Robin Teenage Wasteland
Robin Teenage Wasteland is a Robin storyline written by Adam Beechen and illustrated by Freddie E. Williams II. It’s Beechen’s second volume in his run on Robin, following Wanted and leading into The Big Leagues.
Robin attempts to take down a crew of kidnappers targeting rich children, but Dodge continues to interfere. He decides to go undercover and allow himself to be captured, taken in public with fellow classmate Jared Walton. Although Robin believes he can take the kidnappers down from inside, Dodge appears again and causes trouble trying to be a vigilante. Robin is barely able to save the children while preventing Dodge from getting himself killed. He finally takes down the leader Torrance, but Jared is shot in the arm and Dodge falls into a coma when his teleportation belt is damaged. Batman insists that it isn’t Robin’s fault, but Tim refuses to accept that.
Zoanne Wilkins kisses Tim when she sees him again, although she is furious that he did not contact her when he was okay. Robin visits the comatose Dodge in the hospital, where Dodge’s family insist they don’t blame him for what happened. On the way home, Robin spots a suicidal teenager about to jump off a roof. He sits with the young man and they talk about their problems into the dawn. Tim convinces him there are people in his life he could talk to. When they part ways, Tim takes advantage of this to talk through his recent tragedies with Dick.
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