|September 17, 2008|
|Written by||Fabian Nicieza|
|Cover by||Freddie E. Williams II|
|Pencilled by||Freddie E. Williams II|
|Inked by||Freddie E. Williams II|
|Colored by||Guy Major|
|Lettering by||Sal Cipriano|
|Edited by||Mike Marts|
|Previous Issue||Robin #177|
|Next Issue||Robin #179|
Ulysses Hadrian Armstrong: "You came to me for help with your little Robin problem...but I'm afraid that might conflict with my little Robin problem...which means...I'm going to have to spoil your little plan!"
The repercussions from "Batman R.I.P." have shaken Robin to the core. With all his relationships fracturing and his place as both sidekick and son, boyfriend and best friend thrown into turmoil, how will Tim Drake determine the best course of action for his future? "Search for a Hero" begins an epic tale that could very well turn the Boy Wonder into a man!
Summary of Stephness: Tim spots Steph at school and reflects about how he's in a love pentagon...Tim, Zoanne and Stephanie as well as Robin and Spoiler. He asks Steph if she knows anything about the gang uprising, and she asks him what he's still doing at school while Gotham's falling apart. He replies he doesn't know, and gets a text from Officer Harper telling him to look at the TV. Steph comes with him and they see that the dirty cops Cavallo and Wise have been publicly arrested. Stephanie points out Tim is pretty tight with Officer Harper and Tim replies they both have the good of Gotham in mind.
Later, Spoiler is talking with The General, looking over his plans to control the gangs in Gotham, which are similar to Tim's own plans. The General has had quite a growth spurt, which Steph points out, flirting a little, but the villain is worried Stephanie's mysterious plans may conflict with his, and he shoots at her.