Tim Drake (3rd Robin, Red Robin) Reading Order

Tim Drake is the preferred Robin of many modern Batman readers, and although he’s taken more of a backseat through DC’s New 52 and Rebirth, Tim was Robin from the 1990’s through the 2000’s.

Below you’ll find a complete chronology of Tim Drake’s appearances in Batman comics, and ultimately in his own ongoing as Robin, as well as team-ups with Young Justice and the Teen Titans.

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A Third Robin – Enter Tim Drake (The 1990’s)

Robin Vol. 1: Reborn

Collects: Batman #455-457, Detective Comics #618-621, And Robin #1-5

The first collection of Tim Drake, Robin, stories begins with his trials in Batman prior to Chuck Dixon’s 1991 solo Robin series.

Robin Vol. 2: Triumphant

Collects: Batman #465, 467-469, Robin II #1-4, And Robin III #1-6

The second collection of Tim Drake’s early 90’s Robin appearances is perhaps most notable for the inclusion of the second, four issue miniseries known as “Jokers Wild” (not to be confused with Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild). While Batman’s away, Tim Drake takes on the Joker solo!

Robin Vol. 3: Solo

Collects: Robin #1-5, Robin Annual #1-2 And Showcase ’93 #5-6 And #11-12

Marks the Robin ongoing launched in 1993.

Robin Vol. 4

Collects: Robin #0, #7-13 And Robin Annual #1

Young Justice Book One

Collects: Young Justice: The Secret, Jla: World Without Grown-Ups #1-2, Young Justice #1-7, Young Justice: Secret Files #1

Young Justice (launched by Peter David and Todd Nauck, and finally getting the reproduced collections it deserves) actually launched in 1998, but makes the most sense in connection to Tim Drake, since this is his version of the Teen Titans.

The Bat Family Deals With No Man’s Land (Mid to Late 1990’s)

Batman: Cataclysm

Collects: Batman #553-554, Detective Comics #719-721, Shadow Of The Bat #73-74, Nightwing #19-20, Catwoman #56, Robin #53, Batman Chronicles #12, Blackgate: Isle Of Men #1, Huntress/Spoiler: Blunt Trauma #1

The Batman No Man’s Land saga begins here, and includes various tie-ins with Robin and Nightwing ongoings.

Batman: Road to No Man’s Land Vol. 1

Collects: Detective Comics #722, #724-726, Batman #555-559, Batman: Shadow Of The Bat#75-79, Robin #54, And The Batman Chronicles #14

Batman: No Man’s Land, Vol. 2

Collects: Batman #567-568, Detective Comics #734-735, Batman: Legends Of The Dark Knight #119-121, Batman: Shadow Of The Bat #87-88, Batman Chronicles #17, Robin #67, Nightwing #35-37, Catwoman #72-74, Azrael: Agent Of The Bat #56-57 And Young Justice: No Man’S Land #1

Batman: No Man’s Land, Vol. 3 

Collects: Batman #569-71, Detective Comics #736-738, Azrael: Agent Of The Bat #58, Batman: Legends Of The Dark Knight #122-124, Batman: Shadow Of The Bat #90-92, Robin #68-72, And Batman: No Man’S Land Secret Files #1

Batman: No Man’s Land, Vol. 4

Collects: Batman Chronicles #18, Batman #572-574, Detective Comics #739-741, Batman: Legends Of The Dark Knight #125-126, Robin #73, Batman: Shadow Of The Bat #93-94, Azrael: Agent Of The Bat #59-61, Catwoman #75-77, Nightwing #38-39 And Batman: No Man’s Land #0

Teen Titans by Geoff Johns

Robin Unmasked, A New Teen Titans, and Identity Crisis (Early to Mid 2000’s)

Batman: Bruce Wayne – Murderer?

