SDCC 15: DC Celebrates 75 Years of Robin... 75 YEARS!

I was this close to skipping this one, but then I read "showrunners" and I fucking hate that term used in comics. I don't know how to take it in the industry, but it seems like one guy gets to just throw shit on the wall and the other one has to piece it together which sounds like nothing I would want to read. Also 75 years? We still haven't outgrown fucking sidekicks after this long? I'm not saying that this is the reason people don't read comics... but it might be... maybe this infographic at the bottom will shed some light on the situation. Lastly I'm not saying that I would kick anyone's ass caught wearing that jacket... but I might...

From DC Comics:

This year marks the 75th Anniversary of Robin, the world’s most famous sidekick! DC Entertainment is celebrating the Boy Wonder all year-long including five new and returning comics commemorating multiple incarnations of the iconic character.

In addition to headlining GRAYSON, ROBIN: SON OF BATMAN and WE ARE ROBIN, he will also be featured later this year in a new weekly series, BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL and “Robin War,” a crossover event that will begin this winter.

BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL, the sequel to the blockbuster weekly series BATMAN ETERNAL, will begin on October 7 with weekly installments over the course of six months. Scott Snyder (BATMAN) and James Tynion IV (BATMAN ETERNAL, CONSTATINE: THE HELLBLAZER) will act as “showrunners” for the series with Tynion as lead writer. Supporting Tynion will be Snyder, Tim Seeley (GRAYSON), Genevieve Valentine (CATWOMAN), Steve Orlando (MIDNIGHTER), Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly (HACKTIVIST) and Ed Brisson (SHELTERED), all scripting key issues of the weekly series. Artists contributing to the series include Tony S. Daniel (DEATHSTROKE), Paul Pelletier (JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED) and Scot Eaton (THE NEW 52: FUTURES END).

The month of December will see a “Robin War” where GOTHAM ACADEMY, ROBIN: SON OF BATMAN and WE ARE ROBIN will crossover for five weeks. These issues will be bookended by two one-shot specials written by Tom King (GRAYSON) and story by King, Lee Bermejo (WE ARE ROBIN) and Pat Gleason (ROBIN: SON OF BATMAN), with art by Khary Randolph (WE ARE ROBIN) and more.

In order to commemorate the various Robins throughout the years, a brand new infographic was unveiled at Comic-Con International: San Diego. Most famous is Dick Grayson, but Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, Damian Wayne, and Carrie Kelley have all proudly carried the moniker. Furthermore, the newest iteration of Robin in The New DC Universe now appears as the WE ARE ROBIN team, a group of teens who all embody the idea of Robin and bravely save the streets of Gotham City.