Friday, December 10, 2010

Red Robin #18

Red Robin's "Hit List" has taken him to Russia in an attempt to crack a super-villain communication grid. Along the way he runs into an old friend, meets yet another attractive woman, and worries over his relationship with Tam Fox.

A "super-villain communication grid" isn't exactly a sexy target, and since I'm not that familiar with Red Star or his time with the Teen Titans the use of the character doesn't do much for me personally. However, the character of Promise does show, well... um, some promise.

That this is the first real push of the "Hit List" storyarc doesn't do much to get me excited about an idea I was only lukewarm on to begin with. I'm also less than thrilled that Birds of Prey baddie Calculator looks like he's being woven into the yet another bat-title. Unless he's bringing his bitchin' 70's costume with him I'm just not interested.

Even with these quibbles, the issue is still a good read. As long as the character of Tim Drake continues to be written so well I'm willing to forgive quite a bit. Worth a look.

[DC $2.99]

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