Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade: John Romita, Jr. Discusses His New Dark Knight Comic

Nearly thirty years ago, Frank Miller introduces us to an older, far more wizened Batman late in his career. But the newest Dark Knight project, Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade, will take us back to over ten years before this classic work, when Batman was still actively fighting crime with his previous Robin, Jason Todd, at his side, revealing the previously untold story of how Jason met his end in Frank Miller’s Dark Knight universe and featuring the first appearance of Miller’s Joker since his death in The Dark Knight Returns.

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.

Batman visits Jason Todd in Arkham in BATMAN AND ROBIN #23

Batman drops in on his former sidekick, Jason Todd, who's been imprisoned in Arkham Asylum for several months, known only under the name of his anti-hero identity, The Red Hood. Todd's prepping for a transfer to a lower-security prison, and this could mean trouble for Batman... and for that prison's inmates. The first part of Judd Winick's "The Streets Run Red" starts this week in BATMAN AND ROBIN #23. [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="2"]

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
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