Red Robin #9

Writer: Chris Yost Artist: Marcus To Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 3, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
6.5Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Red Robin returns to Gotham City as "Collision" begins! Now armed with the knowledge that Bruce Wayne is lost in time, what is Tim Drake going to do about it?

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

    Red Robin has been a great series since its debut last year, but this issue really sets a new standard for the title with stellar craftsmanship from Chris Yost and the art team led by Marcus To. The series is clearly turning a corner with this issue, which makes it a perfect jumping on point for both new readers and readers that might have jumped ship with the darker take on Tim Drake from the previous issues. Regardless, new readers, returning readers, and regular readers should not miss this issue under any circumstances. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Feb 5, 2010

    Red Robin #9 was a second straight solid issue by Yost and To. Though there is still the lingering problem of Yost dodging the answer to why Tim believes Bruce is alive this was still a fun issue when that plot thread isnt brought up. With this issue being part one of the four part crossover between Red Robin and Batgirl I recommend anyone that is picking up Batgirl but not Red Robin pick this issue up as it is the starting point of the crossover, and vice versa. For those that have been enjoying Red Robin thus far will enjoy this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Feb 3, 2010

    So there you have it – Red Robin still isn't very good. I'll be sure to stop by next month and let you know if that changes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Feb 4, 2010

    This issue didn't blow me away on plot, but I did enjoy being part of Tim's homecoming. I'm hoping Tim will continue to keep me entertained through this new four-issue arc. For now, this is a fair start. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 7, 2010

    This issue is a pretty decent jumping on point for those looking for a connection to the Batman universe. Not only do you get Red Robin beating up a lesser known villain, but two guest stars bringing some compelling emotion to the former Boy Wonder's adventures while setting up future coolness. Reflecting the events of previous issues, Ra's al Ghul surfaces in this issue, offering a threat against Tim -- a threat that sends Tim scrambling for help. I'm interested enough to see who comes to help Red Robin. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Feb 6, 2010

    Nine months into its lifespan, Red Robin has yet to justify its existence other than as a means to meet a quota of a series for every major Batman character. This issue even marks the first part of a crossover with Batgirl and I still wouldnt categorize it as essential reading for followers of that superior book. As much as I would like to see another great comic headlined by Tim Drake, the reality is that such a thing has not been among DCs offerings since the publisher fired Chuck Dixon in 2008. Methinks that Dan DiDio and company owe someone an apology. Read Full Review

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