Red Robin #4

Writer: Chris Yost Artist: Ramon Bachs Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 9, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
6.5Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

In the conclusion to "The Grail," Red Robin's search leads him to the deserts of the Middle East with the League of Assassins by his side. How many lines will he cross to prove that Bruce Wayne is alive? One journey ends, but a far deadlier one begins as Red Robin learns the truth!

  • 8.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Sep 11, 2009

    What really impresses me about this series is just how well Chris Yost "gets" Tim Drake and how that extends into everything he does with the character. The interesting plot and intriguing quest to find out what happened to Bruce Wayne certainly helps, but it is how well Yost handles Tim and his interactions with other characters that really carries this issue and this series as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comix 411 - David Torres Sep 12, 2009

    A good issue here. Hopefully writer Chris Yost is able to build off of this good story and continue from here. As of issue six of the series, a new artist named Marcus To will be taking over the job as the series artist. From the cover for issue six, his work is pretty good, but I would much rather see an artist like Andy Kubert or maybe Tom Grummett take over the book. I'll be sticking around for a few more issues. Hopefully we get some good stories. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Stephen Joyce Sep 12, 2009

    This issue does a lot of good things by picking up on some recent plot threads that no one else seems to be exploring. At the same time it lacks consistency in the art and storytelling, most notably in the dialogue. I still recommend this book for anyone who wants to see where Bruce's fate may end up. Of course, those who have been following Tim Drake will want to continue reading his adventures, but some Batman fans may find this book rewarding as well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Bryan Joel Sep 10, 2009

    Red Robin #4 could end up being an important piece of the Bat-tapestry in the coming year, especially if you're interested in the inevitable return to status quo. But as an issue on its own terms, it still doesn't mark an improvement for its lead character. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Sep 9, 2009

    "Red Robin" #4 concludes the opening story arc of Tim's search for proof that Bruce Wayne is somehow still alive for no reason other than he thinks it must be so. In other hands, the concept could be executed in a manner that explores the effects of death and the huge events that superheroes, even the urban vigilante types, must deal with on a day-to-day basis, but, here, it's tedious and presented poorly. Read Full Review

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