That’s the best way to describe this issue.
Wait, what? Describing the new badass “I’m dark and angry like my Daddy” attitude Red Robin-Tim Drake-Wayne-(Draper) as fun is a little weird. However, it works.
I loved the contrast in this issue of how Tim comes back to Gotham, talks about how shitty it is yet feels the need to apologize and actually crack a smile for good ol’ times. Ra’s is super menacing in this issue and his plan seems pretty dastardly. I feel like this actually has some substance.
The nice thing about this series – so far – is that it works the way a comic should work. It has nicely developed storylines in 3-5 issue arcs that play a role in the bigger picture. Not only that, it also makes reference to what’s going on in the whole universe. Sure, I would have liked it if Tim did some more world-touring.
It probably helps that I’m a huge Tim Drake fan.