Robin Watch: Costumes A Go-Go!

Not much going on today, so I thought I’d share this awesome cover image from Batman and Robin #36, where Red Robin, Red Hood and Batgirl all get dressed up in Robin variants of their costumes to honor Damian! It was drawn by Patrick Gleason.

Tim Drake looks damn good

The image was previewed in USA Today, in an article about how the Batman and Robin team, Mahnke and Peter Tomasi, are taking over the Superman/Wonder Woman comic. Good for them. But I only really care about the Robin stuff!

Especially a quote from Tomasi about why everyone is dressed in these variant costumes.

“All of these characters at this point are in the Robin mix,” Tomasi says. “The Bat-family will, in the end, rise to the challenge of helping a new Robin come to be in the DCU.”

A new Robin? That sounds a lot more firm than just bringing Damian back from the dead. So who could it be? I really don’t know at this point.

Though I’m holding out hope that this ‘Bluebird’ thing is all a feint, and Harper Row really does become the new Robin.


About Sean Ian Mills

Hello, this is Sean, the Henchman-4-Hire! By day I am a mild-mannered newspaper reporter in Central New York, and by the rest of the day I'm a pretty big geek when it comes to video games, comic books, movies, cartoons and more.

Posted on August 15, 2014, in Batman, Comics, DC, Robin and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I’m still hoping for Harper Row too. She’s the best new character in the New 52. Could be Carrie Kelly (she was teased some time ago). Or Harper’s brother (he doesn’t seem to have much purpose so far, but who knows?). Or even Stephanie Brown.

    • I respect Scott Snyder and DC’s idea of turning Harper Row into her own character. That’s fine. But the groundwork has been laid so perfectly for her to become Robin! There have been so many hints and clues. It’s a masterwork. But to suddenly just say, ‘Oh hey, we’re gonna make Carrie Kelley Robin, because she and Damian were pals” just doesn’t make any sense.

      But then I could go on and on here for you…

  2. That’s Pat Gleason’s art not Mahnke.. you can see Pat’s skull logo that he puts in all of his work in building next to Tim’s staff

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