Artist for RETROACTIVE: BATMAN – THE ‘80S #1: Jerry Bingham

DC RETROACTIVE: BATMAN– THE ‘80s #1

Artist Jerry Bingham and writer Mike W. Barr come together to tell the story of someone using the name, appearance and methodology of The Reaper and is stalking the streets of Gotham City and killing off mobsters. The catch? Both men who previously masqueraded as The Reaper are dead. Can Batman get to the bottom of the identity of this mysterious killer while simultaneously shepherding an untried Robin (Jason Todd)?

ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 3 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

Robin vs. Red Robin! J.T. Krul breaks down Damian Wayne and Tim Drake

They both carry the Robin namesake, but Damian Wayne and Tim Drake have very different ways of doing things. So different, that when they cross paths in the upcoming RED ROBIN / TEEN TITANS crossover, things are sure to get interesting.

Here’s the first page of TEEN TITANS #92, on sale now, where we get to see how the two Robins think of each other a la Batman and Superman.

Stephanie Brown and Damian Wayne form The Dysfunctional Duo in BATGIRL #17

Stephanie Brown's taken on her first official Batman Incorporated assignment, and it's a doozy. Making matters worse, the, er - less than cooperative - Damian Wayne has decided that the case is his jurisdiction. Can they manage to stop fighting long enough to crack a kidnapping case?

Reading the preview below is sort of like watching two speeding freight trains on a collision course, no?

BATGIRL #17 is written by Bryan Q. Miller with art by Pere Perez and hits stores next Wednesday.

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DCU in 2011: Tony Daniel dishes on upcoming BATMAN

It's rare enough that a creator comes along who can both write and draw, but it's even more impressive when one is able to deliver an outstanding product month after month on an ongoing title.

Tony Daniel's done amazing work with Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne in the pages of BATMAN, not only as artist but the current ongoing writer. Batman and Robin's lives won't be getting any easier in 2011, and Tony's provided a few words to tease some of the stories he's working on for this year:

Has The Absence gotten the best of Batman in BATMAN AND ROBIN #19?

If we've learned anything from Paul Cornell and Scott McDaniel's Batman and Robin issues, it's that The Absence isn't quite all there up in her noggin, and I'm not just talking about the giant hole in her head. The lady's scary-crazy.

You might've also learned just how well Paul Cornell can write a cool villain -- if you're a Batman fan who hasn't yet checked out his killer Lex Luthor stories occurring in ACTION COMICS, you're missing out.

"Don't call us sidekicks"

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I admit I had a long list of things to be thankful for, over the long holiday weekend. Good health? Check. A great family? You bet. A cool job? Are you kidding? I get to talk about things I am genuinely passionate about—namely graphic novels and comic books and some of the most recognizable characters in the world.

The Teen Titans and Damian make for a combustible situation

What happens when you bring an unstable youth into the ranks of a team already on shaky ground? Fireworks, folks.

Writer J.T. Krul and artist Nicola Scott have given us all a front seat, too, as TEEN TITANS #89 gives readers a dose of what happens when Damian becomes the latest Robin to sign up for the Teen Titans. But will he be more hindrance than help when a mega-powered teen sets his sites on Silicon Valley? We’re not telling. But click on the pages below for a hint or three.

Oh, and did we mention a new character showing up? Yeah. Keep your eyes peeled for that, too.

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