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Despite being nearly 30 minutes late to the comic store yesterday morning, I was still able to pick up this month's Red Robin and Batgirl issues. I'll wait approximately 4 more days before putting up the latter's review while as for the former...

There's a reason this month's quote is based on the protagonist's inside voice.





It barely even took opening the comic before we're thrown into the action, with Tim and Tam celebrating their success back in Moscow via a date - which still doesn't confirm the 'will they, won't they' issue. (Pun not intended.) About 3 panels later, Catman makes his move and Red Robin's on the hunt.

Via his inside voice, Tim explains Catman's history - his real name is Thomas Blake, a member of the Secret Six which is a mercenary group of villains; Bane, the man who had broken Bruce!Batman's back, is a member of said group. Tim had figured out that Catman had hacked the program codes to the firewall so Mikalek would be able to regain access to the Unternet.

While he did try to stop him, Red Robin unfortunately had to let Catman go to try and save Tam after the latter used her cell phone to breach the Unternet's program before destroying it. After trying to call her roommate and not getting a response, Tim calls one of my favorite heroines - and his on again, off again girlfriend - Batgirl makes a cameo appearance! She would've agreeably helped Tim out if she wasn't busy dealing with an 'odd little Goth mime named Romeo Void. Steph suggested that Tim shout out if he needed a hand, and his response? "Ditto. Later. End call."

Tim wasn't able to prevent Tam's dorm from being destroyed, but thankfully neither her nor her roommate were in. Finding evidence left behind in the wreckage, he went to his makeshift lab to analyze it while mentioning that it was a dry-run to fine-tune the setup for his new base...which should be ready in about 2 months. XD

Figuring out that the person who'd fired the missile launcher only looked like the Calculator, but was only a robot Tim also discovered that 147 other robots had also gone online around the world. That's when he realized that he couldn't do this alone, but it wasn't a job for Bruce or Dick. It meant people who would work with him rather than him working for them, and people with an axe to grind against Calculator. Tim made the call, as seen in last month's Teen Titans #91, and he was reunited with his best friends...as well as...

Damian Wayne. My stepbrother. Joy.

"You haven't killed him yet, huh?"

"We were hoping to get your approval..."

Cue Tim's inside voice response which is this month's quote. The Titans, once again with a strategized plan by Red Robin, were en route to Istanbul as they discovered that's where the signal was coming from. As they could all be easily recognized out of costume, the team sent in the one member who wouldn't be found out - Damian.

Tim apologized at least two times to Cassie, knowing that he'd left the leadership role to her when he left but she insisted that it was okay. The footage Damian managed to get the crew to a building, and below it was where the server nest was. However, said building was one of the city's most popular nightclubs. After a quick stakeout, Robin successfully finds and decapitates a Calculator robot - who ended up being a bomb; Kid Flash got him to safety while Superboy destroyed it. Red Robin discovered that a lot of C-4 was packed inside, which could be a problem come Teen Titans #92 in about 2 weeks - since now they've got to protect innocent civilians from the ones who haven't detonated...!
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