DC Puts The Spotlight On Sidekicks With ‘Batman And Robin Eternal’ And ‘Robin War’
It looks like 2015 is shaping up to be a pretty good year to be a sidekick. Not only have we seen the return of Damian Wayne in the pages of Robin: Son of Batman and the expansion of the role into a whole new team of teen wonders in We Are... Robin, but today at Comic-Con International in San Diego, DC announced that Batman's partners in crime-fighting would be at the center of two major events in the Batman titles.
In October, Batman & Robin Eternal will kick off as a weekly series with a focus on characters like Dick Grayson, Tim Drake, Jason Todd and Harper Row, and in December, We Are... Robin, Robin: Son of Batman and Gotham Academy will cross over for "Robin War."
As the title indicates, Batman and Robin Eternal is a follow-up to last year's Batman Eternal, with some of the same creators returning for another shot at a weekly adventure: James Tynion IV returns as lead writer for the series, acting as what DC is calling a "showrunner" alongside Scott Snyder, with Tim Seeley, Genevieve Valentine, Steve Orlando, Ed Brisson, and the team of Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly announced as writers for the series. For the art teams, the announcement included Tony Daniel, Paul Pelletier, and Scot Eaton, although one assumes that there will be more contributors as the series continues.
For "Robin War," the three ongoing titles will be joined by two bookend issues plotted by Tom King, Lee Bermejo, and Pat Gleason, with a script by king and art by Khary Randolph.
Both series seem to be inspired by the fact that 2015 marks the 75th anniversary of Robin's creation as the Sensational Character Find of 1940, and DC is underlining that fact with a handy infographic chronicling the Major Robins:
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