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LoveAndLoss reviewed Tim Drake: Robin #5 Jan 25, 2023
1.0

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 g more

Tim Drake: Robin #5

By: Meghan Fitzmartin, Riley Rossmo
Released: Jan 25, 2023

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 abou...

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(*In old-timey announcer guy voice*)
Previously on “Thanks I hate it” Starring Timblr & Bernard as the “Manic Pixie Femboy”. Timblr acted so out of character, after taking down a squad of fake Robins. But Bernard is now Tim’s boyfriend so it makes it all better. Will SmartA55 be able to make it through this issue with all his hair attached to his head?

(We now return to y more

Tim Drake: Robin #4

By: Meghan Fitzmartin, Riley Rossmo
Released: Dec 28, 2022

Bernard has been kidnapped and only one person can save him: his boyfriend, Tim Drake! Plus, the Gotham Marina continues to be the target of both political unrest and a string of bizarre crimes. With every part of Tim’s life seemingly ready to explode, can the young sleuth crack the case of his abducted admirer before it’s too late?

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SomeRandomSmartA55 - Jan 2, 2023

Sadly, it is a fitting name.

2ndThought - Jan 11, 2023

Tim couldn't have been staying at Wayne Manor; last I checked, Bruce had moved out a while ago, leaving the place dormant. That does raise the question of where Tim has been staying before he moved to the Marina, but given Fitzmartin, probably something like he'd been sleeping in the various mini Bat-Caves around Gotham.

LoveAndLoss reviewed Tim Drake: Robin #4 Dec 29, 2022
1.5

Let me start by saying, having seen more comments about the matter, that Rossmo's art isn't the main issue here for me. While I do continue to agree that this style wasn't the best fit for a Tim Drake book, it's still a style that has its place in the industry. Part of the issue with the art, though, is that it gives us one sense of a story while the actual story itself provides another, and I fee more

Tim Drake: Robin #4

By: Meghan Fitzmartin, Riley Rossmo
Released: Dec 28, 2022

Bernard has been kidnapped and only one person can save him: his boyfriend, Tim Drake! Plus, the Gotham Marina continues to be the target of both political unrest and a string of bizarre crimes. With every part of Tim’s life seemingly ready to explode, can the young sleuth crack the case of his abducted admirer before it’s too late?

LoveAndLoss reviewed Tim Drake: Robin #3 Nov 23, 2022
1.5

Overall, this was still a badly written issue, but dropping the pursuit of various older detective stories and allowing some semblance of a plot to form was one of the better things about this particular one. That being said, still not a great time being had here.

Fitzmartin's grasp on characterization remains threadbare at best. She has a few lines that seem to imply she has at least more

Tim Drake: Robin #3

By: Meghan Fitzmartin, Riley Rossmo
Released: Nov 23, 2022

DID SOMEONE SAY GOLDFISH? After a mysterious murder takes place in broad library, Tim, Detective Williams, and Darcy are led to three suspects...except they aren't real? Meanwhile, Tim's been so busy on this case, he's forgotten the case of the boyfriend. Where's Bernard?

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(This should be considered a review of the entire mini-series)

I see you writing this crap with the team I love
And I'm like, "Forget you" (ooh, ooh, ooh)
You tried to blame homophobes and misogyny
I'm like, "Forget you and DC, too"
Tried to give you credit, you're still new at it
Ha, what is this shh?
(What is this shh?)
And although there's pain in m more

Dark Crisis: Young Justice #6

By: Meghan Fitzmartin, Laura Braga
Released: Nov 16, 2022

Superboy, Robin, Impulse, Wonder Girl,Arrowette; and Red Tornado are all reunited, but is it too late for them to face down the unmitigated and unhinged power of Mickey Mxyzptlk? Young Justice will have to let their old wounds heal quickly if they’re going to escape from Mickey’s fake universe and rejoin the real DCU to help join the final batt...

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If I could give this issue a zero I would. Fitzmartin should never be allowed to write a comic book again. This had nothing to do with dark crisis. It was just an excuse to make wonder girl a victim of toxic men and then have said men grovel at her feet. The writer obviously never read the old Young Justice series because Cassie was one of the best characters who was always treated with the utm more

Dark Crisis: Young Justice #6

By: Meghan Fitzmartin, Laura Braga
Released: Nov 16, 2022

Superboy, Robin, Impulse, Wonder Girl,Arrowette; and Red Tornado are all reunited, but is it too late for them to face down the unmitigated and unhinged power of Mickey Mxyzptlk? Young Justice will have to let their old wounds heal quickly if they’re going to escape from Mickey’s fake universe and rejoin the real DCU to help join the final batt...

