Tim Drake: Robin #1

Writer: Meghan Fitzmartin Artist: Riley Rossmo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 28, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 41
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Step aside, Damian-the world's favorite Robin has got this! That's right, after years away, Tim Drake is taking center stage in a brand-spanking-new Robin series of his very own!
A mystery over a year in the making takes shape, as a new villain who's been hounding Tim from afar decides to take things up close and personal, putting Bernard and everyone else Tim cares about in peril as things go from bad to worse for the world's oldest and canonically tallest Robin [no, I will not be fact-checking that]. All that and Tim finally carves out a corner of Gotham City just for himself, and sets up shop in his very own...murder shack boat? Fan-f more

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 27, 2022

    Tim Drake: Robin is a fresh start for the character in more ways than one. From the Rossmo art that is unlike anything else to Tim Drake's new lifestyle and home in the harbor, there's so much here that makes the character feel brand spanking new. That's exciting in a series set in Gotham where so many characters have remained the same for so long. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 27, 2022

    Tim was out of focus for so long post-New 52 that it's hard to remember he had by far the most effective Robin solo run, and this is a strong start to a new one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Sep 27, 2022

    Tim Drake: Robin #1 is a terrific start for a character that deserves the spotlight. A Robin that is often overshadowed by those around him, Tim now has a whole books worth of space to shine. There is an excellent blend of his upbringing having an effect on his personality and what he has developed for himself. He is gathering a supporting cast that is unique to him and all are brilliantly brought into the comic, taking place within a magnificent mysterious story. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Sep 29, 2022

    The introductory chapter of this new series did a good job introducing the reader to Tim Drake's new life and setting up the world that now surrounds him. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Comicbook Dispatch - tcreadscomics Sep 27, 2022

    Fitzmartin does a good job weaving together Tim's personal life and his life as Robin in a way that assuages my worries over whether the character would have any real identity. That said, the overall character arc of self-discovery seems out of place. Even so, the writing is the strong point of TIM DRAKE: ROBIN #1 thanks to Rossmo's style ultimately proving distracting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 1, 2022

    Good start to the new series, setting up quality writing for the main character, supporting cast and superhero action. There's a lot of potential for this series and I'd say we're off to a very good start. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - Gabriel De Jesus Sep 28, 2022

    Tim Drake: Robin #1 is a promising start of a new era for the titular character. Tim Drake is given the narrative space and page count to explore what his new status quo really is. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Oct 1, 2022

    Tim Drake: Robin #1 is a nice departure from the typical two-fisted action that the character typically gets roped into in other titles. Some of the art though is a bit too stylish for its own good. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Steven Lee Sharpe Sep 27, 2022

    In terms of tone and character, the comic finds its feet quickly, it now just needs the chance to build on the detective element. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 27, 2022

    Tim Drake: Robin #1 will probably get all the Tim Drake stans out there flocking to this book, me being one of them, I don't know if this is the book to properly get our Boy Wonder back in the hearts and minds of DC fans.  It feels so off in both writing and art.  Of course, things can constantly improve from here, but this first issue felt more like an Elseworld of the Fitzmartin-verse than the continuation of a Robin who's been kicking ass and taking names for over three decades.  Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 27, 2022

    FINAL THOUGHTSWhile it is great that Tim Drake finally gets his own ongoing series again Tim Drake: Robin #1 was a massive disappointment. The writing constantly gets in its own way and artwork is a bad fit for the character and world. Even the one solid aspect of this first issue, Tim's dynamic with Bernard Dowd and Darcy Thomas, is not enough to make up for how the writing is all over the place. It all leads to a comic book that feels like a step back rather than step forward for Tim Drake. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Batman-News - Jeremy Bernard Sep 27, 2022

    While I enjoyed the theme of this issue and the character relations are pretty fun, both of these elements are pretty much thrown out the window to make place for the dumbest mystery I've read in a while told in the least interesting way possible. The art on the other hand has some great work that gives you the right amount of balance between action and information but sometimes fails to give you anything other than style, Squidwards and squigglies Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Sep 28, 2022

