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YOST LETS THE RED ROBIN FLY!

Posted by Bob Tilley Friday, 7 May 2010

We've already heard from Christopher Yost this week over at Newsarama, when he talked about ending his year run on Red Robin. Well Comic Book Resource trail behind and talk to the writer about letting his Red Robin fly for the final time.

Comic Book Resource:
Yost's endgame tied up every plot thread that the writer had been weaving over the last twelve months, using resources from the Bat-universe and beyond to resolve his story with Tim's final showdown with Ra's Al Ghul, including bringing in Tim's friends on the Teen Titans, integrating element's from Paul Dini's run on "Detective Comics" and paving the way for Grant Morrison's "The Return of Bruce Wayne" – and it was all part of the master plan.

"Honest to God, it was planned from the very beginning," Yost told CBR News. "[Batman Editor] Mike Marts and I sat down and figured it all out. We knew that Grant [Morrison] would be introducing the concept of these portraits of the Wayne ancestors and them all essentially being Bruce Wayne on a journey through time. In issue #1, we asked why Tim would believe this – he saw all these pictures and put it together, with everything that happened with Darkseid, the pictures and the resemblance – Tim had this theory, but it was so crazy that he had to have proof. He went out to find the proof to find what he believed was in those pictures."

"We did a master outline for the entire year, breaking it down into the acts and chapters," Yost continued. "It really did take a lot of planning with me and Mike Marts. We pulled in Paul Dini stuff with Hush in it, we pulled Morrison stuff with – obviously – Bruce Wayne into it. It definitely took some planning. There were definitely some twists and turns along the way as far as Tim showing up in other books and stuff and just trying to make it work. But the beautiful thing is, when it works, it works! The stars kind of align sometimes and this is one of those times."

Readers may have been thinking that Red Robin versus Ra's Al Ghul is a laughable match-up, heavily favoring the Demon. But longtime readers know that Tim Drake always has a plan and his exhausting battle with Ra's was no different, and Christopher Yost wouldn't have Red Robin fight anybody else. "For me, you've got to go big. If I'm going to put Tim up against someone, I'm going to put him up against the biggest guy I've got," he said. "Ra's Al Ghul is it for me. He's more of a villain for Tim anyway because they're both master planners." Indeed, while Tim might not have been able to beat the Demon in a physical contest, he does beat him considerably by disrupting Ra's plans beyond salvage. "What I like about Issue #12 going in, I didn't want to have Tim just go in and beat him up because Ra's Al Ghul is the guy that can go toe-to-toe with Batman!" he said. "It wouldn't have been true if Tim went in and just kicked his ass, but Tim beat him in his own way."

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(Source - CBR)

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