Red Robin #2

Writer: Chris Yost Artist: Ramon Bachs Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 8, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
6.3Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Red Robin continues scouring the world, searching for clues to Bruce Wayne's final fate in this new series from writer Chris Yost (New X-Men, X-Force) and artist Ramon Bachs (Civil War: Front Line)! But now he's been targeted by the League of Assassins. What does Ra's al Ghul want with Red Robin? Why are members of the League of Assassins being targeted for death? And what happened to the life Red Robin left behind? Spoiler guest-stars as "Batman Reborn" continues here in "The Grail" part 2 of 4.

  • 8.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jul 9, 2009

    . Chris Yost is doing some stellar things with Tim Drake in this issue with some of the best character development of the week. I like Ramon Bachs style and I think his tone matches what is going on in the script, but he needs to solidify his design work to take this book to another level. Still, the strength of the writing and the compelling plot (can't wait for next issue's Red Robin/Ra's al Ghul teamup) win out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comix 411 - David Torres Jul 11, 2009

    In the end of the issue, Tim does the unthinkable a contacts Ra's and agrees to except his help in finding Bruce. If you're a fan of Tim Wayne, pick this up. Tim is the best character to come out of DC in the past 20 years. Here's to many more! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Jul 11, 2009

    A solid read, well worth following. I'll be back for more Red Robin. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jul 8, 2009

    Red Robin is far worse than style over substance; it's style without reason. At its heart, this story is simple and compelling enough: Tim Drake searches for his mentor/adopted father. For some reason, though, DC and Yost decided to complicate that simple hook with a lot of stylistic fluff, poor storytelling and random choices. Between the costume change, the flashbacks, Tim's odd decision to shut out Dick and Alfred, and his ineffective globetrotting, it's tough to care much about Tim's plight. Not even the presence of Ra's Al Ghul or Ramon Bachs' crisp artwork and solid chops can change that much. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jul 14, 2009

    Red Robin #2 was an average read at best. This issue felt too disjointed with all the jumping back and forth between time and it made it hard to read. Still, with Ra's involvement in this series and the mystery of who or what is killing the League of Assassins members the story does show signs that it may improve after a rough start. Yost just needs to find a better focus with his story telling abilities in Red Robin. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Alex C. Lupp Jul 13, 2009

    I will wait until this arc ends and then will probably stop reading this title. There are two reasons to read comics in my view--one, because its a good story, and two, simply because one is a fan and chooses to keep up with a character. The second allows a reader to read mediocre stories. These days, however, my wallet will simply not allow that, and just like that the new Batman titles may soon see their first casualty. Read Full Review

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