Red Robin #20

Writer: Fabian Nicieza Artist: Marcus To Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 9, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
7.4Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Red Robin finally combines forces with his former teammates in a 2-issue crossover with TEEN TITANS that kicks off right here! Is there even enough room for Tim Drake and Damian Wayne the new Robin on one team? Meanwhile, Catman and the Calculator have their own agendas for this highly anticipated reunion!Don't miss the pulse-pounding second part in this month's TEEN TITANS #92!

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland Feb 17, 2011

    There actually wasn't really anything I didn't like here. It was a nice, tight issue with a good story, great characterizations, and some good art. I don't recall Calculator ever using robot doubles before, but I don't know of anything that says he couldn't. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Feb 16, 2011

    Great storytelling and superb art continue to be the hallmarks of this series, which produced another great issue this week. Nicieza and To are a dynamite creative team and this issue shows that they can work just as well with other DCU characters, with the exception of Catman, who is surprisingly flat here. That aside, you really cannot go wrong with this series and this is another fine example of why. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Craig Reade Feb 10, 2011

    Nicieza's work is strong, as always. He get's Tim Drake, and he definitely gets the Teen Titans that Tim used to mesh so well with. The story seemed a little rocky at the beginning, but the meat of it came fast and everything smoothed out... a little lag in changing gears, nothing more. This was a strong issue with outstanding art - and I am really excited to see where this goes in the next Teen Titans issue. Red Robin has been a strong corner of the DCU for a while now - this issue only continues that trend. Krul is following a tough act... hopefully he impresses. I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 16, 2011

    That said, the best part of this issue is the second-half where Red Robin reconnects with the Teen Titans (and Damian). The Empire Strike Back reunion scene is pretty good, as is the chemistry between Drake and his former teammates is enjoyable as well as telling on how much Drake has grown into his own character. Now if they can just survive the daunting task of taking out Calculator's base of operation protected by an army of robots made in his own image. (I wonder if he calls them Doombots?) Definitely worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Rob Rasmussen Feb 11, 2011

    So maybe I'm a little biased with Tim being my favorite character in the DCU, but I thoroughly enjoyed the issue, though it wasn't the best either. My only real complaint was an odd spot while Tim and Blake are talking where I'm reasonably certain the bubbles went to the wrong character. Either way, a very solid 3.5 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Feb 10, 2011

    Story-wise, Nicieza has Tim's voice down pat, and the dialogue always comes across as strong and honest. OK, it got a bit emotional at the reunion with the Titans, but Tim is a teenager, right? I'll give him that.What's Not So Good: My complaints about this issue are in the plot. Although a lot happened in this issue, it felt like it passed quickly. I wondered why I had that feeling and looked back and I think the story itself was a bit rushed and lacked logic. We jump from success in Russia to Tim having an inconclusive and ambivalent fight with a Secret Six mercenary whose ending didn't make a lot of sense to me. If Cat-Man tips off the Calculator that Tam has access to the Unternet, how does Tim conclude that ten minutes later, her University dorm will be blown up? The revelation that Tam was safe somewhere else sort of dropped the tension as well (making me wonder if the threat had been worth it) and smacked a bit of writer's convenience. I thought that the fact that no other stude Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 9, 2011

    I'll give "Red Robin" another try next month, and hopefully it won't open at such a frantic pace. Still, considering this is all occurring mid-storyline, I suppose I should be glad it made as much sense as it did. Nothing world-shattering here, but it's just strong enough in the second half that the book ends on a positive note, and that counts for a lot. Read Full Review

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