Tim Drake: Robin #5

Writer: Meghan Fitzmartin Artist: Riley Rossmo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 25, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 21
6.1Critic Rating
2.7User Rating

Tim's mysterious new admirer/nemesis is closing in and they could be anyone. With everyone he trusts potentially compromised or in danger, the World's Greatest Robin has no one and nowhere left to turn for help...except for himself. But can Tim Drake get out of his own way for long enough to catch up to a villain who seemingly knows everything about Tim, down to the very way he thinks?

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Michael Guerrero Jan 24, 2023

    Tim Drake: Robin #5 is another great entry in the series that keeps readers on the edge of their seats. The issue is filled with mystery and is similarly supported by stellar art. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 24, 2023

    This is a good start, although our new villain seems a little too fond of monologuing. With one issue to go, a lot will depend on how this arc sticks the landing, but so far it seems to be off to a strong closing act. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg Jan 24, 2023

    Easily Tim Drake: Robin's most face-paced issue, this month feels like the penultimate episode of your favourite TV show as it heads in to potentially game-changing finale. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Comic Watch - Sean Winningham Jan 24, 2023

    Aside from my own personal artistic tastes and a point of confusion, I thought this was a good story. It's nice to see a superhero sidekick not only get their own story, but also their own personal archnemesis. I'm excited to see where this story will lead for Tim and Bernard, and if Tim decides to go out on his own. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Steven Lee Sharpe Jan 25, 2023

    He's reached the lowest point on his journey to consolidate his personality, both as a young man and as Robin. His complaint that he can't make his attempt at a new costume fit has metaphorical weight. Although I have quibbles about the storytelling on occasion, the character arc and narrative arc have tied in nicely and the issue teases an intriguing proper showdown between hero and villain. I'm looking forward to seeing Tim feeling comfortable in that promised new costume. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Feb 1, 2023

    This continues to be a fantastic series, even with some bumps along the way. It's an addition to the Bat family that I think we need, and I can't help but love. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jan 25, 2023

    Only Tim getting his own arch-nemesis makes the story worth continuing and even then, it's under visual duress. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Jamie Remolde Jan 25, 2023

    The story is starting to feel drawn out and I don't feel like enough is happening to keep me engaged and looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 29, 2023

    Tim Drake: Robin #5 is one of the worst comic book issues I've read in quite some time.  The plot is nonsensical, the reveal is laughable, and the way that Tim defeats his last enemy is something you have to see to believe, but not in a good way.  The art continues to be a problem, even with another artist doing most of the pages this month. This series will surely be on multiple "worst of" lists for years to come, so I can only recommend it to someone who wants to brag that they were one of the few who read it when it came out. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Batman-News - Jeremy Bernard Jan 24, 2023

    The only things that seem to be building up for Tim Drake: Robin are its flaws. If you want to save yourself some time just imagine the ending of the previous issue but with slightly higher stakes. Maybe I'm the only one who thought this fight scene was poorly written and drawn but I had to go through it a lot in order to even talk about it. It's a real shame because I actually bought the previous issue just to stare at certain double page spreads and now I'm too bored to care Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Prodigalson16 Jan 25, 2023

    Good lord.

  • 2.0
    SomeRandomSmartA55 Jan 25, 2023

    This book is crap, because of TimBer
    What does Tim, see in him?
    It’s not because Bernard’s a guy.
    I will take anyone else.
    Pleeeaaasssee (Please go away), Just make him ple-ease go away (timber), Plleeeaaaaseee (timber)
    Wooooah (timber), anyone else (please), wooooah (this book is crap)

    Alright one of the first things we see is Rossmo drawing Nightwing……shudders. This comics starts in midst of the search for Bernard and Dick tries to calm Tim down, and Tim slaps his hand away. Now, it’s no secret I’m no fan of Bernard but the way Tim acts here is character regression. He has gone through helping saving people in danger several times, loved ones have been kidnapped before, including Berna more

  • 1.0
    hesfkshgf Jan 27, 2023

    Story is a mess

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    RobinsFan Jan 26, 2023

    How does this keep going from bad to worse with every issue? You think one thing gets better then Fitzmartin finds something new to drag it all back down. This issue was so bad.

  • 1.0
    LoveAndLoss Jan 25, 2023

    Just when I thought Fitzmartin had finally left all those old detective stories alone, we're greeted with the most uninspired villain touting himself as worthy of comparison to the Joker. To be fair, this current version of Tim Drake is by no means giving Batman a run for his money at this rate either. Moriarty. I'm not sure how I'm supposed to take this seriously when nothing about this run has given us anything on par with Sherlock Holmes. This reads as a bad joke, one in which, yet again, Fitzmartin seems to think herself clever with it while once more burying any potential she had with this story in its failed detective aspects. Tim says he would have known about Bernard if he was the villain because the clues would have been right ther more

  • 1.0
    thecimmerian Jan 25, 2023

    This series is as enjoyable as a swfit kick to the jewels.

  • 1.0
    Halodystroyer44 Jan 24, 2023

    I weep for DC.

  • 1.0
    Dave Jan 24, 2023

    Are the critics reading the same book?? I have yet to meet anyone who likes this book except the critics above. The only thing worst than the art is the writing . I like Tim Drake but the glory days of Chuck Dixon, Tom Grumette, and Mike Wieringo are gone and now we got no talent havks

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