Red Robin - #1
Synopsis: In Spain, bad guys have kidnapped the daughter of an outspoken Spanish politician. They get their ransom demand but have no intention of returning the daughter. :o Red Robin follows them to their hideout and beats everybody up except for a guy with flamey hands who punches him. Red Robin catches the punch and headbutts him and escapes with the girl :o
In his apartment, Red Robin, who is Tim Wayne, takes off his costume and holds his burnt hand under cold water wondering how his life got to this point.
The next day he motorcycles around showing off a picture to ppl, asking if they have seen somebody but they haven't. He insists he knows he's "right" about something.
Flashback time! Tim is yelling at Nightwing who is now Batman, in the batcave. Dick says that Damien is his responsibility and it's his job to take care of him or he'll become a killer. Damien who is now Robin shows up and mocks Tim and refuses to acknowledge his last name as being Wayne. Tim punches Damien and stalks off.
In Prague, somebody kills a businessman who was trying to blackmail the wrong people. But then he himself is killed by a mysterious person who cuts him in half or something :O
We're now in Paris where Red Robin is racing along in his Robincycle being chased by gangsters in a car shooting at him. He jumps on the car and causes it to flip :O
Flashback again to mopey Tim after his fight with Dick and Damien. He mopes until he realizes that Batman is still alive and he will find him.
Back in the present, half naked Tim is being spied on by a bald girl and her compatriots who call somebody and tells them that they've found Tim.
It's Ra's Al Ghul >.>;;;
DUN DUN DUNNNNNN
Review: Blah. That's.. like my review. xD The entire thing just made me feel blah.. or meh.. like.. w/e... I dunno.. it's more mopey Tim and I HATE mopey Tim... esp the wannabe Miller monologues. I'm so tired of it. I'm so tired of the running narration of a superhero's actions. It's like sports commentators in North America, they just can't stop talking.. xD But more than that it's just.. I dunno.. not even creative monologuing.. it's like they ran his thoughts thru a batmonologue computer or something. xD
Neways... I haven't rly been following Battle for the Cowl much, so maybe I just missed stuff, but why IS Tim not Robin or given ANY sort of other role by Bat!Dick? Like, Dick says it's cuz they're equals or something, but I thought Dick and Tim were always close, like brothers... why would he just be like... shrugging him aside. Yeah he wants to take care of Damien (why is he taking care of Damien btw? o_O I know Zhinxy has a theory that Talia's going to be revealed to have died, so maybe that's it? ) but if Tim is having issues too, wouldn't it be important to try to include him more also, or try harder to work things out? It seems like Dick doesn't even rly care what's going on, esp with his surrogate little brother.. and that's... I dunno... it just seems like he's being rly blase about Tim having clear emotional issues >.>;;
So is Tim killing now or just being rly rough? :o Is that the line he's crossing? o_O I know he flipped the car but in comics, that's hardly any inference to killing xD Maybe it's just that he doesn't care how rough he is anymore or if it leads to death?
*shrug* I dunno, as I said, I just feel blah about it so it's like "oh well car flipped.." xD And Ra's is back! Oh yay >.>;; I guess he'll finally have his apprentice or w/e? Maybe we'll find out if Zhinxy was right about Talia :]
Um.. I guess that's it. I just feel like... a lot happened but at the same time nothing rly happened. It just felt like background noise as Tim brooded and brooded more xD
Oh and apparently we dun have Red Robins in Ontario xD Just FYI >.>;; Or I would ttlly go to one every week that Red Robin came out and read it there xD And ppl would stare >.>;;; XDDD Maybe I should go to Timothy's or Tim Horton's to read it though :O
Angelwings Rating: 1.5 out of 5 ultimate broody Red Robin Timbits
Recommendation: Unless you rly like current Tim Drake or are into what happens to every single Bat family char during this Batman: Reborn period, I dun recommend this issue at all :\