Review: Robins #1

Robins #1

Take all the Robins and put them in a series together and you’ve get a pretty damn entertaining comic. Robins #1 brings together five individuals who have held the title for a debut that has some entertaining action and some reflection. What does it mean to be a Robin? Is it a good thing? It definitely puts a target on you.

Written by Tim Seeley, Robins #1 at times feels like service to fans, and that’s not a bad thing. Getting this group of characters together is going to be fun, and the comic shows exactly that. Each Robin has had such a unique personality. Each has delivered a version of the character that has been special and we can see here some of exactly that. Dick, Jason, Tim, Stephanie, and Damian have all held the same title but each of their experiences has been so different.

Seeley nails why each version of Robin has been so different and interesting. Each of these characters are larger than life in their own ways and are so different. Dick comes off as the seasoned veteran, Jason the hot head, Tim the eager prodigy, Stephanie the mixed results, and Damian the arrogant one. Robins #1 has them reflecting on their time as the hero and more importantly questioning if it was a good experience or the right experience at all. There’s something so refreshing to see these heroes question if they made the right decisions and how those decisions have impacted them. It’s different and fun in a lot of ways. We the readers have our own opinions about each of them but it’s interesting to hear what they think about their own time in the tights.

The art by Baldemar Rivas is pretty solid. Each Robin is very identifiable and the comic does a great job of balancing its action with its quieter moments. It’s great art when people sitting around a table can be as exciting as when their suited up and fighting bad guys. The color by Romulo Fajardo Jr. pops with a style that feels like it emphasizes each character in their own way with a slight anime quality about it. Steve Wands‘ lettering packs in a lot, especially when the group sits down to chat.

Robins #1 is an interesting and fun debut that fans of the characters will enjoy. It does a great job of allowing each character’s personality to really shine through showing off how truly unique each one is. This is one that leans towards the Robin fans but it’s done in a way that everyone can find something to enjoy.

Story: Tim Seeley Art: Baldemar Rivas
Color: Romulo Fajardo, Jr. Letterer: Steve Wands
Story: 8.0 Art: 7.85 Overall: 7.95 Recommendation: Buy

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