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"Always Starting Over"
Robin 134 cover
Robin #134
January 26, 2005
Written by Bill Willingham
Cover by Damion Scott
Pencilled by Damion Scott
Inked by Damion Scott and Sandra Hope-Archer
Colored by Guy Major
Lettering by Jared K. Fletcher
Edited by Michael Wright
Previous Issue Batman #635
Next Issue Batman Allies Secret Files and Origins 2005

A new storyline begins as Robin is uprooted to Blüdhaven, where he must operate on his own! With no school and no job, Tim Drake's life has narrowed to a single endeavor: crimefighting! But another mysterious vigilante is active in Blüdhaven, and it's not Batgirl!

Summary of Stephness: Tim visits Dana Drake in the hospital and she unwitting wonders how Steph is going to deal with a long distance relationship with him moving to Blüdhaven. She then realizes a few frames later that Steph is dead. The doctor that is treating Dana paraphrases that he sees this as a sign of progress for her on remembering Steph’s death in a page later to Tim. Tim later reflects how humbling it was to be easy replaced by Steph as Robin and Willingham puts a slight jab in his writing basically saying Steph was always looking for Batman’s validation of her. Tim then uses Spoiler’s death as a justification why he need to continue to fight crime and asking Batman why he did not want him there for Steph’s last moments as the main reason why he moved to Blüdhaven.

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