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Preview: Robin #8

Robin #8

Written by: Joshua Williamson
Art by: Gleb Melnikov, Max Dunbar

It’s time for a rematch! Robin and Connor Hawke face off for round two in their winner-take-all battle for League of Lazarus supremacy, but with the tournament nearing its end, what surprises does Mother Soul have up her sleeve? I hope it doesn’t involve that massive, hellish pit and the immortal monster lying within it-aw beans, it’s about that, isn’t it?!

Robin #8

Preview: Robin #7

Robin #7

Written by: Joshua Williamson
Art by: Gleb Melnikov, Max Dunbar

It was the smooch heard ‘round the world…and it’s the one thing Damian Wayne DIDN’T see coming his way in the Lazarus Tournament! As Robin battles for the secrets of eternal life against the deadliest killers on the planet, can he-will he-DARE HE-survive…a girlfriend?

Robin #7

Preview: Robin #6

Robin #6

Written by: Joshua Williamson
Art by: Gleb Melnikov

Ding ding ding! Let the tournament begin! The most ruthless fighters in the DCU compete for the ultimate prize: eternal life. To win his first round, Damian Wayne faces two times the danger and two times the trouble: it’s Ravager and Flatline versus Robin!

Robin #6

Preview: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Hellmouth Deluxe Edition

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Hellmouth Deluxe Edition

(W) Jordie Bellaire, Jeremy Lambert, Bryan Edward Hill (A) Eleonora Carlini, David Lopez, Gleb Melnikov (CA) Kevin Wada
In Shops: Sep 15, 2021
SRP: $75.00

WELCOME TO THE HELLMOUTH.

Buffy and her Scooby Gang muster all their strength against a now open Hellmouth.

Meanwhile, Angel, the vampire cursed with a soul, arrives in Sunnydale and will do whatever it takes to close it…and no human, demon or Slayer will stand in his way.

Join Jordie Bellaire (Redlands), Jeremy Lambert (Doom Patrol), Bryan Hill (Batman & The Outsiders), Eleonora Carlini (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), David Lopez (Captain Marvel), Gleb Melnikov (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), and more as everything you THINK you know about Sunnydale, Slayers and Scoobies changes forever!

The historic first ever Buffy & Angel comic book event is collected in its entirety in this deluxe edition hardcover. Collects Hellmouth #1-5, Buffy the Vampire Slayer #8-12 and Angel #5-8.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Hellmouth Deluxe Edition

Preview: Robin #5

Robin #5

Written by: Joshua Williamson
Art by: Gleb Melnikov

Robin reunion! Nightwing, Red Hood, Tim Drake, and Spoiler guest-star as they track Damian down with a plan to bring the young hero back to Gotham. Back to his family. But the son of Batman plans to win the Lazarus Tournament and refuses to return. What starts as a happy reunion quickly turns into a Robin rumble!

Robin #5

Preview: Robin #3

Robin #3

Written by: Joshua Williamson
Art by: Gleb Melnikov

It’s a beach party from hell! Robin’s mission to get to the heart of the League of Lazarus’s inner workings has left him once again locked in combat with his fellow fighters, but never did Damian Wayne think it would lead to a beach-blanket cookout. What’s more dangerous than a life-or-death struggle for the all-or-nothing prize of immortality? Well, for Damian, it’s acting like a normal teenager for five minutes. And don’t miss the surprise confrontation with Damian’s number 1 competition, a mysterious fighter trained by the League of Shadows!

Robin #3

Preview: Robin #2

Robin #2

Written by: Joshua Williamson
Art by: Gleb Melnikov

After the shocking events of Robin #1, Damian has learned the deadly rules of Lazarus Island the hard way! Now he must prove that he belongs in the tournament and uncover its secrets! But his only ally is the daughter of one of his greatest enemies: Ravager! In this tournament, only one fighter can get out alive-ready for round two? Fight!

