DC Comics Reveals That Batman Lost and Gained A Robin Sidekick In One Week!
Damian Wayne and Tim Drake DC Comics Spoilers From Teen Titans and Young Justice As Batman #100 Joker War Finale Looms!
In Teen Titans Annual #2 (full spoilers here), Damian Wayne relinquished the symbol, costume and name of Robin in spectacular fashion.
That happened last week on August 25 / 26, 2020.
In Young Justice #18 (full spoilers here), Tim Drake relinquished the symbol, costume and name of Drake in low-key fashion and in an even more subdued manner reclaimed the Robin symbol, costume and name.
That happened this week on September 1 / 2, 2020.
That means that Tim Drake’s Drake persona only lasted 10 issues of Young Justice, not even a year, after debiting in Young Justice #8 (full spoilers here). The Drake costume lasted even less time as its on-cover debut happened with Young Justice #9 (full spoilers here), but its in-comic debut occurred in Young Justice #10 (full spoilers here).
It is interesting that the changes to Damian Wayne and Tim Drake happened in the Teen Titans and Young Justice titles when both team books being cancelled in the same month later this Fall.
Anyhow, Tim Drake as Robin will appear in the concluding Joker War issues in Batman #99 and Batman #100. He will be joined by former Robin Dick Grayson (now Nightwing), former Robin Jason Todd (now Red Hood), former Robin Stephanie Brown (now Spoiler) among others.
However, the mystery of what will become of Damian Wayne appears like it will play out in the pages of Detective Comics. We have some thoughts on that though.
I am also hoping some variation of iconic Batman artist Norm Breyfogle’s mock up for a Tim Drake Robin costume (above) may be freshened up for modern audiences for Damian Wayne; although Breyfogle had a few more ideas for a Robin costume.
Although, the future’s Robin Beyond costume (above) looks pretty cool too.
So, we’re no sure what Damian Wayne’s next costume will look like (hopefully not like his short-lived one from the New 52 above), but what about a new nom de guerre?
I hope Damian Wayne’s fate is better than the one from the Gene Ha variant cover of 2011’s Batman and Robin #22.
Now that is a chilling cover.
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