Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Batgirl #8 & Red Robin #10

Dealing with exes can be tricky business (especially when your common interests involve dressing up in tights and beating up criminals). If you're going to pick one of these issues up you're going to need both of them. If you haven't been reading Red Robin (shame on you!) Tim Drake (sorry, I just can't bring myself to call him Tim Wayne) has royally pissed off Ra's al Ghul who has declared war on everything Tim holds dear.

So, yeah, Tim's return to Gotham isn't going so well. First, in Batgirl he's put-off by the idea of his former girlfriend as the new Batgirl, and then further troubled when he needs her help to stop the League of Assassins from killing Leslie Thompkins. They are successful, but that's just the tip of the iceberg...

The storyline continues in Red Robin where the pair learn that Thompkins is only one of a dozen targets on the League's hit list including Hush who Ra's has decided to meet with personally.

I've consistently liked Red Robin (and surprisingly liked Batgirl as well - despite my lack of affection for this version of the heroine) and adding throwing the pair together makes for some fun reading.

I'm also glad to see that Tim's recent betrayal of the League of Assassins is having immediate, as well as possible longterm, consequences. Even with Bruce Wayne these two Bat-books are proving to put out good material every month, and both are definitely worth a look.

[DC $2.99]

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