Robin #2

Review: Robin #1

Robin #1

Lets face it, Damian Wayne is a turd. He’s an annoying, bratty, kid. But, when it comes to character growth, he’s a perfect example of what’s possible in comics. Damian when he first appeared was far worse. Over the years, readers have seen him learn real lessons and grow. He’s been a sidekick, a team member, and a leader. Now, he’s going solo in Robin #1 an interesting start of a series with a familiar concept.

Written by Joshua Williamson, Robin #1 sees Damian Wayne go off the grid. We mean really off the grid. So off the grid, the Bat-family can’t find him. He’s on his own searching for the League of Lazarus a mysterious organization who every hundred years hold a tournament of the best fighters in the world. Yes, Robin #1 kicks off the oh-so-familiar tournament angle. But, it’s a tournament to the death!

Yes, Robin #1 is a familiar concept we’ve seen so many times before. But, Williamson does a spectacular job with the story. In particular, it’s the detail and focuses on Damian that stands out. In one issue Williamson shows us the many aspects of the character. He’s arrogant but also a child. He’s a skilled fighter but also has a lot to learn. We see Damian go from knocking out an opponent to reading a manga about art. It’s an interesting juxtaposition that reminds us that in the end, Damian is a kid trying to find his own way. He’s been in the shadow of his parents and his grandfather for so long, it looks like this series will finally allow him to define himself.

The art is pretty good. Gleb Melnikov gives us an issue that looks great technically. The characters and locations all have a style to them that makes you take notice. The colors and everything pops in a good way. It looks good. What it doesn’t do is take advantage of its plot. The two fights presented are rather boring. We don’t get flashy and exciting page layouts or flow, we get pretty standard pages and panels. It doesn’t take advantage of what could be a very visually striking comic. Everything looks good but it’s in a way boring.

The lettering by Troy Peteri stands out a bit as well. There’s some interesting choices in emphasis of lettering at times like when an individual yells “Answer Me!” it’s in a green font with a splash of black. Words here and there are picked out in this way delivering a little bit of a punch to them. It’s a noticeable choice that stands out in a good way.

Robin #1 is a solid start. It’s the attention Williamson gives to its main character that really stands out. While the overall concept is one that’s been done many times before, the focus on Damian and his personality makes this one interesting. This is a series to definitely check out and a character to keep an eye on.

Story: Joshua Williamson Art: Gleb Melnikov Letterer: Troy Peteri
Story: 8.25 Art: 7.85 Overall: 8.2 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Robin #1

Robin #1

Written by: Joshua Williamson
Art by: Gleb Melnikov

After learning of the deadly League of Lazarus tournament, Damian Wayne has a new mission: winning the tournament to prove he is the greatest fighter in the DC Universe! But first he must find the secret island where it’s all going down! This brand-new solo Robin series will force Damian Wayne to find his own path away from both sides of his family! New mysteries! New supporting cast! First appearances of new characters! And lots of fights!

Robin #1

Damian Wayne Seeks his Own Destiny this April with Robin #1

Now that Damian Wayne has severed his ties to both Batman and the Teen Titans, he’ll be emerging from under their shadows to forge his own path, courtesy of writer Joshua Williamson and artist Gleb Melnikov in an all-new ongoing series! Debuting on Tuesday, April 27Robin will feature new mysteries for Damian to explore, a new supporting cast including Rose Wilson and Connor Hawke, brand new characters Flatline and ReSpawn, and fights—lots of fights!

After learning of the deadly League of Lazarus tournament, Damian Wayne has a new mission: to win the tournament and prove he is the greatest fighter in the DC Universe! But first he must find the secret island where the tournament is being held! It’s a fight-to-the-death Lazarus Tournament reuniting Damian, Rose, and Connor on Lazarus Island!

Featuring a main and wraparound variant covers by Melnikov, a team-themed card stock variant cover by Andy Kubert, and a 1 in 25 variant cover by Riccardo Federici, Robin is a can’t-miss look at the next phase of Damian Wayne’s hero’s journey.

Robin #1
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