Fans of Damian Wayne should gear up for something new, as Josh Williamson and Gleb Melnikov are kicking off Robin on April 27th. The new series will explore new mysteries, add a new supporting cast, brand new characters, and lots of fighting.
“Being a big fan of Damian Wayne, I’m really excited about getting him back on a hero’s journey,” said Williamson in a press release sent to AIPT. “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.”
Fans can get a taste of the series via a two-issue “prequel” backstory in Batman #106 and Detective Comics #1034.
Check out Melnikov’s cover below.
And don’t miss the wraparound cover by Melnikov and a variant by Riccardo Federici below.
For more information on Robin read the official DC Comics press release below.
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, courtesy of writer Joshua Williamson (The Flash, Future State: Justice League, Infinite Frontier) and artist Gleb Melnikov (Wonder Woman, Batman/Superman Annual) in an all-new ongoing series! Debuting on Tuesday, April 27, Robin will feature new mysteries for Damian 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.”
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 that want a taste of the action to come from Williamson and Melnikov, the March issues of 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.
Featuring a main and wraparound variant covers 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.
For more information on Robin and the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, check out the website at www.dccomics.com and follow on social media at @DCComics and @thedcnation.
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