Today DC Comics announced a new ongoing series, Robin, courtesy of writer Joshua Williamson (The Flash, Future State: Justice League, Infinite Frontier) and artist Gleb Melnikov (Wonder Woman, Batman/Superman Annual). Debuting on Tuesday, April 27, Robin will feature new mysteries for Damian Wayne to explore, a new supporting cast, brand new characters, and fights, lots of fights!
“Being a big fan of Damian Wayne, I’m really excited about getting him back on a hero’s journey,” said Williamson. “Gleb is the perfect artist to tell this story as we show readers Damian’s growth, in a new adventure that navigates his legacy, his connections to Batman, Talia Al Ghul and kicks off an important story in the DC Universe.”
The synopsis for Robin is: Now that Damian Wayne has severed his ties to both Batman and the Teen Titans, he’ll be emerging from under their shadows to forge his own path. After learning of the deadly League of Lazarus tournament, Damian Wayne has a new mission: to win the tournament and prove he is the greatest fighter in the DC Universe! But first, he must find the secret island where the tournament is being held.
For fans who want a taste of the action to come from Williamson and Melnikov, Batman #106, on sale March 2, and Detective Comics issue #1034, on sale, March 23, will feature a two-part “prequel” backup story, “Demon or Detective.” After leaving Batman behind in Detective Comics #1033, Damian comes face to face with his mother, Talia al Ghul.
Robin will have a main and wraparound variant cover by Melnikov, a team-themed card stock variant cover by Andy Kubert, and a 1 in 25 variant cover by Riccardo Federici. Robin is a can’t-miss look at the next phase of Damian Wayne’s hero’s journey.
You can pre-order and purchase Robin through our ComiXology link.
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