DC Comics Celebrates 75 Years of Robin
This year marks the 75th Anniversary of Robin, the world’s most famous sidekick! DC Comics is celebrating the Boy Wonder all year long including five new and returning comics commemorating multiple incarnations of the iconic character.
In addition to headlining Grayson, Robin: Son of Batman, and We Are Robin, he will also be featured later this year in a new weekly series, Batman & Robin Eternal, and “Robin War,” a crossover event that will begin this winter.
Batman & Robin Eternal, the sequel to the blockbuster weekly series Batman Eternal, will begin on October 7 with weekly installments over the course of six months. Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV will act as “showrunners” for the series with Tynion as lead writer. Supporting Tynion will be Snyder, Tim Seeley, Genevieve Valentine, Steve Orlando, Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly and Ed Brisson, all scripting key issues of the weekly series. Artists contributing to the series include Tony S. Daniel, Paul Pelletier and Scot Eaton.
The month of December will see a “Robin War” where Gotham Academy, Robin: Son of Batman, and We Are Robin will crossover for five weeks. These issues will be bookended by two one-shot specials written by Tom King and story by King, Lee Bermejo, and Pat Gleason, with art by Khary Randolph and more.
In order to commemorate the various Robins throughout the years, a brand new infographic was unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con. Most famous is Dick Grayson, but Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, Damian Wayne, and Carrie Kelley have all proudly carried the moniker. Furthermore, the newest iteration of Robin in The New DC Universe now appears as the We Are Robin team, a group of teens who all embody the idea of Robin and bravely save the streets of Gotham City.