One Perfect Panel: Robin and Nobody Reach a Turning Point

If you’re a comic book reader, you know the feeling. You’re reading a great story and are caught up in the action. Then you turn the page and find yourself looking at a piece of art that so perfectly captures the moment that you find yourself lingering on it, getting lost in its detail. Whether it reveals the scope of a battle, divulges a key character’s identity or perfectly conveys the emotion of the scene, it goes beyond excellence and enters the realm of perfection. It is, put simply, a perfect panel.

A Brief History of Robin

As bleak as Gotham City can seem, it’s always had at least one ray of light—Robin. The Boy Wonder has long kept Batman from becoming TOO dark of a Dark Knight with his optimism, energy and youthful exuberance. He’s the epitome of the young comic book sidekick—the one by which all others are measured.

Robin 101: One Name, Many Heroes

In the just released WE ARE ROBIN #1, Gotham City teenagers band together to fight crime on the streets in the name of Batman’s iconic sidekick, Robin. Intuitive, smart and resourceful, but largely untrained and completely unsanctioned by Batman, these would-be heroes succeed due to street smarts and simple strength in numbers. Rather than one Robin, there are now hundreds of them, each with his or her own unique set of skills and traits, as well as their own particular chip on their shoulder.

DC All Access - Damian Wayne Crashes Gotham Academy

Gotham Academy is back!! WHAT?! You haven't been reading it? Then you must watch this new DC All Access clip. Seriously, your life may depend on it, especially if you're enrolling next fall. Tiffany Smith and writer/artist/professor Becky Cloonan bring you up to speed on what's been going down at G.A. and look ahead to next semester. Wait... Are they REALLY going to bring Harvey Dent in as a professor?!? As if the halls aren't creepy enough!

To read Gotham Academy #7 digitally:

For more from Becky Cloonan and the rest of the Gotham Academy team:

To put yourself in the new DC You:

Be sure to watch this week's full episode of DC All Access, featuring the stars of iZombie and Lucifer:

DC You - Are You Ready for Even More Action?

If you're looking for action, you'll find plenty of it in the new DC Universe. From Damian Wayne's first solo series, to a dramatic new approach to Superman written by Gene Luen Yang, to an all new Justice League of America blockbuster care of comics superstar Bryan Hitch!

To learn more about the new DC Universe:

DC You - Are You Ready to Hashtag This?

We've got a 19-year old girl as President of the United States of America and the son of Batman enrolled at a prestigious Gotham prep school. Something new? Just a little.

To learn more about the new DC Universe:

DC Sneak Peeks: Batman Beyond, Grayson, Martian Manhunter, Gotham Academy and More!

Can't wait for our new June comics? We don't blame you, which is why we're giving you a sneak peek of each and every one of them in all of this month's Convergence comics and right here on! Below, you can read original, eight-page standalone stories from ten of our eagerly awaited upcoming comics. These aren't excerpts from the June issues—these are original short stories that set up what awaits you next month. Enjoy!




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