Fans of the late Damian Wayne may be excited at the title Robin Rises: Omega and the restoration of a familiar sidekick name to the Batman and .… title, but: Who will be the Robin in the July stories?
DC Comics has shared with Comic Frontline news on Robin Rises: Omega #1 and Batman And Robin #33!
Bruce Wayne’s tough-to-tame son Damian was the most recent Boy Wonder and perhaps the most dangerous 10-year old in comics. Damian was killed in battle in Batman INC #8 back in 2013. Since then, his father has been trying to figure out a way to bring him back, and just when he went through the five stages of grief, Damian and his mother’s bodies were stolen by the young Robin’s villainous grandfather, Ra’s al Ghul in the pages of Batman and …., which has featured a variety of team-ups since Damian’s death.
Robin Rises: Omega #1, is a one-shot by Peter J Tomasi and superstar artist Andy Kubert that follows the current Hunt for Robin story line in Batman and .…, arrives July 16, with the struggle between Batman and Ra’s al Ghul becoming something bigger with the involvement of forces from Darkseid’s world, Apokolips.
“Let’s just say that we are most definitely bringing back a Robin for Batman’s 75th anniversary. Batman needs a Robin and Robin needs a Batman, so what more needs to be said except that Robin Rises: Omega #1, drawn by the stupendous Andy Kubert, starts and ends with a bang and everything that occurs in this epic story all has seeds that Pat Gleason and I planted back during our first arc in Batman and Robin: Born To Kill.
A week later, Tomasi and artist Patrick Gleason’s monthly DC series gets its old name back with Batman and Robin #33, which picks up right after the one-shot and finds Batman in conflict with the Justice League as he decides to pursue the Chaos Shard back to Apokolips.
“Batman’s first little trip to Apokolips in Justice League was a quick jaunt, but think of it as coming in handy as a fact-finding mission that will have some payoffs in our story that will most definitely reverberate within the DCU. Sorry for not pulling away the curtain some more on the details, but have to keep some of this under lock and key for the time being.”
Look for ROBIN RISES: OMEGA #1 with art by Andy Kubert and Jonathan Glapion on July 16 and BATMAN AND ROBIN with art by Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray on July 23.
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