    Tim. It just doesn't work. Nothing in this issue works. Read Full Review

  • 10
    dirtysexygeeky Oct 19, 2022

    Giving this a ten because there are so many morons on here giving it a one. I was quite hesitant going into this as I didn’t love the DC Pride: Tim Drake Special which collected Fitzmartin’s short stories from Batman Urban Legends. And after seeing all these reviews I was quite disheartened as Tim Drake has always been my favourite Robin and hasn’t had a solo series since Red Robin which was over ten years ago. However I enjoyed this, Tim’s new home and supporting characters are refreshing and quirky, the art sometimes reminded me of the golden age of Disney animation (especially the close up shots of Tim’s face.) Rossmo definitely shines when he’s taking his time and drawing complete lines and Fitzmartin cracked a few jokes whi more

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  • 10
    TheObserver Sep 28, 2022

    Strangely enough I liked it. I hadn't liked Meghan Fitzmartin's work until now but here she opened up a different narrative for the character that needed to find her voice. His new home, his surroundings, his neighbors, all contribute to making him happier. And that to me is Meghan's very good idea to bring joy to the young man who has been far too self-effacing in recent years. Tim is changing and that's good for him. He also remains a great detective and it shows (it doesn't matter here the investigation, it's just a pretext to give Tim back his detective spirit). Let's talk about Art. Riley Rossmo has an art of his own, very cartoonish but so alive. Tim doesn't look like a fashion print, so what? He is still engaging. He has a playful si more

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  • 4.5
    Jawsh Sep 28, 2022

    DC Editorial needed to knock this one out of park, considering the natural hate it would get from babies on the internet.
    All that nonsense whining aside, I shall proceed with my own:

    MEGHAN FITZMARTIN has her heart in the right place, but a strong heart a good writer does not make. The book feels so Batman-lite that Drake and his supporting cast may as well be empty shells without personality. Everything that happens here is like "yeah, I guess" which is disappointing considering what she's working with.
    Drake is somewhere new, he has a new relationship, and is trying to uncover new things about himself but none of that is explored effectively here and it's a huge missed opportunity.
    As a queer person, I am compl more

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  • 4.0
    Cchupka16 Oct 23, 2022

    This comic the story was not terrible but the artwork was absolutely atrocious

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    KalEl93 Sep 28, 2022

    I typically try to stick to the rule of “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” but the art in this book was so bad I feel obligated to put it out somewhere in the universe that the reason I won’t buy issue #2 has nothing to do with Tim Drake as a character, and everything to do with the horrible art.

  • 1.0
    RobinsFan Oct 20, 2022

    I held off on reading this given everything that was noted about it but being a Tim Drake fan decided to go ahead and see for myself what this was about and it's as disappointing as most people seem to think it is. I actually don't mind the art so much even though I don't really think this character version looks anything like Tim but I know different styles mean different character interpretations. The art really isn't the problem with the issue though. It's the writing. I couldn't get into it. I thought the plot was stupid. It was an okay gimmick in the Pride stories for Tim but Fitzmartin really fails to make it seem smart. Tim just sounds really dumb in this though not as stupid as he sounds in her YJ series. But Fitzmartin tries really more

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    S.J Oct 9, 2022

    Writing is very bad. Art is very bad. They are killing Tim.

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    Halodystroyer44 Oct 5, 2022

    Utterly flabbergasted

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    Prodigalson16 Oct 4, 2022

    What the fuck

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    Midnightanon Sep 29, 2022

    Terrible writing compounded by an art style that doesn’t fit. Poorly executed idea of representation that makes a caricature of bisexual romance. Calling a character bi does not make you the ally you think you are when you write the character as nothing but his sexuality and destroy his character. Plot is mediocre - there’s no real detective work here just a writer who thinks she is more clever than she really is. Absolutely no understanding of who Tim Drake actually is. A total joke.

