Detective Comics #457 might seem like a random issue of Batman’s long-running comic series to bestow much significance
Greeting citizens of Gotham! Meg Downey is off on a secret mission, so I’ve been entrusted with the printing press here at the Gotham Gazette, and not a moment too soon.
Passing superhero mantles between people can make things...complicated. The pressure of upholding a legacy, the potential jealousy, maybe even feelings of being replaced by a newcomer.
I kid you not when I confess that Robin has been, and always will be, my favorite comic book character of all time.
Gotham City is no stranger to...tricky relationships. Batman and Catwoman, Nightwing and Batgirl, Harley and the Joker… You get the idea.
If you spend long enough in Gotham City, you’re going to start hearing some names. Some of them are good: Batman, Robin, Jim Gordon…you know the drill. Others? Not so much.
If you’re not completely new to DC Comics, you probably know that there’s been more than one Robin. You may even know all their names and what the differences are between them.
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.
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.