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.
BATMAN BEYOND #1 came out on Wednesday. With Tim Drake taking up the Batman mantle after the death of Terry McGinnis and a slightly grittier take on Neo Gotham, there’s no telling where this one may take us, which is why we sat down with writer Dan Jurgens and artist Bernard Chang earlier this year—for some answers!
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.
Tim Drake's fought a lot of nightmarish villains - but the true enemy in RED ROBIN #19 may actually be a nightmare. The strange, backwards world Tim's woken up in may actually all be in his head... or is it? RED ROBIN #19 co-stars Tamara Fox as an angry, talking baby and hits stores next Wednesday. ... I had you at angry talking baby, right? [gallery link="file" columns="2"]
Writer Chris Yost closes out his run on the series with an issue that serves as the culmination of a year's worth of mystery, intrigue and Red Robin heroics. Who will win in a battle between Tim Drake and Ra's al Ghul? Who has Ra's been talking to all this time in the shadows? Why was Lucius Fox desperate to find Tim? And what made Tim so sure Bruce Wayne was alive way back in Red Robin #1? Find out here. RED ROBIN #12 hits 5/5. [gallery link="file"]
Tim Drake's had a rough year, to say the least. Struggling with a new identity, searching for the mentor only he believes is actually alive and tangled up with Ra's Al Ghul and his deadly League of Assassins -- not exactly a recipe for long-term health, y'know? Well, things aren't going to get any easier. Starting with June's RED ROBIN #13, writer Fabian Nicieza will step in as the new regular writer, joining series artist Marcus To for what will certainly prove to be an extension of the wild ride Red Robin's been on so far.
The "Council of Spiders" arc kicks off as Ra's al Ghul goes from hunter to hunted. What is the Council of Spiders, exactly, and why have they been offing assassins left and right? Everything shifts into high gear as Red Robin finds himself entangled in one of the deadliest games on the planet, courtesy of writer Chris Yost and artist Ramon Bachs. RED ROBIN #5 hits 10/14. [gallery link="file"]
Superboy is back and he's enlisting one of his oldest friends, Tim Drake, formerly known as Robin. Tim's now traveling the globe as Red Robin. But the reunion isn't all hugs and smiles, as secrets Tim has kept from the Boy of Steel could endanger their very friendship. Join writer Geoff Johns and artist Francis Manapul as they continue to chronicle the adventures (get it?) of Connor Kent. ADVENTURE COMICS #3 hits 10/14. [gallery link="file"]