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    Psychowolf019 Sep 29, 2022

    The term bait and switch is probably the most polite way to describe going from the cover to what is inside. The writing is beyond terrible as the writers clearly don't understand the character or his skill set. This was sadly created by the pronoun group to appeal to the woke morons who are a far more marginalized percent of the population than DC cares to acknowledge. Where to start with everything wrong with the story? The fact that Tim Drake seems less like a detective and more like a brainless civilian. The fact that instead of world building we get mostly just Tim sittibg around professing hos love for a dude while eating? This book belongs on a clearance section for 25 cents.

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    LoveAndLoss Sep 29, 2022

    This was honestly heartbreakingly terrible. When it was announced that Tim Drake was getting his own series, I was so ecstatic, esp after it was announced he was bi. However, after seeing the current YJ run and following it up with this first issue, I can see now that your writer has no concept of how to develop a story or relationships between people. The dialogue continues to be stilted and manufactured rather than carrying any real trace of a casual conversation. A lot of it is stiff and instead of being relevant or poignant borders almost offensive at times, and I can’t tell if this writer simply has no idea on how to construct dialogue between different sets of people or if she’s honestly trying to offend and not in the way that ge more

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  • 1.0
    BDG Comics Sep 29, 2022

    A book that is written merely to exploit an entire fraction of society for monetary gain? How anyone could rate this higher than a 1 is either ignorant of the blatant disrespect or complicit in oppression through mockery. Pathetic.

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    Howard Sep 27, 2022

    A complete woke dumpster fire.Please just stop this woke agenda, it's not for true comic fans.

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    Batmanaholic Sep 27, 2022

    Why dc why would you let this hack writer destroy Tim drake and Bernard........ I remember the simpler days. When Bernard had the hots for Tim drakes new step mom, and had a massive crush on her. How that ended up as him wanting to blow Tim now, is hilariously bad writing.

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  • 1.0
    aleyuma Sep 27, 2022

    i usually only gives score and/or comments to comics i like, but in this case i feel i have to make an exception, it’s atrocious in every possible way you can imagine, the art is s**t, the writing is even worse.

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    Dave Sep 27, 2022

    Maybe the worst book I have seen on the last ten years not written by Bendis, and the art is aweful as well . Does DC really think this will sell. They must believe the Tim Drake fans are loyal beyond belief

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  • 1.0
    Stormwrath Sep 27, 2022

    Holy shit this is horrendous, I hate grading a book with a 1, but this book should have an even worse score, Meghan Fitzmartin has no idea on how to create a simple story, her voice for Tim is even worse, we are talking about the greatest detective in the Batfamily, he is a goddamn genius and Fitzmartin couldn't care less about it... I enjoy Rossmo's art on a few books, like his amazing Martian Manhunter run, but his style doesn't fit well with human characters, in this book was just a awful experience

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    SomeRandomSmartA55 Sep 27, 2022

    I want to preface this by saying I am a long time Tim Drake fan, who happens to be bisexual. I harbor no ill will to any of the creative team on this book….but I have read porn parodies that are more engaging, have better understanding of Tim’s character, and a better understanding of being bisexual! This character is not Tim Drake, this is a straight woman’s yaoi fanfic version of Tim. The way the writing refers to any previous relationships he had as “settling” is insulting to fans, it’s somewhat misogynistic, and makes Tim come across as gay instead of bi which (which unintentionally contributes to bi-erasure). The art is also not helping, Rossmo is not my style but it is nowhere near as bad as Fitzmartin’s writing.

  • 1.0
    Ebonyc Sep 27, 2022

    Look how they massacred my boy.

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    KFuqua Sep 27, 2022

    Just a shame! This book is not readable due to the awful “art” done by the worst “artist” in the business. It continues to amaze me that DC gives him work! It seems they want this book to fail.

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  • LanceLopez Sep 28, 2022

    What happen to DC comics in the 90's there books rocked had to get all the Robin comics now they took a Awesome hero and made into a dumpster fire giving him a now I can't see why a boyfriend and making Tim Drake a joke where's the action 95% of this book was on a lame date no wonder DC and Marvel are dying Wake up DCCOMICS

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