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DC Comics announces ‘Batman and Robin and Howard’ middle-grade OGN

‘Batman and Robin and Howard’ is by ‘Jedi Academy’ series creator Jeffrey Brown.

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DC Comics has revealed a new middle-grade graphic novel from writer and illustrator Jeffrey Brown called Batman and Robin and Howard. Readers can find it in bookstores on November 9, 2021.

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Batman and Robin and Howard is a funny story of rivalry, friendship, and mystery and hits stores everywhere books are sold on November 9, 2021. See below for the book’s official description.

“It was really exciting to have a chance to make a book with Batman—a character I’ve enjoyed seeing so many different versions of—but it turned out what I enjoyed even more was writing a story that showed Robin’s character, beyond the sidekick surface,” said Brown in a press release sent to AIPT. “I wanted to take these superheroes out of their element a little, show how they might struggle in the real world like the rest of us—or maybe show how the rest of us can have a heroic side, too. And when Robin meets Howard, I thought readers might see that a friendly rivalry can be better than a rivalry, but sometimes just being friends is the best.”

Check out an early preview below.

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For more on this news, read the official press release below.

Always a sidekick, never the leading hero, Damian Wayne gets the spotlight in Batman and Robin and Howard, a new middle grade graphic novel announced today by DC.

Written and illustrated by New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Brown (the Jedi Academy series, Darth Vader and Son series), Batman and Robin and Howard is a hilarious, heartwarming tale that follows a young Damian as he starts a new school after being sidelined by his superhero dad—Bruce Wayne, a.k.a Batman. Damian must navigate being the new kid while also learning how to be a regular kid as he attempts to make friends at Gotham Metro Academy. From the classroom to the soccer field, Damian is certain his new surroundings have nothing to teach him—so he is completely unprepared for the challenge he finds in Howard, the smartest and most athletic kid in school.

“It was really exciting to have a chance to make a book with Batman—a character I’ve enjoyed seeing so many different versions of—but it turned out what I enjoyed even more was writing a story that showed Robin’s character, beyond the sidekick surface,” said Brown. “I wanted to take these superheroes out of their element a little, show how they might struggle in the real world like the rest of us—or maybe show how the rest of us can have a heroic side, too. And when Robin meets Howard, I thought readers might see that a friendly rivalry can be better than a rivalry, but sometimes just being friends is the best.”

Batman and Robin and Howard is a funny story of rivalry, friendship, and mystery and hits stores everywhere books are sold on November 9, 2021. See below for the book’s official description.

Batman and Robin and Howard

Written and illustrated by Jeffrey Brown

MSRP: $9.99

On sale everywhere books are sold on 11/9/2021

Sidelined by a crime-fighting field trip gone wrong, Damian Wayne must refocus his attention on his life as an average student and must learn how to be a team player—especially when meets his match in his new rival, Howard.

To Damian Wayne, there is nothing more important than protecting the streets of Gotham City as Robin. But when he makes a critical mistake while out on patrol, Damian finds himself benched. And what’s more, Damian’s dad, Bruce Wayne—a.k.a. Batman—decides that starting over in a new school will be just the distraction Damian needs from his superhero routine.

Certain that Gotham Metro Academy has nothing to teach him, Damian is completely unprepared for the challenge he finds in Howard—the smartest and most athletic kid in school. The boys’ rivalry is instantaneous and fierce…and both are sure only one of them can be the best in their class.

What follows is a funny story of rivalry, friendship, and mystery from bestselling author and illustrator Jeffrey Brown.

About Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown is the bestselling author and illustrator of the middle grade Jedi Academy series as well as the Darth Vader and Son series. Jeffrey has written a number of autobiographical books for adults, humorous graphic novels about cats, and parodies like Incredible Change-Bots. His middle grade series Lucy and Andy Neanderthal was 40,000 years in the making, and his new series, Space-Time!, is a middle grade romp across the galaxy.

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