Robin's First Flight

Robin's First Flight

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by Robert Greenberger, Gregg Schigiel, Lee Loughridge
     
 

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Junior high school student TIM DRAKE is tired of being a hero-in-training. He's ready to become the full-time sidekick of BATMAN, GOTHAM'S GREATEST CRIME FIGHTER. The DARK KNIGHT, however, has one final test for his anxious apprentice, and it won't be easy. TIM will need the help of NIGHTWING, BATMAN'S former partner, to complete the timely task and

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Junior high school student TIM DRAKE is tired of being a hero-in-training. He's ready to become the full-time sidekick of BATMAN, GOTHAM'S GREATEST CRIME FIGHTER. The DARK KNIGHT, however, has one final test for his anxious apprentice, and it won't be easy. TIM will need the help of NIGHTWING, BATMAN'S former partner, to complete the timely task and finally take on the title . . . the next ROBIN.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sue Poduska
In the tradition of the "Batman" DC Comics series, this book provides an explanation for the beginning of a new Robin's career. Dick Grayson, the original Robin, has grown up and become a new crimefighter named Nightwing. Tim Drake wants to take his place as Batman's sidekick, so he undergoes the necessary training. Now, Batman wants to put him through a final test. He arranges for Nightwing to follow Tim as he searches for Batman. During the search, they encounter crimes that must be dealt with immediately. Tim helps the victims in spite of his time limit. He comes through with flying colors, partly because he has learned to put the needs of others before his own needs. A very quick read, this book seems more appropriate for a nine-year-old reader than for a twelve year old. The author downplays the violence of the original Batman series and makes it more timely. The illustrators do an excellent job of recreating the vibrant and colorful illustrations of comic books. Includes a table of contents, character summaries, author biographies, a glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts. Reviewer: Sue Poduska

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434222626
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
08/01/2013
Series:
Batman Series
Pages:
56
Sales rank:
258,055
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Robert Greenberger began his career at Starlog Press. He then joined DC Comics as an assistant editor, and eventually became Manager of Editorial Operations. In 2000, Bob became a Producer at Gist Communications, but then returned to comics in 2001 as Marvel's Director of Publishing Operations. In 2002, he went back to DC Comics as a Senior Editor in its collected editions department. Bob joined Weekly World News as Managing Editor until its end in 2007. Since then, he has been a fulltime freelance writer and editor. Bob has written numerous Star Trek novels and many short works of fiction, including last year's The Essential Batman Encyclopedia, and his new book Batman Vault will be published in the near future. Bob lives in Fairfield, Connecticut with his wife Deb and their dog Dixie.

Lee Loughridge has been working in comics for more thanfifteen years. He currentlylives in sunny California in a tent on the beach.

Gregg Schigiel is originally from South Florida. He knew he wanted to be a cartoonist since he was 11 years old. He's worked on projects featuring Batman, Spider-Man, SpongeBob SquarePants, and just about everything in between. Gregg currently lives and works in New York City.

Gregg Schigiel is originally from South Florida. He knew he wanted to be a cartoonist since he was 11 years old. He's worked on projects featuring Batman, Spider-Man, SpongeBob SquarePants, and just about everything in between. Gregg currently lives and works in New York City.

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