Batman and Robin Eternal Threatens to Tear the Heart Out of Me
We knew this was coming. There had been hints and whispers, and we couldn’t deny them. The sequel to Batman Eternal is going to be called Batman and Robin Eternal, and it’s going to focus on the legacy of Robin as part of his 75th anniversary.
Part of me couldn’t be more thrilled…and another part of me remembers how much I loathed the first Batman Eternal. I’m at war with myself!
The new weekly series (only 26 issues this time) was announced at Comic-Con Friday during the Robin Panel. Promised to be bigger and better than the original, Batman and Robin Eternal will be a globe-hopping adventure that celebrates Robin’s legacy.
The series will focus on three characters: Dick Grayson, Harper Row and, at long last, a returning Cassandra Cain.
“This series is going to reintroduce Cassandra Cain to the DC Universe,” returning co-writer James Tynion IV told reporters this morning. “We can’t talk too much about that just yet but this is a character that for me at least I have loved for my entire comic-reading life. The fact that we have the opportunity to bring her back in a very, very central role — she is on of the three leads of this story, her, Dick and Harper Rowe — I’m really pumped.”
I’m curious why Harper Row is going to be the focus of Batman and Robin Eternal. Could this be the chance I’ve been waiting for? Are there plans to eventually move Harper up from Bluebird to Robin? There’s still time! You can still make that happen DC Comics!
All I know is that my love of Robin is going to go to war against my hatred of the first Batman Eternal. Only one can win, and we’ll find out which when the new series starts in October.
Man, today has been a great day for Robin news.