Monday, July 13, 2009

Comic Review: Red Robin #2(DC Comics) By Eddie R

Dealing with loss..

Red Robin #2 continues the four part “The Grail” storyline, where Tim Wayne is on the hunt for his missing adoptive father, Bruce Wayne. Of course Tim isn’t the only one looking for Bruce. Now joining in the hunt is Ra's al Ghul, whose motives are still unclear.

But now, another group has taken interest in Tim’s adventure. It seems the rest of the Batman Family has realized Tim has gone on this quest, and is trying to contact him via any means necessary, in order to stop Tim in this pursuit. They even send an emissary to try to convince Tim to come home and talk. But in Tim’s mind, the time for talk is over, and action is what’s needed. And there is defiantly enough of that to go around in this issue.

On the other hand, the talk which I do find affective is the self narrative Tim does throughout the book. It gives us an insight into the mind of a man, who is just trying to preserve what is left of the world he knows, after such a tragic loss. grief does strange things to people. It can make them irrational, unpredictable, and unreceptive to what’s really going on around them. But grief can also be a healing process, a time where one goes and looks for answers, both inwards and outwards, and allows a person to find the inner strength to deal with situations, which they never thought they had in the first place. I find this book is showing both sides of the effects of grief on equal footing. I feel Red Robin is Tim’s way of dealing with the loss of Bruce. But is also the means to find the answers, so Tim can have some sort of closure.

I just hope Tim doesn’t lose himself while on this quest. Because I defiantly loose myself every time I read this book.


Eddie R
Review Co-Editor

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