Writers: Joshua Williamson
Art: Gleb Melnikov & Max Dunbar
Colors: Luis Guerrero
Letters: ALW’s Troy Peteri
Release Date: 10/26/2021
The Final Four:
It has taken us 7 issues for the tension to build in Robin #7 by Joshua Willamson. After reading issue #7, I am convinced that Damian Wayne has more of a heart than he tends to let on. This both works…and does not necessarily work in his favor. Let’s check out why.
*Mild spoilers to follow*
Being the Son of the Bat and the Grandson of the Demon, Damian Wayne has a lot of anger and passion that flows through his veins. Luckily for us, he is not just a one-trick pony. In issue #7, Damian goes toe to toe with one of his associates from the tournament. This is a good and bad thing. It is good because it shows an emotional depth to Damian. He is not just vengeance and death. He is willing to make connections with people and possibly develop genuine friendships. This is evident in this issue when he battles Flatline Arguably, she has been his sole friend throughout this tournament. Now, this is where is it bad to have a heart during a death tournament. As soon as he realized he was going to fight Flatline, Damian should’ve reacted with no hesitation. I mean come on; she ripped his heart out on day 1! Damian, however, tries to reason with her. Not a smart move Robin. As Mother Soul stated earlier in the tournament, it does not do anyone well to make friends. If they are both good enough fighters (such as Robin and Flatline) they will more than likely battle it out.
Damian Wayne is the most metal of all the Robins. Earlier in Robin #7, Respawn pulls a Scorpion (Mortal Kombat) move on Damian. Disclaimer: I am super squeamish when it comes to metal objects contacting the skin. For example, in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre…Never mind. Anyways, after Respawn pulls a Scorpion move on Robin, Robin yanks the tool out of his body like it was nothing. Almost as if he was the Son of Bane. THAT was amazing. The kid has guts.
Robin #7 by Joshua Williamson is one of the better issues of this series thus far. Ironically enough, it takes a deathmatch to show the many layers of Damian Wayne. He has a heart. He is not just a robot. This is both a blessing and a hindrance. There is a shocking revelation towards the middle of the story that will ultimately decide how Damian uses not only his heart but his mind. If you fell off the latest Robin series, I can understand. This is the issue that brings it all together. I would recommend checking it out. Happy reading!