Robin / Batgirl: Fresh Blood

Robin #132

Cover Date: January 2005
Subtitle: Fresh Blood part one: Too Many Ghosts
Writer(s): Bill Willingham
Artists(s): Damion Scott
Storyline: As Bludhaven crime bosses met to determine the new overboss, Blockbuster crashed their party. At Stephanie's funeral - Tim's third in as many days (his father, Darla Aquista) - he told Bruce he was more determined to be Robin than ever. He planned to go to Bludhaven with his stepmother, while she received therapy. Within two weeks, he was scouting out his new land. He set up a guy into a crime family so he would have an "in." He and Alfred worked on his new headquarters. Robin told him he had heard Blockbuster was still alive. Later that week, he had a run-in with Shrike. As he beat the current Boy Wonder, he offered to let him go if he promised to send Nightwing back to Bludhaven. As he was about to deal the final blow, Batgirl arrived.


Batgirl #58

Cover Date: January 2005
Subtitle: Fresh Blood part two: Following Footsteps
Writer(s): Anderson Gabrych
Artists(s): Ale Garza, Jesse Delperdang
Storyline: Batgirl, using a tape recorder to make a journal of her cases - both in hopes of learning language better and for future reference, left Gotham City for Bludhaven. She soon found Robin, who was being beat on by Shrike. She knocked him away. He flew stars at her - she caught one and threw it back at him, hitting him in the leg. He attacked her with a knife, and she broke his arm. He attacked with the good arm and she disabled him.
She picked up Robin and got him some medical care. She told him Batman sent her to help him with combat, and for him to help her with communication. Batgirl and Robin met with BPD on the Blockbuster case. They were confused when they learned Robin was a boy and Batman was a girl. They told Bludhaven's new "Dynamic Duo" that Blockbuster's body was missing. They went off to search Desmond's home and found Blockbuster himself.


Robin #133

Cover Date: February 2005
Subtitle: Fresh Blood part three: the Auction
Writer(s): Bill Willingham
Artists(s): Damion Scott
Storyline: Blockbuster loomed over Batgirl and Robin. Penguin stepped out from behind the stuffed carcass. Cobblepot had set up shop in Bludhaven to get away from the "bat freaks" in Gotham after the recent gang war. He admitted to sending Shrike after them. After a fight, Penguin had the place gassed and captured them. A bidding war broke out over who got to unmask them. When the winner needed time to get to the scene, bidding broke out on which of the two would win in a fight.


Batgirl #59

Cover Date: February 2005
Subtitle: Fresh Blood part four: Settling Up
Writer(s): Anderson Gabrych
Artists(s): Ale Garza, Jesse Delperdang
Storyline: Batgirl saw that Robin had a plan and went along with it. They began their fight. Robin taunted her verbally. He emerged victorious. They found no pulse in Batgirl. Penguin gave him a gun to make sure it wasn't some sort of trick. He fired on her. She got up and they began their fight against the Penguin's goons. They fought through them, then Brutale and the Trigger Twins.
Back at Robin's place, he dug the bullet out of her. They talked over some tea. He admitted to meaning a lot of the things he said to her. She admitted to wanting to take over for Batman when he was through. They agreed to disagree on the gang war. They parted to do things their own way; Batgirl was excited to finally be able to find out what her "own way" was.


notes

  • Tim attended Stephanie Brown's funeral.

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