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SomeRandomSmartA55 - Nov 16, 2022 (edited)

Yeah it’s clear Fitzmartin never read Young Justice, because Cassie became the LEADER OF THE TEAM, but no apparently that was the toxic boys hating her.

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The artstyle in and of itself is quite good, though it's let down by the incredibly stiff poses the characters are drawn in, the backgrounds suddenly vanishing entirely at points, and some odd expressions in certain panels that make it look laughable.

As for the writing, it's quite poor with a lack of resolution for several plot points, some rather odd scripting choices that prevent an more

Dark Crisis: Young Justice #6

By: Meghan Fitzmartin, Laura Braga
Released: Nov 16, 2022

Superboy, Robin, Impulse, Wonder Girl,Arrowette; and Red Tornado are all reunited, but is it too late for them to face down the unmitigated and unhinged power of Mickey Mxyzptlk? Young Justice will have to let their old wounds heal quickly if they’re going to escape from Mickey’s fake universe and rejoin the real DCU to help join the final batt...

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I'd like to say I feel some level of relief that this series has now met its end, but in all honesty, I'm still left baffled by how such a story was ever allowed to proceed on the course that it did. I was hoping we would get some sort of explanation into why this was worth putting the Dark Crisis title on it, but the fact of that matter remains that this series has absolutely nothing to do with more

Dark Crisis: Young Justice #6

By: Meghan Fitzmartin, Laura Braga
Released: Nov 16, 2022

Superboy, Robin, Impulse, Wonder Girl,Arrowette; and Red Tornado are all reunited, but is it too late for them to face down the unmitigated and unhinged power of Mickey Mxyzptlk? Young Justice will have to let their old wounds heal quickly if they’re going to escape from Mickey’s fake universe and rejoin the real DCU to help join the final batt...

LoveAndLoss reviewed Tim Drake: Robin #2 Oct 26, 2022
1.0

Where do I even begin?

Challenge for Fitzmartin: stop taking the plots of other detective comics and making it seem like you did anything with them. This is just lazy writing. The fact that I knew what story she would use next based on the preview talk of a stolen diamond and framing someone, given her previous history with other old detective stories, made this as lame as the previous more

Tim Drake: Robin #2

By: Meghan Fitzmartin, Riley Rossmo
Released: Oct 26, 2022

To catch a criminal mastermind, Tim will have to...steal a diamond? Oh no, what's gotten into you, Tim? It's Tim Drake like you've never seen him! Plus: a murder most foul at the library, the Gotham Marina is in danger, and Bernard isn't answering Tim's calls!

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LoveAndLoss - Oct 27, 2022 (edited)

It'll be interesting to see the reactions. I'm still not entirely sold on the general feeling they seem to be going for with this as it seems ill-suited for a serious Tim Drake solo. That being said I could have done Rossmo's art if the story was spectacular, but Fitzmartin has already shown us her inability to tell a story regardless of who her artist is or the characters she gets to handle. If they want a good Tim solo, they need to ditch her first.

SomeRandomSmartA55 - Oct 27, 2022

Oh absolutely they need to get Chuck Dixon, James Tynion, Chris Yost, Fabian Nicieza, or Devin Grayson to take over the writing

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Ebonyc reviewed Tim Drake: Robin #2 Oct 27, 2022
1.0

This gets the Fitzmartin rating.

Tim Drake: Robin #2

By: Meghan Fitzmartin, Riley Rossmo
Released: Oct 26, 2022

To catch a criminal mastermind, Tim will have to...steal a diamond? Oh no, what's gotten into you, Tim? It's Tim Drake like you've never seen him! Plus: a murder most foul at the library, the Gotham Marina is in danger, and Bernard isn't answering Tim's calls!

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So I’ll start by saying this is much better than the previous issue…that being said, I still can’t say it’s all that good. The more I look into it the more issues I find with it. This is without a doubt the worst characterization Tim has ever had, since the New 52 altered his origin. Take this quote for instance:
“There are only a few places I belong. With Bernard. On the boat. An more

Tim Drake: Robin #2

By: Meghan Fitzmartin, Riley Rossmo
Released: Oct 26, 2022

To catch a criminal mastermind, Tim will have to...steal a diamond? Oh no, what's gotten into you, Tim? It's Tim Drake like you've never seen him! Plus: a murder most foul at the library, the Gotham Marina is in danger, and Bernard isn't answering Tim's calls!

