Red Robin #5

Writer: Chris Yost Artist: Ramon Bachs Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 14, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
6.2Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

"Council of Spiders," Part 1 of 4! Ra's al Ghul goes from hunter to hunted! What is the Council of Spiders, why have they been killing assassins, and who is the Wanderer? After the death of Red Robin last issue, the League of Assassins now must wait, WHAT? Everything shifts into insane overdrive as the daughter of Wayne Enterprises CEO Lucius Fox completes her quest to find Red Robin, only to get caught up in one of the deadliest games on the face of the planet.

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Oct 16, 2009

    The Red Robin series feels like a monthly dose of a summer block-buster: action-packed and thrill-jammed. Check it out! Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Dan Phillips Oct 14, 2009

    Like I said, I want to like Red Robin. Right now, I just can't fully get behind it. With the series pointed in a promising direction, though, it looks like I may be able to soon. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Oct 15, 2009

    The story and character work in this issue are simply awesome as Chris Yost continues to write one of the best interpretations of Robin that I've ever read. The greatness of the writing is really thrown off by the art though. Honestly, as rough as Bachs's work is here, I consider it a testament to the strength of the writing that the issue is even ranked this high. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Oct 19, 2009

    Red Robin #5 was another disappointing read. There is absolutely no plot progression to the storyline of Tim search for Bruce in this issue or the previous four issues. Unless you are a fan of Tim Drake I do not recommend picking this issue up. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Mania - Chris Smits Oct 19, 2009

    When the first issue of Red Robin came out, it was a mediocre book that still made the reader believe that it might show promise down the line. Since then it's slowly been slipping into the realm of a waste of time, with a love of the Bat books not being enough of a reason to keep buying it (if it even was to begin with). This title seems to be dying a slow death and that's too bad. With Robin having been cancelled to make way for this new direction, it's kind of a bummer for fans who would like to be reading a monthly book featuring Tim Drake. Red Robin is looks to be an example of when a comic company comes off a well received event and wants to exploit it with the launch of new titles, whether they're warranted or not. It totally feels as if the mandate came down that this book was going to happen and then they had meetings to figure out what they would fill it with. That may work in some cases but it's not working too well here. Read Full Review

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