The begin of Tim Drake’s new sequence has not solely launched a brand new a part of Gotham City and new costume options, but it surely additionally launched a better stage of hazard for the titular hero. Tim Drake: Robin #1 (by Meghan Fitzmartin, Riley Rossmo, Lee Loughridge, Tom Napolitano) ended with Tim receiving a mysterious parcel from what may solely be his secret nemesis. It wasn’t Robin that obtained a package deal although, it was Tim, who discovered it positioned inside his new dwelling.
This is not only a method for followers to study that Tim’s new enemy is aware of who he’s, however that whoever they’re additionally has entry to Tim’s place of residence. In essence, as a lot because the package deal is supposed to let him know that he is coping with an equally intelligent opponent, it is usually a solution to inform him that from right here on out, he isn’t secure in or out of costume.
The package deal wasn’t signed, and it has but to be revealed what’s contained inside, however the message on the tag signifies that it was despatched from the villain chargeable for the unusual animal assaults as of late. The message complemented Tim’s detective work earlier than calling him “gumshoe” This is an outdated time period for a detective, however not simply any sort of detective. It denotes one who is usually undercover or in plain garments to disguise who they really are.
It’s not just a bit pet title to insult Tim, it is usually a method of conveying how his enemy is aware of what Tim’s life is like. This throws a wrench into the dynamic of their relationship. Tim was at all times enjoying catchup with this foe, reacting to their crimes after they occurred, however apparently they have been keeping track of Tim this entire time as effectively. Perhaps these assaults have been checks, given to Gotham as an entire to discover a detective worthy of the title. Unfortunately, Tim appears to have ensured this individual’s consideration is squarely on him.
The proven fact that this legal was in a position to deduce who Tim really is may imply a number of issues. Working it from their clear love for detective tales, it’d imply they’re good sufficient to infer who Robin really was behind the masks from a distance. If followers are to imagine that this new villain has bodily abilities along with their psychological ones, then they could have been silently stalking Robin for weeks now.
Either method is a terrifying prospect as a result of they have been both ready to determine certainly one of Gotham’s biggest secrets and techniques with out a lot effort, or they’re proficient sufficient to stay hidden from a member of the Bat-Family. Now Tim should take care of the data that it isn’t simply Robin at risk, however Tim Drake as effectively. His neighborhood, anybody near him, is now at fixed danger of being damage or killed. It additionally places Tim at a significant drawback, he nonetheless has no thought who his enemy is, he does not actually have a title, however now his identification has been compromised and he’ll must adapt.