Collects: Batgirl 24, 27, Batman 599-602, Batman: Gotham Knights 25-28, Batman: The 10-Cent Adventure 1, Birds Of Prey 39, 40-41, 43, Detective Comics 766-767, Nightwing 65-66, 68-69 And Robin 98-99

Followed up by Bruce Wayne, Fugitive.

Teen Titans Vol. 1: A Kid’s Game

Collects: Teen Titans #1 To #6

The Geoff Johns run on Teen Titans begins, with Tim Drake taking on the role of Titans leader once assumed by Dick Grayson during the 1980’s run on Titans by Marvl Wolfman and George Perez.

Robin: Unmasked!

Collects: Robin #121-125

Released towards the beginning of 2004.

Teen Titans Vol. 2: Family Lost 

Collects: Teen Titans #7 To #12

Batman: War Drums

Collects: Detective Comics #790 To 796, Robin #126 To 128

Notable as Stephanie Brown makes her DC Comics debut as Robin.

Identity Crisis

Collects: Complete Event

Identity Crisis hits a fair amount of the DC Universe hard, but it may well hit Tim Drake the hardest. Unfortunately, the hardships facing Tim aren’t a primary focus of the event, but they certainly have an impact on Robin for years to come.

Teen Titans Vol. 3: Beast Boys and Girls

Collects: Beast Boy #1 To #3, Teen Titans #13 To #15

Batman: War Games, Act One – Outbreak

Collects: Detective Comics #797, Batman #631, Legends Of The Dark Knight #182, Nightwing #96, Gotham Knights #56, Robin #129, Batgirl #55, Catwoman #34

Batman: War Games, Act Two – Tides

Collects: Detective Comics #798, Batman #632, Legends Of The Dark Knight #183, Nightwing #97, Gotham Knights #57, Robin #130, Batgirl #56, Catwoman #35

Batman: War Games, Act Three – Endgame

Collects: Batman #633, Batgirl #57, Catwoman #36, Robin #131, Batman: Gotham Knights #58

Robin/Batgirl: Fresh Blood

Collects: Robin #132-133 And Batgirl #58-59

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Tim Drake, Robin in the Mid 2000’s

Robin: To Kill a Bird

Collects: Robin #134-139

Teen Titans Vol. 4: The Future is Now

Collects: Teen Titans #16 To #23, Titans/Legion Special #1

Teen Titans/Outsiders: The Insiders

Collects: Teen Titans #24-26 And Outsiders #24, 25 And 28

Robin: Days of Fire and Madness

Collects: Robin #140-145

Teen Titans Vol. 5: Life and Death

Collects: Teen Titans #29-33, Teen Titans Annual #1 And Robin #146-147

Robin: Wanted

Collects: Robin #148-153

Part of the “One Year Later” DC chronology after Infinite Crisis.

Teen Titans, Vol. 6: Titans Around the World

Collects: Teen Titans #34 To #41

Part of the “One Year Later” DC chronology after Infinite Crisis.

Robin: Teenage Wasteland

Collects: Robin #154 To #162

Grant Morrison Batman Introduces A New Robin, Damian Wayne

In all likelihood, Tim Drake and Damian Wayne have the most contentious initial relationship of any of the Robins. Damian brings unparalleled bristle to the Bat family, and as the current Robin when he arrives, Tim represents the truest challenge to Damian’s role as heir apparent.

Batman: Batman and Son (New Edition)

Collects: Batman #655-658, #663-669 And #672-675

Teen Titans, Vol. 7: Titans East 

Collects: Teen Titans #42 To #49

Robin: The Big Leagues

Collects: Robin #163-167

Teen Titans: Titans of Tomorrow

Collects: Teen Titans #50-54

Batman: The Resurrection of Ra’s Al Ghul

Collects: Batman #670-671, Robin #168-169, Detective Comics #838-839, Nightwing #138-139, Batman Annual #26 And Robin Annual #7

Robin: Violent Tendencies

Collects: Robin #170 to #174, Robin/Spoiler Special #1

Teen Titans: On the Clock

Collects: Teen Titans #55 to #61

Robin: Search For a Hero

Collects: Robin #175 To #183

A functional follow-up to Morrison’s Batman: R.I.P, as Tim investigates what’s going on in Gotham and where Batman might be.

