Robin Watch: Has the New Robin Been Spoiled?!
The biggest break in Robin Watch may have hit the web this afternoon! DC Comics’ solicitations for January hit the web today, and it seems that DC isn’t going to hide the identity of the new Robin on the front cover of Batman and Robin #38! Because of that, writer Peter J. Tomasi took to Twitter and spoiled the reveal ahead of time!
This could be it! Today could be the day we discover our new Robin!
For spoiler purposes, I’ll post the picture after the jump. If you don’t want to be spoiled, then don’t click over and don’t read DC’s solicitations today!
Leading up to the cover of Batman and Robin #38!
It’s Damian! It seems that Batman is going to succeed in saving his son from Apokolips and will bring him back to life!
And the solicit for Batman and Robin #38 has this to say:
The team of Batman and Robin are together again! But what is the new dynamic for this crimefighting duo now that Damian has super powers of his own?
I’m…OK with Damian coming back (though I’m not too keen on him having super-powers. That defeats the damn point!). We always knew it was an option, it’s just not the choice I would have made. Why even kill Damian if you were just going to bring him back to life later? Why risk any Robin’s life in the future if resurrection is just one trip to Apokolips away? I dunno. I think I’m just bitter that Harper Row won’t become Robin. This is a step backwards for DC. With Damian dead, they had an opportunity to do something new and spectacular with the Robin mantle. They could have done something to really put its stamp on the New 52. But bringing Damian back will just put things back to the way they were.
That’s disappointing…but not too bad. Damian had grown on me, and maybe he’ll be a better character this time around. What do you henchies think? Had you wanted somebody else in the role? Or are you happy that Damian is back?