, 2021

    Megan Fitzmartin and Eddy Barrows team up to provide a strong first issue for Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, and new hero Darcy. The writing focuses effectively on a few elements, and the art really communicates the action and character moments. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 12, 2021

    Even though I found some of the action elements hard to follow at times, I enjoyed the majority of the art here and I love the idea of Tim Drake continuing on the Bat Family's mission when everything seems to be against him and he's pretty much alone in the battle. My biggest problem ultimately though is a lot of this story feels forced to get us to our outcome and while I had some fun with this book, I wish it was stronger overall. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jan 12, 2021

    Future State: Robin Eternal #1 delivers an interesting opening to its story when all is said and done. While it lacks a little personality, it utilizes its setting and characters to deliver something worth reading, particularly if you are a fan of Tim Drake. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Jan 12, 2021

    With high moments and low, Future State Robin Eternal #1 is one for the Tim Drake faithful. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 16, 2021

    There's nothing of substance or much interest in this otherwise fine comic. Future State doesn't do anything interesting with either Tim Drake or the Robin mantle. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Jan 12, 2021

    Future State: Robin Eternal promised a lot and while it didn't live up to those expectations I did enjoy quite a bit of it. I love the inclusion of Darcy as a character, and while the heist didn't go as planned, I'm curious to see how things play out in the second part. It's nice seeing Tim have his own adventure again, and while I wish we'd had a little more of Spoiler in this issue, I'm hoping we'll get to see her shine in the next. If you're looking for a Future State story on a smaller scale, this might be your cup of tea. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jan 13, 2021

    The thrill of "Future State" has been to discover new ideas that don't rely on any canon or status quo to be presented; novelty is essential. There is nothing novel about Robin Eternal. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
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  • 7.5
    Red Hood May 11, 2021

    This was an overall good read. Story line was good, I just didn’t like the idea of Robin being so defiant all of a sudden and dying. For myself, it felt like it didn’t fit in with Tims persona.

  • 7.5
    EDiakota Jan 14, 2021

    " I was in the neighborhood and i saw a little bird in trouble."

  • 7.0
    SenpaifenixJäger Jan 12, 2021

    I liked having Drake back, even though being Robin again for me detracts from the character's evolution. I have passed that stage, he got his own name, why go back to the old? The action is a bit slow, however Tim is more a detective than a fighter, even though at the end of this issue he gives his all. It was nice to have him back.

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  • 6.5
    Merlyn Jan 12, 2021

    The story needed just a little more substance, Barrows did the best he could.

  • 6.0
    Onomatopoeia Jan 14, 2021

    Tim is one of my favorite Robins, so call me biased. That said, this issue is falling into the same problems as the rest of Future State. The rushed backstories, with little emotional weight, result in a boring story and wasted potential. The Lazarus Resin was a cool concept and could have been a big reveal, instead it was little more than an off the cuff reference. Tim is the detective, please don't make him some quasi-immortal fighter.

  • 5.5
    Nihilist Jan 12, 2021

    What differentiates Tim from other Robins is his intelligence. Don't take it as others are stupid or anything, but Tim uses his brain way more than any other red, yellow and green sidekick of Batman. He's a detective like Bruce, while his surrogate siblings are way more physical in their crime fighting. Dick's an acrobat, Jason is a hothead, Damian is an arrogant asshole who also happens to be a trained assassin.
    So of course Future State made him rely on his combat skills almost exclusively.

    If that sarcastic remark already scared you, don't be afraid - I don't hate this comic. I don't like it either, for what it's worth, but I don't feel like it's absolutely hopeless. Well, aside from one eyed Steph, that's a basket case more

  • 5.0
    Flexstyle Jan 13, 2021

    I'm not a Tim fan so my expectations going into this weren't high. What was shown this issue sums up how I feel about the character: a whole load of meh e.g. Tim trying to protect Gotham, Steph Brown etc..

    It's sad how he's still Robin at his big age.

  • 5.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Jan 12, 2021

    This was fine, but I kinda forgot it as soon as it was over.

  • 4.5
    TheKize Jan 18, 2021

    Tim Drake fans will likely pick this one up for a rare chance to see their guy in the red and green again, but their longsuffering deserves better than this clunkily-paced heist story.

  • 4.0
    VicSav Jan 12, 2021

    Future State is shaping up to be the worst thing happened to dc.

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  • 3.0
    pizzamain Jan 20, 2021

    why were they jetpacking like that?

  • 1.5
    RKS Jan 14, 2021

    Save your money because this book sucked. That art isn't bad but the story is uninspired and really focuses on Spoiler and Darcy...Who ever that is. It's a Robin book in name alone as it makes Tim Drake a supporting character in his own Elseworlds title. Thank God DC dropped the whole 5G concept. Not that it will matter a year from now...

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    Radar Jan 15, 2021

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  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
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