Ever since Damian quit being Robin, I’ve been on the edge of my seat wondering what DC’s plans for his future are, and at last we’re getting some answers. It turns out he’s still Robin after all!
Starting April this year, Damian will feature in a new solo series titled Robin written by Joshua Williamson with Gleb Melnikov on art. This series is set to follow up the two part back up Robin story announced in March’s issues of Batman #106 and Detective Comics #1034. It will feature Damian as he discovers a fighting tournament called the League of Lazarus. Armed with a way to prove himself as the world’s best fighter, he decides to not only join it, but win as well.
As a fan of Damian, I’m delighted to get this news and incredibly curious to see what Williamson and Melnikov have in store for him in this latest adventure. I’m equally interested in learning more about the tournament itself. Damian is a skilled fighter, but not who I picture when I imagine DC’s top fighters. Still, I think the idea is a lot of fun and full of potential and I, for one, cannot wait to read it.
You can pick up the title on April 27, 2021 and check out the full details of the announcement below. Don’t forget to let us know what you think about this latest direction for Damian Wayne.
DAMIAN WAYNE SEEKS HIS OWN DESTINY IN ROBIN, A NEW ONGOING SERIES BY JOSHUA WILLIAMSON AND GLEB MELNIKOV!
Series Launches April 27, 2021
Two-Issue “Prequel” Backstory in March issues of Batman and Detective Comics
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 (The Flash, Future State: Justice League, Infinite Frontier) and artist Gleb Melnikov (Wonder Woman, Batman/Superman Annual) in an all-new ongoing series! Debuting on Tuesday, April 27, Robin will feature new mysteries for Damian to explore, a new supporting cast, brand new characters, and fights, lots of fights!
“Being a big fan of Damian Wayne, I’m really excited about getting him back on a hero’s journey,” said Williamson. “Gleb is the perfect artist to tell this story as we show readers Damian’s growth, in a new adventure that navigates his legacy, his connections to Batman, Talia Al Ghul and kicks off an important story in the DC Universe.”
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!
For fans that want a taste of the action to come from Williamson and Melnikov, the March issues of Batman (#106, on sale March 2) and Detective Comics (issue #1034, on sale March 23) will feature a two-part “prequel” backup story, “Demon or Detective.” After leaving Batman behind in Detective Comics #1033, Damian comes face to face with his mother, Talia al Ghul.
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.