written by MEGHAN FITZMARTIN
art by EDDY BARROWS
cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO and IRVIN RODRIGUEZ
card stock variant cover by DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON
Tim Drake is dead at the hands of the Magistrate. Uh, so why is he getting back up again? With the dangerous and supercharged “Lazarus Resin” coursing through the veins of the hero once known as Robin, can Tim recover enough of his fragile psyche to finish the mission and blow the sky convoy? And can Spoiler and Darcy escape the clutches of Peacekeeper 03 in time to save their friend in the process? It all comes to a head in this cataclysmic finale!
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Robin has died, or has he? Well based on our title, he hasn’t. Just how this version of the Lazarus Pit fits into this Future State of things, and how it affects our hero remains to be seen! And most importantly for this reviewer, how will Tim’s relationship with Spoiler progress, or regress?
We open with Robin in the middle of a Nickelodeon TV show. I kid, I kid. Robin isn’t dead but he’s been slimed. And one of the effects of the Lazarus Resin on humans is that it makes them strong! Strong
We quickly find out, however, that the Resin isn’t meant for humans at all, and that there are rather dire side effects. One of which are some nasty visions/hallucinations that retell some of Tim’s past. While factual to an extent the narrator, as it were, makes Tim second guess his self-worth not only in regards to Stephanie but also as a Robin and even his worth as a member of the Bat-Family. He also comes face to face with a villain who has haunted him his whole life.
As far as the Tim and Steph relationship, I was hoping for more conversation than we got between the two of them, but just having her in a book is a huge win in my opinion!
In a somewhat quick ending, we get a resolution but also a set up of sorts too. Not sure what, if anything will come of it, but with only two issues things had to be wrapped up.
Megan Fitzmartin, Eddy Barrows, and Adrian Lucas put their best efforts forward in a thoroughly enjoyable two-issue arc that leaves me a bigger fan of Tim Drake and Stephanie Brown than I was before. It’s also left me wanting to read more DC Comics about these two! Bravo!