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|Length: 303 pages||Book 1 of 1 in Robin (1991)|
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- Print length : 303 pages
- ASIN : B017I301KU
- File size : 380159 KB
- Publication date : November 10, 2015
- Publisher : DC (November 10, 2015)
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- Language: : English
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This is a collection of Tim Drake's first few adventures as Robin. It is a slow start with a satisfying payoff to see Robin in costume. This collection of issues is the perfect way to introduce yourself to the character. (Without too many spoilers), this book will show you the tragedy of Tim Drakes parents (very touching/sad) and how he balances with civilian/student life with his life as a superhero. This also shows how difficult it can be to work for Batman. This has a very satisfying outcome to how Tim gains Batman's trust.
As Nightwing, Dick Grayson is perhaps my favorite character in the DC Universe (or at least tied with Batman). But surprisingly enough he’s not actually my favorite Robin. By a small margin, that honor goes to Tim Drake. A detective in his own right, a proficient computer hacker, and level headed enough to be aware of the weight of the legacy he wishes to have passed to him, Drake was embraced as a successor to Grayson by fans in a way Jason Todd never was.
This collection contains three multi-part stories that cover his training pre-Robin and his first steps once he’s become the new boy wonder.
Rite of Passage is a four-issue story that ran in Detective Comics and was done by one of my favorite creative teams, Alan Grant and Norm Breyfogle. Grant is a fantastic writer that wrote dark stories, sometimes with mystical elements, that still felt grounded, always had a point to them, and were appropriate additions to the Batman mythos. Breyfolge’s art was always dynamic and captivating.
Here they present an important chapter in Tim’s journey to becoming Robin. He’s already being trained by Batman and Nightwing, having previously proved his potential by deducing their identities. But after what happened with Jason Todd Batman is taking it slow, trying to be sure Tim is ready before allowing him in the field. Fate has an even tougher trial in mind however, as Tim’s parents are abducted. Powerful story with themes of voodoo, fate, and responsibility.
Batman #455-457 is another arc by the same creative duo, seeing Batman investigating a string of odd murders committed by civilians in masks. Meanwhile the weight of being the next Robin hangs heavily over Tim’s shoulders. These stories are wonderfully character driven, with a Batman who’s not infallible and tough events and decisions for our heroes to contend with.
Finally we have the five issues first Robin mini-series. Tim has become Robin, but has some soul searching to do as to what that really means for him. Chuck Dixon and Tom Lyle provide this nice globe spanning tale that sees Tim trying to continue his training only to be swept up in dangerous schemes that will cross his path with an old Batman foe as well as a dangerous new villain. Like the previous two arcs this focuses on character development and what makes Tim unique, to great effect.
I’m thrilled they rereleased these early stories of Tim’s career. Hope to see more.
However, as an intro/origin to the character of Tim Drake as Robin, it fails. The following stories should be read BEFORE the contents of "Robin vol 1: Reborn".
Tim's story really begins in "Batman: Year Three", which is partly about Dick Grayson's origin. Tim's first appearance is a brief cameo in Batman #436, the first part of B:Y3 (#436-439). This story line has not been collected or reprinted in any form, but it is available digitally on Comixology.
His next full appearance occurs in the story line "A Lonely Place of Dying", a five-part crossover between the Batman series (#440-442), and the New Titans series (#60-61). This story serves as Tim's proper introduction, and it serves as a reminder to the importance of why Batman 'needs' a Robin. "A Lonely Place of Dying" has been reprinted in the most current edition of the "Death in the Family" trade paperback, as well as the digital version on Amazon & Comixology. The individual issues are also available on Comixology.
The final missing piece of Tim's origin as Robin is New Titans #65. Tim and Dick talk about what it means to be Bruce's partner, and to be Robin. Dick gives Tim an introductory class on detective work, to give him an idea of what he's in for. NT 65 has not been reprinted anywhere, but it is available digitally on Comixology.
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When I was young, and I was first reading Batman stories. I was never a fan of Robin. I started reading Batman during the time when Dick Grayson was Night Wing, and Jason Todd was killed off. So there was no Robin around, and I liked it. My only exposure to the character of Robin was the 60's TV show.
It wasn't until I started reading some Batman stories with Robin in it. That over time I started to appreciate the character a little more, and warm up to him. Then Tim Drake appeared, and was a new Robin. With a vastly improved Robin costume, and is the best Robin costume in my opinion. I always hated the bare legs, and stupid pixie boots. It amazes that stupid design stuck around for so long.
While still not a huge Robin fan. I decided to buy this, and give the character another pass, and it turned out pretty good.
Robin reborn contains three story arcs. The first is the story dealing with the kidnapping, and murder of Tim Drakes parents, and the second deals with Tim Drake proving he has what it takes to be the next Robin. The last story is Tim Drake traveling the world to further his training, and over come some trials as Robin.
The first to arcs are my favorite in the book. They're written by Alan Grant, with art by Norm Breyfogle. These two are my favorite in this book. I love the art by Norm Breyfogle who is one of my favorite Batman artists.
The last story arc is written by Chuck Dixon with art my Tom Lyle. I have to say that this was my least favorite of the three arcs. I found the story a little hard to follow, and it didn't quite keep my interest like the first two. It has Robin go on an almost James Bond style adventure. With the villain of the story being a very Bond style one.
Also I was not a fan of the art by Tom Lyle, and I know that art is subjective. Some people my like his work, but for me personally. I don't think his style work for this story. Brian Bolland who did the cover art should have done all the interior art as well. I think that would have been a much better choice.
I would recommend this to hard core, and casual Batman fans a like. It is a pretty solid book with few strikes against it.