Tim Drake: Robin #10
Written by Meghan Fitzmartin
Art by Nikola Čižmešija
Colors by Lee Loughridge
Letters by Tom Napolitano
The Rundown: Tim Drake’s search for Batwoman leads him into a deadly confrontation.
After being captured, Tim finds himself in a dire situation. After being challenged by a powerful enemy, he is reunited with a dear friend. But in order to save their life, he must risk his own. Finally, Tim finds himself surrounded by an unexpected group.
The Story: Family and belonging are the two central themes of this series ending finale. Throughout the series, Tim has dealt with his not only an array of villains, but his own sense of purpose. In the final act, Tim gains both self awareness and understanding regarding the community of people surrounding him. For me, this makes the overall story beautiful. However, it does not make up for the incredibly flawed wrap-up or loss of direction in narrative form. I feel like the series devolved from a quirky detective tale to a generic good guy vs. bad guys saga. I would have liked to see more plot development and less focus on multiple character interactions. In general, the story did a decent job of emotionally connecting me to Tim Drake, and I would like to see more of his story in the future.
The Art: This illustration is this piece is tonally in sync with the storyline. The traditional artwork is enhanced by color work that changes with mood and location. Also, detailed character features help to form a deeper emotional involvement with the principal players.