1.0

I don't know how a writer manages to make you hate the heroes she's writing, but that's what has happened here. Each issue has only gotten progressively worse, and rather than show us a group of individuals trying to define a better future for themselves and the world, we've basically gotten a personal rant (I can't even say I feel like I'm getting lectured at because frankly there is nothing enli more

Dark Crisis: Young Justice #5

By: Meghan Fitzmartin, Laura Braga
Released: Oct 19, 2022

HERE'S MICKEY! Mickey Mxyzptlk, son of Mr. Mxyzptlk, built the "perfect world" where he and the boys of Young Justice could rule without being criticized, without having to change, without ever having to grow up. Mickey has an ugly soul and too much power. The boys of Young Justice will have to overcome their shortcomings and defeat him to get back...

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SomeRandomSmartA55 - Oct 19, 2022 (edited)

This book made me so angry, I became apathetic. It is almost reaching "All-Star Batman & Robin" levels of bad for me. My love for this team (and especially Tim) must be strong because I will keep reading no matter how god awful things get., but I never want this writer & this editorial team to work in the industry again.

LoveAndLoss - Oct 20, 2022

That's fair. I know there are a lot of fans who really want YJ in general and the current Tim Drake solo to succeed. I do, too, but not with this writer. DC is losing me as a fan with her at the helm of these stories. I'd like to see someone else take over the solo since this title is a foregone conclusion at this point, but I honestly don't know that you can salvage what she's already done. It's truly unfortunate. DC put their money on a lame horse.

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Prodigalson16 reviewed Tim Drake: Robin #1 Oct 4, 2022
1.0

What the fuck

Tim Drake: Robin #1

By: Meghan Fitzmartin, Riley Rossmo
Released: Sep 28, 2022

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 ...

LoveAndLoss reviewed Tim Drake: Robin #1 Sep 29, 2022
1.0

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 manu more

Tim Drake: Robin #1

By: Meghan Fitzmartin, Riley Rossmo
Released: Sep 28, 2022

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 ...

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SomeRandomSmartA55 - Oct 3, 2022

I’ve spoken with so many bisexuals online and No One likes what is happening. How they handled things with Steph, picking Bernard of all people, and how it all took place. If it’s not being written for us, then who is it written for? This all feels like a straight woman’s really bad fanfiction. I don’t usually get all bent up about representation, but when it’s done this badly and to my favorite character! Ugh, DC needs to get their shit together

LoveAndLoss - Oct 4, 2022

Same! Even among my friends who identify as LGBTQ none of them have liked what they read in this comic. All of it felt forced and bland to them, and those of us who are Tim Drake fans feel even worse about what they read. None of us understand why she is acting like Bernard is the best Tim's ever had or throwing out all of his history basically with his Bat-family. And seriously why Bernard? The kid wasn't even that good to him in the old comic setting!

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Jawsh reviewed Tim Drake: Robin #1 Sep 28, 2022
4.5

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 withou more

Tim Drake: Robin #1

By: Meghan Fitzmartin, Riley Rossmo
Released: Sep 28, 2022

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 ...

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Dc Fan of Sorts - Sep 29, 2022

I am not a Rossmo fan at all, but you are right, the style fit Harley almost perfectly. It is such a distraction here and this book did not need distractions like that! It feels like Fitzmartin was afraid to go too far with Tim’s sexuality, but didn’t go far enough with the actual story either, so the whole thing kind of falls apart.

Jawsh - Sep 29, 2022

Like the detective elements in this are soooo basic, as well ;___; It is HARD to write satisfying mysteries and detective stories, which is probably why DC has difficulty with Tim's character solo, but this was def not it. Like most Batman stories nowadays don't even have HARD detective elements at their core, but that's sort of a big part of Tim's character. The Sherlock line was so cringe lol

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Stormwrath reviewed Tim Drake: Robin #1 Sep 27, 2022
1.0

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 Ma more

Tim Drake: Robin #1

By: Meghan Fitzmartin, Riley Rossmo
Released: Sep 28, 2022

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 ...

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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 more

Tim Drake: Robin #1

By: Meghan Fitzmartin, Riley Rossmo
Released: Sep 28, 2022

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 ...

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