I'm a 35 year old Canadian living in Ontario. I read comics, I love to draw and I collect comic art. I also teach karate, play hockey, and am a dad to 3 girls! My comic book passion lies with Batman and his pals with Nightwing taking a very close #2 favourite position. I began collecting comic art in 2013 and I have several commissions done by Ken Lashley and an amazing Francis Manapul Batman. As well I have sold a few of my own creations!
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DC’s newest Batman title “Batman and Robin Eternal” is here, and our Lead Batman Writer Chris Barnes is here with everything you need to know.
Hold on to your masks Dick Grayson fans, DC Comics has launched their new weekly title, Batman and Robin Eternal; and after a total of one issue, I’m ready to declare it to be amazing!
Tony Daniel is the penciller for this first issue and the initial cover has been making the rounds on the internet for the last few weeks. It features a split down the middle image with the original Batman and Robin on one side and the current incarnations of the many Robins on the other.
It’s no surprise, to me at least, that the art in this book is amazing! Â Tony has done fantastic work in the past on Detective Comics, Action Comics and Superman/Wonder Woman. Tony Daniel has a unique style that really captures emotion and action well. Â In this first issue we get to see his renditions of all the Robins of the New 52 universe (even though DC has dropped the New 52 branding). Â Red Hood, Red Robin, Bluebird and Grayson feature prominently in the story along with the Jim Gordon version of robo-Batman.
The story has been mapped out by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV with James then finishing up the script. Â These two writers have worked together for a while now; working out the backup stories that have appeared in the main Batman book for the last four years (Scott and James co-wrote the back ups for the Court of Owls and the Death of the Family stories before James did the job solo on the backups for the Endgame story line).
The quick sysnopsis for Batman and Robin Eternal #1 is that is it a story that spans many years right from Dick’s first days as Robin, to the current time line we are reading now with Dick as Agent 37 and Jim Gordon wearing the Batsuit. Â The real building blocks of the story areÂ told on the first and last page of the book, through flash backs and a confession from Batman, but all the action is set during our current time where Dick works together with the Red Hood and Red Robin to take down a motorcycle riding cyborg dude, and then later with Agent 37 working to complete one of his Spyral missions where he’s double crossed by his partner on the job and recieves a serious whooping by and unknown female fighter that I would describe as ninja-like.
I won’t spoil the main pages for you, but suffice to say that the last page of the book has my mouth watering for next week’s instalment this is certainly a title that I want to be picking up every week especially if the quality of the story and art remain this high throughout. Â I’m aware that there is likely to me a rotating set of artists just to be able to meet deadlines, unless Tony has been working on this book for month s and months ahead of time, but DC has enough talented people to make these weekly endevours work as Batman Eternal has already proven.
Are you reading Batman and Robin Eternal?
What piqued your interest in this first issue?
What drew you to the book, a chance at even more Scott Snyder writing Batman stories or was it Tony’s art?
Try to be at least a little spoiler free in your comments but I’d love to hear what you guys think!
Chris Barnes is the Batman Writer for ComiConverse. Follow him on Twitter: @Chrispy47
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This is certainly a title that I want to be picking up every week, especially if the quality of the story and art remain this high throughout.