Tim Drake: Robin #9

Writer: Meghan Fitzmartin Artist: Nikola Cizmesija Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 24, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 10
7.6Critic Rating
4.0User Rating

Batwoman's got blood on her hands as a familiar enemy rears their head and creates a rift between her and Robin. Do we really know what we're capable of?

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Sean Winningham May 23, 2023

    Since the start ofTim Drake: Robin, issue #9 is hands down the best issue by the creative team. This story is probably one of the more underrated stories, and it's nice to see Tim Drake and his friends get the care they receive from Fitzmartin, Cizmesija, Loughridge, and Reed. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Michael Guerrero May 23, 2023

    Tim Drake: Robin #9 is another intriguging issue that builds up to what seems to be a seriosuly intense series finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum May 24, 2023

    My only real concern is that with this being the penultimate issue, Fitzmartin has set up a lot of things that might not get fully delivered on, but this is a strong issue overall. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 23, 2023

    The cancellation of this series really came out of nowhere, even more so than with Batgirls, and I don't think this final arc feels like it's actually wrapping anything up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg May 23, 2023

    The penultimate issue of Tim Drake: Robin is packed with suspense and conflict. With Tim torn between Bernard and Batwoman, Meghan Fitzmartin is ensuring that the book goes out the way it came in, focussed on its titular hero and his mission to balance a real life with his crime fighting. I'm not ready for it to end, but I'm ready to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Steven Lee Sharpe May 23, 2023

    With this being the build-up to the final issue, I was expecting Tim Drake: Robin #9 to have a little more plot and a little less character confrontation. However, while we don't get any more clues to this intriguing puzzle, those relationship complications have led to raised stakes. Let's see how Tim gets out of this one. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Jeremy Bernard May 23, 2023

    The art is really noticeable in this issue because we've become so used to seeing nothing but mediocrities being the pinnacle of what this series has to offer. While the issue does improve a bit with regards to Tim's love interest, there's just nothing I could see the final issue delivering that could make the multiple issue story of this final arc worth it for me. I wish the final issues could have been more like an anthology but I guess Fitzmartin had no idea her series would get canceled and probably had this story in mind.Score: 5/10 Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Amazing Psycamorean May 31, 2023

    I couldn't imagine hating this comic as much as these other people do. I feel like it's so easy to point out the flaws with a comic book when you've decided you won't like it and you want to be hyper pedantic to justify the hate because being a normal person about it is too much of a task for you.

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  • 2.5
    thecimmerian May 26, 2023

    So this issue starts out showing that Tim is actually a pretty good detective and was MAYBE trained by the bat. It's a rare thing in this book. Then, almost immediately, the rest of the issue goes back to romance fan fic and Tim being a complete dumbass. The same thing that is in every issue of Fitzmartin's run. That's it. That's the review. Nothing else really deserves to be said.

  • 2.0
    SomeRandomSmartA55 May 23, 2023

    deep breath Only two issues left, only two issues left…

    Alright let’s get to the positives, this intro is actually kinda good. There is a decent narrative flow, Tim using his analytical mind that’s communicated in a visually interesting way. The art looks good throughout, and the final scene is really haunting and has great use of imagery.

    That out of the way, this book is still frustratingly infuriating. After the intro with Batwoman, she acts OOC, granted most of my Kate content comes from Tynion Tec, but here Kate feels much angrier than normal and acts incredibly irrational. Also the way that she escapes the grip from the Cult leader felt rushed and convenient equally convenient was how he escaped. Then we go more

  • 1.5
    LoveAndLoss May 25, 2023

    The way this story arc has been written, it's clearly aiming for these emotional hits and getting people to react to these moments. The story and its characters have taken a distant second. In Fitzmartin's attempt to create a constant run of angst and drama, it seems she's forgotten what you actually need to make any of those plot beats resonate: defined characters with readers invested in them and a plot that builds upon itself to those big moments. She instead leaps from one point to another. Again that sense of "and then this happened, and this happened, and this happened..." plagues this issue. So much of this series, in general, could have benefited from an editor looking at the various scenes and asking what purpose they served to the more

  • 1.0
    tron May 29, 2023

    It's as if someone from secondary school were writing this. I couldn't imagine liking this comic as much as the 2 or three fans do. I feel like it's so easy to point out the flaws in other people opinions when you've decided, no matter what, that your going to like and defend a comic and be hyper undemanding of a writer or characters history so you can justify calling everyone bigoted because being a normal person about it is too much of a task for you.

  • 10
    GodThatsGood May 23, 2023

  • 8.0
    je2yoder Jun 8, 2023

  • 3.0
    polo08p May 29, 2023

  • 2.5
    Halodystroyer44 Jun 28, 2023

  • 1.0
    rogerje Jun 27, 2023

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