In a Gotham City ravaged by the Joker, Batman alone is not enough to keep the peace and just one Robin isn t nearly enough to back him up. Now, teenagers who want to make a difference are coming together in droves and adopting the R. Read more...
In a Gotham City ravaged by the Joker, Batman alone is not enough to keep the peace and just one Robin isn t nearly enough to back him up. Now, teenagers who want to make a difference are coming together in droves and adopting the R. They re not a gang. They re not sidekicks.
They are Robin.
When Duke Thomas is recruited by the mysterious Nest to join teens from all different backgrounds and walks of life in the Robins, he hopes that they can help him find his missing parents. Instead, they find something much more nefarious an underground conspiracy that threatens to bring down Gotham.
Now it s up to these untrained teen vigilantes to save the city from a mysterious evil force. But being Robin is dangerous. Robins die. Will these new heroes face the same fate?
Collects WE ARE ROBIN #1-6 and DC SNEAK PEEK: WE ARE ROBIN #1."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-05-02
- Reviewer: Staff
In the aftermath of the Batman: Endgame story arc, a vacuum exists in the Gotham City superhero community, and who better to fill it than a diverse team of teenagers with axes to grind? Bermejo (Batman: Noel) is joined by artists Jorge Corona (Teen Titans Go!) and Rob Haynes (Batman: Black and White) to begin the sagas of six heroes collected by an unknown benefactor called the Nest to bring justice to the broken streets of Gotham. Corona’s wild, kinetic style lends intensity to even the quietest scenes, allowing Bermejo room to explore teen melodrama in his own brooding style. The new Robins bring gender, racial, and class diversity to the Bat-books in an authentic way that reflects the social circles modern young adults experience. A story drawn by James Harvey (Masterplasty) shifts suddenly to pop art–inspired designs and sly Easter eggs, providing an intermission of sorts before Corona and Haynes return to push this volume to its action-packed finale. (Apr.)