Monday, July 18, 2011

Red Robin #25

There's much to recommend in the second-to-last issue of Red Robin. We get an appearance by Cassandra Cain (the former Batgirl who has been absent from the DCU since Stephanie Brown took over the role) who helps stop the latest group of assassins from killing our hero, and attempts to "kill" him herself.

Aside from surviving the attack by the sister of Ra's al Ghul and uncovering a mystery opponent behind all of the attacks on his life, Red Robin must also deal with the fallout of his lies to Tam Fox about her father, help out Cain take on a ten year-old martial arts genuis who wipes Hong Kong with both of them (I want more of this story).

The real shocker comes in issue's final panels where we see Red Robin's impressive new base of operations as well as learn that our hero has "assassinated Captain Boomerang." Like most of DC's current Bat-titles I'm sorry to see this one going away, but it looks like the final issue will be a doozy. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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