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Red Robin #1

Writer: Christopher Yost Artist: Ramon Bachs Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 10, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 3
6.0Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Writer Chris Yost (New X-Men, X-Force) and artist by Ramon Bachs (Civil War: Front Line) kick off a brand-new ongoing series right here with "The Grail" part 1 of 4! Following the aftermath of BATTLE FOR THE COWL, a new Batman watches over Gotham City. But not everyone is ready to give up on the old one. Someone believes that Bruce Wayne may still be aliveand that someone is Red Robin. But who is wearing the Red Robin costume, and why is he traveling the globe looking for a dead man? Whoever he is, he's not alone in his search!

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jun 11, 2009

    The roller coaster up and down style of the writing and the art, somewhat mirrors Tim's emotional distress during this time as he struggles to find any evidence of his mentor and adopted father. It works, and while the change in character might not sit well with many long time readers, I think it works just fine in this new title, earning Red Robin #1 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comix 411 - David Torres Jun 11, 2009

    The big negative for this book is the artwork. I think it's horrible. I wouldn't mind seeing Mark Bagley on "Red Robin". He's going to be doing some work for the "Batman" title with Judd Winick. Maybe he could be the regular artist for the title after he finishes. I will continue to collect this title, but as much as I love the character of Tim Wayne, I'm not going to continue the title if the story isn't interesting. Lets hope the search for Bruce Wayne is a winner. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Chris Partin Jun 10, 2009

    I have some concerns for this series as a fan of Tim Wayne mainly because of the inner monologue that Tim has with himself in this issue. That’s suppose to happen because you can see what’s happening to Tim, so I’m definitely interested to see what happens next. I think Yost has done a good job with getting his point across as to what will be happening with Tim as this series progresses. Plus, the last page of this issue does raise the stakes even higher, so I’ll be back for more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jun 12, 2009

    Bachs delivers some solid super-hero storytelling here. The visuals rarely dazzle, but they're not confusing either. The action sequences are choreographed quite nicely, and the artist manages to capture Tim as he walks a fine line between adolescence and adulthood. Furthermore, he employs an inky approach that's in keeping with the darker mood that dominates the story. Still, the greatest strength of this title is how it's shaken up the status quo for the title character. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Daniel Schmergel Jun 10, 2009

    Therefore, though this issue has its share of problems, fans of Tim Wayne shouldn't give up on Red Robin just yet. If Yost can imbue his main character with a more clarion motivation, and steer his plot in a clearer direction there's still enormous potential for this series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jun 14, 2009

    Bachs is a great artist. I hope he stays with this series long. In fact, as long as he stays, Ill excuse the poor geography skills of Yost. One thing does concern me though. Tim Drake is not the standard six feet high yet. Hes still growing up. It wasnt easy to perceive that he was a smaller compact guy in the artwork. I hope Bachs remedies to that. Tim Drake did look young out of costume though. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Murray Jun 14, 2009

    This isn't the worst first issue I've ever seen, and being a fan of the current storylines filling the Batman books, I know that the mediocrity of the first issue won't drive me away from further issues. If nothing else, it will remind me how much I love my neighborhood Red Robin's delicious cheeseburgers. Yes, I'm writing this before dinner. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Stephen Joyce Jun 14, 2009

    If you're a hardcore Batman or Tim Drake fan this book will appeal to you. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Alexandru Lupp Jun 14, 2009

    My complaints aside, I will be back next month. Largely, because there is plenty here that could be exploited for good stories down the line, and I like to be optimistic. Thus, while this beginning is not great due to small-but-glaring errors and a somewhat uninspired choice for a villain, there is still plenty of promise and opportunity here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jun 12, 2009

    Red Robin #1 was a better than average read that showed plenty of potential to blossom into a quality title. Yost has the basic ingredients for what could be an incredibly entertaining story. Setting aside my issues with how DC has handled both Jason Todd and Tim Wayne, I have to say that Red Robin #1 was a solid debut issue that delivers a dependable action adventure story. Red Robin #1 is new reader friendly. It is not necessary for the reader to have read either Robin or Battle for the Cowl in order to enjoy Red Robin #1. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cohen Jun 14, 2009

    If you're a Tim Drake fan and are wondering what he will be doing throughout this changeup, you may want to check this one out. If you're more of a fan of storytelling, you'll find that this issue offers a poor sampling. Either way, flipping through this book should be the way to go--leave the purchasing of it for those who truly need this issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 10, 2009

    "Red Robin" #1 is showing potential, but so far it hasn't quite lived up to it. I'm willing to give Yost and Bachs a little more time, but they need to start playing to their strengths quickly. The Batman family of titles has been through some rough times, and unfortunately a new title can sometimes be used as a jumping-off point. Here's hoping future installments bring back the entertaining character we used to know. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Jun 14, 2009

    Fortunately, I won't be coming back for more, so I won't have to suffer from this inept writing and storytelling. Read Full Review

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