Red Robin #13

Writer: Fabian Nicieza Artist: Marcus To Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 2, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
7.8Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Fabian Nicieza joins RED ROBIN as the new regular writer! A surge of organized mobs spreads across Gotham City like a virus! Who are The Socials and what is their mysterious agenda in moving young people across the city in self-organizing crowds? Is it mind-control or simply youth boredom? What starts as fun and games becomes deadly serious and leads to an unexpected confrontation between Red Robin and Robin!

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jun 4, 2010

    Transitions from one very strong run to a new creative team tend to be some of my least favorite issues; it seems like the more I liked the previous direction, the harder it is for me to stay entertained while the new creative team finds its legs. That doesn't happen here. In fact, there isn't a moment where I even remotely lost interest in Red Robin while reading this issue. Nicieza jumps immediately into old form as he picks up the reigns on Tim Drake, firmly establishing the new direction of this issue while still spinning out of Yost's superb run. This issue works on nearly every level and you'd be a fool to miss it! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jun 5, 2010

    Since the series' beginning, there have been a few plot elements, and storylines that were a tad out there, and more than likely a bit over the top. However, Red Robin #13 puts Tim back in his element, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Whether he teams with another hero, or remains a stand alone crime fighter with guest appearances by Dick and Damian, this issue gave new life to this series. It's a great jumping on point for any new reader, and I'm giving it 4.5 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 7, 2010

    I'm not overly keen on the name (here in Michigan, it's a restaurant chain with a jingle my kids pipe in whenever I mention this title) but I am keen on the goings-on between the covers of this title. It was enjoyable before Nicieza came on board, now this title seems poised to be heroic. Red Robin isn't going to do things the Dark Knight way. He's going to brighten things up, and I'm looking forward to it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 4, 2010

    Strong issue all around, and I like how writer Fabian Nicieza is playing on Red Robin's over-confidence, leaving open the possibility of a big fall in the future. The comic remains fun, well-written, and one of DC's best. Definitely worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Craig Reade Jun 4, 2010

    Overall, a solid start for Mr. Nicieza. Looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Maxwell Yezpitelok Jun 7, 2010

    Dont get me wrong, this isnt a bad comic. Marcus To is still the artist and hes still doing a great job at drawing Tim fighting sexy enemies. But the thing is, while Yost treated Red Robin like an epic adventure with a clear direction, under Nicieza it feels more like the ongoing adventures of Tim Drake, which simply doesnt cut it for me. I follow stories, not characters. Unless its Bat-Mite. Ill buy anything with Bat-Mite on the cover. Read Full Review

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