identity-crisis

6

Poor Tim is completely wrecked here.  He knows Robin can’t be found with his dad if the police show up, so he strips off the costume as he runs desperately through the house.  When he finally gets there, blinded by tears, he tries to pull the boomerang out of his dad’s chest.  Bruce follows behind him, picking up the pieces of his uniform, and finally pulls Tim into his arms to offer him what little comfort he can.

This whole thing is eerily reminiscent of what happened back when Tim first became Robin, when Jack and Janet were captured.  Tim was terrified that he’d brought this fate on his parents by becoming Robin.  Bruce comforted him as best he could, but even that made Tim feel worse.

Identity Crisis 6