Robin ongoing 1998 (issues 49-59)

Issue #49

Cover Date: January 1998
Subtitle: The Speed of Life
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Staz Johnson, Stan Woch
Storyline: In Paris, Tim learned his old master had been killed. He sought out another. He found a martial arts school and showed his skill the first day by stopping a failed student from stealing the master's books. Jack Drake reported his son missing.


Issue #50

Cover Date: February 1998
Subtitle: Faster Faster!
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Staz Johnson, Stan Woch
Storyline: One of Robin's fellow students learned all she could and left. Lady Shiva arrived for her. She defeated the master as she'd defeated his brother (Tim's former teacher) when he wouldn't give her the student's name. Robin chased Dava down to her home in Transbelvia - a nation wrecked with civil war. Sir Edmond "Kingsnake" Dorrance was there helping the war effort. Robin found Dava and went with her in order to protect her from Shiva. Jack Drake talked to Bruce Wayne about Tim; Spoiler confronted Batman about Robin's absence.


Issue #51

Cover Date: March 1998
Subtitle: Kiss and Kill
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Staz Johnson, Stan Woch
Storyline: Robin and Dava went in after her target. When they were surrounded by his troops, she kissed him - drugging him with what gave her near-super speed. They defeated the entire battalion of troops. Shiva arrived to face Dava. Robin attacked and defeated her. Kingsnake and his men arrived.


Issue #52

Cover Date: April 1998
Subtitle: Tribunal (Cataclysm part seven)
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Staz Johnson, Stan Woch
Storyline: (continued from Catwoman 56)
Robin gave Shiva CPR as Dava attacked Dorrance and his men. Shiva was revived by the drug still in Robin's system. Dava was shot in the melee; Shiva went berserk on Dorrance's people. Robin got Dava to her people and left her there. From his flight home, Tim called his father. When he awakened to the news they were being diverted to Bludhaven, he saw Gotham City on fire.
(continued in Blackgate: Isle of Men)


Issue #53

Cover Date: May 1998
Subtitle: Flattened (Cataclysm conclusion)
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Staz Johnson, Stan Woch
Storyline: (continued from Arkham Asylum: Tales of Madness)
Robin rescued "Hardback" Bock. Together, they took down Quakemaster - Arnold Wesker's newest puppet. Nightwing saved Gordon and Mayor Grange while Batman continued helping survivors.


Issue #54

Cover Date: June 1998
Subtitle: Repercussions (part of Aftershock)
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Staz Johnson, Stan Woch
Storyline: Robin checked on Ariana, who's family had been relocated to a shelter inside a local school. He found Stephanie Brown also there; she made him promise to get her Spoiler outfit from her home. There, Robin ran into her father the Cluemaster. After a bit of a chase, Robin escaped and Cluemaster was caught by the National Guard. Tim and Ariana patched things up.


Issue #55

Cover Date: July 1998
Subtitle: Monkey Fist (Brotherhood of the Fist part three)
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Staz Johnson, Stan Woch
Storyline: (continued from Detective 723)
The Cult of the Monkey Fist hired Deathstroke. Batman met with Oracle and learned the cult was attacking martial artists world-wide. A new player - the Paper Monkey - stalked Robin and Green Arrow.
(continued in Nightwing 23)


Issue #56

Cover Date: August 1998
Subtitle: Love Stinks
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Staz Johnson, Stan Woch
Storyline: Cluemaster picked up some new recruits and began showing them the criminal ropes. Tim/Robin continued to struggle with his personas and girlfriends (Ariana and Spoiler). He decided to break it off with Ari, but she dumped him before he had the chance.


Issue #57

Cover Date: September 1998
Subtitle: Date Night
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Staz Johnson, Stan Woch
Storyline: Robin and Spoiler had their first date at a dress-up sci-fi movie marathon. With four of his new men behind bars, another of Cluemaster's men went in and killed them before they could talk. One survived and fingered Cluemaster. A week later, Stephanie told Robin she was pregnant.


Issue #58

Cover Date: October 1998
Subtitle: The Stranger
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Staz Johnson, Stan Woch
Storyline: Stephanie told Robin the father left town after the earthquake. Some of Tim's friends told him about a monster they saw. Stephanie and her mother visited a counselor and an adoption agency. Steeljacket, without his body armor, captured Ives and Hudson when they tried to videotape him to show Tim.


Issue #59

Cover Date: December 1998
Subtitle: Brutality 101
Writer(s): Chuck Dixon
Artists(s): Staz Johnson, Stan Woch
Storyline: Robin took down Steeljacket and saved Tim's friends. The next day in school, Tim learned one of his friends was killed by bullies.


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