Batman: Battle for the Cowl

Collects: Batman: Battle For The Cowl #1-3, Gotham Gazette: Batman Dead? #1 And Gotham Gazette: Batman Alive? #1

In the wake of Grant Morrison and J.G. Jones DC Universe event, Final Crisis.

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Red Robin! (Late 2000’s, Early 2010’s)

Red Robin: The Grail 

Collects: Red Robin #1 To #5

Tim Drake continues his investigation into the mysterious disappearance of Bruce Wayne.

Red Robin: Collision

Collects: Red Robin #6 To #12, Batgirl #8

Red Robin: The Hit List

Collects: Red Robin #13 To #17

Teen Titans: Team Building

Collects: Teen Titans #88 to #92, Red Robin #20, Wonder Girl #1

The Teen Titans try out Damian Wayne for the team (hint: he’s not your father’s Titans material). Note that there’s some overlap between this and the subsequent Red Robin series of comics.

Red Robin: 7 Days of Death

Collects: Red Robin #18-21, #23-26, Teen Titans #92

Teen Titans: Prime of Life

Collects: Teen Titans #93 to #100

New 52 Teen Titans

New 52 Tim Drake, Robin Comics

For a complete view of how all these Robin comic book fit within the DC Universe as a whole, I recommend Comic Book Herald’s complete DC New 52 reading order.

Teen Titans, Vol. 1: It’s Our Right to Fight

Collects: Teen Titans #1 To #7

Tim Drake stars in Teen Titans as Red Robin.

Teen Titans Vol. 2: The Culling

Collects: Teen Titans #8-12, #0 And Dc Comics Presents #12

Teen Titans Vol. 3: Death of the Family

Collects: Teen Titans #14 To #20

Teen Titans Vol. 4: Light and Dark

Collects: Teen Titans #18 To #23

Teen Titans Vol. 5: The Trial of Kid Flash

Collects: Teen Titans #24-30 And Teen Titans Annual #2-3

Teen Titans Vol. 1: Blinded by the Light

Collects: Teen Titans #1 To #7

New 52 Teen Titans reboot with a new #1 and a creative team of Will Pfeifer and Kenneth Rocafort.

Teen Titans Vol. 2: Rogue Targets

Collects: Teen Titans #8-13, Teen Titans Annual #1

Batman and Robin Eternal Vol. 1

Collects: Batman And Robin Eternal #1-13

Batman & Robin Eternal Volume 2

Collects: Batman And Robin Eternal #14 To #26

Robin War

Collects: Robin War #1-2, Robin: Son Of Batman #7, Grayson #15, Detective Comics #47, We Are Robin #7, Gotham Academy #13, Red Hood/Arsenal #7 And Teen Titans #15

Robin War Reading Order:

Robin War #1

Grayson #15

Detective Comics #47

We Are Robin #7

Red Hood / Arsenal #7

Robin: Son of Batman #7

Gotham Academy #13

Teen Titans #15

Robin War #2

Robin: Son of Batman #8

Teen Titans Vol. 3: The Sum of It’s Parts

Collects: Teen Titans #14 To #19

Teen Titans Vol. 4: When Titans Fall

Collects: Teen Titans #20-24, Teen Titans Annual #2

DC Rebirth Detective Comics

DC Rebirth, Tim Drake Robin Comics

In DC Rebirth, Tim’s a part of the all-new Bat-team assembling in the pages of Detective Comics. You can see how Tim Drake fits into the overall DC Universe as part of Comic Book Herald’s complete DC Rebirth reading order.

Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 1: Rise of the Batmen

Collects: Detective Comics #934-940

Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 2: The Victim Syndicate

Collects: Detective Comics #943-949

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