The Renegade Robins Club brings you another Spoiler-ific session! Stephanie continues to be caught in the middle of Tim’s love triangle, but she also gets an appearance in Teen Titans! (Okay, it’s a super-brief cameo, but she made it on the cover!)
I have read more of Robin than these issues. Honestly, I don’t think he should be with either girl. If he can’t be honest with either of them, he shouldn’t be in a relationship. I know and understand his reasons for not being open, but keeping secrets will only lead to failure. If he were honest with her, then I think Stephanie is a better match for him.
While I have read the Robin and Argent Double-Shot and some of Steph’s cameos in Teen Titans, they weren’t really favorites, as they didn’t really feature stuff that made her unique and loveable, really. The Cluemaster appearance, and a tiny reference to Steph by Tim, in Detective Comics, was really enjoyable.
As a big Tim and Steph shipper, I definitely think he should pick Steph, but I like Ari quite a bit.
Reading these issues, I think we see a lot more of why he’s more interested in Stephanie. That said, if I’m perfectly honest, I don’t remember anything about Ariana, so it’s possible she was at least a good fit for Tim initially. Also, Ariana’s whole thing in these issues was…odd. Like, I can’t tell if Dixon really wanted to tell a story about consent and how having it taken away can warp someone’s idea about relationships, or if he was just trying to create drama and get a teenager in a slinky nightdress.
On the issues itself, I hadn’t read anything from this era of Teen Titans, never even heard of anything from this era, and…I think I can see why.
The Robin issues were decent – it was funny, the stuff with Ives made me initially think “Oh now, he’s gonna turn school shooter, isn’t he?” Seeing him in the Chuckee Cheese outfit was a funny relief.
Also, when are we getting a Baffler Black Label film, WB?