January’s Detective Comics #27 was already slated to be a landmark issue in the history of Batman, but it’s about to get even bigger. Today, artist Sean Murphy tweeted a first look at an all-new black Robin that will be appearing in his short story with writer Scott Snyder. Snyder and Murphy, the duo known for their work on the Vertigo series The Wake, have teamed up to create what Snyder calls a “sci-fi” Batman tale set in the future, one of the many stories set to appear in the 96 page mega-issue.
It’s a futuristic story, but I am curious what this Robin will be like.
Welcome to Titan City, a metropolis where everyone’s hiding secrets and there’s no one to trust. In a corrupt world where everyone is looking to cash in, three larger-than-life combatants collide. John Cena’s been framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Randy Orton’s on the verge of achieving city-wide power. And CM Punk is determined to bring the whole corrupt system crashing down. From the scheming south side to the barren desert no man’s land where even the law refuses to go, the powerful factions of Titan City are locked in a battle for control in an unforgettable noir landscape. Featuring AJ Lee, Sheamus, The Undertaker, Daniel Bryan, and more!
Mick Foley, writer
Alitha Martinez, artist
“Money In the Bank” Part 1 of 4
32pp., full-color comic book: $2.99
RELEASE DATE: December 11, 2013
Man, this title really flew under the radar, didn’t it? Looks good.